German bike brand Storck, recognized for its high-performance road and time trial bicycles, ventures further into the e-bike realm with the unveiling of the Storck Name:2. Designed with urban commuting in mind, the e-bike combines a compact, sporty appearance with ergonomic efficiency.
The Storck Name:2 features a streamlined design, reminiscent of a BMX bike, equipped with 24-inch tires to enhance maneuverability in urban settings. Prioritizing pedaling efficiency, the e-bike incorporates a tall seatpost and standard handlebars. Weighing in at a modest 17 kilograms, the bike's lightweight construction is attributed to Storck's Carbon Fiber Reinforced (CFR) material, commonly utilized in the brand's performance-oriented bicycles.
Powered by the Porsche-owned Fazua Ride 50 Trail motor, the Storck Name:2 provides 50 Newton-meters of torque, facilitating a seamless ride through varying terrains. The motor is complemented by a 252-watt-hour battery seamlessly integrated into the downtube, offering convenient removal for charging.
Ensuring a dynamic riding experience, Storck incorporates a 12-speed Shimano XT M8100 drivetrain, commonly found on high-performance mountain bikes. The Schwalbe Big Ben tires, measuring 24 x 2.15 inches, further contribute to on-road suitability.
However, the Storck Name:2 is specifically tailored for urban commuting and lacks additional features such as luggage racks, lighting, and mudguards. Priced at 4,799 euros (approximately $5,235 USD), potential buyers should consider their individual commuting needs before investing in the sporty urban e-bike.