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Old 04-26-24, 07:55 PM
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Electra Townie Go! 7D

Wife got herself an ebike, now she wants me to "keep up". We live on a hill and me at nearly 68 yo, she sees me huffing and puffing while she pedals along like Ms. Gulch on her ebike. So I'm reluctantly looking at the Electra Townie Go! 7D. I like the version with fenders in green with tan-ish tires. She thinks its a bit gauche but i like it.
any experience or opinions on it for a pedal-assist ebike?
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It depends on the hill, but if her bike has a hub motor, the Townie should suffice (and being a "Trek" you'll receive good CS). I prefer mid-drive systems for really steep terrain because the power is magnified by the drivetrain, but hub systems are fine as long as you can maintain half of the top speed while ascending. Otherwise too much energy is transferred to heat which can be deleterious to the motor. Best case, test ride whatever you're considering.
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The green-n-tan one seems mandatory, the monochrome one looks like a hearse. Integrated battery gives it a finished look, with no giant plastic blob attached to the downtube. 45 pounds seems reasonable, given cruisers are pretty hefty to begin with.

Any way you can road test one? Have never ridden a Class 2 bike and can't comment on the experience, but boosted bikes in general are fun and you can ride home even if the battery goes flat.

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I bought one for my wife last year; great bike. It rolls easily and is geared relatively low. Feet forward riding position, like a chopper motorcycle.

the motor is very quiet and itís programmed smartly.

We added a rear basket and bungee net, and she loves it.

If you want a beach cruiser, and really want to have your feet on the ground at stops, itís a good bike, but I prefer something a bit more upright.
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If you want a beach cruiser with a nicer conversion kit something like the Townie is basically that. It is not a very powerful bike not great on hills (compared to other e-bikes or better hill climbing bikes). It is certainly easier up hills than a normal beach cruiser but is a crank forward design and geometry which does not lend itself well to hills. You might consider looking around at some different bikes maybe at different shops and you might find something you like more.
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If you want a beach cruiser with a nicer conversion kit something like the Townie is basically that. It is not a very powerful bike not great on hills (compared to other e-bikes or better hill climbing bikes). It is certainly easier up hills than a normal beach cruiser but is a crank forward design and geometry which does not lend itself well to hills. You might consider looking around at some different bikes maybe at different shops and you might find something you like more.
Climbing is NO problem on this bike. It has an 8-speed cassette, but the lowest speed is for about 3-4 mph and the highest speed is for right around 20. It is well-chosen for this bike. Actually, I think it's the smartest gear range of any eBike I've ever ridden; most of them don't have a low enough low gear, because people obsess about being able to keep up with the motor at top speed.
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I just have to keep up with my wife on her Delta M Drive 700c, is pretty much an upright cruiser style.
https://cambriabike.com/products/del...ive-700c-white
I do however have concerns about the "flat foot" design of the Electra Townie Go, which is why I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on it.
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I just have to keep up with my wife on her Delta M Drive 700c, is pretty much an upright cruiser style.
https://cambriabike.com/products/del...ive-700c-white
I do however have concerns about the "flat foot" design of the Electra Townie Go, which is why I'm hesitant to pull the trigger on it.
Yeah, I don't really like that feet forward design, but she loves it, as she can get her feet down at the stops without getting out of the seat and still have decent leg extension.
If you don't need to get your feet down without getting out of the seat, then I'd avoid it and look at something else.
One thing about that Flat Foot Technology is that it makes it pretty hard to stand up on the pedals.
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How about an Aventon Soltera.2 instead?
Ride1UP has some nice options too, and good quality. (though not quite as nice as Aventon, in my experience)
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