How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2024

How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2024

How To Derestrict a Giant eBike in 2024

In this blog post we are going to discuss how to derestrict a Giant eBike. We will run through the different options for 2017-2023 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. 

(Last updated 16th June 2023)

 

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 Stance E+ 2023 with Syncdrive Sport (75nm)

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

Giant Fathom E+ with Syncdrive Sport (70nm) 

 

Best tuning chip for Giant Trance X & Reign E+ eBikes (2022-23) or Stance E+ (2023 onwards)

 

VOLspeed V4 for Giant 2023 Syncdrive Pro2 85nm & Sport 75nm

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 the 85nm Syncdrive Pro2 motor or 75nm Syncdrive Sport.

Check out our detailed review here

Looking for something a little more advanced? 

The Speedbox 3.1 B.Tuning for Giant is the most advanced tuning kit on the market for these models. It's the perfect solution for bikes without displays as it can be controlled easily via your iPhone or Android device. 

Click here to see the features in full.

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 (2017-2023)

We recommend two options for these motors. Firstly, if your Giant has a display fitted, we recommend 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). 

If your Giant doesn't have a display fitted then our recommendation is the Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Giant. It is installed in exactly the same way as the VOLspeed but has a heap of advanced features including a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. This enables you to control everything via your phone, including custom speed, motor lock, invisible tuning and you can even track all your rides in real-time - perfect for those that want to monitor their progress!

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 or Speedbox 3.1 B.Tuning for the latest Syncdrive Pro motors including the 2023 Syncdrive Pro2 found on the Trance X or Reign E+.

For older models (2017-21), our recommendations are the Speedbox 3.0, VOLspeed V4 or Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning. If you would like to check out all of the options, check out the links below. 


Syncdrive Pro2 85nm & Syncdrive Sport 75nm (2023 onwards)

VOLspeed V4 Tuning Chip for Giant 22-23 Syncdrive Pro2 85nm - Shop Now

Speedbox 3.1 B.Tuning Chip for Giant Syncdrive Pro2 85nm - Shop Now


Syncdrive Pro (80nm), Life, Sport & Core motors (2017-2023)

VOLspeed V4 Tuning Chip for Giant Syncdrive 2017-23 - Shop Now 

Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Giant Syncdrive 2017-23 - Shop Now

 

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Legal

Electric bikes equipped with tuning devices are not allowed to be used on public roads, cycling paths and public places. Electric bikes equipped with tuning products can be used exclusively on private property and entirely at one’s own risk. Under the EU's EN15194 regulation it is illegal to ride your eBike on public roads/cycle paths with a tuning device fitted. By purchasing a device from eBike tuner ltd you agree that eBike tuner ltd cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, fine or cost to you, your eBike or anyone else involved in your particular incident.

Warranty

The use of any tuning products may void the warranty of your eBike. We take no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of any of our products.

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31 reacties

Can you derestrict a new Roam E+ GTS. Need to know before I buy. Tx.
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Adrian. If you haven’t updated your software to the latest version (20240314000 or newer), then this VOLspeed V4 is compatible: https://ebiketuner.com/products/volspeed-v4-ebike-tuning-kit-for-giant-ebikes

Adrian

Hi,

Can you tell me the compatible unit to remove the speed block on my Giant bike?

Details of bike:

Year 2022
Model Giant Reign E+ 2 Pro MX with ERGO 3 CONTROL UNIT
SyncDrive Pro 2 85Nm motor by Yamaha
Giant EnergyPak 625Wh

Smart Gateway 10Y
Hardware Version 2020070
Software Version 20240416000

Thanks

Harry Mac Intyre
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, it has the updated software so we cannot guarantee that our chips will work. Hopefully we have a new version available in a few months. Please keep an eye on our website and socials for updates.

Harry Mac Intyre

Hi, I’m owning giant fathom E2+,motor SyncDrive Sport 70 Nm powered by Yamaha.
Which module to purchase to derestrict
Please for advice
Kris
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Kris. If you haven’t updated your Smart Gateway software to the latest version (20240314000 or newer), then this VOLspeed V4 is compatible: https://ebiketuner.com/products/volspeed-v4-ebike-tuning-kit-for-giant-ebikes

Kris

What do you recommend for a Momentum PakYak E+?

Thanks
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Barry. If you haven’t updated your Smart Gateway software to the latest version (20240314000 or newer), then this VOLspeed V4 is compatible.

https://ebiketuner.com/products/volspeed-v4-ebike-tuning-kit-for-giant-ebikes

BARRY

Hi
Would a badass box work on a giant fathom e 2021

Thanks

Terry
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Terry. There are two versions of Badassbox for Giant depending on your speed sensor. Just make sure to double-check which version is compatible with your bike.

https://ebiketuner.com/products/badassbox-4-tuning-kit-for-giant-2020

https://ebiketuner.com/products/badassbox-4-giant

Terry Davidson

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