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    Strida EVO - 18 Who sells this bike in the USA?

    Found a few videos/reviews, looks like an interesting bike for my first folder, where can I get one in the US? The internet search has let me down, although I found places in Asia, France, Russia and the UK to order it,...

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    http://www.strida.com/en/products/
    I would contact strida and ask them.
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    http://eccyclesupply.com/strida/dealers.html

    Do share how you get on :-)

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    The website was a little wonky yesterday on my computer at least, finally got this info from it, but so far all of them that I have called do not stock the bike.


    Name Street Address City State Zip Phone Number
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    Cycleforfun.ca 353 Market ave. Grand Forks BC (250) 442-0469
    United States
    Oakland Museum Store 1000 Oak St. Oakland CA 94607 (510) 238-6305
    Warm Planet Bikes 311 Townsend St. San Francisco CA 94107 (415) 974-6440
    Birkenstock of Old Town 612 Duval St. Key West FL 33040 (800) 330-2475
    Switch Modern 1193 Howell Mill Rd., NW Atlanta GA 30318 (404) 605-0196
    Lickton Supply Co. 310 Lake St. Oak Park IL 60302 (708) 383-5541
    RideTHISBike.com 231 Dauphine St New Orleans LA 70112 (504) 324-2492
    bfold 224 East 13th St. New York NY 10003 (212) 529-7247
    Gracious Home 1220 3rd Ave. New York NY 10021 (800) 338-7809
    Gracious Home 1992 Broadway New York NY 10023 (800) 338-7809
    Gracious Home 45 West 25th St. New York NY 10010 (800) 338-7809
    NYCeWheels 1603 York Ave. New York NY 10028 (212) 737-3078
    Rolling Orange 269 Baltic St. Brooklyn NY 11201 (718) 935-0695
    The Hub 80 Smith Street Farmingdale NY 11735 (631) 406-7251
    roll: At Polaris 2017 Polaris Parkway Columbus OH 43240 (614) 885-7658
    roll: On Lane Avenue 1510 West Lane Ave. Upper Arlington OH 43221 (614) 885-7655
    roll: On Main St 2468 East Main St Bexley OH 43209 (614) 858-0390
    Edit 3524 South Peoria Tulsa OK 74105 (918) 747-7477
    Twist 30 NW 23rd Place Portland OR 97210 (503) 224-0334

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    They seem to pop up on Ebay and Craigslist at least once or twice each month (new and used). However; keep in mind that there are cheap, knock-off, fake "Stridas" out there.

    That said; if you find a used Strida for sale, make sure it's a REAL Strida.

    Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough in the brand to spot a fake versus authentic Strida... but I'm sure there's been a tread post or two here on BF about the fakes, so maybe a search through the forums could help in this matter.

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    I have called over half the people on that list posted above now, (I did not get this list yesterday because my "flash" was a bit wonky on the pc I was using), and none of them stock the EVO 18 model except the guy in BC Canada....

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    Quote Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
    They seem to pop up on Ebay and Craigslist at least once or twice each month (new and used). However; keep in mind that there are cheap, knock-off, fake "Stridas" out there.

    That said; if you find a used Strida for sale, make sure it's a REAL Strida.

    Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable enough in the brand to spot a fake versus authentic Strida... but I'm sure there's been a tread post or two here on BF about the fakes, so maybe a search through the forums could help in this matter.
    I saw the "fake" Strida warnings as well, but I would hope the odd and expensive 3-speed crank for the EVO 18 would price it out of the pricerange of the fakers - hard to fake that part. As for the fake ones, the lack of "Strida" stickers and the $300 price would stand out.

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    Nope, nobody has them yet, no firm prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuc View Post
    I have called over half the people on that list posted above now, (I did not get this list yesterday because my "flash" was a bit wonky on the pc I was using), and none of them stock the EVO 18 model except the guy in BC Canada....
    Hi all, I am the guy in Canada with the Strida EVOs, as far as I know the first one I sold was the first in North America. I am a Strida fan and have been the only Canadian dealer since July of this year. I would be happy to try and answer any questions, cheers Bill Wilby http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif P1100311.jpg
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    It looks like they have a 16" and an 18" tire size.

    http://www.bikerepublicstore.co.uk/Strida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wilby View Post
    Hi all, I am the guy in Canada with the Strida EVOs, as far as I know the first one I sold was the first in North America. I am a Strida fan and have been the only Canadian dealer since July of this year. I would be happy to try and answer any questions, cheers Bill Wilbyhttp://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif P1100311.jpg
    Welcome to the forum! Have you kept in touch with that customer that bought the EVO ? Perhaps you could persuade them to post some more pics or comments about the bike? I am intensely curious about the bike since it has a number of unique features not found on other folders. The 18 inch wheels, the 3 speed crank, the different philosophy on frame geometry, disc brakes - all in all a very unique bike that I think I would like to own. But I think I would like to have a local dealer, at least one in my state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    It looks like they have a 16" and an 18" tire size.

    http://www.bikerepublicstore.co.uk/Strida
    Bunch of pics of both sizes at that website https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iladjtask...da%20EVO%20JPG

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    Thank you for the welcome, I have not heard back yet from the new EVO owner but I expect to. We have winter now and it snowed a little last night so not much riding here until the spring. I like the Strida but it is of course some what different than what people are used to. I encourage people to try it and most are surprised how comfortable and easy it is to ride. Grand Forks is located on the Canada /U.S. border and many people here go south for the winter, if I hear of someone going your way with a Strida I will let you know. I just sold an SX to a customer who is taking it to Mexico, in the trunk of his car. This is the U.S. distributor, http://www.eccyclesupply.com/
    I don't think they have imported the EVO yet, cheers Bill

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    Interesting, SA designed 3 speed crank. Well, seen enough - let's get this bike in this country; but alas - I, myself, am in no position to deal with the hassles of being a retailer of this bike. Having said that - after watching the videos of complete "noobs" pedal this down the road, is impressive enough to believe this design could really be a hit. The reason they went with 18" wheels is obvious when you see the 16" wheel (old design) single speed riders on the same frame take it out in city traffic. I think this version hits it out of the park, IMHO with my checkbook out.

    A quote I found on the forums linked above in this thread.

    "If the drive is durable - which we cannot know yet - it might be the best innovation ever presented by Ming cycle, I mean."
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    Bump - is this bike now in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuc View Post
    Bump - is this bike now in the US?

    Could Be

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    wow that's actaully not a bad price! the real funny thing is this is cheaper than the original 2 speed with the schlumpf drive. The 3 speed strida has basically made the 2 speed obselete to sell any further. I already see the US and HongKong distributors don't even stock the 2 speed but only the 3 speed now. Hill climbing was the weakest part for my single speed strida since you can't just stand and mash the pedals this would change the game significantly.

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    Just how comfortable are these Stridas to ride?
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    if the seat height is set correctly and you replaced the seat with a big butt sprung seat then it's pretty comfortable. I did a 60km charity ride with one and had zero problems. With the oem seat it was "hurtin" going even 3-4km

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    Interesting. Is the ride quite upright? I know I can get down reasonably well with my Brompton.
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    According to the specs on that site,the EVO weighs 4.6lbs more than the LT. I see the wheels are different,but that's still alot of weight in the BB.

    I'm just sayin',internal gears are neat and all,but a rear derailleur system would work on this and you'd not only get a better gear range,but save quite a bit of weight to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    Interesting. Is the ride quite upright? I know I can get down reasonably well with my Brompton.
    Yes, Strida is designed to be ridden upright. One can "go down" if you position the saddle high and install the optional bent handlebar; it would make the ride rather unsteady though.

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