Stromer ST2 e-bike review: too hot for Europe

The words “Swiss design” conjure images of luxury watch movements and delicately sculpted eyeglasses, not hulking e-bikes with thickly welded frames and face-melting power. Stromer is here to challenge those assumptions and force a rethink of how its Swiss-made electric bikes, with top speeds of 45 km/h (28 mph), can disrupt urban transportation for the benefit of residents. I’ve certainly seen the light after testing a new 2021 edition ST2, Stromer’s first e-bike with a carbon belt drive.

Broadly speaking, US cities have all of the fast e-bikes and no bicycle infrastructure, whereas European cities have all of the protective

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Staytripper: A Trail Map to Mountain Biking in Vermont | Staytripper | Seven Days

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  • Jeb Wallace-Brodeur | John James

Since Seven Days launched Staytripper in mid-2020, the monthly supplement has offered suggestions for safely rediscovering in-state recreation during the pandemic. In this special edition, it’s less road map, more trail map. Grab your helmet and go with the flow — it’s the mountain biking issue!

Mountain biking has been picking up speed in Vermont over the past decade. Like maple syrup, fall foliage and Ben & Jerry’s, the sport has become one

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Legendary Road Cycling Brand Wilier Launches New Urta SLR Cross Country Bike

Wilier is an Italian brand that has been making road bikes for more than 100 years but it hasn’t really spread its wings into the mountain bike world, until now. While it does have a small selection of hardtails and eMTBs, the new Urta SLR marks “the height of [its] evolution in the mountain bike sector”.

As you might expect from a road racing brand, Wilier is targeting the cross-country segment with this bike but the similarities between this bike and its road range go beyond the lycra its riders might wear.


Intended Use: Cross country racing
Frame material:

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Oklahoma off and running on recruiting trail

Oklahoma has the 247Sports Composite’s No. 9 recruiting class. A closer look says it’s even better than that.

When eyeing the average ranking per commit, the Sooners have the No. 2 class at this point in the 2022 cycle.

And it could get even better.

We talk about that in the video above on this week’s Wiltfong Whiparound.

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VW Is Running Its ID.4 EV in the NORRA Mexican 1000

  • Volkswagen is testing a production ID.4 1st Edition RWD’s durability by running one in the Norra Mexican 1000 off-road race.
  • Tanner Foust and Rhys Millen Racing modified the VW for off-road use.
  • The idea is to find out how well VW’s first production-based EV handles the off-road challenges.

    A specially prepared Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is running the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 race April 25-29 on the Baja Peninsula. Rhys Millen Racing modified the ID.4 and Tanner Foust and off-road racer Emme Hall are doing the driving. VW says the SUV is running a stock powertrain and

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    CDC Mask Guidelines | Running Outdoors

    • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announces new guidelines that state you don’t need to wear a mask outdoors if you’re running on your own or with members of your household, except in certain crowded settings and venues.
    • The guidelines also state that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should continue wearing a mask during indoor activities including going to the gym or to a workout class.
    • While you don’t need to wear a mask or face covering when running outside, it’s best to still bring one with you in the case of an emergency or unplanned event.

      Yearning for a

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      Wisconsin Badgers football recruiting: UW shows interest in Clemson transfer RB Chez Mellusi

      While much of the focus in regards to the transfer portal recently has been on the men’s basketball team, the football team is still looking for another running back to finalize their backfield. According to Mike Farrell of Rivals, former Clemson RB Chez Mellusi and the Badgers have strong mutual interest in each other.

      We reached out to Mellusi on Wednesday morning and he confirmed to us that Wisconsin has talked to him and offered him a scholarship. Farrell notes that “right now it is the Badgers that are the most aggressive and they are certainly attractive to running

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      Transfers signals Tigers are, in fact, too deep

      Clemson football has lost seven players since five-star true freshman running back Demarkcus Bowman announced he was leaving early in the 2020 college football season.

      While we have talked plenty about the way that Clemson football under head coach Dabo Swinney replaces four and five-star recruits with walk-ons and why that is a recipe for long-term disaster, the Tigers are losing highly talented guys for one reason – too much competition and that is a positive.

      When you look at those that have left over the last several months, only one of them was a consistent starter and that

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      Tony Pauline’s Final 3-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

      Welcome to my trade-free 3-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft one day before the 2021 NFL Draft officially begins. My notes on each player include what I’m hearing league-wide on the direction teams may be headed and other options that should be considered.

      2021 3-Round NFL Mock Draft 

      Let’s kick off the draft with two selections that are nearly set in stone.

      1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

      The Jaguars select the best quarterback to enter the draft since Andrew Luck. Trevor Lawrence is a true franchise passer with limitless upside.

      2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU


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      Three 2022 targets that could commit next

      Notre Dame Football (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

      The Notre Dame Football team is already stacking talent for the 2022 recruiting class, and these three prospects could be next.

      The Notre Dame Football team has received pledges from 11 high school football recruits in the 2022 class so far, and they are far from done. As it stands, this is a top-5 class in the country rated by Rivals, but there is still a lot of work left to do on the recruiting trail if they hope to stay there.

      Since defensive line coach Mike Elston took over as recruiting

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