The Light Assist E-bike convinced the test editors above all with its low weight and well-balanced frame. The editors also praised the practically maintenance-free drive system with Gates Carbon drive belt and Pinion 9-speed gearbox.
he lightweight, agile fitness bikes of the Strada series have been a cornerstone of the STEVENS portfolio of classic bikes for many years. Traditionally they combine the sporty frame geometry of a road bike with the ergonomic advantages of a flatbar handlebar. And so the electrically-assisted E-Strada also has a sporty frame geometry and a comfortable cockpit. "Agile, but with very secure handling. It's crisp into the corners", say the test riders. The stretched, yet comfortable seating position of the aluminium frame makes this possible.
The light alloy frame of the E-Strada is convincing: "The aluminium frame is very cleanly crafted and not only convinces in terms of stiffness in practice, but also aesthetically. Especially the rear triangle with its integrated opening for the belt drive is a very finely designed detail", say the test editors.
Despite the high frame stiffness and the resulting safe handling, the E-bike can convince with its low weight and high permissible overall weight (140 kilograms!). The MYBIKE test editors commented: "With its 17.5 kilograms, the E-Strada is one of the lightest E-bikes in the test and works accordingly with and without assistance."
The characteristics of the Mahle X35+ rear motor are also very well suited to the sporty appearance of the bike. "When accelerating, it helps out quickly, and only a little power is needed to keep the bike at 25 kilometres per hour", according to the test riders. This makes the E-Urban bike ideal not only for use as a daily commuter bike, but also "... for a brisk fitness or after-work ride with your road bike friends."
All-season riders will appreciate the virtually maintenance-free drive. The Gates Carbon drive belt in combination with the 9-speed Pinion gearbox operates silently and reliably at all times, even in bad weather conditions.
The overall verdict of the MYBIKE editorial team is correspondingly positive. The STEVENS E-Strada 7.3.4 FEQ is "a carefree E-bike thanks to the Pinion gearbox and belt.”