Strida EVO 3 Speed 2012 Review
The wait is over! After much anticipation, Strida is pleased to announce the release of a multispeed version of their famous folding bike design. The EVO 3 Speed was launched in March 2012 and coincides with the Strida’s 25 year anniversary. The EVO is the next step in the continuous evolution of this iconic bike.
The EVO is able to tackle more varied terrain, making hills even easier to climb, and is able to reach faster speeds than the standard SX and LT models. The EVO provides greater stability and control than ever before, providing a more comfortable ride for those who commute more frequently or for longer distances.
The 3 speed cable-free internal hub has been designed specifically for the EVO by reknowned components manufacturer Sturmey Archer. The sequential shifting internal hub is ingeniously built not into the rear wheels but into the bottom bracket. It is easily actuated by a simple backwards pedaling motion to find the suitable gear.
Top of the line in the Strida range, the EVO retains such signature features as the lightweight aluminium frame, disc brakes, quick release sport seat and alloy rack.
Not least of all, still here on the EVO is the famous kevlar drive belt that powers all Stridas and makes them virtually maintenance free.
The EVO weighs 12kg. The simple and fast folding action found only in a Strida is exactly the same and can be done in under 10 seconds. In Australia, the EVO comes with 18 inch wheels with Schwalbe slick race tyres, a great suit for the extra speed gained by the new gearbox.
The racy colour combination sets this bike apart and is sure to turn heads.