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    Deciphering Strida Models?

    I can't figure out what seperates all the Strida models. Aside from the EVO with internal gearing what else is to know?

    I live in Southern California and I want to use the Strida for last mile commuting from light rail. Where is a good place to buy one?

    Thank you!

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    As far as i know

    Strida 5.2
    Strida LT
    Strida SX
    Strida evo

    Beside evo, the difference between 3 model is only wheels. And probably some of them already includes qr seat moulding

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    The Strida Canada West guy is a list member. I don't know him and have never done business with him, but he comes across as a nice chap. He's got a page on his website explaining the model differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radityajoko View Post
    As far as i know

    Strida 5.2
    Strida LT
    Strida SX
    Strida evo

    Beside evo, the difference between 3 model is only wheels. And probably some of them already includes qr seat moulding
    Oh ok! Thanks for that!

    I guess I might have to stick with my Citizen a while and maybe wait and see if Groupon does another deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshnasi View Post
    Oh ok! Thanks for that!

    I guess I might have to stick with my Citizen a while and maybe wait and see if Groupon does another deal.
    if you are just going for last mile usage then the single speed strida would be perfect for this since they're light and easy to maneuver around rush hour stations. The 3 speed is nice but it is a 2kg difference between the models which is a pretty noticeable weight add on if you didn't need it. But it might be worth it if you intend to ride the bike quite a bit more cause you find it fun in the long run.

    I'm not sure if you will see another groupon deal, that was back in 2012 and looked like it was a bit of old stock they where getting rid of. For north america now it seems like there is only one main distributor from Canada so you won't see much of that happening again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
    if you are just going for last mile usage then the single speed strida would be perfect for this since they're light and easy to maneuver around rush hour stations. The 3 speed is nice but it is a 2kg difference between the models which is a pretty noticeable weight add on if you didn't need it. But it might be worth it if you intend to ride the bike quite a bit more cause you find it fun in the long run.
    Good tip. The role for the bike is purely to ride from the massive train station parking lot to the train, board the train and then ride from the train to my work location. It's under 2 miles. The ss Strida seems to fit the bill, there are no hills and not a massive need to go fast.

    What is the relative 'top speed' on the ss model? I am currently riding the Citizen Tokyo and its pretty slow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
    I'm not sure if you will see another groupon deal, that was back in 2012 and looked like it was a bit of old stock they where getting rid of. For north america now it seems like there is only one main distributor from Canada so you won't see much of that happening again.
    Ah, thanks for the background.

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    I have a 16" version and its slow compared to a road bike since it has 52 gear inches but for only 1 mile of riding it will be easy.
    The 18" SX has 60gi. so will be faster but costlier.https://foldingbikela.com/product/strida-lt/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshnasi View Post
    Good tip. The role for the bike is purely to ride from the massive train station parking lot to the train, board the train and then ride from the train to my work location. It's under 2 miles. The ss Strida seems to fit the bill, there are no hills and not a massive need to go fast.

    What is the relative 'top speed' on the ss model? I am currently riding the Citizen Tokyo and its pretty slow.



    Ah, thanks for the background.
    the relative top speed would be very similar but probably a little higher than the highest gear on the citizen tokyo because if i remember the gear inch of that one is around the high 40's only.

    if you are in no rush then the 16" version would suffice and with their 5 star composite spoke wheels i think there would be even less maintenance for you if all you are going to use it for is commuting and put it away on the weekends.

    I owned the 5.0 but upgraded the wheels to the 18" which is faster but you'll notice it when you start going uphills. One extra maintenance you have to deal with because it's a spoked wheel is you should do like a bi yearly checkup of your spoke tension. My older 16" spoked wheels had to be tuned bi yearly because i noticed some spokes where less tension than others and what resulted was snapped spokes while riding which gets annoying to replace.

    but with the latest strida you really will have ALMOST a maintenance free bike. I would look at something like this: Strida LT Brushed Aluminum - Strida Canada West

    why? the wheels will be just pump and go, no spokes to deal with
    and with it being brushed aluminum you will NEVER have to worry about paint chips that make it look ugly in the long run
    and with the entire line being belt driven, chain maintenance is basically once in awhile hose it down to get rid of the dust and run a paper towel through it to clean the teeth and cogs. I do that monthly to keep things running well but that's only minutes and zero grease on your hands unlike my chain bikes. it's not entirely maintenance free as some would have you believe but it's minimized alot.

    I've never repacked bearings because they are cartridge bearings and i think you might as well buy a new set of them if the time comes but i've put in aroud 7000kms on them with daily commuting and never felt any of the bearings where wearing out so that will be quite a bit of last mile trips for you before you ever get to that. Good luck!

    EDIT: if you do get a strida and take it on the train you'll get people staring at you funny because it's very different from the traditional folding bike style (H frame) and looked like something out of the apple store. So you can't own it and be a introvert. It happened to me quite a bit, but when I ride my Tern no one bats an eye.
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