Explore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH

Take pleasure in the voyage when using Giant’s Explore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH. Just choose your location. With a boost that is just for pleasure, this new e-bike gives you the ability to go farther, making it perfect for trekking.


ModelExplore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH
TypeElectric Bike


The brand-new Explore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH is designed to help you get the most out of each trip. The step-through design of the ALUXX SL aluminium frame makes mounting and dismounting while toting panniers or bags simpler. You can travel longer distances and overcome challenging hills thanks to its potent and adjustable SyncDrive Life motor and integrated EnergyPak. Its integrated rack mounts make it possible to modify your cargo capacity, making it simpler to transport the necessities for both local and long-distance trips.

ALUXX SL Aluminum Technology

This cutting-edge, high-performance aluminum material offers best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios and is mostly made of the 6011 alloy. Additionally, these framesets use special welding techniques for a high-performance riding quality.

Hybrid Cycling Technology

A system called hybrid cycling technology mixes human and electric power to create an intelligent, natural, and powerful E-bike riding experience. It is an integrated set of technology that consists of the SyncDrive motor, EnergyPak battery systems, and our RideControl control unit.


Giant’s 36-volt 13.8Ah rechargeable lithium-ion EnergyPak serves as fuel.

This side-released battery has slim lines that don’t add much weight to the bike and weighs only 3.2 kg.

The actual battery range is difficult to predict and depends on the weight of the rider, the nature of the path, and the level of assistance offered. The battery recharges quite quickly, typically taking less than six (6) hours from empty to full.

Smart Assist

With Smart Assist technology, which is present in all SyncDrive motors, the support can be adjusted to the rider’s requirements. Input from the rider and feedback from the terrain are combined with data from several sensors to calculate the ideal level of pedaling assistance. The only e-bike technology that makes use of both rider input and terrain feedback is SyncDrive. When you need more power, it provides you with a comfortable, natural riding experience while also conserving power when you don’t.

Ride Control ERGO 2

This new control unit is designed to work best with city and trekking bikes that lack handlebar-mounted levers for the front derailleur or dropper seatpost. It has larger, easier-to-reach buttons that are ergonomically designed. It functions as a stand-alone control device without the need for a display thanks to LEDs that show the battery level and support mode. Internal handlebar cable routing is possible because to a smaller 6mm connector.

SyncDrive Life

For E-bikes with low step-through frames, the Giant SyncDrive Life is the best option. Perfect weight distribution is made possible by this small, mid-drive motor, which increases the stability and balance of the e-bike. A natural weight balance both while riding and when stopped results from centralized mass. The renowned performance and dependability of SyncDrive Life, which can generate a maximum torque of 60Nm (Newton Meters), enables you to travel in comfort and freedom.

Tyres and Rims

The Giant Explore E+ 2 has wheels deserving of the best-in-class moniker.

Giant Explore E plus 2 front light tyre and hydraulic 180 mm disc brake
They have 700c aluminum rims with stainless steel spokes that are e-bike optimized and built to tackle most terrains.

The hubs, on the other hand, are likewise e-bike optimized, and their 135mm size is appropriate for mountain biking disciplines like cross-country, trail riding, and others.

The tyres’ heavily knobby tread improves traction on rough terrain while keeping them slick enough to guarantee exceptional rolling speed on city streets.


Giant’s most recent EnergyPak battery systems have sleek, integrated designs that give the E-bike a smooth, contemporary profile. There are various different EnergyPak alternatives available on Giant E-bikes, including the EnergyPak Smart and EnergyPak. Each one is made to enhance the E-bike riding experience for a certain riding style.

RideDash EVO

For 2021, the RideDash EVO had a major redesign. With a full-color display and graphics showcasing new functionalities to improve the E-bike riding experience, it has a sportier appearance. It offers alternatives for handlebar/stem integration and a solid, connected connection. Information on the ride, such as speed, distance, battery life, etc. The app must be linked in order to use the heart rate and fitness features.


Check specifications here


Giant SyncDrive Life


Giant RideControl Ergo 2


Giant RideDash EVO


Giant EnergyPak Smart 500, 36V integrated Lithium-Ion

Maximum Assisted Speed

28 mph


S, M, L, XL, XXL


Metallic Navy


ALUXX SL aluminum, Overdrive 1½ – 1⅛” head tube, integrated KS18 kickstand mount


SR Suntour NEX E25 DS 63mm travel


Giant Connect XC Riser 31.8x690mm


Giant Contact


Giant 30.9mm, 2-bolt Micro Adjustable, Forged Aluminium


Selle Royal Vivo Ergo Moderate


Aluminum Platform


Shimano SL-M2000

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio M3100, 9-Speed


Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Brake Levers

Shimano BL-MT200


Shimano CS-HG200, 11-36T, 9-Speed


KMC e.9 Sport, e-bike optimized


Forged Alloy minimal Q-factor, 42T


Giant eX 2, Tubeless Ready, 700c Aluminium


Giant eTracker, [F] 100x9mm QR [R] 135mm QR


Stainless steel


Giant Crosscut Gravel 2, 700x45c (622×45), Tubeless Ready, Reflex


Giant EnergyPak Smart 6A chargerGiant EnergyPak Plus range extender compatible


Axa BlueLine 30Lux Steady E6 frontAxa BlueLine Steady E6 rear


MIK rack. System bag & basket compatible

Defy Limits

Pros & Cons


Frame configuration choice

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Adjustable performance due to 9 speed drivetrain

Attractive Design

Chainring has an aluminum alloy guard


Some may find bit heavy

Lack of understanding results in battery drainage



Total score

Our Rating​

For regular users, the Giant Explore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH is unquestionably a smart buy and worth every penny. This e-bike offers real advantages whether you commute or are a fervent cyclist.

Hardtail cross-country hybrids are available in four sizes, two frame designs, and one color—metallic navy blue. complete with fenders, a rack for the back, and lights. two-year warranty, good servicing, and sold through dealers.

Optimal battery placement with on- or off-frame charging. Excellent ergonomic grips with movable bar ends. Tubeless-ready tyres with fluorescent sidewalls, an adjustable 63mm travel suspension fork, and a very comfortable saddle. 180mm rotor hydraulic disc brakes by Tektro.

Excellent control pad design with an integrated USB-C charging connector, vibrant color LCD display, and motor tuning smartphone app.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:

How far can I expect to ride Explore E+ 2 GTS 28MPH on a single battery charge?

The total weight of the rider and cargo combined, wind resistance, tyre pressure, tread pattern, changes in terrain and elevation, road or trail surface, ambient temperature, maintenance of the e-bike, and battery health can all have a significant impact on the distance that can be covered on a single battery charge.

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