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 System Geared rear hub
No transmission involvement
Giant SyncDrive Sport

Chain Drive

Battery Type LG A-grade Li-Ion 36V 12.8Ah Giant EnergyPak 500, 36V 13.8Ah Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity 473Wh 500Wh
Single charge range 50Km cruising @32km/h 53km cruising @32km/h
Battery life 5 years  5 Years
Battery replacement cost 599CA$ 1100CA$
Max speed ( regulated) 32Km/h 32Km/h
Max Torque at Wheel2 60Nm @wheel 80Nm @crank
Total E-bike Weight 22KG with all accessories 22KG without accessories
Max Motor Power 620W 500W
Gears Shimano Acera 8spd
max ration 48 to 11
Shimano SL-M2000
Brake Hydraulic disk Tektro 180mm Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Wheel sizes 27.5″ x 1.95 700C
PAS system Cadence sensor on Crank Torque sensor on crank
PAS effectiveness Motion sensor torque emulating Pedal force activation
Power On Demand Throttle Yes No
5 Levels of assist 4 Levels of assist
Brake Cut off Yes Yes
Regenerative Braking No No
Display system Color LCD with backlight
Multi function Odometer
Mono Color
Noise Level Low Low
Suspension Seatpost and Front fork Front fork
Included accessories Speed 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.