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The bike is a welcome addition to my bicycle park. I am able to manage the Seattle area hills and still have to work doing that (nice!). She seems to have a similar weight as my 26-year old Trek "Schlepper", which is awesome, because you could still ride home if the battery gave up on you (that has not happened), or perhaps even put her on a bus rack (not planned at this point). Vaude-bicycle bags fit well, so I'll be able to run shopping errands here. More another time when I am more experienced.
So far has worked as a commuter bike. It gives me the extra push up the hills. I did have to add “no flat tires” because we have a lot of thorns where I live. It just fits me at 5’5” . I have had several people comment about the bike. I like that the frame is lightweight and the battery is hidden in the frame so it looks and feels like a conventional bike. So far I get a full week of riding to and from work on one charge. Only complaint is that it is a rough ride over gravel, bridges etc. but adding a suspension would add weight.
Love the bike!
I absolutely adore this bike! I ride to work daily! At 10:00 pm laying in bed, my partner said it’s a great temperature for a bike ride, my response… “Let’s go!” Excited to put more miles on my bike and far less on my car! Even added storage so I can do all my grocery pick up on my new StoryBike!!
I love my step through Story bike. It’s so easy to go from normal to electric assist. I’m really happy I made the decision to go electric!
I am in my 70s and ride a bike for exercise and recreation, usually on paved roads and bike paths. I was looking for an electric bike that I could ride without assistance 80 to 90% of the time, with a boost for steep or long hills. The Story road bike hits the spot perfectly. It is light enough to ride without assistance and the nine gears are perfect for a rolling hill ride of 20 to 25 miles, but when the terrain gets steeper, it's nice to be able to call on the five levels of power assist to crest the road. So far, the bike is exactly what I was looking for. Like other reviewers, I found the seat uncomfortable for a longer ride, and plan on replacing it. I also wish it was possible to raise the handlebars a bit, but it's not a dealbreaker. I did not notice that there are no braze-ons for mounting a bottle cage, but have ordered a strap on cage which should do the trick. For the price and quality, this is a good bike. And the gift of a bike to someone in need is cream on the top.
My wife and I are in our mid 60s, and we decided to investigate pedal assist bicycles. I first purchased a Story Electric Commuter Bike for myself, due to concern with my full-sized physique. The bike was easy to assemble, and I loved its performance. The bike has met or exceeded my expectations. We then purchased an Electric Step Through Bike for my wife. Together, we are enjoying our new rides, and we look forward to many more years of enjoying the outdoors on our Story bikes. We also feel good about how in a small way, our purchases have helped others in receipt of the Buffalo bikes in Zimbabwe.
Electric Commuter Bike
So far, I love the bike. I’m 67, 5ft 4in, but have long legs and arms, so smaller bikes don’t usually work for me. This is just perfect. And I had no problem putting it on my car bike rack. It’s just a little heavier than my other bike, so I was really surprised that there’s not that much difference. The pedal assist is unbelievable, and all I really need is #1 & #2 to get me up the hills in my area. My brother put it together for me, and when he tested it he said “It’s awesome, I should have one!” When I saw that it was one of Oprah's favorite things, I knew it had to be special.
Love the bike but the rear fender holder was not attached and got kinda bent in shipping. Also lack of manual for use of the charger, motor, display screen, etc. is disappointing. Otherwise the bike itself is a beauty and my local bike mechanic was very impressed with the options and quality of the bike.
I am an avid bike rider and recently had a knee injury. Will be having surgery. Your E-Bike will save me before and after surgery until I can get back on my other bike. Love riding the Story Bike - very smooth and changes pedal assist quietly with no jerking.
I’ve been riding bikes for decades - a carbon road bike and a great cross-over bike. But as with all habits, life has a way of changing how much time you have to devote to riding.
When my girlfriends (who’d never biked before on a regular basis) got e-bikes I was intrigued. Would I use it rather than the car to run to the grocery store three miles away? Would I ride it more often? Would I have more fun?
Yes, yes, and yes! But the best thing of all is I still am getting a workout - the pedal-assist “assists” but without the added “juice” a throttle provides I am still doing the work. Just a lot easier if I want to.
Oh, and just one more thing. The style and look masks the e-bike capability. Just the perfect deception for a ride around town or up a big grade!
Many thanks Story!
Just took it out of the box and put it together(snow in wisconsin last week and now 89 degrees.)Only in Wisconsin! First ride will be tomorrow. Fingers are crossed! I’m so excited!!!
I like the coordination of all the step through bike components. Color, style, quality are all there. I'm a former bike shop owner and this was the best bike assembly and packaging I've ever seen! The box that it came in is three corregated layers of stiff paper... amazing. My only upgrades are to put on my B17 Brooks saddle, a 1 inch riser handlebar, and a firmer set of grips. Boy is the red paint job red. Wish I'd had that color on my MG Midget!
My Story Bike is perfect for the senior. It has made my legs stronger by making it easier to get in a good bike ride on a regular basis. It is easy to get on and off and helps flatten the hills. You can build your strength by only using the assist when needed. Perfect to keep in shape!