How to Transport Your E-Bike Safely

E-bikes are a great way to commute, exercise, or just have fun. However, transporting them can be a challenge, especially if you own a larger model like the C3strom Astro Pro. In this blog, we’ll go over some tips on how to transport your e-bike safely, specifically for the C3strom Astro Pro model.

Choosing the Right Transportation Method

Before you start transporting your e-bike, it’s important to choose the right transportation method. Some popular options include:

Transporting E-Bikes by Car

If you’re transporting your e-bike by car, it’s important to choose the right transportation method and to properly secure the e-bike during transportation. Here are some tips:

1.Use a Hitch-mounted Rack or Truck Bed Rack

Hitch-mounted racks are a popular option for transporting e-bikes. They can hold multiple bikes securely and can be easily attached to the hitch of your vehicle. However, it’s important to make sure that the rack can handle the weight of your e-bike, especially if it’s a larger model like the C3strom Astro Pro. Truck bed racks are another popular option, especially if you own a pickup truck. They can hold multiple bikes securely and are easy to load and unload. However, it’s important to make sure that the rack can handle the weight of your e-bike, and that the bike is properly secured to prevent it from moving during transportation.

2. Place the E-Bike

Properly When loading the e-bike onto the rack or into the truck bed, make sure to place it properly to prevent it from moving during transportation. Use padding or foam to protect the bike and to prevent scratches or damage.

3. Drive Carefully

When driving with the e-bike, make sure to drive carefully and avoid sudden stops or sharp turns. Check the bike periodically to make sure it’s properly secured and hasn’t moved during transportation.

Transporting E-Bikes by Public Transportation

If you need to transport your e-bike by public transportation, it’s important to check with your local transportation service for any specific rules and regulations. Some public transportation services allow e-bikes on board, while others may have restrictions or require special permits. Make sure to properly secure your e-bike during transportation to prevent it from moving or causing any inconvenience to other passengers.

Transporting E-Bikes Safely with these Tips

When transporting an e-bike, it’s important to follow some safety tips to ensure that it remains in good condition and to prevent any accidents.

1.Properly Secure the E-Bike

It’s important to properly secure the e-bike during transportation to prevent it from moving or falling off the rack. Make sure to use tie-down straps or bungee cords to secure the bike to the rack or truck bed, and to double-check that everything is properly secured before driving.

2. Protect the Bike from Damage

During transportation, the e-bike can be exposed to various elements, such as dust, rain, or debris. To protect it from damage, cover the bike with a protective cover or use padding or foam to prevent scratches or other damage.

3. Check the Battery

The battery is an essential part of the e-bike, and it’s important to make sure it’s properly secured and in good condition during transportation. Remove the battery and store it separately during transportation, or make sure it’s properly secured in its designated compartment.

4. Follow Traffic Laws

When transporting an e-bike, make sure to follow all traffic laws, including speed limits and regulations regarding oversized loads. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid any obstacles or hazards on the road.

Transporting an e-bike like the C3strom Astro Pro can be challenging, but by following these tips, you can ensure a safe and hassle-free transportation experience. Remember to choose the right transportation method, properly secure the bike, protect it from damage, and follow safety guidelines to prevent any accidents. With these tips, you can enjoy your e-bike wherever you go.

C3strom Astro Pro

Welcome to my review of the C3strom Astro Pro Ebike. This exceptional electric bike is designed for off-road adventures and urban commuting. In this article, we will take an in-depth look at the features, performance, and specifications of the bike.

They offer a non-pro version of this bike that is slightly cheaper, but the only difference between the two is the battery. The pro version has a 20 amp hour battery and a 52-volt system, and the bike looks great with several issues that have been fixed, such as the shifter being upside down on the left-hand side. The bike performs fantastically and feels great to ride, with a top speed of 32 miles an hour, though the speaker notes that they were able to hit 35 miles an hour. The bike has a 750-watt rear motor, with a peak power of 1200 or 1400 watts, and includes features such as turn signals, a headlight, and a half-twist throttle. The bike also has a rear rack that can hold an extra battery, which is useful if the battery runs low while riding.

I will certainly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this bike, as although it was given to me for free, the company has allowed me to express my honest opinions about it.

Tail part

Let’s start at the back of the bike, where you will notice the tail light located at the very top and far end of the bike, which I appreciate for its high visibility. However, I do feel that there was a missed opportunity to include a cool brake light in this area. Additionally, I do like the logo placement here, but I think it would have been even better if they had added some additional design elements. Moving on, we have the rear rack, which has holes that allow for the attachment of bags, which the company sells on its website. I particularly like these holes because they provide an option to attach an additional battery using a rail, enabling you to swap batteries for double the range.

You have some sleek fenders that are not commonly found on bikes. The fenders can be detached easily from a small section, so there’s no need to remove the entire piece from the bike. These plastic fenders are lighter than metal ones, which is beneficial since the bike already weighs around 92-94 pounds. The fender extends all the way to the front, providing full coverage and preventing any splashing while riding. The bike has a 750-watt Bafang+ motor, eight speeds at the back, and a Shimano Altus derailleur. However, in gear number one, the chain comes very close to the rim and tire, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be using that gear unless you’re starting from a stop. The bike has a standard crank and pedals with a logo behind them. Bolts are present that can be used to attach a water bottle holder or other accessories. The top section has air vents located behind the battery, but they are only for aesthetic purposes and do not serve any functional purpose. The screws used to attach them look cheap up close, but it’s not noticeable from a distance. The vents underneath the bike do not have any functionality and are just there to enhance the bike’s appearance.

Battery

Moving on to the battery, let’s start by mentioning that this particular electric bike comes with a 20 amp hour battery. However, if you opt for the non-pro model, the battery is slightly smaller. As you may already know, batteries are one of the most costly components of electric bikes, and you may need to replace or upgrade them to get more range. For instance, if you don’t want to carry the extra weight of a battery on the back rack, you might consider upgrading to a 24-amp-hour battery. This upgrade could add four extra amp hours and potentially provide you with up to 32 miles of range if you use only the throttle. However, based on my experience, I get around 26 to 28 miles of range on average, given my weight and type of riding. The terrain and the rider’s weight will significantly impact the bike’s range. Using the lowest pedal assist level, you could achieve up to 70 miles of range, but you’ll have to pedal the whole time, and the speed will be slow. Nonetheless, some people might find it useful.

