If you love folding bikes with triangular A-frame, Strida bikes are the only options available. Previously we reviewed the Strida SX and quite satisfied with its offerings. If you can’t afford that bike, the Strida LT is a very similar bike, with a few compromises.
Specifications & Features
- Colors: Turquoise, Black, Red, Cream, Mustard, Sunkist, Brush
- Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg)
- Folded Size: 45″ x 20″ x 9″ (114cm x 51cm x 23cm)
- Speeds: 1
- Gear inches: 56″
- Frame: 7000 series aluminum, powder coated, rustproof
- Drivetrain: STRIDA special greaseless belt drive
- Wheels: 16-inch plastic wheel
- Brakes: disc brakes
- Rear Carrier: plastic
- Mudguards: included
- Grips: gel
- Seat mounting: plastic, unadjustable height
- Bottom bracket: Welded
- Luggage rack: holds up to 30 lbs
- Can be stored vertically or horizontally
- Can be rolled in folded position
- Pedals: folding
- Bell: included
- Maximum rider weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Suggested rider height: 4’9″ – 6’4″ (145cm – 193cm)
- Designed in the UK by Mark Sanders
- Made in Taiwan by Ming Cycle
The Strida LT has all advantages you can find on the STRiDA SX. You will still have the same distinctive triangular 7000 series aluminum frame, same folding mechanism, one speed, durable and clean belt drive, and hidden cables. The bike is even lighter and more compact, it weighs just 22 lbs and the folded dimensions are 45″ x 20″ x 9″. After being folded, you can store the bike in any corner of your room.
However, there are some compromises you will have to accept. The Strida LT has small 16-inch wheels which delivers a less comfortable ride and you might need some time to get used to controlling the bike. Fortunately, the drivetrain performs brilliantly and the bike is much speedier than I expected. It is ideal on paved roads and you can still tackle a few miles without any trouble. This is even faster than many bikes with 20-inch wheels like the Schwinn Hinge.
Besides, the rear rack is made of plastic instead of metal, so you can see that it is quite flimsy. The rear rack is important for Strida bikes because it is used as a stand in folded position. The kickstand is also removed from the bike.
The last downside is the fixed seat mounting. Actually the seat is adjustable but it is not as easy as on the Strida SX. You will need to take apart the whole seat to change to the correct seat height.
- Clean design
- Sturdy frame
- Good performance of drivetrain
- No kickstand
- Some cheap components
- Small wheels are so uncomfortable on bumpy roads
The Strida LT is the most affordable Strida bike but you might want to spend a little more to own a higher-quality Strida SX.