Electra Townie Go! 7D

93/100
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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.
  • 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.
  • Many riders agreed that the step-through model was a pretty bike.
  • 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

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electrek
Level 3 expert

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

Level 3 expert

…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
Level 3 expert

Electra Townie Go! 7D Review

Level 3 expert

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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Insider
Level 1 expert

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

Level 1 expert

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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98/100 based on 32 ratings
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