Greetings from Colorado

YTOUY

New Member
Hi everyone, I'm Yen from Broomfield, Colorado. I have been commuting to work (weather permitting) in Boulder, CO for the past 4 years, on my Stromer ST1 Platinum. I look forward to learning and sharing my knowledge of my Stromer and bike commuting.
 

linklemming

Active Member
Curious as to where you bought your stromer. I have always been a Stromer fan although they arent the most cost effective these days. Still love them though!

Im in louisville, I dont commute as I work from home but on a good day I ride 20-30 miles just to get outside. Many rides(south bound) are in broomfield at some point. Curious as to what route(s) you use. We may have crossed paths but i dont recall ever seeing a stromer on my rides.

I usually head down the 36 bikeway when I go south, If I dont exit to rock creek trail(underpass just south of flatirons crossing), I usually end up at dry creek trail and either go east to I25 or west to standley lake(so much to explore)

Im on either a Bulls eMTB, a Juiced CCX or my own DIY TSDZ2(old silver GT zaskar) conversion.
 
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YTOUY

New Member
Hello neighbor,

I bought my Stromer at Small Planet Ebikes in Longmont. I test rode 7 of the bikes they had in stock at the time, and narrowed it down to the ST1 Platinum. It was definitely more than I wanted to spend. After more than 4 years of trouble free riding, still on the original Schwalbe Big Ben with more than 4,000 miles, I can say that it was a good investment. The rig is sturdy, well built, and looks like a normal bike.

In the early days, before the US36 bikeway, I used to ride north on 287 to 42, Empire road behind the cemetery, north on Courtesy Road, then west on Baseline, to South Boulder Creek trail. I found that traffic gets heavy through Louisville, with not much shoulder room on Courtesy, and the people on the multi-use path in Boulder can not hear you with their ears stuffed with hearing aids, and dogs not well controlled. Over time, I chose to ride north on US287, west on Baseline, north on Old Tale road, under Arapahoe, and a short jog on East Boulder trail. I've given the US36 bikeway a couple of tries, but it takes me 4 miles out of my way to get on it to start my commute.

For non commuter rides, I have ridden with the group from ebikes of Colorado in Louisville on their Sunday noon fun ride, meet at the store at 11:30 am. Bring your bike and we can meet in person.
 
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Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
I test rode7 of the bikes they had in stock at the time, and narrowed it down to the ST1 Platinum. It was definitely more than I wanted to spend. After more then 4 years of trouble free riding, still on the original Schwalbe Big Ben with more than 4,000 miles, I can say that it was a good investment. The rig is sturdy, well built, and looks like a normal bike.
May be you can share this on the Stromer forum.
The Stromer sub-forum is riddled with people who have issues. Either the bikes are clearly defective or they don't know how to maintain stuff.
With simple maintenance, most E-bikes can be made to go really high mileage. Especially, direct drive motors like Stromer and BionX. So, if possible, please post a pic of your bike in the Stromer forum.
 

linklemming

Active Member
Hello neighbor,

I bought my Stromer at Small Planet Ebikes in Longmont. I test rode7 of the bikes they had in stock at the time, and narrowed it down to the ST1 Platinum. It was definitely more than I wanted to spend. After more then 4 years of trouble free riding, still on the original Schwalbe Big Ben with more than 4,000 miles, I can say that it was a good investment. The rig is sturdy, well built, and looks like a normal bike.

In the early days, before the US36 bikeway, I used to ride north on 287 to 42, Empire road behind the cemetery, north on Courtesy Road, then west on Baseline, to South Boulder Creek trail. I found that traffic gets heavy through Louisville, with not much shoulder room on Courtesy, and the people on the multi-use path in Boulder can not hear you with their ears stuffed with hearing aids, and dogs not well controlled. Over time, I chose to ride north on US287, west on Baseline, north on Old Tale road, under Arapahoe, and a short jog on East Boulder trail. I've given the US36 bikeway a couple of tries, but it takes me 4 miles out of my way to get on it to start my commute.

For non commuter rides, I have ridden with the group from ebikes of Colorado in Louisville on their Sunday noon fun ride, meet at the store at 11:30 am. Bring your bike and we can meet in person.
When I first started seriously looking at ebikes(Aug 2017) and demoing rides(at ebikes of colorado (EOC)), the stromer was the only one I liked. I have more of an offroad focus though.

I bought a Bulls eMTB from Small Planet in longmont in Aug 2018, great offroad machine although not the best for higher speeds (20mph cutoff).

Sounds like you probably ride on coal creek trail and/or rock creek trail. Im sure we will cross paths eventually.

One of these days I will do the EOC sunday rides.
 

YTOUY

New Member
When I first started seriously looking at ebikes(Aug 2017) and demoing rides(at ebikes of colorado (EOC)), the stromer was the only one I liked. I have more of an offroad focus though.

I bought a Bulls eMTB from Small Planet in longmont in Aug 2018, great offroad machine although not the best for higher speeds (20mph cutoff).

Sounds like you probably ride on coal creek trail and/or rock creek trail. Im sure we will cross paths eventually.

One of these days I will do the EOC sunday rides.
Until we meet up, "Happy Trails".
 

YTOUY

New Member
May be you can share this on the Stromer forum.
The Stromer sub-forum is riddled with people who have issues. Either the bikes are clearly defective or they don't know how to maintain stuff.
With simple maintenance, most E-bikes can be made to go really high mileage. Especially, direct drive motors like Stromer and BionX. So, if possible, please post a pic of your bike in the Stromer forum.
Thanks for the suggestion. Have a look a my post on the Stromer forum.