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Electra Townie Original 8i

Electra

Townie Original 8i
2014

$989.99
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2014 Electra Townie Original 8i

Electra's Townie Original 8i offers a lightweight aluminum frame and wheels with a wonderfully comfortable upright riding position, high handlebars and a plush seat so you enjoy every mile. You also get a suspension fork that smooths the way and an easy-to-shift 8-speed drivetrain to lessen the hills. You'll also love the powerful linear-pull brakes and Electra's Flat Foot Technology that lets you place your feet flat on the ground anytime you wish for total control. The 8i even boasts fenders so you always get there looking and feeling great.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Electra 6061-aluminum
Fork SR Suntour NEX, 63mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Aluminum
Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano Nexus 8-speed
Spokes 14-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires Electra semi-slick, 26 x 2.0
Crankset Aluminum
Chainrings 44T
Rear Cogs Shimano 20T
Shifters Shimano Nexus twist
Handlebars Aluminum riser
Tape/Grips Leatherette, ergo
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Linear-pull
Pedals Aluminum platform w/non-slip rubber
Saddle Ergonomic w/Soft Lycra insert and elastomers
Seatpost Aluminum
Accessories & Extras Fenders

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Durable  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Upright position 
  • Wide comfortable seat 

Cons

  • None in the category 
  • Price 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city 
  • Flat dirt pathstrails 
  • Road biking 
  • Leisurely Rides 
  • Street Riding 

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5.0

Perfect for a certain rider

By Jonesy

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Wide Comfortable Seat
  • Durable
  • Upright Position

Cons

  • None In The Category

Best Uses

  • Flat Dirt Pathstrails
  • Commuting/City
  • Road Biking

Comments:

For an older, heavier casual male rider like me, this is a perfect bike. The seat and front shocks make it extra comfortable and the riding position doesn't strain my arms, shoulders, or hands even on long rides. The eight gears are more than adequate for all the terrain I ride, including moderate dirt roads and trails/paths. The rack accommodates larger panniers so light shopping is easy. If this is your kind of riding, my three years on it says this is your bike.

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5.0

I would buy this bike again and did!

By Supertone

from Frederick, Maryland

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Fun
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides
  • Light Trails
  • Street Riding

Comments:

First got one for my Wife, Townie 7 Internal hub in Hot Pink, my daughter fell in love with it so had to find another for my wife and got her an original Townie 8i Misty Moss color; then it was my turn and got the 8i pictured here. All are fun to ride and very comfortable. We are accessorizing them with racks, bags and lights. With my bad back this was a perfect choice.

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