Giant FastRoad E+ EX PRO
The Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro has a really aggressive style that doesn’t try to disguise the fact that it’s an e-bike. With its large tyres and slick matt black paintwork, the EX Pro looks strong and prepared for work.
The FastRoad E+ EX Pro is a speedier and more enjoyable way to travel thanks to its Yamaha-powered SyncDrive Pro engine, new Giant EnergyPak Smart Compact 500 battery, and smooth-riding aluminum frame. It is designed with a small, lightweight SyncDrive Pro motor that provides power that feels natural and effortlessly combines with your own pedaling forces to let you to travel farther and faster with less effort. Everything you need for your everyday excursions is built into its lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame, which also features an integrated rack, fenders, light mount, and kickstand.
ALUXX SL Aluminum Frame & Weight
It’s surprising to realize that for an e-bike, it’s not actually that heavy. For the medium-framed variant, the Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro weighs in at a fairly acceptable 20.1kg it seems surprisingly nimble for a “fully-loaded” electric bike. The average weight of mid-drive hybrid electric bikes appears to be around 25kg. While many hybrids have a suspension fork, the Giant employs a significantly lighter ALUXX Ally fork.
All of the finishing equipment, including the frame and forks, is manufactured of aluminium using Giant’s ALUXX SL technology. The EX Pro has a “D-Fuse” seat post that is intended to boost rider comfort, and it comes with all the extras a cyclist could possibly need. The Giant has a full set of mudguards, a sturdy pannier rack, a kickstand, and strong built-in lights that are powered by the battery. For a stock item, the saddle is actually very comfortable.
Gaint’s Sync Drive Pro motor, one of the best e-bike motors, pulls like a train in Sport mode and offers enough of torque. It will easily carry you up even the toughest peaks.
The top-of-the-line Sync Drive Pro motor, created in partnership with Yamaha, offers an astonishing 360% of assistance (with 80Nm of torque) in the maximum power mode. This can be adjusted using the app to further customize the riding experience to the demands of the rider.
Despite having a continuous power output of 250w, the Giant Sync Drive Pro motor is silky smooth, silent, and offers an outstanding amount of assistance.
Battery & RideDash Evo
A 500Wh battery pack offers a great potential range; if you use the assist sparingly, you may get up to 100 miles on a single charge. Although the average rider’s mileage is likely to be lower, the average ballpark figure appears to be between 50 and 60 miles, which is plenty for a couple hours in the saddle. The battery pack can be taken out and charged with the included 6A charger.
One of the newest Giant displays, the RideDash Evo color display, is loaded with practical functions including navigation. If you link the companion app, you can post your rides to fitness monitoring websites like Strava and use a heart rate monitor.
Giant has employed a blend of road and gravel components to help create the FastRoad a really flexible machine, and the gearing setup on the EX Pro is very great. A gravel-specific GRX rear derailleur, which includes a clutch mechanism to prevent the chain from slapping around on rougher, bumpier terrain, is teamed with 10-Speed Shimano Tiagra flat-bar shifters. The only thing I would change about this is that I believe they should have chosen an 11-42 cassette for a wider gear range instead of the 42t chainring up front and the 11-36 rear cassette. However, the motor has sufficient torque to make up for this.
Shimano MT-200 hydraulic brakes are quite entry-level, and at this price, I would have anticipated slightly higher-spec brakes. Although I weigh 17.5 stone and there are several -15% descents close to where I live, these brakes are more than adequate for the ordinary rider. I use them on my own electric bike, and they have never let me down.
Wheels, Tyres & Capability
The FastRoad EX Pro’s all-terrain qualities are obvious; the Giant tackles harder terrain with relative ease thanks to its high capacity 27.5′′ x 240mm multi-surface tyres. This e-bike might be ideal for longer, more difficult trips.
