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November 2012

Hurricane Sandy on a Stromer

by Jack R. on November 24, 2012

Here in New York City, hurricane Sandy completely halted all public transportation.  Living In Brooklyn and working at NYCeWheels in Manhattan, the only option was to travel by bicycle.  An electric bicycle is a great alternative to public transportation, giving you a freedom and independence that can only be achieved by cycling – allowing an average rider like myself to travel over 30 miles in a day, every day.

Why I went with the Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

For me, the Stromer Electric Bicycle was the obvious choice.  Its strong aluminum frame and front suspension are tough enough to tackle anything.  It uses a 14ah Lithium ion Battery, providing enough power to cruise over 15 miles with no pedaling whatsoever.  In economy mode, the Stromer will assist your pedaling for up to 60 miles, making it one of the most efficient electric bikes on the market.

Riding the Stromer electric bicycle is a one of a kind experience.  Its powerful 600 watt motor makes the Manhattan Bridge and the long rolling hills of Prospect Park Brooklyn effortless.  Electric bicycles in general have the stigma of being an easy alternative for people who want to avoid hard work, but this is not the case.

The Stromer Elite is versatile, a great bike for riders of any level.  If you want to relax and enjoy the ride, just turn up the assistance and let the motor carry you up to 20 mph.   If you want to push yourself, you can pedal it like a normal bike to save the battery, or boost up the assistance and dig into the pedals to reach speeds faster than most professional road bikers could boast.  A Triple Crankset allows you to push this Stromer to over 30mph in its tallest gear!  To help you maintain safety at these high speeds, the Stromer‘s Hydraulic disk brakes offer smooth and evenly distributed stopping power, and low maintenance as compared to inferior rim brakes.

Components on the Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

As far as bicycles go, the Stromer Elite has been constructed with Top Tier components:

-Alex Double Wall Wheels

-Stainless Steel Spokes

-Alloy Sealed Cartridge Bearing Front Quick Release Hub

-600 Watt RMS Hub Drive Rear Motor

-Maxxis Overdrive Tyres

-A SR Suntour Front Suspension Fork w/ Lockout Feature

These are few of the parts that not only make this an awesome bike, but make the Stromer Electric Bike a long lasting reliable machine.

Why I ride an Electric Bike.

Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

Electric bicycles in general are a great option for a variety of different cyclists.  From every day commuters to weekend joyriders, electric bicycles give everyone the opportunity to cover more ground in a way that is good for the environment, economical, and also good for your health.

As the MTA system continues to become more congested here in New York City, transportation alternatives have become a way of life for many.  From Kick Scooters to folding bikes and Electric Bicycles, it just makes more sense to get around quicker above ground!

As for Hurricane Sandy, my Stromer Electric Bike has made it possible to get around, and most importantly get to work!  While many others are stranded without power, transportation, and fuel;  the Stromer Elite makes it possible to get around and get things done.  I’ve been very grateful to have a reliable form of transportation during this tough time, and I would certainly recommend the Stromer Electric Bike to anyone looking for a better way to get around town.