To remove the battery, you need to use the keys on one side to unlock it, and then the keys must come out to avoid hitting the bar on the other side, which could bend them. Taking the battery out isn’t straightforward, and you need to be cautious to avoid smashing your fingers. If you have large hands, it might be a bit more challenging. Compared to other bikes, getting the battery in and out of this bike is a bit harder, but not impossible. Currently, I am eager to test if this other battery fits in the bike, although it won’t be used for our writing test. It turns out that it doesn’t fit, so upgrading to a slightly larger battery is not an option. Nonetheless, this is not the fault of the company; I simply wanted to experiment.

Front part

Moving to the front, the bike features a serial number on the frame, good suspension, and a unique fender design that complements the motorcycle look they are going for. Unlike most bikes, there is no headlight, but there is a large headlight up front, and a beautiful sequential turn signal. The rims of the bike have a cool motorcycle type of style, which is also evident in the mag wheels from Bafang, which have a Bafang logo. The fat tires, measuring 20 by 4.25, are the highlight of the bike. They are motorcycle-grade and very thick, making them less susceptible to punctures. The hydraulic brakes on both sides are excellent, and the cable management is decent, although some zip ties may be necessary to clean them up a bit. The headlight is high-quality, with a C3strom logo on top, but the beam is more focused and less wide than other headlights.

Seat

I would say that the seat on this bike is exceptional, perhaps one of the best seats I have ever sat on. It offers a lot of space due to the slight incline, providing ample cushioning for sitting on the bike. Now that we’re on the bike, let me show you that I have installed a mirror on this side. Adding a mirror to this bike is a simple process – all you need to do is remove the bar end cap, slide in the mirror, and tighten it up. The grips on the handlebars are quite nice, although I did notice that mine had loosened slightly. However, they are locking grips, so I can easily fix that. The shifter on this bike has been improved; the numbers now go in the correct order, unlike before when they were upside down. I understand why people were unhappy about this, as the shifter was originally supposed to be on the other side. But now, with the left-side shifter in place, that issue has been resolved.

Display button

Moving on to the button layout, we have the ability to access settings by holding this button down. The plus and minus buttons are used to adjust the pedal assist modes, and the on/off button is used to turn the display on or off. Speaking of the display, I must say that it looks fantastic. It’s all digital and very aesthetically pleasing. One of the things I love about this bike is that it has a memory mode, which means that it starts off in the mode that you last used. Some people may argue that this isn’t a good idea, especially if someone else tries to ride the bike and accidentally hits the throttle, but I appreciate not having to cycle through the modes every time I ride. Additionally, you can put the bike in assist mode zero, which disables the throttle, ensuring that the bike won’t move if you just want to keep the headlight on. Lastly, I like that the display cycles through various settings, such as Speed Max and average speed, which is a nice touch.

Light system switch

Moving to the right side of the bike, there is a headlight button, which I find very convenient, as well as the turn signal. The horn is also located here, but it may be too loud for some people, and it would have been better if there was a proper horn like the ones on other motorcycles. The half-twist throttle is also on this side, which is nice, although some people may find it uncomfortable due to its size. The negative button on the switch can be used to activate the walking mode, where the bike can be walked next to you. When the brakes are applied, the lights get brighter, which is a feature I appreciate. The bike also has a daytime running light, and to turn on the headlight, you need to press the button located here. You can also change the setting for the headlights in the app that comes with the bike. Additionally, there are high and low beams available.

Speed

Once you obtain this bike, it will only reach a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour. However, there is an app called C3strom that can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device, which allows you to access the off-road mode and increase the speed. It is important to note that using this mode may not be legal in your local area, and it is advised to check the regulations beforehand. Despite the speed limitation, the bike has a smooth throttle and can still reach up to 27.6 miles per hour without any issues. Additionally, when pedaling, the bike performs exceptionally well, especially in the lowest gear. Although the motor may be loud, it does not impact the overall riding experience. Lastly, the bike has an attractive appearance when viewed in the sunlight.

Brake

The Astro Pro comes equipped with four-piston brake calipers, which provide exceptional stopping power, as we’ll demonstrate in the brake test. Despite having no rear suspension, the fenders fully cover the tires, and nothing appears to fly off. While it may not be the best bike for off-roading due to the lack of rear suspension, the seat compensates for it, absorbing all of the vibrations and making it very comfortable. The tires are not designed for off-roading but perform nicely on the road. The braking is fantastic, and if I were to replace the brakes on my Super 73, I would do it immediately. During the test, the bike reached high speeds, and the brakes performed incredibly well without causing any skidding. The bike traveled five miles on a single charge, and only one battery bar out of five was used.

Test

Now that we are riding with the wind, I am curious to know what our maximum speed could be. Let’s push the bike to its limits as we ride down this slight incline. With the help of the wind, we could potentially reach speeds of 30 or even 34 miles per hour. I will pedal to see if it makes any difference. Oh, I managed to hit 35 mph the other day when the battery was fully charged, but I also almost slipped out since this bike doesn’t have all-terrain tires. I advise you to be cautious if you plan on riding this bike on dirt. You can change the tires, but the ones it comes with are excellent. Riding in the dirt is mostly smooth, with just a few bumps here and there, and the bike handles them like a pro. However, I must mention that my hand hurts because the grip is too small, and the throttle is too big for my hand size. A thumb throttle would have been more comfortable, but it would not have fit because of the headlight switch, turn signal, and horn button. The grip could be slightly thicker to make it more comfortable.

