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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Electra Townie Original 7D Step-Thru. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- The Townie 7D offers a relaxed yet upright riding position.
- On-roads, riders said the Townie 7D rode smoothly.
- The Townie 7D handled light trails and gentle off-road paths with ease.
- Townies comfortably accommodated riders from 4’11 to 6’0”.
- The stability delivered by “flat foot technology” reassured older riders.
- Riders with injuries and certain conditions found the Townie 7D forgiving.
- Long rides were comfortable on Electra’s ergonomic, elastomer-equipped saddle.
- Shifting with the Shimano Revo gripshift was “like butter”.
- An expert reported that V-brakes were powerful on descents.
- A bike mechanic pointed out the high quality of welding on this frame.
- The Shimano Tourney 7-speed drivetrain was approved by a bike mechanic.
- After years of use, riders found the Townie 7D durable and resilient.
- Vintage styling and vivid color choices were appealing to buyers.
- A rear rack and baby seat are easily attached to the Townie 7D.
- The Townie 7D is provisioned with rack and fender mounts.
- The Megarange cassette sports a 34 tooth cog for steep, seated climbs.
- One expert reviewer said the Cruiser 1 Step-Thru was stable on descents.
3 reasons not to buy
- This cruiser’s relaxed geometry makes it almost impossible to stand while climbing.
- An expert said this bike was about a foot longer than a standard town bike.
- On a test-ride, a reviewer found that the Townie’s chain came off too often.
Expert Reviews60/100 based on 1 expert reviews
Electra Townie 7D
This is a bike aimed at people who aren’t going to do a huge amount of riding, and as such it’s fairly low maintenance… Climbing position and chain-shipping niggles aside, this is a fun bike to cruise around on. If you live somewhere with flattish topography and good road surfaces, you shouldn’t have any problems at all.
Electra Townie 7D Cruiser (Flat Foot Technology) The Best Cruiser?
Very comfortable bike… you will be able to be sitting and have both feet on the ground. If you’re new to bike riding, you haven’t ridden a bike in a while, you’re older aged… this bike really does give you the opportunity to be on a nice bike… and you can put both feet down without falling.