When you decide on buying an ebike, it can be very overwhelming because you have so many choices on the market today. Today we are going to compare two popular ebikes, the ENVO D35 and the Giant Explore 2+ GTS. Both are versatile bikes, designed for commuting, trails, and all-around fun although the Explore 2+ is a $1,000 more expensive. They are suitable for both first-time riders and veterans looking for more advanced ebikes. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to and as you can see sometimes it comes down to preference.


ENVO D35 2020

Giant EXPLORE E+ 2 GTS 2020

Drive SystemGeared rear hub
No transmission involvement
Giant SyncDrive Sport

Chain Drive

Battery TypeLG A-grade Li-Ion 36V 12.8AhGiant EnergyPak 500, 36V 13.8Ah Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity473Wh500Wh
Single charge range50Km cruising @32km/h53km cruising @32km/h
Battery life5 years 5 Years
Battery replacement cost599CA$1100CA$
Max speed ( regulated)32Km/h32Km/h
Max Torque at Wheel260Nm @wheel80Nm @crank
Total E-bike Weight22KG with all accessories22KG without accessories
Max Motor Power620W500W
GearsShimano Acera 8spd
max ration 48 to 11
Shimano SL-M2000
BrakeHydraulic disk Tektro 180mmShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Wheel sizes27.5″ x 1.95700C
PAS systemCadence sensor on CrankTorque sensor on crank
PAS effectivenessMotion sensor torque emulatingPedal force activation
Power On Demand ThrottleYesNo
5 Levels of assist4 Levels of assist
Brake Cut offYesYes
Regenerative BrakingNoNo
Display systemColor LCD with backlight
Multi function Odometer
Mono Color
Noise LevelLowLow
SuspensionSeatpost and Front forkFront fork
Included accessoriesSpeed ODO console
2A charger
Head & tail light
Rear Rack & Fenders
Giant EnergyPak 4A fast charger MIK system
carrier top-deck
integrated KS18 kickstand mount
Mobile app

The Giant Explore E+ is engineered to help you make the most out of every journey. Its powerful and tunable SyncDrive Sport motor and integrated EnergyPak provide a smooth, seamless boost of power so you can cover greater distances and conquer steep climbs.

On the flipside the ENVO D35 is powered by a maintenance-free sealed geared hub motor which offers 500W power and 60Nm peak torque directly at the wheel. Unlike Giant, ENVO uses non-proprietary battery pack and modular components for easy replacement and DIY repair.

We hope that this helps you make a decision. You can also read our ENVO D35 vs Rad Power RadCity 4 piece here. If you’d like more information or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.