The 3-speed Strida

I also have it in single speed cause the price wasn’t worth the extra gear (price of a new bike!) and have the 18 inch wheels. your legs do build up more to accomodate for the higher gear. But what I’d really like to do one day is to see how big of a chainwheel can you safely machine and still be able to fit the belt on. and if it’s at least a 30% increase (circumference) you can switch back to the 16 inch wheel and maintain the 18 inch gear ratio but at least with that you have a wider range of tire choices (big apples!).

but yeah i’m not sure how much space do you have even if you move the chainwheel at it’s loosest setting. it’s a crazy thought cause i don’t have the chainwheel tool to loosen it and see how much of a max diameter can i handle.

Maybe Amuro or someone who’s seen the prototypes can tell us - who designed it? Ming or an established hub gear manufacturer? Bottom bracket epicyclics have to take a serious overload compared to rear hub epicyclics, due to the high torque/low speed. And is the freewheel buiult-in in the bottom bracket? It would be easy enough to have one ‘for free’ with a 3 speed epicyclic mechanism, getting rid of the noisy and troubleprone freewheel on the rear wheel.

Anyone know what the ratios are, or put another way, how many teeth on the sun and on the gear ring?


Hi Minkair,

Just like all of you, I have no further information about the 3-speed Strida at the moment. :unamused:



Today 5000 color votes :open_mouth:

Supplied by Sara T. of Ming Cycle:

Thank you very much :smiley:

Strida EVO doesn’t exist because there’s no “reliable source” to prove its existence. How ridiculous? :imp:

reliable source :

2012 STRiDA EVO - 3 speeds will be launched.

Don’t be annoyed, we do know more…

Taipei Cycle 2012 will show the truth!
(7. - 10. March)

Pictures by a friend of Fatman (Hong Kong Strida Club member)!


Thanks :sunglasses:

A picture from Strida Taiwan group on Facebook :sunglasses:

the frame paintjob looks really cool but alot of work probably costs more. But do you have any video of them riding it? and how they change gears? This looks like the strida 5 but with a different bottom tube but with a high tech bottom bracket.

I wonder in a year would they be kind enough to sell me the bottom tube with the bottom bracket direct from ming? :smiley: would be an awesome upgrade without having to buy another bike.

one can only dream!

Guess you’ve overlooked page 2 of this post?

This will be one of the next questions to Sara of Ming cycle… :smiling_imp:

Tooraks Marketing, our local distributor here in the Philippines (Manila) announced that the EVO will arrive in June. I was really thinking about an 18" wheeled Strida by Having an SD upgraded to 18" wheels but I’m worried that the gearing would be hard to pedal on the 2nd gear. So the wait begins. I’ll have to wait for reviews on this specially It comes with an 18" wheel set already The only upgrade to do is change to QRS seat molding.

One thing I don’t like is the new handle bar stem. Seems like there’s a reinforcement welding or something and the new crank arms means you cannot upgrade to the old allow chainwheel or you can buy the wheel only minus the crank arms.

Hello Chester,

thanks for the interesting news.

That’s the new EN test conformable frame, more details are here:

[url]Strida SX, 2010 model versus a 2011]
[url]MAS two speed reviewed]

(In my humble opinion, the EN test is nonsense…)

Hmmm, I don’t think so…

The beltwheel above is definitely not the plastic one… :sunglasses:

Another photo :wink:

Thank you, Amuro! :smiley: