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Stromer Electric Bike – Super Charged!

by Jack R. on February 5, 2013

Stromer Electric Bike

Today I had the chance to test ride the Stromer Electric Bike. This Electric Bike is absolutely gorgeous.  Dressed in a coat of satin black paint, baring no flashy decals or anything, just a bold face “Stromer” decal letting you know its the real deal.  As I took it around the block, I saw a lot of heads turning, and whenever I stopped at a light, I felt like the center of attention.

Power on Demand

The Stromer is one of the most powerful Electric Bikes in the shop, sporting a 500W motor, powered by a 36 volt lithium ion battery, good for at least 20 miles on a charge.

One of the great things about this Electric Bike is that it gives you the option of using a power on demand throttle or activating an advanced pedal assist technology via a console.

Console for the Stromer

Console for the Stromer

The throttle works like you would expect: give it a twist, and the motor is activated, powering you down the road at 20 miles per hour with no pedaling necessary.  The pedal assist option is a little more complicated.  Using an electronic console mounted on the handlebar, you can select 1 of 4 different levels of electric assistance.  At the lowest level, the motor will help you out just enough to keep you from getting tired.  It is at this level that the Stromer Electric bike has the most range as the battery will be draining at a slow rate.

At the highest levels of assistance, you’ll feel the motor kick in like somebody floored the gas.  You’ll be rocketing along going 20mph without breaking a sweat.  But your range will be a little less.

An E-bike with Power and Agility

Stromer Electric BikeI was pleasantly surprised by how smooth, agile, and nimble this electric bike felt. The Stromer Electric Bike gives the rider a sense of owning the road, with the power of 10 peoples legs all at once. On a flat road, just using the throttle, this powerful electric bike is easily capable of over 20 mph with little to no assistance.

I also made sure to see what a hill would be like. What looked like a steep incline was quickly overcome thanks to power assist. All that’s required is a pedal stroke. Virtually any amount of power to the crank awakens the electric motor and pulls you through nearly any situation. I personally weigh about 230 lbs and was expecting the bike to feel a bit sluggish to pull up a hill, but there was no hesitation whatsoever. The handling on this electric bike is also superb, I had no shudder in confidence through a few twisty turns in the park.

Overall, the experience was great and, in my opinion, the Stromer Electric Bike bike is one of the best.

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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.

Alex

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All roads lead to Stromer!

May 3, 2012

Today, I got a chance to try out the Stromer Electric Bike and, I have to say, it was pretty awesome. Last week, I rode another electric bike, the Kettler Twin, and we had a good time together, but today, as I sped around the bike path in Central Park, the Stromer Electric Bike just [...]

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Stromer Electric Bike Review

March 29, 2012

The Stromer bike is a standard high-end mountain bike at first sight, with an over-sized down-tube, front suspension, 8-speeds, and disc brakes. Hop on the Stromer electric bike and look again; the over-sized down-tube houses the 36 volt battery, the front suspension has a lock-out for rock-solid power transfer on climbs, a dash panel to [...]

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