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August 29, 2017

Technology: Easy Rider

By Lauren Jade Hill

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

As summer is finally here, the warm weather has us heading outdoors to embrace sunshine and clear skies, and what better way to do so than on a luxury e-bike?

The latest model from Stromer, the award-winning manufacturer of high-end bicycles, the ST1 X has been dubbed ‘the Tesla of e-bikes.’Whether you’re cruising through parks, exploring the city or zipping past traffic on your commute, the eco-friendly ST1 X can reach distances of up to 70 miles on just one charge, and can reach speeds of up to 28mph. Blending components of the classic ST1 bike and the award-winning premium ST2 bikes, the ST1 X merges “stunning design with high-performance equipment and eco-friendly innovation,” says US branch manager Markus Eggimann.

The e-bike comes with a number of impressive digital functions through the Omni portal and the smartphone app: unlock your bike using the app, adjust the power on the bike’s integrated touch screen interface and check on your speed, battery percentage and selected pedalassist mode. It also has fully integrated theft protection, with an alarm plus an intelligent GPS system to locate your bike in the event of it being stolen.

The bike looks as sleek as it rides, and is available in a range of colors — we love the slick charcoal, pictured above. Choose from different frame styles to suit your needs; the comfort model has a 17in frame for ease of mounting, and the sport model is available in a 17, 20 or 22in frame.

Available in orange, charcoal or white, from $4,999. To find your nearest dealer, visit stromerbike.com

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