I did not mention earlier that I wanted to adjust the preload on my bike when going off-road. However, this bike has a preload adjustment on one side and compression adjustment on the other. Adjusting the preload is important to ensure that there is no sag on the bike when you sit on it, and I felt a little bit of sag when I first got on the bike. So, I need to turn it up slightly. Although these adjustments are great, once you set them, you won’t need to adjust them again unless you gain or lose weight or someone else rides your bike. One of my biggest complaints about this bike is that it does not have a rear suspension. While I initially thought it was unnecessary, it would have been nice to have. The wheels look great but are not light, which contributes to the bike’s weight of over 90 pounds. If you want a lighter bike, you’ll have to consider something else. The 750-watt motor performs well, but I would have preferred the bike to weigh around 80 pounds instead of over 90. Another downside of this bike is removing the battery, which might not be a problem for some people. However, if you need to take the battery off to charge it in your house, it’s not as easy as most e-bikes out there, although it’s not too difficult. This inconvenience may be a problem for some people.

Another concern for taller riders is that when pedaling, their feet may come up higher than on other e-bikes, potentially causing discomfort. This seems to be the case with this particular bike, and riders over six feet tall may find it difficult to pedal comfortably. However, many buyers of this bike may not even pedal it and instead rely solely on the throttle. After riding for 10 miles, the battery has gone down one bar for every five miles, indicating a range of about 25 miles, which is similar to other bikes on the market. Although the bike has a 20 amp hour battery, it is still heavy, and riders should consider their location before purchasing. While there are a few minor drawbacks, such as the suspension, the pros of this bike outweigh them. It can be challenging to find reasons not to buy this bike, aside from the relatively high price point of $2,700 (previously priced at $2,000 during an Indiegogo campaign). If given the choice between this bike and the Super 73, and not planning to upgrade to a 72-volt system, the reviewer would choose this bike. The only reason to choose the Super 73 would be the larger community of enthusiasts and the potential for more significant upgrades.

In conclusion, the reviewed electric bike has several notable features, including a 750-watt rear motor, a top speed of 32 miles per hour, turn signals, a headlight, and a half-twist throttle. The bike also has a rear rack that can hold an extra battery, providing the rider with the option to swap batteries for double the range. However, the bike’s weight is around 92-94 pounds, and some of its components, such as the screws used to attach air vents, look cheap up close. Removing the battery is also a bit harder than on other bikes, and getting it in and out requires some caution. The bike’s fenders are lightweight and easy to detach, and the fat tires are motorcycle-grade and less susceptible to punctures. The hydraulic brakes on both sides are excellent, and the cable management is decent, although some zip ties may be necessary to clean them up a bit. Overall, this bike could be an excellent option for those who need a powerful and durable electric bike with a high top speed and a decent range. However, potential buyers should keep in mind its weight and some of its design elements that could be improved. This bike is a great choice for riders who want a motorcycle-style e-bike with many exciting features.

*Credit to MrCentraldriver

C3strom Astro Pro – Review Pros & Cons $50 OFF

Welcome to my review of the C3strom Astro Pro Ebike. This exceptional electric bike is designed for off-road adventures and urban commuting. In this article, we will take an in-depth look at the features, performance, and specifications of the bike.

They offer a non-pro version of this bike that is slightly cheaper, but the only difference between the two is the battery. The pro version has a 20 amp hour battery and a 52-volt system, and the bike looks great with several issues that have been fixed, such as the shifter being upside down on the left-hand side. The bike performs fantastically and feels great to ride, with a top speed of 32 miles an hour, though the speaker notes that they were able to hit 35 miles an hour. The bike has a 750-watt rear motor, with a peak power of 1200 or 1400 watts, and includes features such as turn signals, a headlight, and a half-twist throttle. The bike also has a rear rack that can hold an extra battery, which is useful if the battery runs low while riding.

I will certainly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this bike, as although it was given to me for free, the company has allowed me to express my honest opinions about it.

Tail part

Let’s start at the back of the bike, where you will notice the tail light located at the very top and far end of the bike, which I appreciate for its high visibility. However, I do feel that there was a missed opportunity to include a cool brake light in this area. Additionally, I do like the logo placement here, but I think it would have been even better if they had added some additional design elements. Moving on, we have the rear rack, which has holes that allow for the attachment of bags, which the company sells on its website. I particularly like these holes because they provide an option to attach an additional battery using a rail, enabling you to swap batteries for double the range.

You have some sleek fenders that are not commonly found on bikes. The fenders can be detached easily from a small section, so there’s no need to remove the entire piece from the bike. These plastic fenders are lighter than metal ones, which is beneficial since the bike already weighs around 92-94 pounds. The fender extends all the way to the front, providing full coverage and preventing any splashing while riding. The bike has a 750-watt Bafang+ motor, eight speeds at the back, and a Shimano Altus derailleur. However, in gear number one, the chain comes very close to the rim and tire, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be using that gear unless you’re starting from a stop. The bike has a standard crank and pedals with a logo behind them. Bolts are present that can be used to attach a water bottle holder or other accessories. The top section has air vents located behind the battery, but they are only for aesthetic purposes and do not serve any functional purpose. The screws used to attach them look cheap up close, but it’s not noticeable from a distance. The vents underneath the bike do not have any functionality and are just there to enhance the bike’s appearance.

Battery

Moving on to the battery, let’s start by mentioning that this particular electric bike comes with a 20 amp hour battery. However, if you opt for the non-pro model, the battery is slightly smaller. As you may already know, batteries are one of the most costly components of electric bikes, and you may need to replace or upgrade them to get more range. For instance, if you don’t want to carry the extra weight of a battery on the back rack, you might consider upgrading to a 24-amp-hour battery. This upgrade could add four extra amp hours and potentially provide you with up to 32 miles of range if you use only the throttle. However, based on my experience, I get around 26 to 28 miles of range on average, given my weight and type of riding. The terrain and the rider’s weight will significantly impact the bike’s range. Using the lowest pedal assist level, you could achieve up to 70 miles of range, but you’ll have to pedal the whole time, and the speed will be slow. Nonetheless, some people might find it useful.

To remove the battery, you need to use the keys on one side to unlock it, and then the keys must come out to avoid hitting the bar on the other side, which could bend them. Taking the battery out isn’t straightforward, and you need to be cautious to avoid smashing your fingers. If you have large hands, it might be a bit more challenging. Compared to other bikes, getting the battery in and out of this bike is a bit harder, but not impossible. Currently, I am eager to test if this other battery fits in the bike, although it won’t be used for our writing test. It turns out that it doesn’t fit, so upgrading to a slightly larger battery is not an option. Nonetheless, this is not the fault of the company; I simply wanted to experiment.

