Giant’s drive unit is based on a Yamaha PW-X motor, but at 3.1kg, it’s a little bit lighter and also produces a whopping 80Nm of torque in all five modes and more assistance at full power.
The RideControl Evo display features a button control on the grip and a readout on the stem, giving you control over ride time, distance and cadence. Best of all, it gives you a very accurate percentage readout of how much battery is remaining, so no excuses for running out of juice! The five ride modes are Eco, Basic, Active, Sport and Power and there’s also a walk assist button.
The Q-factor (distance between the pedals) is 168mm, which mimics a standard mountain bike. The motor features fully sealed bottom bracket bearings, which are covered by a two-year warranty.
Giant’s Panasonic-produced lithium ion fuel cell doesn’t have a memory (so you can charge it as little or as often as you like) but Giant did say it should be fully discharged at least once every three months.