Giant FastRoad E+ electric road bike review

In his 60s and looking to get fit and commute into town, Allan Arthurs took the Giant FastRoad E+ Electric Road Bike out, clocking up his first 25km ride since boyhood

Cycling Weekly Verdict

So, for me, I can confirm that a sixty-something male who is not a cyclist can happily cycle the 10km trip into town and back without any problem – with the help of an e-bike. The Giant FastRoad E+ offered an excellent introduction, and one which allowed me to grow in confidence on every ride. Once over the initial minor teething problems the power train worked seamlessly, the ride was comfortable and though it's not a cheap build, components such as hydraulic disc brakes and largely Shimano 105 groupset all added up to a competent machine which was a joy to ride.

Reasons to buy
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    Great styling

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    Integrated battery

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    Good selection of quality components

Reasons to avoid
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    Ride feel a little harsh for a beginner to road riding

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Electric bikes are a fast growing category - they're re-writing the rule book on cycling, allowing more people than ever to enjoy life on two wheels. We asked a 60-something-year-old to take the Giant FastRoad E+ out for a spin, and he liked it so much it's earned an Editor's Choice award in 2019.

I am a sixty-something male, I'm not unhealthy and am reasonably active but I am no cyclist and I’m certainly not fit.

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