The giant has a lower bottom bracket than my buddies road bike. as well, the q may be slightly wider and that could add to the problem when you lean over. My buddy drags the odd pedal if he tries to pedal some corners.Sorry, I missed that sentence thru sloppy reading! Do you think this bike has a lower bottom bracket than most road bikes?
so far this year I haven't had a problem but I am riding slower due to knee issues.
Suggest you try a roade at 20 MPH then a bosche with the single front ring both with the motor off. This is why I got the giant.