Skip to main content

This ebike has nearly twice the range of the Chevy Volt

If there is one area where ebikes have continued to make inroads, it is with urban commuters looking for efficient alternatives to driving their cars. Bike manufacturer Stromer has found innovative ways to meet the needs of those types of riders in the past and continues to do so with its latest model, delivering a high-tech option that promises to provide speed, range, and a host of features in one package.

The Stromer ST3 utilizes the company’s Syno Drive II rear hub motor, which is an evolution of the electric drive the company has used on its previous ebike models. The upgraded motor produces as much as 600 watts of power and 44 newton-meters of torque, which translates to pedal-assisted speeds of up to 28 mph out on the road. When paired with the ST3’s onboard regenerative braking system, the second-generation electric drive is cable of achieving a range of up to 93 miles before depleting its battery. That’s nearly twice as far as a Chevy Volt running on battery power alone.

When designing the ST3, Stromer put a  lot of thought into the geometry of the bike and how it could impact commuters. The ebike has a short chainstay and wheelbase, which should provide greater balance and stability in tight urban environments. It also comes with 27.5-inch tires that offer a more comfortable ride, even on rough pavement. The tires were developed specifically for Stromer by Pirelli with the idea of maximizing traction while riding around town.

The ebike also connects with Stromer’s Omni app (iOS/Android) to unlock a host of functionality. For instance, the app can track distance, average speed, and duration of a ride, while also giving commuters the ability to tune the performance of their bike as well. The app can also enable onboard theft protection measures such as a built-in lock and alarm system. It even gives ST3 owners the ability to locate their bikes using GPS tracking and enables keyless access to the ebike’s battery.

Stromer ST3 eBike
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Stromer has gone to great lengths to create a clean aesthetic for the ST3. The bike’s speedometer and touchscreen are integrated directly into the top tube, while the battery is hidden from view in the down tube. Built-in LED lights on the front and back are also nicely concealed in the ST3’s design with all wiring concealed in the frame of the bike itself. The result is an ebike that doesn’t look like an ebike, which helps it to run under the radar of would-be thieves too.

The ST3 is scheduled for release this fall with a launch edition — complete with premium saddle, a deep-green paint job, and a 983-watt battery — arriving first with a price tag of $8,399. Shortly thereafter, a standard model will also go on sale with a black and white paint job and an 814-watt battery. It will be priced at $7,499.

Watch the Stromer website for updates.

Kraig Becker
Kraig Becker is a freelance outdoor writer who loves to hike, camp, mountain bike, trail run, paddle, or just about any other…
I had written off bicycles, until e-bikes unlocked an entire world for me
Himiway C5

I have a lot working against me when it comes to riding a traditional bicycle: collapsed foot arches, bad knees, and nerve issues that extend into my pelvic floor and make it challenging for me to sit for any extended time on a standard bicycle seat. For all those reasons, I gave up on any chance of comfortably bicycling as an adult.

But when Himiway offered to let me try its new C5 e-bike, which features a motorcycle-style saddle that is both wider and longer than the average bicycle seat, I reconsidered. I cautiously hoped it could improve my ability to enjoy bike riding. However, I didn't expect it to completely change my life for the better.
The making of an e-bike guy
From the Engwe M20 to the Ride1up Revv1, e-bikes have embraced the motorcycle aesthetic, and the larger seats that go with them. For most riders, it’s just a cool look. For me, it opened a whole new world.

Read more
I ditched my car for a month of e-biking. Here’s what I learned
Aventon Abound rider with plants and store bought items on road.

Since settling into my life as an "e-bike guy," I've been testing new bikes left and right. So when someone suggested trying to replace my car with an e-bike for a month, it didn't take much to convince me. With a growing variety of bikes at my disposal, it sounded exciting to challenge myself and to find out just how much of my normal routine could be maintained with two wheels and a battery.

Though I live in a rural county just outside of Atlanta, my townhome community is located right beside a commercial strip packed with restaurants, department stores, banks, and gyms. So while I've historically used my car to get around, I've always known I could easily reach anything I need on foot or by bike in a mere few minutes if needed. Now, it was time to put that knowledge into action.
Week 1: Growing pains and happy kids

Read more
TORRAS COOLiFY Cyber offers ultimate personal cooling to beat the summer heat
TORRAS COOLiFY Cyber personal AC worn outdoors

Imagine this: The summer heat is baking down on you from above. You're close to overheating, and you desperately need to cool down. The problem is you don't have quick access to a vehicle, nor can you retreat indoors to cool down quickly with central AC. Drinking some water and staying hydrated might help, to a point, but otherwise, you're stuck in that heat, dare we say, suffering. That's the perfect time to throw on TORRAS' COOLiFY Cyber, a cutting-edge wearable air conditioner. Wait, what? That's right, it slips right over your neck to keep you cool and comfortable. Thanks to the 6,000mAh rechargeable battery built-in, it can provide up to 13 hours of cooling on a single charge. But that's not all it does. A fan mode provides extra airflow, ideal for hot, musty, or humid weather. On colder days, it even provides a little heat. So, it's incredibly versatile and one of the most innovative personal comfort solutions on the market. Let's talk a little more about why you might use it.
Buy Now
 
Cutting-edge personal comfort when you need it most

The default scenario is when you're outside in the heat, like standing around at your kid’s sporting event, visiting a local park, on a walk or run, or just about any time you’re outside. The COOLiFY Cyber can provide the right temperature for what you need, delivering an ice-cold feeling. It's an excellent companion for those who have trouble with temperature regulation and often find themselves facing uncomfortable conditions, even where others seem fine. For example, if you're hot at home or while visiting friends or family when no one else seems to be, you can turn to the COOLiFY CYBER to get your body comfortable again.

Read more