Front part

Moving to the front, the bike features a serial number on the frame, good suspension, and a unique fender design that complements the motorcycle look they are going for. Unlike most bikes, there is no headlight, but there is a large headlight up front, and a beautiful sequential turn signal. The rims of the bike have a cool motorcycle type of style, which is also evident in the mag wheels from Bafang, which have a Bafang logo. The fat tires, measuring 20 by 4.25, are the highlight of the bike. They are motorcycle-grade and very thick, making them less susceptible to punctures. The hydraulic brakes on both sides are excellent, and the cable management is decent, although some zip ties may be necessary to clean them up a bit. The headlight is high-quality, with a C3strom logo on top, but the beam is more focused and less wide than other headlights.

Seat

I would say that the seat on this bike is exceptional, perhaps one of the best seats I have ever sat on. It offers a lot of space due to the slight incline, providing ample cushioning for sitting on the bike. Now that we’re on the bike, let me show you that I have installed a mirror on this side. Adding a mirror to this bike is a simple process – all you need to do is remove the bar end cap, slide in the mirror, and tighten it up. The grips on the handlebars are quite nice, although I did notice that mine had loosened slightly. However, they are locking grips, so I can easily fix that. The shifter on this bike has been improved; the numbers now go in the correct order, unlike before when they were upside down. I understand why people were unhappy about this, as the shifter was originally supposed to be on the other side. But now, with the left-side shifter in place, that issue has been resolved.

Display button

Moving on to the button layout, we have the ability to access settings by holding this button down. The plus and minus buttons are used to adjust the pedal assist modes, and the on/off button is used to turn the display on or off. Speaking of the display, I must say that it looks fantastic. It’s all digital and very aesthetically pleasing. One of the things I love about this bike is that it has a memory mode, which means that it starts off in the mode that you last used. Some people may argue that this isn’t a good idea, especially if someone else tries to ride the bike and accidentally hits the throttle, but I appreciate not having to cycle through the modes every time I ride. Additionally, you can put the bike in assist mode zero, which disables the throttle, ensuring that the bike won’t move if you just want to keep the headlight on. Lastly, I like that the display cycles through various settings, such as Speed Max and average speed, which is a nice touch.

Light system switch

Moving to the right side of the bike, there is a headlight button, which I find very convenient, as well as the turn signal. The horn is also located here, but it may be too loud for some people, and it would have been better if there was a proper horn like the ones on other motorcycles. The half-twist throttle is also on this side, which is nice, although some people may find it uncomfortable due to its size. The negative button on the switch can be used to activate the walking mode, where the bike can be walked next to you. When the brakes are applied, the lights get brighter, which is a feature I appreciate. The bike also has a daytime running light, and to turn on the headlight, you need to press the button located here. You can also change the setting for the headlights in the app that comes with the bike. Additionally, there are high and low beams available.

Speed

Once you obtain this bike, it will only reach a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour. However, there is an app called C3strom that can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device, which allows you to access the off-road mode and increase the speed. It is important to note that using this mode may not be legal in your local area, and it is advised to check the regulations beforehand. Despite the speed limitation, the bike has a smooth throttle and can still reach up to 27.6 miles per hour without any issues. Additionally, when pedaling, the bike performs exceptionally well, especially in the lowest gear. Although the motor may be loud, it does not impact the overall riding experience. Lastly, the bike has an attractive appearance when viewed in the sunlight.

Brake

The Astro Pro comes equipped with four-piston brake calipers, which provide exceptional stopping power, as we’ll demonstrate in the brake test. Despite having no rear suspension, the fenders fully cover the tires, and nothing appears to fly off. While it may not be the best bike for off-roading due to the lack of rear suspension, the seat compensates for it, absorbing all of the vibrations and making it very comfortable. The tires are not designed for off-roading but perform nicely on the road. The braking is fantastic, and if I were to replace the brakes on my Super 73, I would do it immediately. During the test, the bike reached high speeds, and the brakes performed incredibly well without causing any skidding. The bike traveled five miles on a single charge, and only one battery bar out of five was used.

Test

Now that we are riding with the wind, I am curious to know what our maximum speed could be. Let’s push the bike to its limits as we ride down this slight incline. With the help of the wind, we could potentially reach speeds of 30 or even 34 miles per hour. I will pedal to see if it makes any difference. Oh, I managed to hit 35 mph the other day when the battery was fully charged, but I also almost slipped out since this bike doesn’t have all-terrain tires. I advise you to be cautious if you plan on riding this bike on dirt. You can change the tires, but the ones it comes with are excellent. Riding in the dirt is mostly smooth, with just a few bumps here and there, and the bike handles them like a pro. However, I must mention that my hand hurts because the grip is too small, and the throttle is too big for my hand size. A thumb throttle would have been more comfortable, but it would not have fit because of the headlight switch, turn signal, and horn button. The grip could be slightly thicker to make it more comfortable.

I did not mention earlier that I wanted to adjust the preload on my bike when going off-road. However, this bike has a preload adjustment on one side and compression adjustment on the other. Adjusting the preload is important to ensure that there is no sag on the bike when you sit on it, and I felt a little bit of sag when I first got on the bike. So, I need to turn it up slightly. Although these adjustments are great, once you set them, you won’t need to adjust them again unless you gain or lose weight or someone else rides your bike. One of my biggest complaints about this bike is that it does not have a rear suspension. While I initially thought it was unnecessary, it would have been nice to have. The wheels look great but are not light, which contributes to the bike’s weight of over 90 pounds. If you want a lighter bike, you’ll have to consider something else. The 750-watt motor performs well, but I would have preferred the bike to weigh around 80 pounds instead of over 90. Another downside of this bike is removing the battery, which might not be a problem for some people. However, if you need to take the battery off to charge it in your house, it’s not as easy as most e-bikes out there, although it’s not too difficult. This inconvenience may be a problem for some people.

