I owned a high end Trek bike and it was great, but I could not keep up with the rest of the people with which I ride. The Story bike allows me to keep up. The pedal assist allows me to still get in a workout at the level I desire. I would not want an ebike that senses the power you need and providing it without you having some control. My riding friends that have tried my bike the looks, the control of the gears, the boost and the look of the bike. I know Story has a step-throuigh bike, but that style is just not for me.
Not everything will go right every time. But when there was a problem with the bike, customer service is superb in handling it from a distance as an online merchant. Not an easy feat. Important to bring up for others.
I ride each weekend 30 to 40 miles with a group of about six. I bought the Story bike so I can keep up with the younger rides on the hills. So far I can easily keep up and there is plenty of battery power left at the end of the ride. Love my New Story bike.
Have only tried it once, as cold and busy with the holidays, but I got on, never having ridden an electric bike before, and rode out the driveway , up our old newEngland hilly roads and felt like never getting off! Still have a lot to learn but think it will be my new best friend.
Both are all we expected - "Great"
My wife love's her new stylish step through ebike from Story Bikes. We had some issues in beginning but their support is simply outstanding. Always reachable and super helpful. I can only recommend them.
Electric Road Bike
Better than I expected! I can ride with ease. Too bad It took so long to reach me, not much weather left to ride in. Shifting is a seamless breeze. Had to replace the “little” saddle for a more comfortable ride.
I love my road bike
Electric Road Bike
Never hearing of Story bikes during a two year research for an affordable Ebike I ran across the name in an article on affordable Ebikes. I had decided on pedal assist, battery size and weight was important. Reading everything I desired I ordered a commuter bike immediately and couldn’t be happier. Excellent quality of work coupled with smooth gearing and looks. I get compliments and second looks from folks. I love the comfort of assist that allows a moderate workout without the mental strain. And no bottom soreness after hours in the saddle. It’s a hidden gem and I’m spreading the word.
Really nice quality, I’ve had my bike a couple weeks I mainly ride it to and from the gym, I live at the top of a good sized hill the pedal assist works great and I still get a bit of a workout. I didn’t want a bike that did all he work for me what’s the point? If I wanted that I would just buy a scooter. 😂
Thanks for keeping me I formed as to status & delivery date. Ups was 3 days ahead of your date. Delivery on a Saturday!
The bike was fairly easy to put together. Took a bit of thought but nothing terribly difficult. Your on line instructions were helpful.
Have 40-50 Miles now on the bike. Will report a flat tire, rear of course!
Love the bike, the ease of use, power, speed. Wish it came with lights, place to carry water bottle .
Will keep you up to date on my experience!
As I eagerly awaited the arrival of my bike, I really didn't know what to expect. I had never ridden an ebike and I was going from a hybrid to a road bike. What a great surprise. I loved it from my first ride. I have only had it 6 days, but I have already ridden 4 of the 6. What a great ride...and what a good looking bike. It looks nothing like most ebikes. No big, clunky battery. Although I am 73 and cruised the bike paths in my area at 10 to 12 mph, now I have people staring as I go by at 15 to 20 mph....and because of the sleek look of this bike they think it's all me! I just love my new Story Road bike!
Overall, this bike just can't be beat for our needs. We had a long list of requirements that make a great errand/short commute bike and the Story Electric Commuter is the only bike on the market that hit all the important points.
To be the perfect around town bike it had to be/include: Gears, light weight, disc brakes, headlight, fit multiple riders, have enough power to get up our steep hill, fit larger town tires, include fenders and racks, and most importantly, be stealth enough, and low priced enough, to not be afraid to leave it locked up somewhere! There's a few other bikes that hit all these points except they cost more than double so we'd be afraid to ever leave it locked up anywhere rendering those options useless. Plus the adjustable stem makes it easy to switch between riders from 5'5" to 6'1". Even our 6'4" son fits on it relatively well.
Regarding electric bikes in general and for the people on the fence: I'm a seriously competitive cyclist that trains 6 days a week so obviously a hill isn't going to be that big of a deal for me. But you know what? I don't want to come home late at night and get my heart rate high just before going to bed. I don't want to ride in the winter and start with a bunch of clothes then be all hot and sweaty even though it's 20 degrees out. Ebikes are a game changer for us in that they replace car trips and let us get places faster and without showing up a mess.
The only thing I wish it had included was an integrated taillight (and the ability to have the headlight and taillight be on anytime the bike is ridden).
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