STRiDA LT Folding Bike Review

This triangular A-frame folding bicycle is one of the most unique in appearance and one of the fastest and easiest to fold and unfold.

Reviewed by Gwendal Castellan

$650 USD

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This triangular A-frame folding bicycle is one of the most unique in appearance of all the folding bikes tested. It is one of the fastest and easiest to fold and unfold. And, it is also easy to wheel around when folded. The LT comes with a Kevlar belt drive and disc brakes, gel pressure relief seat, rack and fenders.

Dimensions when folded: 45 x 20 x 9 inches

Weight: 22 pounds (10 kilograms)

Wheel Size: 16 inches

Pros

The most significant pro is the ease and speed of folding and unfolding the LT. This bike allows you to seamlessly transition from a subway car, bus or train to the street. It is easy and convenient to hold while standing in a crowd and to roll around when folded.

Cons

The single gear on the model tested was insufficient to tackle steep hills. The unusual geometry can take some getting used to.

Ideal Rider

The STRiDA LT folding bike is best suited to urban environments where the convenience of completing the last mile of your journey by bike will really shave time off your commute. It is ideal for the regular commuter who would like to ride from their transit stop to their destination and vice versa. The STRiDA LT, although not uncomfortable, is not ideal for longer rides.

Overall

The STRiDA LT was designed to meet the needs of commuters using multiple modes of transportation and who are traveling only a short distance. The upright riding style and greaseless belt-drive are ideal for people who want to ride in everyday clothes. The same goes with the disc brakes, which reduced the amount of grime accumulation on the bike wheels. For those interested in airline travel, STRiDA sells a soft unpadded bag that resembles a golf bag.

4 Comments

  • Chris

    I have recently purchased an Evo with LT wheels (16″)

  • Chris

    I disagree. I have a 3.3 Strida as my fourth bike. It has character. I haven’t tried it for long distances, my commute is only 15kms return. The seat was too hard (changed it), brakes are magnificent. It is slow compared with my other commuters (specialised/Giant/pedelec) but has its own wonderful charms. I am thinking about purchasing an Evo (but with 16″ wheels) shortly.

  • Josh

    Had mine for a year, love it ! One of my favourite possessions and it still brings a smile everyday (and curious passers by). Good review – longer distances are fine, especially if you like the upright ‘Dutch’ riding position.

  • Patrick

    Someone ever tried a STRIDA?
    It’s usefull for short (very short) distance but It’s not a bike !! :-)

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