They are specifically building up a large X for me to test ride! Stromer 26" was feeling a bit slow/heavy. -S
It was quite similar to the Stromer Platinum, but had less air pressure, even after I asked the guy to add some air (having just read the max 75 psi off the tire). The Stromer was over-inflated at 55psi (and too stiff) as their design philosophy includes 'tires as shock absorbers', so not ideal circumstances for a comparison. I just feel like the 26 inch wheels are holding me back on the Stromers, but if you are looking for a bit more low end torque the Stromer Elite may be a good choice. -SOther than the loss of power issue (which is huge) how did it compare to the Stromer?
They both run about $4K (Platinum/Turbo X), and have similar performance, maybe a slight speed advantage on the 700c wheels (Turbo Series). Aesthetically they are both beautiful and I would be happy to own either one if not for limitations and operational issues. The Stromer Platinum, and complete line have really short rear stays, panniers have to be positioned as far back as possible to prevent your heel from hitting them. I actually prefer the single chain ring design of the Turbo VS the Triple on the Stromer, excluding the Elite which is a one-by, but lacks top speed over torque. I sure hope Specialized WAKES UP! - and addresses this bug I was able to re-create on two separate bikes/models. I'd still like to test ride a Grace Easy or ONE, and when Stromer moves to San Diego in March, I'm all over an ST2 demo. -SI was thinking between the heavy Stromer and the X you were looking at...and then the performance differences
So true, only a custom build would compete in this class/budget. I think I'll stop looking for now, see what happens in the next two years. Just pasted 4K on the ODO, better give it a 2 hour cleaning tomorrow, show her I still care -SSounds like your Dash is still the one to beat and so far nothing has, not even close.
As I was RTFM online I could not help but get the impression that the German laws in particular are where the engineers lost their balls. A country with a speed unlimited stretch of highway! Go figure.
I'm pretty sure the light is standard equip. I'm mourning too, and suspect a small segment of user's would almost never overheat the motor, the casual rider that does not push much past 20, takes a short ride for coffee etc, lives in a cold climate. That's just not me. So I'm both sorry to point out the flaw, and happy you were not parted from your money without knowing about it. -SI was watching your video and really like the front light. I think it is a Supernova E3 V6s but have never seen one with a handlebar mount. Did it come standard on the bike or was it an add on? I want one.
BTW - I am still mourning the loss of not getting the Turbo X after reading your review. The power loss issue is just too big for me to ignore.