Thanks. Giant Explore E+ GTS is one I've been looking atI think I found this in my Giant Explore, but I always recommend you visit as many local bike shops in your locale as you can stand, and try out as many ebikes that interest you as possible. You'll gain first hand knowledge of what appeals to you, an ability to differentiate between various drive systems on the market, and be able to recognize a deal when you see one. Besides, it's a lot of fun.
Choosing a competent dealer can be the difference between joy and dispair with your ebike experience. But many forego it all and buy mail-order. It all depends on risk aversion, perceived value, and confidence in your own abilities to keep your ebike running efficiently.
Good luck, and let us know what you find out there. Lots of great reviews here, and plenty of helpful owners for virtually every brand and model.
I liked it so well I got the sister bike to it for the wife.Thanks. Giant Explore E+ GTS is one I've been looking at
Jim Felt was very well known and had an excellent reputation in acoustic mountain bikes. I believe that his high quality and design have carried over to his e-bikes.Thanks for the detail. Have you ever heard of this bike company Felt. Looks like this bike has much better components than the Giant for almost the same price. MSRP on company website is 4400 but 3K on Ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2020-Felt-Redemption-E-50-eBike-250w-Shimano-Steps-Mountain-Bike-22-500WH/362799500262?_trkparms=aid=1110006&algo=HOMESPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=20200520130048&meid=1687b1e1807e4583a90dbda282a8ca69&pid=100005&rk=2&rkt=12&mehot=pf&sd=193187944390&itm=362799500262&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&algv=SimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithBBEV2bDemotion&brand=Felt&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
I totally agree - The Haibike lo-step gives a bit lower standover height, but definitely still provides the rigidity benefit of the diamond frame (and looks good as well).FYI: Sand Diego Fly Rides has the lo-step version of the Trekking 7 still listed at @$2499. Haibike lo-steps would be called mid-step with any other brand.
Cube also makes some nice bikes that straddle the line between commuter and trail bike pretty well. Looks like they are pretty much sold out all over, but San Diego Fly Rides does have one model listed in stock for $2599.
But... with things selling out in the current hot e-bike market, fewer are remaining available each day, and prices are going up!Thanks. Seems like there's too many good options