The Story Electric Commuter is a perfect blend of style, comfort, and efficiency. With simple design and sporty handling, you’ll find your way across town in no time.
This model comes 95% assembled with all the tool necessary included making it easy to put together at home.
Our Electric Commuters come well equipped with a lightweight frame that's powered by a 350-watt motor, 36-volt battery and includes a USB charging outlet.
It also comes ready for any weather or trip with front and rear fenders, integrated front headlight, and a rear-mounted rack.
Both men and women will appreciate it’s comfortable, upright position. It puts you in the perfect position to see and be seen. Lastly, we added 7-speeds to get you going, and hydraulic disc brakes to stop you.
Recommended Height: 5'5 - 6'0+
The Commuter model features an adjustable quick release handlebar system that allows you to adjust the handlebars both vertically as well as forward/back. This allows for a wide range of customers to ride the Commuter comfortably.
|Speed||20 mph assisted||Max Distance||Up to 45 miles depending on PAS level, terrain, and the rider||Motor||350 watt brushless geared rear hub motor|
|Battery||Samsung lithium-ion 36v x 7.0 AH battery||Pedal Assist System||Intelligent 5 levels of assist with torque sensing technology||LCD Display||Backlit digital LCD Screen with USB out port for charging. Includes charge indicator, single/total trip odometer, single/total trip time, PAS level, and more|
|Brakes||Shimano front and rear hydraulic disc brakes||Gears||Shimano Altus 7 speed derailleur and thumb shifter||Tires||700 x 35c|
STORY BIKE FEATURES
Same as above. Including great riding advantage with electronic assist.
This bike is very rideable, affordable, light, feels like a regular bike and the motor is intuitive. The geometry feels slow and very upright. It was shipped to me with some damage to paint and components.
I really like my new bike, a commuter 1. The common ebikes that are 8-13k dollars and 200 lbs were not a good fit. This one is A real bike with a motor! I rode it 20 miles the first day on trips I would have otherwise driven, and my partner is a little jealous of it! It looks good, is easy to move around like a slightly heavy bike.
I feel calling the bike I received a commuter style is a misnomer. The geometry is very short from handlebars to seat, so it’s a very upright bike that will be too short for many people from seat to pedals. I’m a small person and it’s too short for me even with the handlebars moved out as far as possible. It’s closer to a cruiser style than I would have liked. That makes it hard to climb moderate to steep hills without the motor, since it’s harder to engage your quads like a faster bike. And that’s noticeable on a level straightaway too, when trying to go a little faster.
While unpacking, I found several spots of damage to the paint, deep scratches in metal parts, and the little tool bag came completely shredded out of the box, not holding any of the tools. Also the bolts for the rack were not included, and I had to steal them from something else. Probably because of the adjustable handlebars, the cables are suuuper long and hang way out. Maybe eight to ten inches over the normal loose cable length for my size. It’s hard to imagine a large enough person riding this bike for the length of cable they installed.
Probably because of the battery, there’s no bolts for a water bottle cage. The seat is hard foam, pretty comfortable but not as nice as the seats in the marketing photos. The handlebars have foam that looks like leather and they’re not as nice looking close up or totally comfortable, but fine.
All that said, I will make it work. I wish they would give a longer trial period, since you can’t try it out for fit and get it dialed in in that time frame, even if you’re riding it a bunch. I feel like I should have gotten the road bike, but this one has more features I wanted, and I didn’t want to wait till December for the new model.
The index shifter and other components came perfectly dialed in, but the lowest gear isn’t low enough to actually climb moderate hills without the motor, especially with the very upright posture. The five motor levels are well spaced and it’s cool how it responds to the pedal. It would be good to have more of all of these technical specs available on the website.
It’ll be an awesome tool to get me biking again safely during recovery from a spinal injury.
Many years I have thought of buying an Ebike but they all looked heavy and clunky. I finally broke down and bought the Story Commuter with cash left over on a used car sale. Now I do my short errands by bike instead of car and have already gotten compliments, then shock when I tell people it is battery assist.
I purchased this bike to help me make the transition to a more car-free lifestyle. I'm using it to commute 5 miles (one way) to work and to run errands around town. My city is not very bike-friendly (working on it!), and I have to carry the bike up a flight of stairs, so I was searching for a lightweight e-bike that could still get me around town fast enough and without having to charge it at work between rides. Story Bikes Commuter Bike was the first bike that seemed to fit all the "must-haves" on my checklist with a great price point. I also loved their mission and give-back program. I have had my bike for about a week and a half so far and couldn't be happier. Couldn't recommend enough. If you're like I was a month ago doing hours and hours of research and unsure of what bike to purchase, my advice would be to stop looking and pick one from Story Bikes!
Love the bike!