Awards Best Buy Award   
Price $4,830 List$5,299 List$5,000 List
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Pros Reasonably priced, good distance range, well rounded performance, solid component specSmooth and consistent power output, modern geometry,Cushy suspension, digital display, meaty tires
Cons Heavy, sluggish handling at times, controls/display are difficult to readNo digital display, wimpy tires and fork, center of gravity feels highLess torque, shorter distance range, inconsistent power output
Bottom Line The well rounded and reasonably priced Giant Trance E+ 2 Pro takes home our Best Buy AwardRocky Mountain came close with the Instinct Powerplay Alloy 50 but they made several questionable component choices and the controls need improvementIt looks interesting on paper, but the Ghost Hybride SL AMR S 1.7+ doesn't come together out on the trail
Rating Categories Giant Trance E+ 2 Pro Instinct Powerplay A... Ghost Hybride SL AMR...
E Bike Controls (10%)
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8
Downhill Performance (35%)
8
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Climbing Performance (20%)
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Power Output (15%)
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Distance Range (20%)
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Specs Giant Trance E+ 2... Instinct Powerplay... Ghost Hybride SL...
Battery Size (Wh) 500Wh 500Wh 504Wh
Wheel size (inches) 27.5+ 29 29 front/27.5+ rear
Motor System Giant SyncDrive Pro Yamaha Dyname 3.0 250w Shimano Steps DU E8000
Motor Power (torque) 80Nm 108Nm 70Nm
Measured Weight (w/o pedals, Medium) 52 lbs 3 oz 52 lbs 4 oz 50 lbs 14 oz
Fork Fox 36 Float Rhythm 150mm RockShox Reba RL E-Bike 140mm RockShox Revelation 140mm
Suspension & Travel Maestro 140mm Ride 9 Adjustable SLAMR 140mm
Shock Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL RockShox Deluxe Debonair RT RockShox Super Deluxe Coil R
Frame Material ALUXX SL aluminum FORM Alloy
Frame Size Tested Medium Medium Medium
Available Sizes XS-XL S-XL S-XL
Wheelset Giant AM 27.5+ rims/Giant eTracker hubs 35mm internal rim width Sun Duroc SD37 Alex MD30/35 rims with Ghost Disc Hubs
Front Tire Maxis Minion DHF EXO 27.5 x 2.6 Maxxis Rekon EXO 2.6" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 29" x 2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon EXO 27.5 x 2.6 Maxxis Rekon EXO 2.6" Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO Maxx Terra 27.5" x 2.8"
Shifters Shimano SLX 11-speed SRAM GX-1E Shimano SLX 11-speed
Front Derailleur N/A N/A N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 11-Speed SRAM NX 11-speed Shimano XT
Crankset Praxis Wavetm 36T Race Face Ride Cinch 34T Ground Fiftyone 34T
Crankarm length 170mm 160mm
Bottom Bracket not specified Race Face BB92 not specified
Cassette Shimano HG-M7000, 11-46T SunRace CSMX8 11-46T Sunrace CSMS8 11-46T
Chain KMC e. 11 Turbo KMC X11-1 not specified
Saddle Giant Contact Neutral WTB Volt Race WTB Koda e-bike
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch dropper Race Face Aeffect Dropper Satori Sorata Fury
Handlebar Giant Contact 35 Trail 800mm Rocky Mountain AM 760mm Ghost Race 780mm
Stem Giant Contact SL 35 Rocky Mountain AM Ghost Race
Brakes Shimano BR-MT5220 4-piston 203mm rotors SRAM Guide T TRP G-Spec Trail S
Grips Giant Rocky Mountain Lock On Light Ergon
Measured Effective Top Tube (mm) 610 590 595
Measured Reach (mm) 449 446 450
Measured Head Tube Angle 66 66 66.5
Measured Seat Tube Angle 74.5 75.9 75.8
Measured Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 342 342 340
Measured Wheelbase (mm) 1215 1194 1210
Measured Chain Stay Length (mm) 474 448 460
Warranty Five Years on frame not specified
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