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

Electra

Townie Original 3i
2016

$549.99
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5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

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

 
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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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Durable  (6)
  • Comfortable  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Stylish  (3)
  • Attractive Design  (2)

Cons

  • Saddle Is Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • All purpose bike 
  • Beginner Biker 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Daily Rider Stays Strong

By B77

from Montverde Academy Florida

About Me

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Purpose Bike

    Comments:

    I've had my Townie going on 3yrs now. I bought the Extended Version. I'm a big guy, 6ft 235. I ride this bike to work everyday and for fun on my days off. I treat it like a mountain bike at times pulling wheelies and jumping curbs. I run it through the gears like a motocross bike. I'm on my second set of back brakes and second rear tire. Other than normal wear and tear this machine has stood up to my abuse and then some. I bought 3 cheap bikes and destroyed them in just over a year. Other than a few scratches my Electra Townie looks like I just bought it. It could use better grips but thats it. I may upgrade those today. Liked it so much I bought one for my wife the next day!

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    5.0

    Really excellent bikes!

    By Terry

    from Houston (The Heights) Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Neighborhood Riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      My daughter and I ride in organized road cycling events. I wanted to get my wife a bike that is excellent quality, safe, uncomplicated, and easy to ride. I bought her the Electra 3i. I was so impressed with it that I bought myself one. These bikes are the best and have the highest quality workmanship and components and are an absolute joy to ride. Now my wife and I are riding more often and longer distances. Like I said, these bikes are just the best and a joy to ride.

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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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                Satin Midnight Blue 00846635027452 181155 ELE44496415E
                Satin Graphite 00846635027384 181120 ELE40570416E
                 
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