C3Strom Astro Pro – Best Electric Bike of 2022 | Vintage Motorcycle Meets Bicycle
Hello everyone, welcome back to Jimmy is Promo. We’ll be looking at the brand’s new C3STROM ASTRO and ASTRO PRO today. These are class 3 electric bikes, and the campaign goes live on May 25th, or right now, depending on when you watch this video.
The overview of the C3STROM
The C3STROM ASTRO and ASTRO PRO are available in two colors: black and gray. They can reach a top speed of 28 mph in c3 mode and 32 mph in off-road mode. The motor has a 750-watt rating. Depending on whether you get the ASTRO or ASTRO PRO, you can have a maximum range of 58 miles or 78 miles. The only difference between the two is the battery size. Now, the C3STROM ASTRO PRO is the best in class, especially when it comes to battery capacity, as it has the largest battery capacity available for an e-bike under $4,000. It has a 1040-watt hour battery as well as a 750-watt motor.
The saddle is extra long and super comfortable, filled with silicone to reduce vibration, and for the lighting system, you have that massive headlamp in the front that is a 130 lux headlight with high and low beams, as well as the front left and right turn signals, and then the led tail light with integrated turn signals and brake light once the brake is compressed. Finally, the tires are 20-inch by 4.25-inch anti-puncture tires that eat up the road and grass on almost any terrain.
Going through the power assist modes, you get five four three two one zero. Zero simply means that you are pedaling the bike without any assistance from the motor. And basically, the higher the number, the more assistance you have to help you reach those top speeds.
On the removable battery, you now have an on/off power switch as well as a charging port. You also have left and right turn signals, as well as high and low beam switches. So that was the sound of the bike with the pedal assist; some people are curious about what it sounds like with the motor running while pedaling. So, with my gears set to four and my pedal assists set to five, I reached a top speed of 31 on this small slant of a hill. Now I weigh approximately 193 pounds. I believe I could go a little faster now if you just use the throttle, you’ll go around 19 to 20 miles per hour, and 27 to 32 miles per hour if you use the pedal assist on either five or off-road mode.
The C3STROM application and how to set it
Let’s take a look at the C3STROM application, which is free to download from Google Play and Apple App Stores and is very easy to pair with your bike. All you have to do is turn on your bike, hit the little ‘M’ on the left side of the handlebar that is a mode for Bluetooth, and then once you open up this application, hit on add device and you’ll be done in about 10 seconds with your battery percentage, total distance ridden, and a bunch of different settings and battery info that you can look at and change. Now, you can see that we are disconnected because my bike just turned off a few seconds ago, but the last percentage we were at was 100% and the total distance ridden was 17.6 miles, then down here is a bunch of quick actions and there are a few things that you can really only do on this application that you can’t do on the bike itself, so one of these right here is one that is on the bike. You don’t really need the application to do it, but that’s where you can change your pedal assist pedal or the level zero is basically just pedaling the bike and not assisting you in any way. Then it goes all the way up to level five, which is usually where I keep mine. This next set is my personal favorite. This is where you can switch from class 3 mode, which has a top speed of 28 miles per hour, to off-road mode, which has a top speed of 32 miles per hour or 52 kilometers per hour. Because I am currently disconnected, the bike has recently been turned off. When I turn on the bike and have this application next to it, when I switch this to off-road mode, we’ll be able to go faster. Here you can see the status of your battery, as well as the current voltage, currency, and temperature capacity. As a result, you can see everything that is going on. So, right here, I have that 20 000 milli amp hour battery that is inside my bike. You also have a cruise function, so if you’re going more than 6.3 miles per hour, hold down the throttle for two seconds and then press the plus button for two seconds, and the cruise function will activate. You will also be able to see the cruise icon, so I would definitely read that and take a look if you want to use the cruise function. I don’t think it’s necessary as long as you just pedal, and I’m only on level four of pedaling. It’ll just keep you at that constant speed, and then your light switch just turns on the light, and then it turns off, but you can see that again. I can’t do that because we’re not connected. And this way, you can change your unit settings from mile to kilometer.