Another concern for taller riders is that when pedaling, their feet may come up higher than on other e-bikes, potentially causing discomfort. This seems to be the case with this particular bike, and riders over six feet tall may find it difficult to pedal comfortably. However, many buyers of this bike may not even pedal it and instead rely solely on the throttle. After riding for 10 miles, the battery has gone down one bar for every five miles, indicating a range of about 25 miles, which is similar to other bikes on the market. Although the bike has a 20 amp hour battery, it is still heavy, and riders should consider their location before purchasing. While there are a few minor drawbacks, such as the suspension, the pros of this bike outweigh them. It can be challenging to find reasons not to buy this bike, aside from the relatively high price point of $2,700 (previously priced at $2,000 during an Indiegogo campaign). If given the choice between this bike and the Super 73, and not planning to upgrade to a 72-volt system, the reviewer would choose this bike. The only reason to choose the Super 73 would be the larger community of enthusiasts and the potential for more significant upgrades.

In conclusion, the reviewed electric bike has several notable features, including a 750-watt rear motor, a top speed of 32 miles per hour, turn signals, a headlight, and a half-twist throttle. The bike also has a rear rack that can hold an extra battery, providing the rider with the option to swap batteries for double the range. However, the bike’s weight is around 92-94 pounds, and some of its components, such as the screws used to attach air vents, look cheap up close. Removing the battery is also a bit harder than on other bikes, and getting it in and out requires some caution. The bike’s fenders are lightweight and easy to detach, and the fat tires are motorcycle-grade and less susceptible to punctures. The hydraulic brakes on both sides are excellent, and the cable management is decent, although some zip ties may be necessary to clean them up a bit. Overall, this bike could be an excellent option for those who need a powerful and durable electric bike with a high top speed and a decent range. However, potential buyers should keep in mind its weight and some of its design elements that could be improved. This bike is a great choice for riders who want a motorcycle-style e-bike with many exciting features.

*Credit to MrCentraldriver

The C3strom Astro Pro Electric Bike: A Comprehensive Review 2023

Electric bikes have come a long way in recent years, and the C3strom Astro Pro is one of the best examples of the latest advancements in e-bike technology. With its sleek design, powerful motor, and long-lasting battery, the Astro Pro is a great choice for anyone looking for an efficient and eco-friendly way to get around town. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Astro Pro, discussing its features, design, and overall value.

C3strom: Cyber Electric bikes

C3strom is a brand that specializes in high-quality electric bikes and accessories. C3strom pride itself on creating reliable and stylish e-bikes that are perfect for urban environments. The brand is known for its innovative designs, attention to detail, and use of top-of-the-line components. With a commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, C3strom is leading the way in eco-friendly transportation solutions. Their bikes are perfect for commuters, city dwellers, and anyone looking for an efficient and fun way to get around.

The Astro Pro e-bike is a standout model from the C3strom brand. This electric bike is designed for city use, with a lightweight frame and a powerful motor that can handle any terrain. The bike features a long-lasting battery that can travel up to 70 miles on a single charge, making it perfect for commuting or long rides. The Astro Pro also includes a range of convenient features, including a built-in lock, front and rear lights, and a comfortable saddle.

What YouTubers Say About the C3strom Astro Pro

In a video review of the Astro Pro, the reviewer expressed their satisfaction with the bike, highlighting its comfortable seat, pedal position, and handlebar placement. The bike’s speed is impressive, with a top speed of 35 miles per hour in off-road mode. The bike handles well in traffic, even on bumpy roads, making it an excellent option for daily commutes.

Design and Build Quality 

At first glance, the Astro Pro is a stunning piece of machinery. Its futuristic design is sure to turn heads, with a sleek black frame and bold orange accents. With its lightweight aluminum frame and adjustable suspension, it can handle any terrain with ease. The bike is also easy to assemble, with most components already pre-installed. The build quality is top-notch, with a sturdy feel that inspires confidence when riding.

Battery and Motor Performance

The real magic of the Astro Pro, however, is in its performance. The battery life of the Astro Pro is impressive, with the bike’s charge lasting for a significant amount of time. The C3strom Astro Pro is powered by a 750W brushless motor that can reach a top speed of 35 miles per hour in off-road mode. It also has a range of up to 80 miles on a single charge, making it an excellent choice for longer rides. The battery is also easy to remove and recharge, with a charging time of just 4 hours. Take a look at these impressive characteristics:

  • 750W Bafang Motor (1400W Peak)
  • 80 Nm of Torque
  • 1040 Wh Samsung Battery

Features and Accessories

The C3strom Astro Pro comes with several useful features and accessories. It has five different pedal-assist modes, allowing riders to adjust the amount of assistance they receive from the motor. The LCD display is also easy to read, providing information on speed, distance, battery life, and more. The bike also comes with front and rear lights, a bell, and a kickstand, making it a complete package. There are also some free accessories included with the e-bike:

  • Rear rack
  • Front and rear reflectors
  • 4A fast charger
  • Front and rear fenders

Price and Value

The Astro Pro is competitively priced compared to other high-end e-bikes on the market, and its features and performance make it an excellent value for the price. While it may be more expensive than some entry-level e-bikes, its quality and performance justify the cost.

Conclusion

Overall, the Astro Pro is a top-of-the-line e-bike that delivers impressive performance, great features, and excellent value for money. Whether you’re looking for a reliable and eco-friendly way to get around town or want to take longer rides on weekends, the Astro Pro is a great choice. With its sleek design, powerful motor, and long-lasting battery, it is sure to impress even the most discerning e-bike enthusiasts. So why not consider buying the Astro Pro and joining the growing e-bike revolution today?

How to Avoid Pedals Hitting the Ground When Turning on an Electric Bike

The C3strom Astro Pro Moped-Style Electric Bike is a stylish and versatile e-bike that combines the convenience of a motorized bike with the style of a moped. However, its added weight and motorized components can make it more challenging to turn without hitting your pedals on the ground. Here are some tips for avoiding pedal strikes when turning on a C3strom Astro Pro.

