Electra Cruiser 1 Step-Thru

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Electra Cruiser 1 Step-Thru. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The Cruiser 1 was seen as excellent value for a solid and durable bike.
  • Relaxed geometry was easy-going and comfortable.
  • This cruiser suited riders from 5’ to 5’11”, from teenage to 70+ years old.
  • The Cruiser 1 Step-Thru proved to be an ultra-low maintenance ride.
  • Gearing was described by a rider as being “perfect” for this bike’s weight.
  • Owners found the Cruiser 1 Step-Thru to be a sturdy and durable steed.
  • The Cruiser 1’s range of pearlescent colors was much liked.
  • Several owners found the Electra Comfort elastomer saddle comfortable.
  • Wide RetroRunner 26x2.125” tires delivered a comfortable and stable ride.
  • A comfortable 2:1 (44/22t) gear ratio was leisurely on moderate hill-climbs.
  • The Cruiser 1 was easily fitted with a rear rack and child seat.
  • Assembly tasks were minimal.

4 reasons not to buy

  • An older owner sought a more “open” step-through design.
  • Some riders weren’t comfortable on the Electra Comfort elastomer saddle.
  • Some buyers would have liked to have fenders included with the bike.
  • The 2:1 (44/22t) gear ratio left riders spinning out on descents.

Bottom line

For neighborhood cruising, coastal bike trails and undulating terrain, the Cruiser 1 Step-Thru proved to be a comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable ride. For anything hillier, Electra’s 3 and 7 speed cruisers were suggested. This was a well-built and sturdy option that suited casual riders looking for a low-maintenance bike. An older owner sought a lower top-tube, to make it easier to swing one’s leg over. Other than that, riders were very satisfied with the value and performance of the Cruiser 1 Step-Thru.

Expert Reviews

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User Ratings

99/100 based on 33 ratings
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