Many all-out road racing e-bikes have smaller motors and batteries for a little support on a longer ride. This definitely isn’t the case with the Road E+ 1 Pro. Packing a 500 Wh battery and up to 80 Nm of torque from its SyncDrive Pro motor, this e-bike is packed with power.
Thanks to the powerful motor, you can get pedal assist right up to 28 mph. That makes this a great long-distance commuting machine. If you’re planning more than 90 miles, choose the optional 250 Wh range extender that’ll give as many as 45 miles more.
Though it lacks a front suspension fork, Giant uses D-Fuse technology where the fork and handlebars flex naturally to absorb the bumps in the road. Other technologies include tubeless-ready tires that, once set up, can allow for almost puncture-free riding.
Very light as full-powered e-bikes go, the Road E+ 1 Pro is just 40 lbs. While this might be a little heavier than training road bikes with smaller motors and batteries, in this class of electric bikes, this is very competitive.
Reasons to Buy
If you’re older yet still want to go riding out with your club, the Road E+ 1 Pro can help you keep up with your pals. Or, if you want to commute a longer distance to work on a Class-3 electric bike, the Road E+ 1 Pro’s range should be more than enough. Another reason to grab this e-bike is if you may be on a slower recuperation from injury yet need to stay riding as you work your way back up to full strength.
The four different sizes of this bike fit riders from 5’3″ to 6’7″, meaning everyone can find their perfect fit.
Things to Consider
Even though you could use this e-bike for commuting or long-distance touring, the riding position and lack of rack/fenders would mean that you’re carrying your gear in a backpack. That could limit its use outside of leisure/club riding. Also, the Giant Contact SL saddle isn’t the most comfortable seat for an all-day ride. However, it’s simple enough to upgrade to a more padded variant.