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Strøm slims down its e-bike for life in the City

Strøm slims down its e-bike fo...
The Strøm City e-bike project is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
The Strøm City e-bike project is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
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The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
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The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
The US version of the Strøm City has pedal assist and pure electric drive
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The US version of the Strøm City has pedal assist and pure electric drive
The Strøm City's removable battery is housed in the e-bike's down tube
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The Strøm City's removable battery is housed in the e-bike's down tube
Design sketch of the Strøm City e-bike
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Design sketch of the Strøm City e-bike
The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
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The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
The Strøm City is being made available in three colors and two sizes
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The Strøm City is being made available in three colors and two sizes
The Strøm City has puncture free tires
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The Strøm City has puncture free tires
The Strøm City is being made available in three colors and two sizes
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The Strøm City is being made available in three colors and two sizes
The Strøm City feature list
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The Strøm City feature list
The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
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The Strøm City features integrated front and rear lighting
The Strøm City e-bike project is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo
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The Strøm City e-bike project is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo

Last year, Denmark's Strøm Bikes embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to get its Bike into production. The outing proved successful and the now renamed Fatbike is available to buy. Strøm has returned to Indiegogo for its second e-bike, the City, which features pure electric or pedal assist drive, integrated lights front and back and a pull-out battery that can be taken into the office for charging.

The Strøm City's removable battery is housed in the e-bike's down tube, and unlocked using a key. It's reported good for 50 miles (80 km) of range per charge of about 3 - 4 hours, though an upgrade can be optioned for an extra 18 miles of range.

US riders will be able to throttle up to 20 mph (32 km/h) or engage five levels of pedal assist from the 350 W rear hub motor, but legal restrictions in EU countries mean that a separate model has been created with no throttle and a 250 W motor.

The Strøm City has puncture free tires
The Strøm City has puncture free tires

The City is built around a lightweight aluminum frame – which makes it 43 lb (19.5 kg), with the battery – and is being made available in two sizes: 63 - 71 in (160 - 180 cm) high and 70 - 83 in ( 180 - 210 cm). It features button-activated integrated front and rear LED lighting, meaning that riders no longer need worry about having to make an emergency dusk-time lamp purchase after some light-fingered opportunist makes off with the lights, Shimano gears and Tektro disc brakes.

Puncture-free tires should make travel less problematic, and an LED status display mounted on the handlebars has a built-in USB charge for topping up mobile devices while you ride. Useful. Strøm says that an intelligent computer display is also available as an option.

The Strøm City e-bike project is currently raising production funds on Indiegogo, where pledges for the US version start at $899. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to start in July. The campaign video below has more.

Sources: Strøm, Indiegogo

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