Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

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Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

Postby groberts » 27 Aug 2018, 10:48am

I already have a converted electric bike but am posting here to ask if anybody has any experience or comments on this Giant bike which my step mother is considering buying?

Apart from obvious mechanical and build issues, what would be the likely range of the battery?

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/ease- ... ctric-bike

Thanks, Graham

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Re: Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

Postby robgul » 27 Aug 2018, 12:58pm

The range isn't something that anyone can predict with certainty - too many variables .... how much pedal assist the rider is using, the terrain etc??

AND for an e-bike I would suggest that disc brakes are rather better/safer than vee .... and given the "brand premium" that would be in the Giant price the bike is probably pretty low on spec compared with some of the other lesser-known brands of e-bike (EBCO, Lectro etc) at similar price points.

Rob

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Re: Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

Postby stodd » 27 Aug 2018, 1:20pm

The best range predictor I know of is the Bosch one.
https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/service/range-assistant/

This is designed for their bikes, but with a little care most of the questions and results are meaningful for regular e-bikes.
You will need to find the nearest battery size.
Not much difference in efficiency between different systems, even hub/crank drive; select the Active Line drive in the predictor e-bike tab.

Probably worth looking at the Woosh equivalent bikes.
http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?santana3 has a bigger battery and better brakes and costs a fraction less,
or http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?petite also has a bigger battery and is a little cheaper still

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Re: Giant Ease-E +2 eBike

Postby groberts » 29 Aug 2018, 8:20am

Thanks for the feedback, which is helpful.