I was riding home from work a week or so ago, and I rode by this guy riding this bike down Hubbard Street.
What is it you ask?Â Well, it’ s a Strida LT. A lightweight folding bike made for the city.
Here are a few more details about this interesting bike:
- powder-coated aluminum frame
- No chain but instead,Â a Kevlar ‘grease-less’ belt drive good up to 50,000 miles
- 16-inch nylon wheels
- disc brakes
- bike weight – 22lbs
- weight limit – 220 lbs
- one-size frame fits riders from 5’4 – 6’4 ft.
- rear rack can hold up to 13lbs
It folds up quickly and easily and doesn’t take up much space when folded.
Unfortunately I forgot this rider’s nameÂ – my apologies – but he did tell me he really likes this bike.Â Obviously he doesn’t have a long commute to work as this bike is very much a short-distance commuter bike.Â It’s great for those who have to carry their bike up and down the stairs like he does, and who have limited storage space.Â Â It does have fenders to keep the road grime off your clothes, but doesn’t worry about a chain guard because well, there isn’t any chain!Â Â Not a bad option for city commuters!Â Â Anyone else have a Strida bike?