1.Understand Your Bike’s Capabilities

The first step to avoiding pedal strikes on a C3strom Astro Pro is to understand its specific capabilities. This e-bike features a powerful 750W motor and 20-inch fat tires that provide excellent traction and stability. However, its weight distribution and turning radius may differ from other e-bikes. Consult the owner’s manual or talk to a bike shop expert to learn about your bike’s specific features that could impact your ability to turn without hitting your pedals.

2. Adjust Your Riding Style

Riding a C3strom Astro Pro requires a slightly different technique than a traditional bicycle. To avoid a pedal strike, make sure you’re shifting your weight and using your gears appropriately. Keep your weight balanced over the center of gravity and use your gears to shift to a lower gear before entering a turn. Take wider turns to avoid scraping your pedals on the ground. Plan ahead and anticipate turns to ensure you have enough space to make a safe turn without hitting your pedals.

3. Use the Throttle

The C3strom Astro Pro’s throttle allows you to accelerate without pedaling, which can be helpful when making turns. Instead of pedaling through turns, use the throttle to maintain your speed and coast through turns. This will help you maintain your balance and avoid putting too much pressure on your pedals. Of course, when the turn is tilted, pay attention to raising the pedal on the tilted side

4. Practice, Practice, Practice

As with any bike, practice is key to avoiding pedal strikes on a bike. Take your Astro to a safe area and practice turning at different speeds and angles. Experiment with shifting your weight, adjusting your line, and using your gears and throttle to find the right technique for your Astro.

Conclusion

The pedal stroke is a common problem when turning on any bike, but it can be especially challenging on an electric bike like the C3strom Astro Pro. However, with the right technique, adjustments, and practice, you can enjoy a smooth and safe ride on your e-bike, without worrying about scraping your pedals on the ground. Understanding your bike’s capabilities, adjusting your riding style, taking wider turns, using the throttle, and practicing will help you avoid pedal strikes and enjoy the full potential of your C3strom Astro Pro.

C3STROM ASTRO PRO! The best-looking Bike that looks like a Motorcycle

In this video, we’ll look at one of the most eye-catching bikes that we’ve evaluated, ASTRO PRO.

 

The overview of the C3strom Astro Pro

This time we’re talking about the C3strom Astro Pro. When you look at this bike, the only thing that comes to mind is a motorcycle. It’s a stunning bike with amazing style and flare, and I have to say that it even has the sensation of riding a motorbike. Let’s check out the specifications and go for a ride. The Astro Pro has 1400 watts of peak power and a 1040-watt Samsung battery that will provide you with power and, according to me, distance. It will allow you to travel up to 78 miles with pedal assistance and 32 miles on electricity alone. However, if you’re planning to use this bike in one gear, you should be aware that it doesn’t. It is going to go anywhere from five three to six three.

This item is made to be ridden on, and when you look at the bike’s overall design, it is similar to any other bike we’ve had on the channel up to this point. It has an eight-speed Shimano system, and it has a maximum weight load capacity of 330 pounds, which includes both your weight and any additional items you might want to carry. For those of you who are curious, the seat height is 30.6 inches. It has a four-piston hydraulic brake system in addition to an aluminum alloy frame. It also has a pedal assist mode obviously zero to five pedal assist modes, and it also has puncture-resistant tires which are going to give you that peace of mind when you’re on the road they’re fat tires so these are designed for traction. This bike has a gorgeous LED arrangement for turning signals and also for brake lights. Everything on this bike is really about attention to detail and you can see it just on the treatment of all the accents and even the LEDs. 

This bike is made for the outdoors and has the look to match. It has a pedal assist mode that, as you might expect, ranges from zero to five. It also has puncture-resistant tires that will give you confidence when you’re on the road. These are fat tires, so they’re designed for snow, sand, and dirt, so this is going to go anywhere bike. However, you’re talking about 20 inch 4.25 wide tires, and it does have an ipx6 rating.

 

Take a close look at the e-bike

Let’s take a closer look at this gorgeous bike. This is the C3stromAstro Pro. It essentially has a 750-watt powertrain that you can see right here in the back. However, that powertrain will really give you the ability to go pretty far. You’re looking at a 78-mile range, which will undoubtedly be with pedal assistance at this time. If you want to ride this completely electric without using any kind of pedal, you can expect a range of about 32 miles. However, it does have two classes because we said this is a class three e-bike, which means the top speed on the road will be 28 miles per hour. Charging time for something like this will take four to five hours, which is not bad given the capacity of the battery. This is a 1040-watt Samsung battery. Now that it has two classes, as we mentioned, this is a class three e-bike, so the top speed on the road will be 28 miles per hour and that will vary depending on your body weight and a lot of other conditions. So it’s going to be about wind and it’s also going to be the inclination but you can expect depending on your body weight and also the driving conditions to hit 28. Now, if you travel off-road, it has an off-road mode that will increase the speed to 32 miles per hour, which will be again very considerable. Even though we said that this was a 750-watt, kind of powertrain, you can look at a 1400-watt peak coming from this.

The other thing you’ll notice is this Shimano eight-speed gear system right here If you’re looking at pedaling you’re definitely going to be able to pedal with this and given the tire profile that you see there, which is again a 20 by 4.25 puncture-resistant tires, you’re going to be able to support around 330 total pounds on this bike. And the frame you’re viewing is made of aluminum alloy, which is pretty, really excellent. The other feature I’ll highlight on the back is that this does have hydraulic brakes; it has a really nice braking system. One thing you’ll notice here on the back is that the actual fenders are worry-free fenders. They are made out of plastic material, so you don’t have to worry about rust. More importantly, I really like how much coverage you get.

This is actually kind of like the Fender mud guard ends where the chain beneath the chain is in the bottom over there, which I think is pretty cool because it covers so much of the tire. This means that as you’re riding it if you’re using this as a last-mile device to get to the office, you don’t have to worry about yourself. These go really far out, so it probably is one of the furthest I’ve seen. It’s not intended for two people to sit here in the back, but if you want to bring some items with you, such as a laptop, a backpack, or a day bag, you can certainly do so. 

