Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020

201310210M
$200 deposit
Total price: $5,499

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020 Small

2013102103
$200 deposit
Total price: $5,499

Want to click and collect?

Available at Hallam.

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020 Medium

2013102104
$200 deposit
Total price: $5,499

Want to click and collect?

Available at Hallam.

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020 ML

2013102105
$200 deposit
Total price: $5,499

Want to click and collect?

Available at Hoppers Crossing and Hallam.

Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020 Large

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GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro 2020
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Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro 2020 XL

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Click & Collect :

  • Please note that due to a high volume of online orders, processing times can take up to 48 hours.
  • For same-day or next-day collection, please order by phone.

GIANT FASTROAD E+ EX PRO (2020)

The 2020 Giant Fastroad E+ EX Pro is the successor to the Giant Quick E+, one of the most versatile hybrid E-Bikes we’ve ever sold. So what’s different about this new one (besides the name change)?

As it happens, quite a lot.

Let’s find out.

A NEW QUICK E+

Think of it as a modernised version of the Quick E+. A brand new frame, new battery, different transmission (and gear ratios) and new sensor technology.

WHAT AND WHO IS THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO FOR?

The Fastroad E+ EX Pro blurs the line between the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro and the Explore E+ 1. It’s almost a combination of the two.

And as a mix of the two, it makes it a touch more versatile than the Fastroad E+ and faster than the Explore E+. I see the Fastroad E+ EX rider transitioning between dirt, smooth gravel and concrete bike paths. Someone who values comfort and is willing to sacrifice a very small amount of efficiency.

Or if you just really like stealth black bikes.

At 61mm wide (compared with 32mm wide for the Fastroad E+), these will deliver significantly more comfort (more air volume equals smoother ride) on rough surfaces. And believe it or not, rolling resistance isn’t that much greater.

So if you’re commute or local ride isn’t pristine black paths, then these tyres will ensure you come back with less fatigue and soreness from your bike ride. Keep in mind to run lower tyre pressures though.

THE FASTROAD E+ 2 FRAME

The Fastroad E+ EX uses Giant’s ALUXX SL frameset. It’s the lightest and stiffest aluminium frame that uses on their E-Bike hybrids.

But what is it exactly?

ALUXX SL refers to the type of aluminium (6061) and the manufacturing method (in this case, double-butting). Double-butted frames are much more sophisticated in their construction than single-butted (the majority of aluminium) frames.

Every part of the frame is assessed for stress and strain, and based on the findings material is removed from areas where it’s not required. This creates 2 wall-thicknesses (hence the term double-butted).

End result?

A lighter, stiffer and more responsive frame; all of which significantly enhances the ride quality.

FASTROAD E+ VS FASTROAD E+ EX VS EXPLORE E+

Compared with the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro has exactly the same frame. The tyres are wider as I mentioned before (61mm vs 32mm). And instead of having 2 front gears and 10 rear gears, the Fastroad EX keeps it simple at just 10 gears.

Compared with the Explore E+ 1, the tyres are still wider (61mm vs 45mm), there’s no suspension, a larger battery capacity (500Wh vs 375Wh) and fewer gears. But you get the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor and all the benefits associated with this.

I suppose the bike you choose depends on the where you will be riding and the duration of your bike ride.

If you’re planning 30% sealed and 70% unsealed, go the Explore E+ 1. 50% even, then consider the Fastroad E+ EX Pro. 30% unsealed and 70% sealed, the Fastroad E+ 2 Pro.

PEDALPLUS 6-SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

New for 2020 is an additional 2 sensors (it use to be 4 sensors). The 2 additional sensors are an accelerometer and an incline sensor.

The accelerometer measures the amount of acceleration and deceleration and automatically adjusts the motor output to suit.

The inline sensor measures the gradient or steepness of the slope (up or down) and also adjusts motor output to suit. For example, you don’t want more power when you’re going downhill.

Other sensors include speed, pedal rotation, torque and motor.

A NEW BATTERY

Giant call all their batteries EnergyPak. The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the EnergyPak 375. It’s a 375Wh 36 Volt Lithium-Ion battery. It’s the lightest battery in the range.

THE MOTOR AND ELECTRONICS

The Fastroad E+ 2 Pro uses the top of the range Giant SyncDrive Pro motor system (that’s also been designed in conjunction with Yamaha).

SyncDrive Pro is the top-tier motor and it’s ample for the purposes of the Fastroad E. The motor delivers 80Nm of torque (which is a lot) and enough to comfortably pull you over serious inclines.

