Giant Trance E+ 2 Pro 2019 upgrade from RideControl ONE to Ridecontrol EVO.....Worth it?


POB

Newbie
Nov 16, 2019
5
3
Norway
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Trance e+ 2 Pro 2019
Hi all!
After having used my bike in the rain, the motor startet running without any pedal input. Also, the Ridecontrol ONE freezed, and I was not able to switch the bike off. My dealer says it is a well known problem that water gets inside the controller, creating these problems. I therefore get a new RideControl ONE for free, under warranty.

I asked my dealer if it's possible to upgrade the controller to RideControl EVO. They can do so, but it'll cost me $200. So now the question...is it worth it?
1. Will EVO give any big advantages compared to ONE?
2. I kind of like the minimalistic style of RideControl ONE on an MTB.... Less things that can break during a crash. Is the EVO tough enough to withstand some crashes?
3. Does anyone know if EVO is more resistant to water than ONE?

Any inputs are greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance!

POB
 

Clausguld

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Mar 25, 2019
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Denmark
I wondering if it’s possible to go the other way around and go from the RideControl evo to RideControl one. I would love the more minimalistic look
 

andykent

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Mar 12, 2019
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Oetz, Austria
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19 Giant Trance E+ 0
The upgraded controller is far better sealed, i wouldnt "upgrade." The minimalist remote is well suited to the kind of bike its on
 
Apr 16, 2019
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Perth
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Giant Trance E+ 1
I went the other way,RideControl evo to RideControl one. dead simple, just plugs in, I like it much better, I use a garmin for speedo.
 

simonk

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Jan 27, 2020
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Exeter
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My neighbours Stance started exhibiting strange electronic behaviour a few days ago after a particularly wet ride. It seemed to dry out over the following day or so and is back to normal now. My Trance has, so far, been fine despite being out in the same conditions. I keep meaning to seal the RideControl cable entry point with some Vaseline.
As for the Evo vs One... I’d say stick with the One - I like it simples!
 

POB

Newbie
Nov 16, 2019
5
3
Norway
Ride
Trance e+ 2 Pro 2019
I decided to just go for the Ride Control One. Simple, it does all I want, and less prone to breaking :)
 

POB

Newbie
Nov 16, 2019
5
3
Norway
Ride
Trance e+ 2 Pro 2019
Have you ordered the 2020 ANT+ or the old '19 model?
Good question...had to check on the bike. The unit was replaced under warranty, and I got the ANT+ version of Ridecontrol One 😀.
Obviously, I have never used the ANT+ functionality. Maybe I should 😉