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

Electra Townie Original 21D

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (20 Reviews)
$569.99
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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

 
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    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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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Stout Metallic / Regular 00601479519002 538940 TOW36709411T
    Liquid Silver / Regular 00601479518999 538938 TOW35500029R
    Black Satin / Regular 00601479518876 538896 TOW33983771N
    Black Satin / Tall 00601479518883 538897 TOW37540331N
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy  (2)
    • None  (2)
    • Seat 
    • Not Really A Flat-foot 
    • Color 

    Best Uses

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