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Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:01 pm
by AUbicycles
Electrified motors have already hit road bikes before and it never seems to be a good combination. Giant are now getting into the action with e-bikes available to UK customers.

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"Yamaha provides the drive system which is said to produce 80Nm of torque, powered by a 500Wh or 400Wh (depending on model) lithium ion battery." More from Cycling IQ

It doesn't pass as an attractive road bike in my book. The fat down tubes work well optically on urban and commuter bikes though there is a limit when it comes to style.

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:10 pm
by RonK
AUbicycles wrote:Electrified motors have already hit road bikes before and it never seems to be a good combination.


Well, Giant have never made a decent looking bike. But, I dunno - some seem to get electric pretty right...

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Bestia Nera

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:27 pm
by silentbutdeadly
Suit a TT bike though...

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:59 am
by eldavo
New Mamil entry class in clubs for electric roadies to get invovled. It's growth membership in centimetres and head count.

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:48 am
by Calvin27
I'd take the specialized over that any day.

I've seen chinese kit build bikes that look better than that.

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:15 am
by StevOz
Then again I think it looks OK and a bit better looking then the MTB version.

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Source: http://ebike-mtb.com/en/test-report-e-m ... -full-e-1/

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:48 pm
by herzog
No one buys a Giant for looks.

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:02 pm
by hfinger
Giant is the Toyota of bikes. Uninteresting, but tough and reliable. Substance beats style any time.

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:51 pm
by Mububban
AUbicycles wrote:Image


Beauty is in the eye, and the extremely skinny legs, of the beholder. I'd have one in a heartbeat (if I won the lotto) :)

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:24 pm
by trailgumby
Mububban wrote:Beauty is in the eye, and the extremely skinny legs, of the beholder. I'd have one in a heartbeat (if I won the lotto) :)

I'll happily supply the petrol and a box of matches if you can't figure out how to short-circuit the LiPo battery :P

Re: Giant hits a Roadbike with the Ugly E-Stick

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:33 pm
by KGB
The down tube needs to at least continue a uniform profile up to the top tube. Still not pretty but would be a slight improvement.

I want a fast e-bike for motorpacing.