Giant Talon E+ Review

Giant Talon E+ Review

Here is the answer to exploring New Zealand's best trails. Giant's balanced, smooth-riding ebike gives you a natural feel with the added assistant of power so you can have more fun and explore more.

The 2021 Giant Talon E+ and LIV Tempt E+ hits the mark between performance and value for money, starting from just $3,299. Using Giant's 50Nm SyncDrive Core motor, paired with the RideControl remote and 500Wh EnergyPak battery, delivers up to 300 per cent tunable support all while you explore the trails.

Key Highlights

  • Yamaha SyncDrive Core 50Nm Motor
  • 500Wh EnergyPak Battery
  • 29er Tubeless Tyres
  • 80% Battery charge in 2:20

    SyncDrive Core Motor

    All models of the Talon/Tempt E+ use the SyncDrive Core motor, made by Yamaha. Its lightweight and compact, delivering 50Nm of torque, making it ideal for E-bikes used for exploring off-road trials. Yamaha’s motors always provide a good support under less pedaling forces.

    Giant Talon E+ Review

    Featuring Smart Assist technology, using six sensors, allows the motor to produce power based on the riders input and the terrain. You can simply ride the same way you normally would, but with more power.

    Through the RideControl ONE you can choose bewteen 5 different power modes, increasing amounts of support based on how much power you put into the pedals. The motor is limited to 32km/h, which is plenty fast enough for most conditions off road.

    There’s also a walk mode for when you need to push your bike along a sidewalk or hill.

     

    FEATURES

    Natural feel
    Smart assist mode

    MAXIMUM TORQUE

    50 Nm
    2.9kg

    SMART ASSIST MODE Yes
    MAXIMUM CADENCE 100 rpm
    AXLE

    Four-square (JIS)
    Axle width - 150mm Axle widt

    WALK ASSIST

    Adaptive
    +/- 4.5 kph


    EnergyPak Battery

    The E+ 1 and E+ 2 level bikes are fitted with a 500wh EnergyPak (battery) which is integrated cleanly into the frame. It’s small and lightweight, so it’s easy to carry, and can be charged on or off the bike.

    Giant Talon E+ Review

    The EnergyPak is equipped with an advanced Battery Management System for continuous communication between the battery and charger for optimised charging. Using Giant's 4A charger, the battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in just 2.2 hours.

    The range from a full charge varies greatly depending on terrain, evaluation, weather and rider weight. Generally, in the lowest power mode, you would expect to get up to 120km, and 100km from the lesser 400wh battery in the E+ 3 model.

     

    FEATURES Highest Safety
    Longest lifespan
    Fastest charging
    CAPACITY 400Wh | 500Wh
    WEIGHT 4.1kg
    0-80% CHARGING TIME 1:50 h | 2:00 h


    RideControl ONE

    The handlebar-mounted RideControl ONE is robust and designed to be used in all weather conditions. The controls use a LED lighting system that shows your battery level and lets you switch between five support modes (Power, Sport, Active, Basic, Eco).

    Giant Talon E+ Review

    Giants own e-Bike App makes it possible to connect your phone to the RideControl ONE. It differentiates itself from other cycling apps with three core functions including tuning possibilities, fitness data and navigation.

    Components & Gearing

    All models feature a lightweight aluminium frame, Talon E+ 29 delivers comfort and confidence on off-road terrain. The geometry is very similar to Giant’s Talon recreational mountain bikes, giving it a familiar feel.

    Giant Talon E+ Review

    Equipped with a 100mm suspension fork to smooth out the bumps, 29-inch tubeless wheels give it a stable, balanced ride quality.

    Talon E+ | Tempt E+ Range

     

    Giant 2021 Talon E+ 1 29er

    Talon E+ 1

    Giant SyncDrive Core 50Nm motor, powered by YAMAHA. Giant 500Wh EnergyPak 36V Battery. ALUXX grade aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and Shimano Deore 10sp components.

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    Giant 2021 Talon E+ 3 29er

    Talon E+ 3

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    LIV 2021 Tempt E+ 1

    Tempt E+ 1

    Giant SyncDrive Core 50Nm motor, powered by YAMAHA. Giant 500Wh EnergyPak 36V Battery. ALUXX grade aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and Shimano Alivio 9sp components.

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    LIV 2021 Tempt E+ 2

    Tempt E+ 2

    Giant SyncDrive Core 50Nm motor, powered by YAMAHA. Giant 400Wh EnergyPak 36V Battery. ALUXX grade aluminum frame, 100mm suspension fork and Shimano Alivio 9sp components.

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