Lucky number 7 means gears a-plenty for most general riding. With a Shimano 7-speed derailleur, powerful front and rear linear-pull brakes and Electra’s Flat Foot Technology, the Townie 7D is the best-selling bike in the U.S.
- Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- Shimano TX-35 7-speed w/Megarange gearing
- Shimano Revo twist shifter
- Forged alloy crankset w/44t chainring & dual guards
- Alloy linear-pull brakes
- Double-wall alloy rims
- 26”x 2.0” semi-slick street tires
|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 Painted/Machined Sidewall|
|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|
|Chain||Taya Octo Nickel Plated|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TX-35|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 7-Speed 14-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano Revo 7-Speed Twist|
|Handlebars||Townie 6061-T6 Alloy|
|Tape/Grips||Electra Saddle Matching Hand-Stitched Leatherette|
|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.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Matte Khaki / Regular||00601479529148||539175|
|Steel Blue / Regular||00601479529162||539179|
|Matte Juniper / Regular||00601479529155||539177|
|Matte Black / Regular||00601479529124||539173|
|Matte Black / Tall||00601479529131||539174|
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It's been twenty years since I've gotten on a bike. One day I had a wild hair and went to my local bike shop, and they put me on a Townie. It was love at first ride. I used to ride an old ten speed in my teens and 20's. That was a good bike and I used it for a very long time until I upgraded to a car. Now I want to get back into riding again. This is the perfect bike to do it. My older body appreciates the extra padding on the seat and the smooth sailing. I love this bike it is worth every penny.
I've been riding my Townie for 3 years now. The various add-ons made for the bike make it great for city use. I ride it for exercise or to hit the store, farmers market, library, etc. With the sturdy back rack and a good pannier or basket, I don't need to use gas to pick up a day or two's groceries (barring cartons of soft drinks). While I've gotten disdainful comments from serious road/mountain bikers, EVERYONE else has given me compliments on the townie. The only bad thing I have to say is that the wheels are a bit puncture prone. The tread is still good, but I end up changing the tube 2-4 times a riding season. Puncture proof tubes might help. Unless you're worried about your macho buds making fun of you for not getting a "serious" bike, get one. After mile 8 of a casual ride, your butt will be fine while theirs will be chafing.
I had to add extra carrying devices to my bike. Riding to work at 4AM and then home at 6PM means I must take extra clothes for very different temps. Also I have to have a Hard Hat, boots and long pants to enter my work location, all this and my "Jethro Bodine" lunch box means I have cargo carriers both front and rear on the bike. For 2 years it has performed GREAT. My ride is about 12 miles RT. I only do it weather permitting, I'm not a fanatic just a 64 year old guy riding to work when I can. I will admit my butt is a little sore after 6 miles but it could be my 250 pounds pressing down on it that might have something to do with it.
I really enjoy my new bike! Just recently became interested in riding again due to being retired military and because of health issues. The Electra Townie is a well built bicycle that is comfortable and easy to ride. My wife calls me old school, in which I totally agree with. My sales rep. at Athens Bike Shop went to their basement and brought up a metallic moss Townie and I simply had to have it because the color reminds me of a vintage GTO. My total experience with this bike and Athens Bike Shop in general is outstanding and well worth the drive.
I ride my Townie everyday all around town. It is a comfortable bike to go to the gym, the store, the library of ride to dinner. I needed a bike that would allow my feet to touch the ground, a bike that was easy to operate, a bike that put my weight on the seat and NOT on my wrists/handlebar. The Townie met my needs perfectly.
Got back into riding after about 50 year lay off and this 69 year old is thrilled. I have been riding the Trinity Trail which is a Fort Worth Tx City bike walk and run paved trail. After only a month, I am doing a 25 mile turn around and it has been a blast, except on the return when the wind is above 15mph! It rides smooth, gears work great and best of all Bicycles Inc, will adjust my bike 4 times a year for free. I would say unless you want to go real fast this is the bike for you. Seven speeds are plenty!
I am in my 60s, and have arthritis and bad knees. My doctor recommended cycling and swimming to control the arthritis and to put off knee replacement surgery. I have not been a consistent bike rider since my bike was stolen when I was 13 years old. So far I am easing into biking by riding around the cul de sac 15 times at least once per day. I hope to start riding on bike paths. The Townie is very comfortable for a tall man, and very light and easy to control. Thanks to Bike Doctor of Annapolis for setting it right the first time.
I have done short family rides to twenty five mile rides with lots of hills on this thing. It's solid and so much fun to ride. I average 60 miles a week on this bike and have had zero issues. Great bike.
I use my Townie 7D for light commuting and family riding. We live in a semi-hilly area, so gears are good. Bike is extremely comfortable! Probably the most comfortable bike I've ever used. Had my heart set on a cruiser, but once I test drove this in the Jax Murr parking lot, I was hooked. Wife bought it for my early b-day present. You sit upright, which is comfortable. Electra's Flat Foot technology helps with waiting at signals. Gears shift flawlessly. Brakes stop bike effortlessly. Easy to steer and maneuver. Smooth ride. I added the plastic fenders and 8-ball bell & valve caps. Pretty nice looking set up.
Noel at Mr B's knows bikes and is very customer service oriented. He asked me about my intended use of the bike and he recommended the Townie 7D and after three weeks of daily use, he was right on! This is a great hybrid bike. I use it for commuting 20 miles a day and the 7th gear is good at about 15mph. On weekends I like to drive on desert roads and when the bike performs well in light to medium sand. First gear will get you through most sand while 7th is great for commuting on residential and county roads. I'm 62 and this bike is getting me back in shape without a lot of effort.