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Stromer hopes stylish youth will swap cars for e-bike commutes on the ST1 X

Zipping between home and work or riding for pleasure, Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment
Zipping between home and work or riding for pleasure, Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment
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Zipping between home and work or riding for pleasure, Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment
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Zipping between home and work or riding for pleasure, Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment
Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph
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Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph
A touchscreen display on the top tube can be used to lock and unlock the e-bike and select the drive modes
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A touchscreen display on the top tube can be used to lock and unlock the e-bike and select the drive modes
The chunky down tube is home to a 614 Wh battery that can be topped up in-frame or popped out for external recharging
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The chunky down tube is home to a 614 Wh battery that can be topped up in-frame or popped out for external recharging
The Stromer ST1 X has integrated front and rear lights
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The Stromer ST1 X has integrated front and rear lights
The ST1 X benefits from an integrated alarm system
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The ST1 X benefits from an integrated alarm system
The Stromer ST1 X features a Stromer aluminum fork, Tektro Dorado disc brakes and cables that are fed through the inside of the frame
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The Stromer ST1 X features a Stromer aluminum fork, Tektro Dorado disc brakes and cables that are fed through the inside of the frame
The ST1 X rides on 26-inch Schwalbe BigBen Puncture Guard tires and shifts courtesy of a Shimano SLX 11-speed system
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The ST1 X rides on 26-inch Schwalbe BigBen Puncture Guard tires and shifts courtesy of a Shimano SLX 11-speed system
Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph
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Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph
Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment
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Stromer reckons its ST1 X offers the most fun you can have riding in an urban environment

Swiss e-bike outfit Stromer first started selling its pedal-assist two-wheel commute machines in the US back in 2013, with the launch of the ST1. Taking design elements from its ST1 models and mixing in some ST2 digital connectivity, the company has announced the ST1 X – aiming some of that renowned Swiss attention to detail squarely at young commuters.

We have to say that the ST1 X, in both standard and sporty guises, is a bit of an eye-pleaser. It doesn't seem to sacrifice performance for beauty either, with Stromer quoting a 70 mile (110 km) range and a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h) in the US (though a 15.5 mph/25 km/h model is also available in Europe).

That pedelec power comes from a combination of a new 500 W Cyro motor delivering up 35 Nm (26 lb.ft) of torque and a 614 Wh battery pack. The latter doesn't spoil the stylish lines of the e-bike, being hidden away from sight in the chunky down tube, and can be topped up in-frame re removed for external recharging. Regen braking should also help eke out a few more miles between juice stops.

A touchscreen display on the top tube can be used to lock and unlock the e-bike and select the drive modes, and shows current speed, remaining range and chosen pedal assist level. A Stromer Omni smartphone app can also be used for remote lock/unlock, motor config and information on servicing. The ST1 X benefits from an integrated alarm system, too, and GPS to help track the bike in the event of theft.

Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph
Stromer says that the ST1 X has a range of 70 miles per charge and a top speed of 28 mph

Elsewhere, the good-looking pedal-assist commuter features a Stromer aluminum fork, Tektro Dorado disc brakes, built-in front and rear lights, and cables that are fed through the inside of the frame to keep the design clean. Stromer has elected to seat riders on its own saddle, the ST1 X rides on 26-inch Schwalbe BigBen Puncture Guard tires and shifts courtesy of a Shimano SLX 11-speed system.

The Stromer ST1 X is available now in orange, charcoal or white for a starting price of US$4,999, and comes in a Comfort model with a 17-inch frame, as well as a Sport flavor with a choice of 17-, 20- or 22-inch frames. You can see the Stromer e-bike in action in the short promo video below, but if something that has the look of a regular bike is more to your taste, the Freygeist Classic or the Benelli Achle 29 might be a better fit.

Product page: Stromer ST1 X

THE NEW ST1 X. DRIVE YOUR STYLE.

8 comments
GordonHoffman
The loud music in the video is obnoxious.
Milton
awesome frame design and looks, but at $5K I would expect: - mid-drive - Internal gears - Belt Driven - and possibly Full Suspension
Bob Flint
I don't even bother viewing these annoying videos of hipsters rolling along in the latest fashions in the idyllic springtime setting....$5000 for an e-bicycle, can buy a used electric car that can be used anytime anywhere.
thuds36th
Bob be right. EGO's working at max capacity. Under a Long "C" note in cost max
telocity
it boggles my mind that they expect people to pay $5k for their bike. Tork T6X is India's first electric performance motorcycle and it will be selling for around $2000. A complete motorcycle 100km range 65mph+. Or how about the radwagon cargo bike at $1600 that lets you carry 2 people or all your stuff on rack. Sure it does not go as far, but at that price you can afford a extra battery pack if you need it and still be less than 1/2 this stromer. For same price($5k) you can get 250cc motorcycles from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Hyosung. If electric bikes are going to be popular the price tag has to be reasonable.
Shohreh
Please note that $5K is an average monthly salary in Switzerland. Also, when comparing with a car, consider the TCO, not just the purchasing cost, including the amount of time waster driving and parking in cities. However, most people don't need an e-bike, since few will use a bike for trips longer than a few miles/kms anyway. But then, since most daily trips are only a few miles/kms, a regular bike is often good enough, as a few days in the Netherlands or Copenhagen shows.
Dziks
I had a chance to test 2016 Stromer for a week. Great feeling when riding 48km/h almost without any effort :) But it is very heavy, battery last for 45min in max mode and it overheats. Generally I would love to have an e-bike but Stromer needs to greatly reduce the price and solve mentioned issues. I would recommend it but when on my way home it suddenly shut down and I had to push this heavy junk up the hill for 2km... The sales guy explained that even though there was still 10% of the battery when I started to pedal up the hill the voltage dropped below some safety level and the electronics shut down. What a shame...
Mayakovski
"starting price of US$4,999", LOL, it's not April 1st yet. Save the jokes for later.