How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2022

How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2022

How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2022

In this blog post we are going to discuss how to derestrict a Giant eBike. We will run through the different options for 2017-2022 models including the latest Syncdrive Pro2 motor found on the Trance X and Reign E+. Before we start, please note that removing the speed limit on your eBike can void your warranty and are only to be used on private land. 

 

How to find the correct tuning chip for my Giant eBike?

We’re going to run through the best options for all of the main Giant motors from 2017 onwards. The best way to check what motor you have is to take a look at the specifications provided in your manual or online. You’ll notice that each motor has a different level of torque (nm). Here are the most common examples;

Giant Trance X & Reign E+ with Syncdrive Pro2 (85nm) 

Giant Road E+ & Explore E+ with Syncdrive Pro (80nm), Life, Core 

Giant Fathom E+ & Stance E+ with Syncdrive Sport (70nm) 

 

Best tuning chip for Giant Trance X & Reign E+ eBikes (2022)

 

VOLspeed V4 for Giant 2022 Syncdrive Pro 85nm

The reason why we recommend this tuning chip is that not only does it remove the 25km/h speed restriction but it allows you to easily set a new max speed limit on your ebike. This is a brilliant feature as it keeps you in control of the speed and gives you flexibility as it can be adjusted at any time. The V4 version is a true plug & play solution that doesn't require any initial programming, it also gives you full use of the bike’s display. After installing the chip, simply press the button sequence to set your new max speed limit (up to 45kmh). It’s compatible with all Giant eBikes equipped with the high powered 85nm Syncdrive Pro2 motor. 

Check out our detailed review here

Please note you will need these tools to fit it;

Allen Key 2.5 / 3 / 8

Torx Key TX25

Best tuning chip for Syncdrive Pro (80nm), Life, Sport & Core motors (2017-2022)

VOLspeed V4 for Giant Syncdrive Motors (2017-2022)

Speedbox 3.0 for Giant Syncdrive Motors (2017-2022)

We recommend two options for these motors. Firstly the VOLspeed V4 Giant, it's a true plug & play solution that doesn't require any initial programming, it also gives you full use of the bike’s display. After installing the chip, simply press the button sequence to set a new max speed limit (up to 45kmh). 

The second recommendation is the Speedbox 3.0 Giant. It is installed in exactly the same way as the VOLspeed and have similar features. The chip itself is activated by pressing the WALK then UP buttons on the controls. The Speedbox 3.0 gives the rider accurate readings on the display or RideControl app.

Please note you will need these tools to fit it;

Allen Key 2.5 / 3 / 8

Torx Key TX25

Crank Puller 

Alternatives?

As you will have read above, both the VOLspeed and Speedbox are fitted directly to the motor and will require the correct tools in order to do so. If you’re not comfortable installing these yourself, there are other tuning options available for a select number of Giant Syncdrive motors. 

 

BadassBox for Giant 

The BadassBox Giant is an excellent option for those that want to increase their speed without having to install directly to the motor. The key difference between this and the VOLspeed or Speedbox is that they fit externally to the ebike’s frame. As a result, it will result in inaccurate speed readings on the display or RideControl app. 

Please note this BadassBox is only compatible with Giant ebikes fitted with the ‘pin shaped’ speed sensor on the chainstay (see above)

If your Giant ebike has the integrated speed sensor (see below) then you will need this variant of the BadassBox Giant 2020-21



 

Does this affect my warranty?

It’s important to understand that installing a third party device onto your ebike can potentially void your warranty. However, the options we have discussed above are not detectable and are safe for your ebike. All of them are fully tested on the latest software versions.

Conclusion

To conclude, we recommend the VOLspeed V4 for the latest Syncdrive Pro motors including the 2022 Syncdrive Pro2 found on the Trance X or Reign E+. For older models (2017-21), our recommendations are the Speedbox 2.1, VOLspeed V4 or BadassBox. If you would like to check out all of the options, check out the links below. 

Shop VOLspeed V4 for Giant 2022 Syncdrive Pro 85nm

 

Shop VOLspeed V4 Giant

 

Shop Speedbox 2.1 Giant

 

Shop BadassBox for Giant 

All of our tuning chips are available to order from our UK & EU warehouses. We ship worldwide and accept GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD. 

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