Giant, the world’s biggest bike manufacturer, is all-in with e-bikes and this week the Taiwanese company has launched its range for 2017, which includes everything from sensible city commuters to the Road E drop-bar machine and an updated version of the Full-E trail bike. Here’s a quick look at those last two…
Giant has focused on integration with its latest line-up, with newly refined batteries that blend neatly with down tubes rather than simply piggybacking on top of them, and updates to the RideControl head units and controllers designed to improve their appearance and usability.
Full-E+ trail bike
Pricing and availability on all Full-E+ models is to be confirmed.
Road-E+ road bike
First launched in April, Giant’s Road-E+ is a full-on electric road bike that uses the same Yamaha power unit as the Full-E+. With endurance-style geometry, big clearances, and mounts for mudguards, the Road-E+ could be the ultimate commuting machine, or an excellent way to cheat on climbs. More on that to come…
Available in two models, the higher-spec Road-E+ 1 has a mixture of Shimano Ultegra and 105 components, along with RS685/785 hydraulic disc brakes. The Road-E+ 2 gets Tiagra and mechanical TRP Spyre calipers.
Current pricing for the Road-E+ is as follows; however this may be subject to change as we roll over to the 2017 model year, with increases likely for the UK market if sterling does not recover from its recent slump following the EU referendum. Pricing and availability in other markets is to be confirmed.
- Road E+ 1 £2749
- Road E+ 2 £2299