The manufacturer Giant renews the range of its Liv brand, which seeks above all to offer electric bicycles to women. Even if the geometry of the bikes seems rather hybrid and also cut for men. In any case, the new Amiti E+1 and E+2 models have some advantages to show for themselves. Presentation.
Giant is a Taiwanese brand that has specialized in bicycles and electric bicycles for several decades. Every year it renews and strengthens its catalog in order to update its models to make them more attractive. It must be said that the market is becoming tougher: it is therefore necessary to follow new products and other innovations.
That’s exactly what she does with her Liv brand, whose offering is officially geared towards female cyclists. At least that’s what the brand conveys as a message, although the VAEs it offers on its site are quite a hybrid style that would suit men without a problem. Basically any bike is mixed.
An engine with more torque
The Amiti E+1 and E+2 are the two new little ones to emerge: the E+1 is a new model, while the E+2 featured here benefits from an update. In a press release sent to the newsroom, Giant indicates that it has integrated the new SyncDrive Sport 2 motor, developed jointly with Yamaha. Remember that Yahama has some real know-how in terms of electric motors, as evidenced by their recent PWseries S2.
Compared to the previous system, this novelty brings a slightly higher torque, from 70 to 75 Nm. Along with it, we must have an EnergyPak Smart 625 battery that would guarantee a theoretical autonomy of 50 to 100 km, depending on the operating mode. assistance used, but also the weight of the user and the type of terrain.
The new Amiti E+1 and Amiti E+2 have a supposed hybrid use: both for urban journeys, and for trekking and small well-trodden paths. So the brand arms it with an SR Suntour XCM34 suspension fork with 100mm of travel, 25mm more than the previous generation, at least on the E+2.
The Tubeless Crosscut Gravel 2 tires also reinforce the versatility of the pair, which differs above all in its transmission group -300 euros separate them-. The Amiti E+1 opts for a Shinamo Deore 10-speed rear derailleur, paired with a Shimano LinkGlide cassette and Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes (180mm rotor).
Price and availability
Opposite, the Amiti E+2 is content with a Shimano Altus 9-speed drivetrain, considered less successful than a Deore system. The brakes are the same. Finally, count on a MIK HD compatible luggage rack capable of accommodating a child seat. On the other hand, no suspended saddle, which could have increased comfort, is in the game.
The Amiti E+1 and Amiti E+2 are already available at the respective price of 3,700 euros and 3,400 euros.
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