One more thing we’ll point out is that the chain system is one of the longest chain systems I’ve seen on a bike. It may be because of the frame itself, but did you notice how long this is? This is really, really long. I haven’t seen this on any other bike. But I really like the design. I like how open it is right here. Additionally, one of the things you’ll need to pay attention to is how much you’re leaning on this. I have a feeling that those pedals do go pretty far down, so I can see how you might be able to scrape those depending on which side you’re leaning to. This angle over here is better, and I think you’ll get a better idea of how much these fenders cover by how much they describe it.

This area will give you a better view of the front tire. As you look at here, the actual brake system, you get a really nice view of this like the attention to detail everything fits so well it’s kind of reminiscent of a motorcycle. Now, this is your four-piston brake system, a heavy duty brake system that I would say is more inspired by motorcycles than anything else.

This bike actually has turning signals, so let’s turn them on so you can get an idea of how the lighting system looks. Again, this is a really beautiful display. You can then see how it’s not just a blinking but rather that breathing experience as it travels to each one of the sides. You’ll also notice that these are your turning signals on each one of these sides. You’ll also notice on each one of these sides these are your turn signals, and you heard that right this bike actually has turning signals let’s turn them on all right. One of the cool things about this brake light is that it syncs with the turning signal so you don’t really have two different light systems, such as a brake light and then a left and right marker. The brake light then basically transforms itself and as you can see how it’s basically growing from right to left because that’s how my signal is pointing it’s actually converted this from being a brake to a turning signal in daylight people are going.

This is the bike’s battery, and it does have a switch here that will be your flip switch, and then here is your actual charging port, so go ahead and open this up so you can see what this looks like. The good thing about this is that this is an IP6 B5-rated bike. You can see it has a proprietary plug, but I’m fine with that.

Here’s another nice angle so you can see this and again it’s just the attention to detail you have here you have the logo also embedded into the frame but what you then have is this battery that tucks away really nicely. This entire piece comes out with the keys and I’ll show you where the key area is. Then you’ll notice here that there’s a really nice flaring that we’ll look at from a different angle not functional but definitely stylish.

The handlebar is again heavily influenced by motorcycles and has a wonderful, I would say, distance to it as well as a nice height. When riding this bike, I didn’t feel like I was leaning forward excessively; the handlebar is very much inspired by motorcycles and has a nice, I would say distance from it as well as a nice height. Your display is also very bright; it will give you a lot of information as you’re riding. You also have your memory area, which will be moving from function to function; this button right here is for that memory area. Your gear shifter is located at this on the side we’ll take a closer look at it. It’s a little different it’s on your left side, most gear systems are on the right but I’ve written many bikes that have it on the left side. It doesn’t take too much to get used to it and it’s also a twist gear system.

Despite the lack of a rear suspension system other than what is provided by the tires, the ride is incredibly comfortable. As you concentrate on the right handle, which is where you basically have your throttle so you have it again, you’ll notice that the saddle is extremely very soft. This is your throttle and it’s a twist throttle. I like how it’s positioned here, but one thing I would advise is to always set it to zero whenever you stop the bike or come to a stop. You don’t want to accidentally throttle this, especially if you’re just doing some light pedaling, so I like switching it to zero. Then you can have everything that’s right here now. You can also choose between your low beam and high beam here, as well as your turning signals, which we’ve already seen. In addition, you have an electronic horn that is powerful and not a toy horn, and you also have brakes up here, which include both front and rear brakes.

One of the things that I noticed in early reviews for this bike was that the numbers were upside down because it appears that they had used one that was designed for the right side. This has been corrected, so your numbers are listed correctly. I don’t really pay attention to this closely, but all you have to do is twist up and twist down, and the shifting system just responds, which is also really nice. You also have your power button. You also have a USB charging port, so if you want to charge your phone or, for example, a phone mount that is connected to the bike, you can do that from the bike itself. The key, which is not needed to start the bike because you have the power button on the side, is only used to remove the battery. I would go here and simply twist it, and I highly recommend you do that, especially if you’re going to park this somewhere.  

 

A bike or a motorcycle?

This is one of the best bikes we’ve seen on the channel so far, and as you can see, I’m pedaling. I actually have pedal assistance on, but I’m going to turn it off for a moment so that I could just do the human power piece. At this point, you can see me pedaling without any help at all. I also have it in very light gear, so there’s really not a lot of effort going into my pedaling, so I’m a little cheating. However, this is an eight-speed bike with two modes. It’s a class three bike with off-road modes that go up to 32 miles per hour. 28 miles is the standard mode up to 32 if you turn that feature on. I’ll go ahead back to power assist, and it kicked in right there really nicely; the rest of the review will be conducted on electric only, but you could see pedaling is pretty nice, and if I’m contributing with pedaling right now, it says I’m doing 12 to 32 miles per hour.

 

How will you feel when you ride C3strom Astro Pro?

Let’s talk about the bike first. It has a 750-watt powertrain but could go up to well over a thousand based on the technology that this bike has. I find that despite it having a non-adjustable saddle—you can’t adjust the saddle at all—it is very comfortable to pedal, at least for a short period of time. We’ll see how well it performs as we conduct some speed tests and some brake tests. It has a twist-dial gear system and controls here on the side where you can, for example, increase the power while using pedal system one and then navigate through the small menu mode. It also has hydraulic brakes, a striking headlamp that is similar to a motorcycle’s, as well as turning signals that you can control here on the side. It also has a hydraulic fork that gives you a really satisfying sustenance. So I’m telling you this because it feels really good in combination with the incredibly eye-catching but also incredibly comfortable 20 inches, four inches, little over four-inch, or four-and-a-quarter-inch broad tires.

Now the handlebar rides a little low, but you’ll notice that I’m not leaning forward and I’m not really having to go like this; I can actually lean normally, and it’s very comfortable. The pedals—you can see by my stride right now that I have pedal assist on—feel very natural. The gear system also feels very natural. And we already mentioned that it has turning signals.

Apart from the overall appearance, it does have one of the best mudguard systems I’ve seen in a bike in a very long time. If you look at the front tire and we’re going to turn here, you’ll notice where my foot is right here: the actual mud guards or the fenders go down pretty far low both in front and in the back they go extremely low which means it’s going to give you great protection so you won’t lift up a finger.  

