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Electra Townie Original 3i
  • Color: Satin Midnight Blue
  • Color: Satin Graphite

Electra Townie Original 3i

2016

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
$479.99
$599.99
Availability:
  • This item is available, but is not allowed to be shipped. You can purchase it online and pick it up at our retail location. Our retail store is located at 1337 N Wells St Chicago IL, 60610. For more information, please call us at 312-751-2488.
 

Product Details

2016 Electra Townie Original 3i

Spin around the neighborhood in stylish comfort with the Townie Original 3i from Electra! The laid-back aluminum frame, natural upright riding position, high handlebars, wide tires and plush seat provide a comfy cruise that's made for lazy afternoons. It also sports Electra's Flat Foot Technology that allows you to rest your feet fully on the ground whenever you want. Plus, the 3-speed drivetrain helps out on the hills and the great brakes deliver solid stopping power.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Electra 6061-aluminum
    Fork Electra high-tensile steel
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano Nexus 3-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 Kraton
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Aluminum
    Brakes Front: linear pull; Rear: coaster brake
    Pedals Resin platform w/non-slip rubber
    Saddle Ergonomic w/Lycra
    Seatpost Aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Satin Midnight Blue 00846635027452 181155 15673
    Satin Graphite 00846635027384 181120 15672
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Durable  (4)
    • Comfortable  (3)
    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Stylish  (2)
    • Shifts Easy 

    Cons

    • Saddle Is Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely Rides  (2)
    • Commuting  (2)
    • RECREATIONAL 
    • Best All Around Bike For 
    • Commuting/City 

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Best bike for me

    By Dee

    from Hobe Sound, Fl

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy Ride 20 Plus Miles
    • Seat Is Comfy For Long Ri
    • Flat Foot Tech For Stabil
    • Lightweight Frame Easy Ha
    • Lower Ride Less Accident

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Best All Around Bike For

      Comments:

      I loved this bike the moment I got on it. I have increased distance riding, sometimes riding for hours with few stops. If it's windy, I drop down to 2nd gear and take my time, but I can still do over 20 miles. I ride with a friend and my bike outrides and out-maneuvers hers, yet she is younger and thinner and more athletic.I adore the flatfoot technology, which gives stability and I feel safer. I have had no spills since buying this bike, as I did on my old bike which rode too high.I love my Electra Townie!

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      5.0

      What a bike. I change the seat. I changed the front fork too

      By Jollanza

      from Us naval base Guantanamo bay Cuba

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Leave It Be 3 Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Don't change a thing. I changed the seat, handle bars, and fork. Only needed to change seat. Best bike in the universe.

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        5.0

        BigBoy Tough with Comfort and Smoothness

        By BigBoy Hula Dancer

        from Santa Rosa, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Great Components
        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leisure
          • Exercise
          • RECREATIONAL

          Comments:

          I performed much research for a bike sturdy enough to hold a 500+ lb Polynesian man. There are few choices that are ready to ride immediately without modification. After test riding several Electra models, the smoothness and ease of shifting of the 3i sold me. The flat foot technology helps me peddle with the balls of my feet instead of the heels while taking weight and pressure on my hands and arms by allowing me to sit straight up. I have owned my bike for 3 months and love it. Three gears are plenty for the recreational riding I do. Mahalo (thank you) Electra.

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          5.0

          A very good adult bike for casual riding

          By Johnny

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Looks nice
          • Simple Maintence
          • Shifts Easy

          Cons

          • Saddle Is Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Beginner Biker
          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I've owned this bike about five years and have gotten great enjoyment from it. It's a very good bike for an older adult that wants to get back into riding bikes. I've made a few minor changes. The saddle was a bit too uncomfortable for me. Too wide! I put a nicer English leather saddle on it, recommended by my bike mechanic, problem solved! I can ride it forty, fifty miles, with no discomfort now. I put a Townie rear rack on it and a set of panniers. I can carry a lot of stuff without a problem. I can average about 10-12 MPH in high gear. Low is plenty adequate for most hills. I highly recommend it for older adults that haven't rode a bike in a while and want to get back to it. It's a good value for the price.

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          5.0

          love the look, love the ride!

          By Sal

          from El Paso, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Stylish
          • Lightweight
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leisurely Rides
            • Commuting
            • Street Riding

            Comments:

            I was a little worried when I first bought this bicycle, mainly because of the price. But once I took it out for a spin I was blown away by the comfort and ride of the bike. Also, not that it means that much to people but for me, I love the compliments. Everywhere I go I get people asking me if they can test ride it or just take a few snap shots....I don't live in a big bicycle city. Buy this bike,the flat red color is nicer in person.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Bike, you have to ride one!!

            By Iam Ferris

            from Newport Beach, California

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Stylish
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Leisurely Rides

              Comments:

              I have ridden this bike to work,at the beach and down the city streets. It just doesn't get any better than this. A smooth ride and very comfortable. The internal shifter works like a dream. By far the best bike I have ever owned. Do yourself a favor and get on one of these fine machines.

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