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Electra Townie Original 21D
  • Color: Stout Metallic
  • Color: Black Satin

Electra

Townie Original 21D
2017

$559.99
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5.0 stars
 (20 Reviews)
 

2017 Electra Townie Original 21D

The go-anywhere Townie®. Ride with abandon with a wide-range of 21 speeds equipped to handle hills. Appreciate the distinct, modern clean lines of the innovative Electra Flat Foot Technology® frame or customize it to fit your needs with extras like racks, bags and baskets.

- Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- Shimano TX-35 21-speed w/Megarange gearing
- Shimano EZ-Fire Plus shifters
- Alloy linear-pull brakes
- Double-wall alloy rims
- 26”x 2.0” semi-slick street tires

 
Specification Description
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 Anodized/Machined Sidewalls
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 48/38/28T chainring w/guard
Chain Taya Octo Nickel Plated
Front Derailleur Shimano C051
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TX-35
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 7-Speed 14-34T
Shifters Shimano E-Z Fire Plus 21-Speed Trigger
Handlebars Townie 6061-T6 Alloy
Tape/Grips Comfort Kraton
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

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Durable  (10)
  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Versatile  (6)
  • Stylish  (4)

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • None  (2)
  • Seat 
  • Color 
  • Doesn't Rack Easily 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City  (9)
  • Commuting  (5)
  • Light Trails  (4)
  • Leisurely Rides  (4)
  • Road Biking  (4)

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5.0

Awesome bike!

By Mark

from Oklahoma City

About Me

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Seat
  • Handeling
  • Electra's customer service

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercise esspecially those having joint problems

    Comments:

    Love the bike! Love how easy it was to order. But after it came in, the guy on the phone had an attitude, even when I picked it up. Not a very customer friendly salesman. The others I talked to were very helpful. I would recommend this bike to anyone who has back and joint problems.

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    5.0

    Fantastic bike!

    By Jbone

    from Lake Charles, LA

    About Me

    Comments:

    After 3 knee surgeries on my PCL, I could not ride any bike without discomfort -- until this bike. The pedal position allows me to ride with no knee pain. My quads have developed (to further prevent knee pain), I've lost weight and my blood pressure has decreased.

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    5.0

    Best bike ever!

    By Amy

    from San Jose

    About Me

    Pros

    • Stable
    • Comfortable
    • Fun
    • Family Friendly

    Cons

    • Doesn't Rack Easily

    Best Uses

    • Around Town
    • Paved Trails

    Comments:

    We LOVE our Electra Townie. I ride with my 1 year old daughter in a front mounted Yepp Mini bike seat and we are able to go for many miles happily and comfortably. We ride everywhere now!

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    5.0

    Fantastic bike

    By Katie

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable
    • Fun to ride
    • Handles Well

    Cons

    • Limited Colors
    • No Front Shock

    Best Uses

    • Anything
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    When I first test rode a Townie, I couldn't tell if I loved it or hated it. I now know I loved it. The ride and dynamic of this cycle is different from a traditional bike. I can tell that it works different muscles than I was used to. My husband and I use our Townie's to ride for exercise and to get places. My only complaint is I wish it came in some of the cool designs other Electra bikes have but that is minor. One of the few challenges we have noticed with the bike is that the flat foot technology does make the whole bike a bit longer than a traditional bike. We only noticed this when we loaded the bike onto our local bus's bike carrier which made us worry that it wouldn't travel securely. It has not had any problems, just the noticeable length. Love the bike! I want to ride it everywhere.

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    5.0

    Very Comfortable and Versatile Bike

    By Aubieone

    from Birmingham, AL.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Fitness
    • Touring
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I have been riding off and on for about 24 years. I ride now for fun, fitness, and leisure. This is an excellent bike for this. When I have my endurance built back up I plan on doing some touring with the bike. I believe it will handle this just fine. I really am happy with my purchase.

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    5.0

    Love it.

    By Fran

    from Muncie, in

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Bought this bike Spring '13 and wasn't all that sold on it. Once I got used to it, couldn't get off it. Thought about riding everyday! Farthest I rode was 35 miles and even topped 15mph a few times. 45 degree weather and was on it. Neighbor said "You're not giving up that bike." Nope. Put black leather streamers, rack & bag and get a lot of compliments and questions. Did I mention, I love it!

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    5.0

    Best Of The Best

    By Marvin

    from Marysville, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • EASY TO RIDE

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bike Riding

      Comments:

      I can get on and off without swinging my leg over the seat. I'm in my 70's and would just about have to quit riding if I hadn't found this bike with flat foot technology.

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      5.0

      A very comfortable, stylish bike

      By neer-do-well

      from Louisville, Kentucky

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Upright Position
      • Kickstand
      • Cables Routed Inside Fram
      • Front suspension

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Seat

      Best Uses

      • Cruising
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I have had a Trek 7300 for 14 years and have only ridden occasionally because it was hard on my back to be bent over to hold the handlebars, and my hands became numb often. I really like the upright riding posture that this bike features, it makes it a real pleasure to ride. I also liked the styling of this bike. After a couple hours of riding, my behind was a bit sore, but my salesman said that will become less of a problem as I ride more often, and bike shorts will also help. He said the stock seat is actually one of the more comfortable seats. The gears, brakes, and controls work great, but I wish there was a consistency between the front and rear gear controls; for the rear sprocket, you press the control on the right nearest you for easier pedaling, but the front gear control is just the opposite. I guess I'll get used to that, it seems to be the standard. The bike requires some effort to hoist and hang in my garage, I guess it's due to those big tires, but they do give a comfortable ride. All in all, I think this is a great bike and it will give me many years of comfortable riding.

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      5.0

      Killer Commuter Bike

      By msuho

      from Mishawaka, Indiana

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Easy On Back
      • Good Riding Position
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gravel paths
        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I've used my Townie 21D for commuting to work (6 miles one way) for the last 2 years, April-October. I think it's a fabulous commuting bike. The upright position doesn't lock your head between your shoulders, giving you a wide field of view. The frame geometry lets you stand flat-footed a stoplights and what-have-you. The 2 inch tires will deal with curb jumping and gravel burms. The click shifting requires no attention.I have a townie rack which I use with 2 different Axiom commuter bags, an Electra Headlight, and a post-mounted rear light.My only regret is not getting a Townie with Fenders. My 21D has front shocks, and the after-market Electra fenders don't fit on this. My local bike shop here in Indiana (was able to find a Clip-on BMX style front Fender, which helps a lot in wet weather.Commuting aside, I'm 52, 6'0" and have a bad lumbar disk. Electras have saved my back.

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        5.0

        "I would by this bike again"

        By Vonspaten

        from Pleasant Hill Ca.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Comfortable Easy Riding
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I got this bike for exercise and couldn't believe how comfortable it was,went on a bike ride with my son for a 2 mile run and I haven't rode a bike in over 2 years and when I got back I couldn't believe how I felt I'm 50 and I felt fine the ease of riding this bike speaks for it self I would recommend this bike especially if you have knee problems I'm 6'3"and 340 lbs and this bike rides great went out and bought one for the wife.

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        Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
        Stout Metallic / Regular 00601479519002 538940 TRK-538940
        Black Satin / Regular 00601479518876 538896 TRK-538896
        Black Satin / Tall 00601479518883 538897 TRK-538897
         

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