Step Over Townie Go! 7D

Average Score 7.8
Price
8
Component Quality
8
Motor
8
Design
7
Comfort
8
PROS:
  • Available in several frame sizes and color options
  • Hydrive technology and patented flat foot features
  • Lightweight and easy to transport (other bikes can weigh up to 20 lbs more!)
CONS:
  • Not as much power as Step-Over models from Rad
  • No added brake lights for night riding
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Specifications: Step Over Townie Go! 7D

Class in the US

1

Throttle

No

Pedal assist

3 level pedal assist

Motor

250W Hydrive Rear Mounted Gear Hub

Range

40 Miles

Top Speed

20 Mph

Battery

Hydrive 309Wh

Frame sizes

M

E-bike Weight

48 lb

Colors

Matte Black, Olive

Tires

27.5" × 2.35"

Frame material

Aluminum

California based bike brand Electra has been churning out quality bikes since 1993. The goal of Electra has always been to offer up affordable bikes that suit every lifestyle. Made in China but designed right in Vista, California, each Electra bike is built to withstand whatever the average rider throws its way. While Electra does produce a full range of electric bikes, today we’re going to focus on the always popular Step-Over Townie Go! 7D, an electric bike built for the rest of us.

What makes the Townie Go! 7D such a rare ride? It is a Shimano 7-speed 14-34t pedal-assist e-bike that satisfies riders of every age, height, and practice level. The 6061-T6 aluminum frame and patented Flat-Foot Technology contributes added enjoyment and restraint by extending a vertical, informal seating position, with good leg extension that allows you to plant your feet straight on the pedals or ground.

Added Alloy Pull Linear Brakes are easy-to-use no fuss brakes that stop the force of friction as soon as the brake level is compressed. A Derailleur gear system subsists of a chain, sprockets and derailleur to allow for rapid progressions and gearing choices.

When it comes to power, the Step-Over Townie Go! 7D features an innovative Hydrive pedal assist system with a 250-Watt rear hub motor and a 309Wh rear-mounted battery can offer top speeds of up to 20 MPH and a nice long 40 mile range (maximum). A Hi-ten steel unicrown, straight/tapered leg fork suspension and saddle with Ergonomic w/ shock-absorbing elastomers make for a smooth ride free from bumps and rough terrain. The 27.5″ × 2.35″ balloon tires make for a smooth and balanced ride regardless of conditions.

How does the Step-Over Townie Go! 7D stand up to other bikes? To start, the price of $1,499.99 makes the ride remarkably accessible. Similar bikes such as the E-Joe Gadis not only cost more, but they lack some of the minimalist features that make the Step-Over Townie Go! 7D ideal for novice bikers. Additionally, the Step-Over Townie Go!7D is a bike that doesn’t take itself too seriously, making it deal for those who just want to have a bit of fun.

Overall, the Electra Step-Over Townie Go! 7D is a perfectly good step-over bike that should be suitable for riders of all ages, heights, and sizes. Given that there are several frame options, taller and shorter riders won’t be left out in the dust.

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