Anyone here have a 2019 Explore E+ 1 GTS with SMALL frame size?

Mtl_Biker

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If you have one, please confirm whether or not it has braze ons for attaching a water bottle cage. I've got one enroute to me from across Canada and I've never seen one personally. I've only seen the medium and large frame sizes. I just heard that some Giant e-bike models with small frames do NOT have the braze ons. And if my new bike doesn't, I'm going to be bummed about it. I'm a long-time cyclist and I'm used to drinking water while riding and I really wouldn't wan to have to stop and get a bottle out of my pannier.

Thanks for any confirmation on this.
 

macdude22

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My shop did a handlebar mount for my bottle cage for under $10. I have a step through and after kicking (and breaking) my cage I said enough of that.
 

Mtl_Biker

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Not sure whether or not the step through has the same seat tube length as the regular, but since posting my question I found out the the Quick E in small has the same length seat tube as the Explore E+ 1, and the Quick E doesn't have the braze ons.

Not sure if a handlebar mount will work for me because I also want to mount my phone on the handlebars. And probably a second light (I like the bright ones that flash and I will be riding in the dark on my commute pretty soon as the days get shorter.

I'd never imagined that my new bike wouldn't have those braze ons.

Got a photo of that handlebar mount?
 

Mtl_Biker

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get a Quad Lock mount for your stem and then you would have room for a feedbag next to it and a light if your want.

The Quad Lock system is terrific! I just got it a few days ago because I’d changed my iPhone and my motorcycle mount no longer fit it. So I got a bike, motorcycle and sticky mount (for the car) and so far I’m very impressed.

I’m now going to wait until I get my new bike before deciding what I need to buy next. I’m not sure with the RideControl EVO that I’ll be able to fit the phone on the stem.
 

pullenj

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I ended up using a Bar fly to mount my Evo display out a bit further so I could fit my quad lock (with iphone 8) on my stem. Otherwise it wouldn't have fit. fit
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There is more info on the specifics for mouting the Evo in the Quick E forum. https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/quick-e.8648/page-17#post-187348
 

Mtl_Biker

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I ended up using a Bar fly to mount my Evo display out a bit further so I could fit my quad lock (with iphone 8) on my stem. Otherwise it wouldn't have fit. fit
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There is more info on the specifics for mouting the Evo in the Quick E forum. https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/quick-e.8648/page-17#post-187348

Thanks (again!) for your helpful comments. I like the Quad Lock so much that I'm going to order some more, but now I'm going to wait until next week when I actually have the bike and can see exactly what I need.
 

Mtl_Biker

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@macdude22 - Thanks for that. I kinda doubt I'll have room on my handlebars for that. I need to mount my cellphone and probably an additional light (higher power and flashing) because I will be riding a lot in the dark as the days get shorter and shorter. Plus, I'm used to moving my hands around on the bars to prevent cramping or numbness. I should have my new bike on Tuesday and I'll know more then.

Not quite sure what your photos show... when I search Rokform mount, I get cellphone mounts. Can you please clarify what kind of mount you're using for the bottle cage? The middle photo shows a bit of the mount and part of the name making it look like it's from Giant.
 

macdude22

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The water bottle cage mount is a giant, I have a rokform mount on my old bike I need to move over to the right side of my handlebar. Have been lazy to get it down from where it's hanging.


I think this is the mount, unsure, I was just complaining about frame mount cages on step through frames and the shop guy said "I have something for that!" and they installed it on the spot.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/handlebar-water-bottle-cage-mount
 

Mtl_Biker

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@macdude22 - Thanks! Now it's clear. The Rokform mount is for your cellphone and Giant has a handlebar mount for water bottle cages.

That Giant handlebar mount is not on Giant Canada's website. I don't know if a dealer would be able to get it. It IS on the US site though. If you hadn't brought this mount to my attention I probably would have never found out about it. Thank you.