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Electra Townie Original 7D
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Electra

Townie Original 7D

$499.99
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Electra Townie Original 7D

You'll love gliding around town on Electra's Townie Original 7D. It boasts a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain and a slick twist shifter that make easy work of hills and headwinds. The laid-back aluminum frame, wide tires and plush saddle provide a comfy cruise that's made for care-free afternoons. Plus, you'll love Electra's Flat Foot Technology, which lets you put both feet flat on the ground whenever you want, while the linear-pull brakes deliver impressive stopping power.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Electra 6061-aluminum
Fork Steel
Rims/Wheels Aluminum
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes Stainless-steel, 14g
Tires Electra semi-slick, 26 x 2.0
Crankset Aluminum
Chainrings 44T w/double chainguards
Rear Derailleur Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
Shifters Shimano Revo
Handlebars Aluminum
Tape/Grips Kraton rubber
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum 4-finger
Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals Resin platform
Saddle Ergonomic
Seatpost Aluminum
Accessories & Extras Kickstand

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Durable  (12)
  • Versatile  (12)
  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Stylish  (4)

Cons

  • Heavy 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city  (8)
  • Road biking  (4)
  • Leisurely Rides  (4)
  • Light Trails  (3)
  • Commuting  (3)

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5.0

Love my bike

By Vagabond

from Indiana

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I've been riding my Townie for 3 years now. The various add-ons made for the bike make it great for city use. I ride it for exercise or to hit the store, farmers market, library, etc. With the sturdy back rack and a good pannier or basket, I don't need to use gas to pick up a day or two's groceries (barring cartons of soft drinks). While I've gotten disdainful comments from serious road/mountain bikers, EVERYONE else has given me compliments on the townie. The only bad thing I have to say is that the wheels are a bit puncture prone. The tread is still good, but I end up changing the tube 2-4 times a riding season. Puncture proof tubes might help. Unless you're worried about your macho buds making fun of you for not getting a "serious" bike, get one. After mile 8 of a casual ride, your butt will be fine while theirs will be chafing.

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    4.0

    Great for Commuting

    By Ashrat

    from Tuscola, Il

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Adaptability
    • Seating Position
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I had to add extra carrying devices to my bike. Riding to work at 4AM and then home at 6PM means I must take extra clothes for very different temps. Also I have to have a Hard Hat, boots and long pants to enter my work location, all this and my "Jethro Bodine" lunch box means I have cargo carriers both front and rear on the bike. For 2 years it has performed GREAT. My ride is about 12 miles RT. I only do it weather permitting, I'm not a fanatic just a 64 year old guy riding to work when I can. I will admit my butt is a little sore after 6 miles but it could be my 250 pounds pressing down on it that might have something to do with it.

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      5.0

      Awesome Set of Wheels

      By Ricky L

      from Parkersburg, WV

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Color
      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I really enjoy my new bike! Just recently became interested in riding again due to being retired military and because of health issues. The Electra Townie is a well built bicycle that is comfortable and easy to ride. My wife calls me old school, in which I totally agree with. My sales rep. at Athens Bike Shop went to their basement and brought up a metallic moss Townie and I simply had to have it because the color reminds me of a vintage GTO. My total experience with this bike and Athens Bike Shop in general is outstanding and well worth the drive.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best bike for me

        By Lowrider

        from Motown

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • EASY TO RIDE
        • Comfortable Riding Positi
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I ride my Townie everyday all around town. It is a comfortable bike to go to the gym, the store, the library of ride to dinner. I needed a bike that would allow my feet to touch the ground, a bike that was easy to operate, a bike that put my weight on the seat and NOT on my wrists/handlebar. The Townie met my needs perfectly.

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        5.0

        "Fun ride!"

        By Larry

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pleasure Riding

          Comments:

          Got back into riding after about 50 year lay off and this 69 year old is thrilled. I have been riding the Trinity Trail which is a Fort Worth Tx City bike walk and run paved trail. After only a month, I am doing a 25 mile turn around and it has been a blast, except on the return when the wind is above 15mph! It rides smooth, gears work great and best of all Bicycles Inc, will adjust my bike 4 times a year for free. I would say unless you want to go real fast this is the bike for you. Seven speeds are plenty!

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          4.0

          Electra Townie 7D

          By Al

          from Owings,MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercise

            Comments:

            I am in my 60s, and have arthritis and bad knees. My doctor recommended cycling and swimming to control the arthritis and to put off knee replacement surgery. I have not been a consistent bike rider since my bike was stolen when I was 13 years old. So far I am easing into biking by riding around the cul de sac 15 times at least once per day. I hope to start riding on bike paths. The Townie is very comfortable for a tall man, and very light and easy to control. Thanks to Bike Doctor of Annapolis for setting it right the first time.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love this bike

            By Natex14

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Great On Hills
            • Fun To Ride
            • Feels Very Solid
            • EASY TO RIDE

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Family rides
            • Commuting
            • Working Out

            Comments:

            I have done short family rides to twenty five mile rides with lots of hills on this thing. It's solid and so much fun to ride. I average 60 miles a week on this bike and have had zero issues. Great bike.

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            5.0

            Wow! Killer Bike

            By 8-ball Townie

            from Temecula, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boardwalk
              • Cruising
              • Commuting/City

              Comments:

              I use my Townie 7D for light commuting and family riding. We live in a semi-hilly area, so gears are good. Bike is extremely comfortable! Probably the most comfortable bike I've ever used. Had my heart set on a cruiser, but once I test drove this in the Jax Murr parking lot, I was hooked. Wife bought it for my early b-day present. You sit upright, which is comfortable. Electra's Flat Foot technology helps with waiting at signals. Gears shift flawlessly. Brakes stop bike effortlessly. Easy to steer and maneuver. Smooth ride. I added the plastic fenders and 8-ball bell & valve caps. Pretty nice looking set up.

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              5.0

              Great Bike!

              By Jack

              from Foothills, Yuma, AZ

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments:

                Noel at Mr B's knows bikes and is very customer service oriented. He asked me about my intended use of the bike and he recommended the Townie 7D and after three weeks of daily use, he was right on! This is a great hybrid bike. I use it for commuting 20 miles a day and the 7th gear is good at about 15mph. On weekends I like to drive on desert roads and when the bike performs well in light to medium sand. First gear will get you through most sand while 7th is great for commuting on residential and county roads. I'm 62 and this bike is getting me back in shape without a lot of effort.

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                4.0

                "This bike is light, cool and FUN"

                By joelhefe

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Versatile
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments:

                  I have a full-suspension, lightweight beast for a mountain bike. And I have a carbon fiber road bike. I love each of them. But I'd forgotten that riding a bike can be fun, low pressure and relaxed. The Townie is a great bike, whether it's your only ride, or the third. The wheels are decent quality, 7 gears does well for city trips, and the long wheelbase makes for a smooth ride.I've taken mine out wearing flip-flops, a ball cap and cargo shorts. I hadn't done that in at least 10 years! These can be customized w fenders, groovy headlamps, a keg cup holder (and baskets for the handlebars if that's what you wanna do).Take it on your next bar crawl, or to your evening softball game, a festival, whatevs.

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