Electra Townie Original 7D - 2017

Electra Townie Original 7D
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Lucky number 7 means gears a-plenty for most general riding. With a Shimano 7-speed derailleur, powerful front and rear linear-pull brakes and Electra’s Flat Foot Technology, the Townie 7D is the best-selling bike in the U.S.

- Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- Shimano TX-35 7-speed w/Megarange gearing
- Shimano Revo twist shifter
- Forged alloy crankset w/44t chainring & dual guards
- Alloy linear-pull brakes
- Double-wall alloy rims
- 26”x 2.0” semi-slick street tires

Specs

Frame Townie 6061-T6 Alloy Flat Foot Technology®
Fork High Tensile Steel Uni-Crown, Straight Blade
Headset 1 1/8" Steel Threaded/Semi-Integrated
Rims/Wheels Electra Double Wall Alloy Painted/Machined Sidewall
Hubs Front: Alloy Low-Flange 32H w/QR; Rear: Alloy Low-Flange 32H w/QR
Spokes 14G Stainless/Brass Nipples
Tires Semi-Slick Street 26" X 2.0"
Crankset Electra Custom Alloy 3-Piece 170mm
Chainrings 44T
Chain Taya Octo Nickel Plated
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TX-35
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 7-Speed 14-34T
Shifters Shimano Revo 7-Speed Twist
Handlebars Townie 6061-T6 Alloy
Tape/Grips Electra Saddle Matching Hand-Stitched Leatherette
Stem Forged Alloy 25.4mm Quill
Brake Levers Alloy Reach Adjustable
Pedals Resin Platform w/Non-Slip Tread
Saddle Ergonomic w/Shock-Absorbing Elastomers
Seat Post Classic Alloy Pillar 27.2mm X 300mm
Accessories & Extras Internal Cable Routing, Alloy Kickstand, Stainless Steel and Anti-Rust Hardware

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5.0

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (13)
  • Versatile  (12)
  • Lightweight  (11)
  • Stylish  (4)
  • Comfortable  (4)

Cons

  • NONE  (2)
  • Heavy 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city  (9)
  • Road Biking  (4)
  • Leisurely Rides  (4)
  • Light Trails  (3)
  • Commuting  (3)
  • Street Riding  (3)
  • Exercise  (2)
  • Good for commuting 
  • Site seeing 
  • Pleasure Riding 
  • Boardwalk 
  • Working Out 
  • Beach 
  • Family rides 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Cruising 
  • Shopping 

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5

I would without a doubt reccomend the Townie 7d

By 

from Pennsylvania

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Bought our Townie 7d's in December of 2016. These were to be in addition to our Trek Shift 1 bicycles. As of May 3 2017, they've now replaced the Treks. Light weight, sturdy, easy shifting, and down right fun to ride. I was alittle leary when i first started looking, took one for a ride several times, and was hooked. Bikeline of Dover hooked us up with 2 nice looking rides. A ladies Orange pearl and my mens Matte Juniper. Bottom line, we love them. Im in the hunt for another very shortly.

    5

    Brings the joy back to riding a bike.

    By 

    from Tarpon Springs, FL

    About Me

    Pros

    • Comfortable upright position
    • Great for quick trips to the store
    • Perfect for that 1 hour ride to get your exercie

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercise
      • Commutes
      • Site seeing

      Comments:

      Been riding drop handlebar bikes for exercise for the last 30 years. Always felt some sort of discomfort in my back, arms, or neck but just learned to live with it. I finally decided to get something that was fun to ride. Something that would let me see my surroundings. The Townie is IT. Where has this been all my life haha. I absolutely love it. My daily rides are 12 mile loops with an occasional 25 miler. This bike handles it with ease and comfort. Yes you will be affected by wind in your face. But who cares? I'm not racing, I'm riding for exercise, 12 miles per hour or so. Your legs will hurt a little that first week because of the riding position. You're using more legs and less butt. This bike brings back the joy of riding I had as a kid in the 60's and 70's. If you're on the fence, give it a try.

      5

      Best ever

      By 

      from Indialantic, Florida

      About Me

      Comments:

      easy forward stance peddle and light weight aluminum

      5

      Best bike I've ever owned!

      By 

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me

      Comments:

      It's been twenty years since I've gotten on a bike. One day I had a wild hair and went to my local bike shop, and they put me on a Townie. It was love at first ride. I used to ride an old ten speed in my teens and 20's. That was a good bike and I used it for a very long time until I upgraded to a car. Now I want to get back into riding again. This is the perfect bike to do it. My older body appreciates the extra padding on the seat and the smooth sailing. I love this bike it is worth every penny.

      5

      Love my bike

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Commuting/City

        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.

        4

        Great for Commuting

        By 

        from Tuscola, Il

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • Seating Position
        • Adaptability

        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.

          5

          Awesome Set of Wheels

          By 

          from Parkersburg, WV

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Color
          • Versatile

          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.

            5

            best bike for me

            By 

            from Motown

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable Riding Positi
            • EASY TO RIDE
            • 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.

            5

            "Fun ride!"

            By 

            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!

              4

              Electra Townie 7D

              By 

              from Owings,MD

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              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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