Complementing the seductive city-showoff Strada Electric is the slightly more rugged version, the TS (Trail Sport). The TS loses the automatic Shimano gearing and motor/battery, instead opting for a TranzX motor and battery. TranzX have been producing e-bike systems since the early days, and the Strada features the mid M16 motor, serving up a smooth, efficient ride (up to 55Nm of torque), perfectly complementing the Shimano 9-speed Deore gears.
It’s not just the power system that’s different, the Strada TS also has a different frame, different tyres, to be honest I’m not entirely sure why it doesn’t have a completely different name as the two Strada’s are pretty different bikes. Built for harsher terrain, Suntour forks help with the bumps (63mm of travel) , and the frame is a tough and lightweight alloy frame.
The battery is 400Wh, which means you should get up to 60 miles on one charge. This TranzX battery takes longer than most to recharge, but at 6-8 hours, we’re still comfortably within the range of a working day or overnight.
Medium and large are the only sizing options, and it only comes in one colour, the LED green. It’s a glossy green, and the hydraulic disc brakes are 160mm Tektro stoppers.
A bit of mixed terrain fun is on offer in the form of the Strada TS Electric. It’s a perfect commuter bike too, and it’ll handle those bumps in the road.