Electra Townie Go! 7D

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
5.5 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
250W
Torque
40 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 8.6Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
48.0 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Electra Townie Go! 7D. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • The Townie is offered at a very affordable price, by keeping things simple.
  • The bike is available in both step-over and step-through models. Riders appreciated the ease-of-use offered by the step-through model.
  • 3 different assist levels offered multiple choices for varying terrain.
  • The Townie accelerated to its top speed quickly.
  • A wide-range cassette allowed the bike to be ridden unpowered.
  • The Townie's lower gears coped easily with steeper hills.
  • Product support and customer service is available throughout North America.
  • Wide balloon tires acted as ample suspension on sealed and unsealed roads.
  • Multiple colorways provided a number of choices for buyers.
  • The Townie Go’s saddle was very comfortable.
  • A reviewer found that 180mm disc brakes stopped this bike well.
  • The Townie had a comfortable seating position for urban cruising.
  • The included rear rack was useful.
  • Wide handlebars and a plush saddle made for a comfortable ride.
  • A ‘flat-foot’ position made it easy to set feet down on stops and at traffic lights.
  • A USB plug provides a charging port for your phone or other accessories.
  • The Townie’s motor was pleasingly silent.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Townie doesn’t have a throttle-only option.
  • A 309.6Wh battery capacity is toward the lower end for new e-bikes.
  • The simple LCD display doesn’t show speed or range details.
  • Extras, such as fenders and lights, are not included with the Townie.
  • One reviewer found that the Townie wasn’t so powerful for heftier riders.

Bottom line

The Townie Go! 7D is an affordable option from a known brand, Electra (which is owned by Trek). This e-bike was well suited to urban cruising. By all accounts, the laid-back seating position and supple balloon tires delivered a smooth and comfortable ride. A hub-drive motor and rack-mounted battery keep the Townie affordable. The advertised range of 20 miles with the highest level of assist, was found to be accurate by reviewers. Up to 50 miles were on offer through the lowest level. A reliable, entry-level option.

Expert Reviews

68/100 based on 1 expert reviews
68
Outdoor Gear Lab

Electra Townie Go! 7D Review

This bike has a classic look with a relaxed, comfortable, upright body position and a smooth, steady, and calm ride quality.

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Review: Townie Go! 7D e-Bike is a Fun, Attractive Electric Beach Cruiser

…a solid e-bike with a beautiful design and a comfortable ride. Plus you get the benefit of having dealers just about everywhere, meaning you shouldn’t be out of luck if you ever need service or support.

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Electric Bike Review

Electra Townie Go! 7D Review

One of the most affordable name brand electric bikes on the market… this is a great entry point… a real quiet, smooth system.

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After Logging 100 Miles on This E-Bike, I Came Away Impressed With its Quick Acceleration and Comfortable Ride

It has great range and gets up to speed quickly — it’s also one of the least expensive e-bikes available.

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User Ratings

95/100 based on 39 ratings
  • 5 star
    79%
  • 4 star
    15%
  • 3 star
    3%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
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