2021 Giant Explorer E+ 2 GTA Review (North American)

st0ut

Member
Region
USA
TL;Dr you dont really need the Bosch performance line.

So after months of research and hmmming and hawing a few weeks ago I got the 2021 Giant Explorer+ 2 GTS. After a shakedown around the neighborhood I had the pleasure of a Nor-Easter and winter 2.0.
Today I was finally able to take it out on a real ride.
Starting battery was at 93% set to active mode. Ride distance 18 miles over rolling hills South eastern New England is my local terrain. no missive hills
On average i was 5-10 MPH faster then on my 2005 fuji touring. The bike turely did flatten out the climbs.. shifting down before the climb starts and leveraging the motor to assist up the hill. on the flats putting out my useual resistance (read watts) I was cruising at 17mph vs 13mph.
What does this mean? My commute of 13 miles each way is going to be doable with the E-bike. #onelesscar

Battery at the end of 18 miles ~50 percent and indicating that it had another 38 miles left.

Me a 50+ year old cyclist far out of his prime days with his Trek 5200 and a love of single malt scotch? I felt like i had more miles in my legs left for the day.

top spped 31Mph
Avg speed 18mph
 

Marci jo

Well-Known Member
Congrats on your new ebike.
Great description of the fun of riding an ebike. They are so addictive.
Many miles and smiles to you.
 

CatKing

Member
Region
Canada
Congratulation on your new ebike @st0ut. I have been aiming at the the same model also but couldn't patience enough to wait for nnext stock coming to Toronto. I picked up the Liv Amiti E+ few days ago. Had the first ride of about 20km in a cold and windy morning and very happy with it. Looking forwards to the warmer weather.
 

GypsyTreker

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Glad to hear your both pleased. I have been looking at the Giant Explore as a step up from my "fattie" My wife and I both had Giant Sedona's and loved them. Their extensive dealer base seems like a major plus for owning an eBike they market.
 

st0ut

Member
Region
USA
Update:

after 250miles the bike is running just fine. avg speed is 18mph while my top speed is 33 mph (downhill (14mph on the climb)).

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