The SyncDrive Pro motor was used because it’s the best possible option; lightweight, responsive, powerful and quiet. The torque makes it perfect for everyday use and commuting, especially if you live in a hilly area.

Compared with Giant’s other systems, the Pro responds within 190 milliseconds (compared to 500 milliseconds with SyncDrive Sport and SyncDrive Life).

Another aspect of the system worth mentioning is power engagement. There is less lag before the pedal engages, resulting in quicker acceleration and power transfer. Also, the axle that connects the cranks to the motor is splined, this results in a stiffer interface and (you guessed it) better response to power input by you.

A display on the handlebar (called RideControl One) shows your battery range and assist (or power) level. Speaking of which there are 5 to choose from (and there support in %):

Auto (100%-360% support) / Eco (100% support) / Basic (175%) / Active (250%) / Sport (300%) / Power (360%)

It’s also Bluetooth compatible. So any cycling computer that uses Bluetooth will be able to sync with it to show speed, distance and cadence.

Also, Giant has designed an app to use with their E-Bikes called RideControl. So instead of a cycling computer, you can mount your phone instead using a Quad Lock.

Not only will it display the above metric, but it also has a basic map showing where you are. And if there is an issue with your Fastroad E+, it will show you how to perform a very basic self-diagnosis.

THE FASTROAD E+ EX PRO COMPONENT CHECK

Like the new Fastroad E+ 2, the Fastroad E+ EX Pro also has thru-axles. This is a new change for 2020.

But what are they?

Thru-axles are larger diameter (hence stiffer and stronger) axles that connect the wheels to the frame. This delivers exceptional stiffness and dramatically improves the handling of the bike.

Also new for the 2020 Fastroad E+ EX is the D-Fuse post. It used to be a normal circular post but now uses Giant’s D-shaped profile.

Why?

Comfort. The new D-Fuse seat post flexes much more than a circular post, and in the process absorbs severe vibrations and impacts; reducing lower back discomfort.

Let’s talk drive train.

A single chainring is paired to 10 rear gears (called 1 by 10). Now the rear derailleur is the brand new Shimano GRX RX400 (yeah, it’s a mouthful). It has been engineered for gravel or adventure riding.

It stabilises the rear derailleur really well. Ever ridden over a bumpy road and the derailleur is bouncing and the chain is slapping against the frame? The GRX stops that from happening.

The Fastroad E+ EX’s 1-by-10 drivetrain makes adjustments, tuning and everyday maintenance so much easier. Perfect for riders who prefer a minimalistic drivetrain.

Kenda Kwick Seven tyres are 61mm wide and designed as a balloon tyre. At least that’s what the Europeans call it. Why?

It houses a lot of air. And more air equals more suspension and a smoother ride.

In fact studies in Germany (German Sports University of Cologne) show that that at the same pressure balloon tyres reduce rolling resistance by 10 Watts (compared to a 37mm wide tyre). It also reduces impacts on the lumbar spine by 25% (also compared to 37mm wide tyre).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/balloonbikes.html

FRAME SIZES

There are 5 frame sizes to choose from: small, medium, medium-large, large and extra-large.

Refer to the size chart above, but do take it with a grain of salt. It’s not always right. For the best fitting size, please come instore where our staff will advise appropriately.

Specific
General
Colours Black
Frame ALUXX SL grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
Fork ALUXX SL grade aluminium, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
Handlebar Giant Connect low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, Alloy
Saddle Giant Sport
Pedals Platform
Shifters Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX400 shadow+
Brakes Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Fr: 180mm, Rr: 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano MT201 hydraulic
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10 speed
Chain KMC e10 sport
Crankset Alloy Forged, 42T
Rims Giant eX-2, disc
Hubs Giant alloy disc, Fr: 28H, Rr: 32H
Spokes Stainless steel, 14g
Tyres Kenda Kwick Seven, 27.5x2.4”
Extras Fenders, kickstand
Motor Giant SyncDrive Pro, powered by YAMAHA
Sensors Giant PedalPlus 6-sensor technology
Display Giant RideControl EVO, grip launch control with walk assist, mini USB charger
Battery Giant EnergyPak 375, 36V Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Lighting Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
Carrier Giant Rack-It MIK

Due to Covid 19, the above bicycle specifications may vary without notice. We will strive to advertise specifications accurately.

Mens Road, Cross Gravel Sport (Without M/L) Bikes Sizing Guide

This guide is a reference only. For a better fit, please visit your local store and speak to our inhouse experts.

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