 

The speed in different modes

Now what we’re going to do is I have pedal assist one on and I know that when I hit pedal assist one, I’m able to hit up to 12 miles an hour. You can see how nice that was by going to Pedal System Mode 2. Now it is 20 miles per hour, which is lipidosis three, and it is 22 miles per hour, which is going way above it. I don’t think I can pedal quickly enough for this, but you saw how nice that was. Let’s go ahead and go pedal assist four. We can go well above 25 miles per hour very.

Our top speed with the throttle is 18 miles per hour, however, as soon as I press the pedal, it accelerates slightly to 23 or 24 miles per hour. It only really requires changing the gear over here to eight on the side because 25.3 is the fastest I can manage, so I went ahead and put the bike in that gear. In order to test how well the off-road model or mode would perform in the present, I would also have enabled it. Wow, that’s pedaling at 28 miles per hour; my God, that’s 29 or 30 miles per hour. Wow, that’s amazing. Let’s do a speed test. Full Throttle is activated and we’re going to see how fast we can go. Right now we’re moving at a speed of 26 mph, 27 mph, 28 mph, and 29.1 mph. We just hit 30 and the speedometer telling me 28.29. So 30.5 is what this is reading, absolutely amazing.

My initial impression of C3strom pro astro

What are my initial impressions of this one? I love it, I like the ride, I love the look, it’s well made, it is super quiet right super quiet, and the pedaling is just really nice. Could it benefit from suspension? Probably. Anything could benefit from suspension whenever you have suspension in the back. However, I wouldn’t necessarily classify that as a major drawback. The gear system, whether it’s on the right or left side in this case, I’m digging it on that side. On this side is actually my throttle having them both separated. I’m okay with it. I’ve ridden other bikes that are like this too and I’ve gotten used to it. The display as you can see right there is enormous, and very visible even in this kind of daylight. I can see this as a daily commuter for school, for work which is depending on your distance. You can travel anywhere from 30 miles to more than 70 miles with this guy, depending on whether you’re pedaling or not. It’s pretty amazing, and you also have pointer-free tires, so those puncture-free tires will get you where you need to go.

*Credit to EBPMAN Tech Reviews

Is the lithium battery a good choice for Ebike

The battery is one of the most crucial parts of an electric bike, which has grown in popularity in recent years. One of the most popular types of electric bike batteries is the lithium-ion battery, which provides an excellent balance between cost, weight, and energy density. To choose the best e-bike battery for your purposes, you must be able to distinguish between the several types that are available.

 

The C3strom Astro Pro Class-3 Ebike is a long-range e-bike that makes use of a premium lithium-ion battery. A SAMSUNG detachable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1040Wh, or 52V20Ah, is featured in this electric bicycle. SAMSUNG 21700 cells, some of the most cutting-edge lithium-ion cells on the market, make up Astro’s battery. These batteries have a higher energy density than other kinds of batteries, allowing them to store more energy per unit of weight. The electric bike now has a greater range, enabling riders to go further on a single charge.

 

There are a number of things to take into account while determining the various varieties of lithium-ion batteries. On the battery label or package, start by looking for the letters “Li-ion” or “Lithium”. The most popular form of lithium-ion batteries, li-ion batteries provide an excellent compromise between energy density, weight, and price.

 

The voltage and capacity of the battery are additional factors to take into account. The battery’s capacity and voltage work together to determine how much power it can produce and store, respectively. In general, the electric bike has more power and a longer range with higher voltages and capacities. To guarantee optimum performance, it’s crucial to select a battery that is compatible with your electric bike’s motor and controller.

 

Another crucial aspect to consider is the battery’s charging time. Depending on the capacity and charging pace, lithium-ion batteries can take anywhere from a few hours to several hours to fully charge. The SAMSUNG battery in the C3strom Astro Pro Class-3 Ebike may be fully charged in around 5 to 6 hours with a regular wall socket. Riders can swiftly recharge their batteries and resume driving thanks to this.

 

There are a few suggestions to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining and prolonging the life of your electric bike battery. First, try to avoid completely draining the battery. This might harm the battery and shorten its lifespan. Instead, maintain the battery’s charge between 20% to 80% and charge it frequently to keep it topped off. Second, keep the battery from excessive temperatures, which can harm it and impair its performance. Finally, while not in use, keep the battery in a cool, dry location and keep it away from moisture and direct sunlight.

 

Finally, lithium-ion batteries provide a nice combination between energy density, weight, and price, making them some of the most popular and dependable types of electric bike batteries. You should also examine the battery’s voltage, capacity, and charging time. A 1040Wh lithium-ion battery made with SAMSUNG 21700 cells, which provide a high energy density and long cycle life, are used in the C3strom Astro Pro Class-3 Ebike. You may get a longer range and greater performance from your electric bike by paying attention to these suggestions and maintaining your battery. Overall, the C3strom Astro Pro is a great example of a high-quality electric bike that uses a reliable and efficient lithium-ion battery.

 

It’s also important to keep in mind that there are additional battery options for electric bikes, including lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Yet compared to lithium-ion batteries, these batteries are less widespread and typically less effective. Similar in energy density to lithium-ion batteries, NiMH batteries are bulkier and less dependable. Although being much heavier, larger, and have a shorter lifespan than lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries are far less expensive.

 

It’s vital to think about the battery when buying an electric bike, as well as the engine, frame, and overall design. The ride should be smooth and comfortable, and the bike should handle well and have adequate traction. Also, it should have a strong and resilient structure made of dependable parts that can survive constant use and wear and tear.

 

Lithium-ion batteries offer a reasonable compromise between energy density, weight, and price, making them a great option for electric bikes. When selecting a battery for an electric bicycle, please notice the battery’s voltage, capacity, and charging time. A fantastic example of an electric bike that makes use of SAMSUNG 21700 cells and a high-quality lithium-ion battery with a 1040Wh capacity is the C3strom Astro Pro. You may get a longer range and greater performance from your electric bike by paying attention to battery maintenance with these suggestions.