All the details: Stromer ST2 S Electric Bike Video Review

All the details: Stromer ST2 S Electric Bike Video Review


Hey folks!! This is Peter, from bikes and
life. Now i’m here with a stromer ST 2S. This bike just won the Edison Award
for design and technology and we’re here to show you a little bit more of the
details that make up the ST2 S. Starting from the front, this headlight
is actually four hundred percent brighter than the original SD2 headlight. it does have two different functions
it’s got a daylight feature were, just the outer ring is illuminated and then
it also has a low beam setting. You’ll see we have another headlight
down in the frame now this is a daytime running light so
this light here, the u-shape one is always ON whenever you’re riding and you’d be
surprised by how visible, that is during the day just because it’s a little bit
more unique. But within that light you’ve actually got a little USB port
where you can plug in a cable to charge your phone. So that way you can mount the phone on your handlebars plug it in by USB and make sure that you always keep a charge no matter, whether you’re listening to music or you’re navigating
with your phone. The battery is not going to drain down
because you’re drawing right from that main battery of the ST2. Coming back
along the bike there is a lock right here and that actually allows you to
unlock and lock your battery so you can actually take this battery right out of
the bike and that way you can bring it in charge it at your desk or you know in
your office wherever you may be. That same ring that you control the lights
with that’s how you control the power while you’re riding. You press the +
button for more power, the minus button for less power and it
actually changes the display on the screen to show you exactly how the bike
is performing. Now the reason stromer doesn’t put that display on the
handlebars, this is that they can clean up the lines
make it look nicer, simpler and also when you’re going 28 miles an hour you definitely want to have your eyes on
the road and not so much on your screen. The next thing on the handlebars here is
a shimano DI2 electronic shifting display and
the thumb lever that used to shift it. So when you press this lever you have
one button for an easy gear and one button for the faster gears and
that’s controlling this little mechanism back here so you might be able to hear
the little servos shifting back and forth as it changes the gears. Now
electronic shifting is great because it always keeps you in perfect alignment
and adjustment there’s no cables to wear down and need
replacement and it ensures that you have immediate and quick shifting action you know all the time. The cool thing
about the shimano gearing that you have here is that you have a chain retention
system so you see it’s quite difficult for me to actually pull this chain or to
move the derailleur anywhere, because we have a dynasis 2 feature on the
derailleur. Now that is a little lever you can see
this gold piece that I’m shifting and it has a cam locking mechanism, that adds
extra spring force when you push it back. So when you’re on a bike that’s going
really fast and hitting bumps like 28 miles an hour, if it was a regular
derailleur this would bounce all over the place that would cause a chain to
flop and you could actually drop the chain on the front but when you flip
this lever on the dinasis, now when you go over bumps it retains
everything much more solidly, so that you get a derailleur that doesn’t drop the
chain. let’s take a look at the front wheel and
specifically this larger brake caliper now you notice it’s a megara break which
is a very nice brand and it’s an MT5 break that uses a quad cylinder
hydraulic action to get the braking force. Now this is so important and it may not
seem like a big detail but it actually is huge because e-bikes are much
heavier than regular bicycles. This is about a 60-pound bike, so as you’re stopping
especially from a faster speed or on a long downhill you can put some serious wear and tear
on your brake pads. Now the MT5 brake calipers use a larger
oversized pad which has a much longer service life, so that your intervals
between service are much longer, meaning that you won’t have to come in
to get your brake pads changed as much on this bike as you know like
other e-bikes. The rigid carbon fork does a lot to dampen the vibrations from the
road along with these thicker tires. But it
definitely translates into a super solid cornering action, so that when you’re on
your stromer you have a very confident and put
together feeling as you’re going to turns and as you’re on the road. Coming
back to the back of the bike you notice that this down to is very large, now that
is what’s housing the 983 watt hour lithium-ion battery and this is twenty
percent larger than the original ST2 battery, taking the range up to sixty to
a hundred and twenty miles on a single charge. And now that is assisted riding as we
come back to the back of the bike we get to the motor and you know the gears and
the derailleur. So this is a shimano one by 11
drivetrain. One by 11 is very simple single changing in the front 11 gears in the back giving you a really
wide range from the largest gear for climbing and going slower and starting
up to the highest gear for really going fast. On an e-bike it’s not really
necessary to have a tremendous amount of gears because the motor is doing most of
the work to get you from zero to say five or ten miles an hour and on Hills
you’re going to be at a higher speed so you don’t necessarily need to have the
top five gears. And the motor itself is the sino drive motor system which is
able to deliver a consistent high torque even from the low end of speed to the
high end of speed. The last thing to take a look at, is the
brake light in the back, when you turn on the stromer and the lights come on you’ll notice that when you pull either
the brake levers there’s a switch inside the brake lever and that is basically
allowing the break light to go from dim to high and change when you break, so great safety feature
there again. So we actually ship the ST2 S all over the country wherever you are if
you don’t have a stromer dealer near you we could package the bike tuned up fully
assembled and ready to ride send it to you so that it’s ready to go
right out of the box. if you want to learn more about electric bikes in
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