Ten thousand is a lot of money for an ebike that conks out on the first ride.Unfortunately I was not the only one that did not take there bike home that day. The shop contacted Stromer and Stromer flew out an ST5 engineer. I will stop by the shop soon and ask what the fix was.
I would disagree with the new technology statement. To me, the bit and pieces are all existing, "re-applied technologies", that are well known to the industry. Li-Ion cells, torque sensors, electrical connectors, perm mag motors, etc. To me, it's just a matter of putting it together with famous 90's Japanese automobile manufacturer attention to quality and detail, at these price points. I have a feeling the lack of QC/QA is playing a role here. Lots of bits sourced from overseas, but together in factories distant from the headquarters.Its pretty obviously that the ebike is still a relatively new technology - incurring the resultant growing pains. There are going to be bugs to work out. After reading this thread it does make me think that I will hold off on the ST5 until these bugs are worked out, however. And who knows, maybe there will be some amazing new bike that pops up that blows the Stromer away. Like Tesla, Stromer has helped the industry by pushing boundaries and making the incumbent bike manufacturers push harder to keep up. Not a bad thing at all. Let's just hope the owners of Stromer have deep pockets and as much patience as we do!
Serous good recommendation here. If I've learned one thing about e-Bikes, it's that they're not automobiles in terms of reliability. They're just about as reliable mechanically as a regular bike with the added complexity of the electrics. I commute on mine daily by choice and a having a backups is essential for any number of reasons from the mundane to the serious. I prefer not to drive my Automobile(s) if I can avoid it.Ten thousand is a lot of money for an ebike that conks out on the first ride. You might as well get 2 ebikes just in case one breaks down and while waiting for warranty work, you can still ride your second ebike.
Thank you for this information!The weekly assembling capacity at the HQ was stated to be 150 ST5. Later, 50 ST5 a week were confirmed. According our visit - on a monday - nobody was at work in the "assembly-line". In fact the assembly-line is a subsequent line of individual workplaces. At Eurobike, we asked about the low output, the answer was little bit fluffy. Meanwhile it's clear why: myStromer AG signed a contract with the former MIFA, now called Sachsenring for assembling all EU and US ST5 and ST3.
This is a real milestone; first they bring back the final assembly from Taiwan to Europe, furthermore, Sachsenring is an established bike manufacturer. Remember, the former MIFA has made the Grace ONE, one of the sole real competitors of Stromer.
See the press release (in German) attached.
For those who interested on German economic history:
Sachsenring is a famous name and brand since many decades. They have build over three million "Trabant", the typical car of the former GDR. After the takeover of the GDR through Germany, MIFA and Sachsenring were fighting hard but had to give up business only a few years ago. Since a while, they started over and are back on track or trying to be back on track, as things are still difficult in the eastern part of Germany.
I expect not; but the pricing in the US is more flexible than anywhere else.Will this affect the price?
Congrats on the new bike! Hopefully you have better luck than I did. I had two delivered and both failed. Right now I'm riding a loaner ST2 and waiting for a new shipment of ST5s to come in. Third times a charm. Keep us up to date on your experiences with the ST5“Bluecat” and others, Thank you all for this forum. .
I’ve purchased the ST5 today after a test drive. First one that landed in Boston. Bike is on a different level.
I usually stress after about buying expensive things and thinking if I regret it but not on this. There’s this sense of comfort —-->if I bought another e bike Everyday and I mean everyday I ride my ebike I would be wishing and thinking I saved or just payed for ‘the best’. purchasing a 5k e bike that makes you wish and think about another E-Bike,,,, I think That hurts more than spending 10k .