All models of ST1 can use the City Kit light/fender/rack set. This looks awesome on the bicycle and makes for a fully loaded, feature rich package.
ST1 Elite - Latest components, great looks.
The ST1 bikes are leading the way in high quality electric bikes. The design, tuning, and sheer motor power add up to a breath taking riding experience that will leave you wanting more and more.
The Stromer ST1 warranty is even better than ever: 3 years on parts, 10 years on frame! See link for details.<
|ST1 Motor and Battery|
|Maximum Range:||Up to 45 miles (with pedaling)|
|Battery Type:||Samsung Deep Discharge 18650 Li-NMC dry cylindrical cells|
|Battery Voltage:||36 volt|
|Battery Weight:||About 6.6 lbs|
|Motor power:||500W @ 36V|
|Frame:||Aluminum 6061 Hydro-formed aluminum 7075|
|Tires:||Schwalbe BigBen Tires - Balloon style with great puncture protection and shock absorption|
|Brakes:||Magura MT2 Hydraulic Disc brakes|
|Saddle:||Stromer special saddle|
|Rear Cogs:||11-32 for Elite and Platinum|
The Stromer ST1 represents a new leap forward in electric bicycle design and technology. The Swiss company has spent years refining and and polishing their finest model and it's finally made it to the US Market!
What makes a ST1 so great? First off, you have a performance tuned 500 watt motor with the best in Lithium-ion battery technology to back it up. The off-the-line acceleration of the ST1 is unmatched. Remarkably this powerful assistance engages smoothly whenever you start to pedal. It really feels like you've just got super powered legs!
Match that electric system with responsive Magura MT2 hydraulic disc brakes, a custom Carbon Fork, and Schwalbe Big Ben tires - you've got an electric bike that is just guaranteed to make you laugh with joy on the first ride. Stromer did a fantastic job on the design of this bike.
The ST1 Elite is powered by Stromer's "Mountain 33" motor, specifically designed to deliver maximum torque when starting and climbing hills. The max speed of 20 mph is plenty for most folks - most people pedal a bike around 12-15 mph anyway - and the torque will really be of use to you if you're worried about pulling weight being an issue with the bike. Stromer cites this model being particularly useful if you need to pull a heavy trailer.
Stromer ST1 Elite At A Glance:
Boy did this bike surprise me! I felt like I needed a full wind screen when I first rocketed by the front of the shop at 30 mph.
The ST1 Platinum is unique among the bikes we sell for the simple reason that it can do 30 mph with pedaling thanks to Stromer's "Power 48" motor. This does classify it for "off-road use only" in a bunch of states (including our hometown NYC) and we'd recommend caution if riding the bike in traffic. Stromer's "Power 48" motor delivers the higher speed by compromising a bit on low speed torque. That means it has a little less kick and acceleration off-the-line compared to the ST1 Elite.
The Platinum model uses a larger capacity 14.5Ah lithium-ion battery to support the extra power draw from the fast motor. This is the bike to replace your car for commutes that just have to be as fast as possible.Stromer ST1 Platinum At A Glance:
One of the coolest things about the Stromer ST1 is how you can slide the battery right out of the frame. This makes it easy for you to charge your battery at home or at work (if you're commuting). The ST1 battery weighs just 6.6 lbs and is very easy to work with. The charge time is about 5-6 hours, which is pretty standard across all our models.
I'm sure you agree it's important to be able to come to a quick stop when riding such a powerful ebike. Stromer equips their ST1s with Magura MT2 Hydraulic disc brakes. These brakes are a perfect match to the bike because they allow you to come to a quick stop if needed but also have a lot of modulation in case you just want to bleed off a little speed. Hydraulic disc brakes are particularly convenient because they require very little maintenance, just the occasional brake pad replacement.
The Carbon fork is standard on the ST1 Elite and optional on the ST1 Platinum. I was a bit skeptical of a Carbon fork on an electric bike at first but as I became more familiar with the bike and rode it I found I really enjoy the rigid fork. It offers a very confident feeling, especially in turns, and improves the riding quality for on road use by holding the bike steady when pedaling rather than bouncing up and down like a suspension fork.
Still, a suspension fork offers unbeatable comfort - especially if you're going to use your ST1 in varied road surfaces where bumps may be more prominent.
Excited? Purchase your own Stromer ST1 and you can be flying down the road in no time!
by Turbo Bob from Turbo Bob's Bicycle Blog
I've ridden more than a few Stromer electric bikes, but this one I'm on now is the best ever. You may think the 'talk to me' red paint job is what's catching my fancy, yet it's so much more than that. Styled in pure European fashion, in reminds me of some classic motorbikes I rode and raced in my youth and some race versions I only dreamed of taking to the track.
As I pulled it from the shipping carton, I was in awe of its looks and features. It took the shortest time to get it up and running, with a quick blast around the neighborhood before setting the battery on the charger. As the battery filled with go juice, I poured over the bike to check all the settings and just soak-up what was to come. I even checked the owners manual to see how the display operates. Not something that everyone does, but worth the time and effort.
Finally ready to go, I hopped aboard for a long shake-down run. This Stromer Platinum didn't disappoint as the miles melted away. Even though it has plenty of gears, I spent most of my time in the upper ones, as the smooth power from the rear hub motor makes the lower ones less important to my riding style. Working between the four levels of assist, I was always happy with the acceleration and cruising speed it offered.
You can get the Stromer ST1 in a few different configurations. The Platinum has no throttle and the motor is motivated only with your pedaling. A very sensitive torque-sensing control system feels what you want and delivers right now. Unlike most E-bikes on the market, this type of control gives you the most pure of E-bike experiences. It is a bike rider's bike and makes most pale in comparison with the power and seamless smoothness it deals up.
The 2013 Stromer shares much with the older models I have ridden. The lithium battery is enclosed in the frame tube and has a nice mechanism that allows access to it. It can be charged in the bike or separate depending on your needs. It has a sporty seating position that is a middle ground between road bike and cruiser. It very much has the mountain bike look and I imagine it could be ridden just about anywhere.
This year's tires have a larger cross-section, something that I was glad to see. And of course they are name brand top-end tires that should give miles of service with a smile and no flats. The front fork is carbon fiber, yet with this flawless paint job it is hard to tell. The aluminum frame matches in that vibrant red. You can opt for other colors and a low-framed model as well. Check the Stromer ST1 NYCeWheels page for all your choices.
This Platinum has a little more get up and go than most E-bikes you might consider getting. Because it only can power-up while you are pedaling, the rules allow a few more mph than most. In fact without working up a major sweat it can pull 30 of those mph in no time at all. On top of the extra oomph, it also has a larger capacity battery to extend your rides even at the higher speeds. I normally keep the speed to under 20, but those power blasts are a 'blast'.
So the draw with this Stromer Platinum are many--great looks--top-end components--fine handling--long range--plenty of power--battery regeneration on the down-grades--super brakes--precise and smooth motor-assist control--And many more that you might have to find on your own.
When I say this bike has 'nothing you don't' need, I am overlooking the optional 'city kit'. A set of fenders and lights could round out the package for many. I always add some lights to any bike I ride. Yet the 'stripped' and 'racy' look of this bike might be the way you desire and need. It's up to you of course.
Go Stromer and go strong,
"He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me."---John Barrymore
Bike shops see electric bicycles a little differently than their customers do. We work with the distributor or manufacturer directly - developing a relationship that can either make us excited to sell every bike or make us wonder whether we'll still carry them next year. As a dealer looking to carry an electric bike we want all the same stuff you might as a customer - looks that could kill, performance that is felt while riding rather than read in a press release, good quality workmanship, and good support.
My work with Stromer BMC selling the ST1 Elite and ST1 Platinum has been some of the most fun I've had at NYCeWheels in the last 3 years. To put that in perspective, let's flash back to when I just started here, way back in 2010... (cue Twilight Zone music)
At the time we had a full line of electric bikes bikes but they were all pretty basic looking, had clunky controls attached to the handlebar and very basic interface. More than that though, they lacked a certain refinement found on regular bicycles.
Skip ahead to 2011 when we got our first Stromer Sport model on the sales floor. This bike out shone everything else in the shop. It looked cooler, worked better, and rode nicer than any other bike we carried. I remember that first ride - I was blown away by how much like a regular bicycle it looked. I loved the frame mounted battery and mountain bike looks. I loved the clearly readable display that didn't look like an Atari strapped to the handlebar. In fact, I still like that bike. I rode it home and back the other day and it still kicks butt.
Flash forward to now, we've had the Stromer ST1 for about a year and I feel electric bicycles are finally starting to attain the sort of beautifully sculpted, well balanced look found in the regular bicycle world. Just like my first experience with the Stromer Sport - my first encounter with the ST1 was a moment of true excitement. Here is a bicycle I can get behind. Here is a bicycle I'm excited to sell!
Look at that carbon fork! You see how it accents the shape and stance of the bike? Don't you love the feeling of beefy speed that it adds to the front end? Stromer dared to challenge the convention of always putting suspension forks on electric bikes - heck, we even told them it was a risk - but in then end they proved to be on the leading edge of something amazing. Of course, they still offer suspension models for folks who'll be on and off dirt trails a whole bunch but for those of you who ride the pavement most often the carbon fork is really where it's at.
I'm getting a little carried away with looks, you can already judge those for yourself. Let's get back to what I see as a dealer, rather than a customer.
Selling a bunch of bikes you get to know whether they're reliable or not. You also get to know whether the maker will jump to the line to help its customers or whether they'll blow things off and not take care of business. Stromer has performed incredibly well on both counts.
Any bike, no matter how perfect, can have a problem. What's critical is how the company deals with these problems. Everything is better and easier with a company that stands behind their product. Stromer has proved very capable of supporting their dealers and customers in tough situations by providing the knowledge and initiative necessary to get things done right and done quickly. If anyone from their tech department is reading this I'll just say, you guys are awesome - thank you!
If you're thinking of getting an electric bicycle, I'd really recommend you look into a Stromer. Watch our video review below, read some reviews on this great site, compare it to other top performers. You might just find the ST1 at the top of your list.
Thanks for reading!
P.S.! There's now a Stromer ST2 - Stromer continues to lead the way with new features like wireless connectivity, new motor technology, and a huge 17Ah battery!
Peter, Manager at NYCeWheels bike shop in New York City