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Electra Townie Go 8i


The Electra Townie is known for it’s crank forward design, also known as flat foot technology.  This offers a laid back, comfortable riding position for those of us who just want to have some fun on a bike.

This model, the Electra Townie Go 8i, has 8 speeds plus the renown Bosch e-bike system. It’s also decked out with color-matching fenders, rack, chain guard plus front & rear lighting, a dual kickstand and rear wheel lock.526723_0__17909.1457035721.1280.1280

I hesitantly took this bike out for a test spin. Why hesitant? With balloon tires labeled Fat Frank, and the above-mentioned flat foot design, I expected a a sluggish ride. Boy, was I mistaken!

The 8 speed internal gearing with twist grip shifting allowed me to rapidly shift up or down, the roller drum brakes let me stop on an impulse, and, oh, the Bosch electronics – they made me feel like I was floating up and down the hills of Mt Airy.

Go float on a Townie Go!