For 2016, Stromer is releasing significant updates to the ST1 line-up, including the new ST1 T. The 'T' stands for touring, and there are elements of this bike that lend themselves to that use. However, we peg the ST1 T as a great commuter with its simplified shifting system, included lights, fenders, and rear cargo rack, as well as some component improvements to increase the length of service intervals.
The ST1 T is replacing ST1 Platinum in our line up for 2016, though we will continue to sell the ST1 Elite. The ST1 T has some similarities to the ST1 Platinum, including the time tested Power 48 Stromer speed motor and a Class 3 "speed" designation (meaning it will assist you up to 28 mph).
The ST1 T features the new Schlumpf shifting system. The Schlumpf was originally designed and manufactured in Switzerland though it now is manufactured in Germany. An alternative to a front derailleur and multiple front chainrings, the Schlumpf drive is a planetary gear system that is concealed within the bottom bracket.
What this means is that you have 2 gear options with only 1 exposed chainring. Shifting between gears is achieved with the click of your heel against the crank arm. Confused? Don't be. It's perhaps the simplest and most intuitive shifting experience ever.
In addition, the new ST1 T comes with what was an optional "City Kit" of urban accessories, standard. That includes a Supernova front and B&M rear light, integrated fenders and rack, all designed to ready your ride for all weather conditions, day or night.
We think this is a slick move on the part of Stromer, and bucks the trend of performance oriented bikes coming without needed add-ons.
The large format battery (522 Wh), Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Schwalbe Big Ben tires, and a slick new bronze paint-job all add form and functionality to an already impressive bike.
|Size||16.5" & 20" Sport Frame (no Comfort Frame option)|
|Fork||STROMER FIXED CARBON|
|Frame||ALUMINUM TOP BAR|
|Wheels||STROMER CUSTOM BY ALEX|
|Tire||SCHWALBE BIG BEN 26 X 2.35|
|Seat||Stromer Custom by Ergon|
|Brake||Tektro Dorado Hydraulic Brakes|
|Transmission||Schlumpf 2 Speed Front, Shimano XT 9-Speed|
|Shifter||Schlumpf Heel Click Front, Shimano XT Rear|
|Gear Ratio||Front: 30, Rear: 11-32|
|Stem||ST2 Style by Stromer|
|Motor||POWER 48 HUB MOTOR 500W W/ 30NM TORQUE|
|Power Pack||ST522 36V 14.5AH 522 WH|
|Ride Mode||TORQUE SENSE PEDAL ASSIST|
|Max Range||50 MILES WITH ST522 BATTERY|
|Top Motor Speed||28MPH|
|Front Light||SuperNova E-3 Ebike|
|Rear Light||B & M Toplight Mini|
|Rear Rack||Custom Racktime by Stromer|