What are the differences between a Strida 5.2 and 5.0?

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Q: What are the differences between a Strida 5.2 and 5.0?

A: The 5.2 is a new generation Strida 5 model. Of course all good features of the Strida 5.0 are kept. We will sum up the most important improvements for you:

  • The looks: the grey looking plastic parts, i.e. the grey coloured ball joint is changed to a better looking black one. Also the colours of the brake callipers are changed.
  • The belt has become stronger
  • The freewheel is improved
  • Complete new on the Strida 5.2 innovative anti belt slipping system.

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Excellent. You mention that the belt has been made stronger. Were the others prone to breakage? I thought they were supposed to last for an improbably long time like 50,000 miles…

What is better with the freewheel, and why is the black ball-joint housing better? I’m not asking these things to be awkward of course - I really want to know about engineering improvements.


I am very interested in the details of the new anti-slipping system, especially since the belt on my 5.0 has been slipping constantly the last few days. True, it has been very wet where I am, but still, it seems like it has been slipping too much. The snubber still looks like it’s in the right place, so I guess I will try tightening the belt.

I’d think the first step would be to check belt tension. My belt has never ever slipped at all. I feel sure that setting it to the correct tension will cure that problem StridaD.