Giant has combined their robust EX-2 tubeless-ready rims with Performance Tracker thru-axle road hubs with sealed bearings; these rims are 27.5′′ in diameter (as opposed to the standard 28′′ / 700c) and are made to withstand the rigours of off-road riding better. The FastRoad EX Pro will be able to handle dirt, canal walks, and woodland trails with reasonable ease when equipped with the Kenda Kwick Seven.5 high volume tyres.
Check specifications here
|Giant SyncDrive Pro
|Giant RideControl Ergo
|Giant RideDash EVO
|Giant EnergyPak Smart Compact 500Wh
|XS, S, M, ML, L, XL
|ALUXX SL aluminum
|ALUXX SL-grade Aluminium, 12×100 thru-axle
|Giant Connect XC Riser 31.8 x 690mm
|Giant D-shape, Aluminium
|Shimano Tiagra, 10-Speed
|Shimano GRX RX400
|Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
|Shimano Tiagra, 11-36, 10-Speed
|KMC e.10 Sport
|Forged Alloy minimal Q-factor, 42T
|Giant eX-2, Tubeless Ready
|Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing
|Sapim E-Lite [r] Race [f]
|Kenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5 x 2.40 (61-584), 60TPI, w/ reflex
|Giant EnergyPak 6A Smart Charger, Giant EnergyPak Plus range extender compatible
|Axa BlueLine 50 frontAxa Blueline rear
|Giant Rack-It MIK
Pros & Cons
Fun to ride
I think the Giant FastRoad E+ EX Pro is a fantastic bike; it will be a wonderful choice for a rider who wants to spend some time on tougher terrain without having to carry as much weight as the typical mid-drive hybrid e-bike.
It’s undoubtedly designed for the more daring rider who wants to explore more untamed terrain, but it will also be a great bike for navigating the urban jungle because it can handle potholes and badly maintained roads with ease!
The FastRoad EX Pro would be a great option if you were searching for an electric bike to do some light touring and made smart plans so you could charge it every evening. For long days in the saddle, it is completely furnished and quite comfortable. You can obtain quite a good range between charges if your route is moderately hilly and you don’t always use full power.
The Giant Sync Drive Pro motor is a true gem; it consistently receives high ratings for dependability and generates a smooth and powerful surge of electric assistance when you need it. What’s even better about this motor is that when you do go beyond the 15.5 mph limit, the transition is seamless and you can pedal it as a regular bike (albeit heavy one).
Despite how much I enjoy riding bikes like the Cube Kathmandu, if given the option, I believe I would always choose a bike like the Giant. It feels more like a “regular bike” and is 6 pounds lighter. It comes very well equipped and is a lot of pleasure to ride.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:
What is Shimano HG700?
Road cassette sprocket for the SHIMANO 105, 11-Speed, HG-EV, 11-34T. Low climbing gears make the HG700-11 cassette, which is compatible with GS cage rear derailleurs, perfect for cycling over various terrain. It functions with freehubs that have speeds of 10 and 11.
Is Giant FastRoad a road bike?
The rider of this ground-breaking flat-bar road bike is in a relaxed position for fluid and efficient movement. It is built on an Advanced-Grade Composite disc frameset that is lightweight and has a smooth-riding composite fork.
Are Trek road bikes better than giant?
In a rather close race, bikes from Trek and Giant compete against one another. Giant’s bikes are often more cheap and have higher-quality parts than Trek’s, despite the fact that Trek frequently has more innovative designs. Both businesses provide high-quality motorcycles in a variety of categories.
What size Giant bike do I need for my height?
|Conventional Size (Equiv)
|Rider Height (cm)
|5′ 2″ – 5′ 4″
|157 – 163
|5′ 4″ – 5′ 7″
|163 – 170
|5′ 7″ – 5’10”
|170 – 178
|5′ 10″ – 6′ 0″
|178 – 183
|6′ 0″ – 6′ 3″
|183 – 191
|6′ 3″ – 6′ 6″
|191 – 198
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