The difference between ASTRO and ASTRO PRO
One of the most common questions is what is the difference between ASTRO and ASTRO PRO, and is it worth the price difference, and the answer is right in front of you, which is only the battery size, which will give you a different range in miles. So you have the ASTRO, which has a max range of about 58 miles and a battery capacity of 780 watt-hours, or the ASTRO PRO, which has a max range of 78 miles and a battery capacity of 1040 watt-hours, so the difference between the two is about 20 miles.
Let’s take a look at the pricing and timeline for everything that’s going on. The super early bird price for the ASTRO is $1699 if you go with first come, first served on May 25th. The pro is $1899, and as the campaign progresses, the price will rise all the way to the MRSP of $2499 for the ASTRO and $2699 for the ASTRO PRO. When you compare the super early bird price to the final result MRSP, you will save $800, which is a sizable saving in the world of e-bikes.
Get more information about C3STROM
Now, on the internet, here is the Indiegogo page at the moment. It is not yet live, so this page will look different than it will on May 25th, and this is the C3STROM website where you can look at their bikes, so both of them are listed here if you wanted to learn more and take a deep dive into all the specs and everything else, and so inside of this Indiegogo page right now you can sign up to get that $800 off early bird discount. So, if you want to learn more, sign up to be notified when it goes live. You can also participate in the discussion by scanning this QR code. I believe it takes you to their Facebook page, where you can stay up to date on everything they’re up to. Then there are some details and information, just a high-level overview of the bike itself, and you can sign up at the bottom. Here’s their website, which will also be linked below the video in the description. I just went inside the shop e-bikes, and both of them are shown right here. So this is the C3STROM ASTRO as well as the C3STROM ASTRO PRO, and the price is as follows. There is a noticeable difference between the two here. Because we’re looking at early bird pricing right now, if you want to learn more about either of these bikes, simply click on the options button. You can see black and gray if you look at the colors. It will take you to the Indiegogo page. You can see some photos as you scroll down, and then you can see the top speed, which is 28 miles per hour for the C3 mode and 32 miles per hour for the off-road mode. In terms of the motor, which is a 750-watt rear hub integrated wheel, the maximum range is 50 miles, depending on rider weight, terrain incline, and riding style.
To assemble your own C3Storm
As you scroll down, you’ll see an infographic of pretty much everything on the bike, including the seat, rack, wheels, and chain. Underneath geometry, you can see everything measured out, so if you’re curious about the inches of the wheels, the base, or the height, everything will be right there for you. Then there are the electronics going into the depths of the battery, which is the Samsung 21 700 cells a 780-watt hour. It’s a removable lithium-ion battery that talks about the charger, the controller, and the display, which is the best display of any e-bike I’ve ever owned. This one has the best display hands down, with a 3.5-inch screen that is super easy to read at night and super easy to read during the day, which is also very important. We’ll go over the hub motor, lights, pedal, assist the form of assistance, USB connectors, wiring throttle, max range, horn, and a top speed that we’ve already covered, and then you’ll be able to take a look at the ASTRO PRO. Here are your two colors—black and gray—your photographs—right here is the infographic, and this image’s specifics here and there. If you wanted to see if there are any differences, the biggest and only difference is going to be the size of the battery, which along with the battery size will give you the difference in a range that the bike is able to go so instead of that 50 to 58 miles this one the pro will get you 78 miles so here’s the unboxing and assembly of the bike and so really it’s going to be a black box with all of your pedals and your tools that you would need. The bike itself is almost completely wrapped in one package; you can see the charger and the battery sitting there; the battery was sent to me in a separate package, so if you order this bike, look for two packages, one with the large bike and the other with the battery separately. When it comes to putting the bike together, you really only have to put on the front wheel, make sure everything is sitting properly, check your nuts, bolts, and screws, and once that’s all tightened on there and it’s sitting with the front brake. You can now put on the front fender, and once the fender is finished, you can work on the pedals, and you have your left and right pedals. It appears that they are twisting in the opposite direction, but you’ll figure that out once you’ve finished with the pedals. Then you put on your handlebars, and you just want to make sure everything fits properly. You tighten everything up and look at that 3.5-inch LCD display. Once those are finished, you twist on and tighten your left and right turn signals. Now you can put on that removable battery, and once in place, you can lock it into place. That concludes my review of the C3STROM ASTRO and ASTRO PRO. Let me know what you think of this bike, and if you’re interested, click on the link below the video inside the description to get the early bird price.
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