Red Bull Racing may immediately bring F1 racing to mind, but Red Bull sponsors a number of different power sports – or in this case, wind sports. As the official ebike partner of the competitive sailing Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team, Stromer has released this limited edition ST7 ebike in the team’s colors. With only 350 of these bikes to be made, this is a pricey limited edition toy for those who can afford it; but for your money, you do get some of Stromer’s best technology.
The ST7 ARBR edition boasts Stromer’s most powerful motor and battery (offering a 110-mile maximum range), an electronically shifted Pinion 12-speed gearbox, a Gates carbon drive belt, and Blubrake’s ABS system on the front brake.
Stromer ST7 Alinghi Red Bull Racing:
The ST7 ARBR edition is built on Stromer’s aluminum Sports frame, which will be available in three sizes (M/L/XL) and is covered by a ten year warranty. The base version of the bike comes with a rigid aluminum fork.
For those who ride rougher surfaces, you have the option to add an inverted Wren suspension fork (which was developed specifically for Stromer) and/or a Kinekt suspension seatpost. There are more add-on accessories available, so check out all the options on Stromer’s website.
The ARBR edition comes in the team’s official Racing Blue color, and features a laser-engraved Alinghi Red Bull Racing logo on the top tube. As a bonus buyers also get a leather carrier bag that features the team logo.
This top-tier e-commuter is powered by Stromer’s strongest motor- a Syno II Sport rear hub motor, putting out 750w and 52Nm of torque. The motor provides assist up to 28mph (or 45km/h), and has a Sport mode for extra thrust. Providing power is Stromer’s most powerful BQ1440 48V, 1440Wh battery, which provides an impressive maximum range of 110 miles.
The ST7 ARBR edition offers 12 gears provided by an electronic Pinion C1.12 Smart. Shift drive unit with a low maintenance Gates carbon belt. This system’s push-button electronic shifting offers quick reliable shifts, plus it can shift gears under load and at a standstill. You can also select a starting gear, and the display unit shows what gear you’re riding in. Despite its fancy capabilities, Stromer says this system is virtually maintenance-free.
The ST7 ARBR rolls on Stromer’s 27.5” wheels (made by DT Swiss) with Pirelli Angel ST Sport tires. TRP provides 4-piston brakes with 203mm rotors front and rear and a Blubrake ABS system up front.
The bike comes with Supernova front and rear lights that offer daytime running light, high beam and brake light functions. The ST7’s on-board electronics also include a horn.
Finishing touches include a Brooks Cambium C17 saddle and Cambium ergonomic grips, front and rear fenders, a rear carrier rack, side mirrors, and a stem-mounted cell phone bracket.
Stromer’s OMNI app provides a host of features like automatic locking and unlocking via Bluetooth, over-the-air updates, a GPS bike locator, service reminders, crash alerts, motor setting customization, ride metrics, and more.
The ST7 Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition will be available in June. MSRP for the base model is $13,999. See Stromer’s website to request a bike through your local dealer and for add-on accessory pricing.