The revolution started here. In 2003, we gave you the Townie® and introduced our patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world. It was love at first sight, and that love has made the Townie the best-selling bike in the U.S. For real. Turns out people like originality.
The Townie was born from an idea that challenged the sacred geometry of bike design and created a completely different riding experience. With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and plant your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, it sets a new standard in comfort and control. Although most Electra bikes feature Flat Foot Technology to some degree, the Townie showcases it in all its glory.
But besides the Townie Original, we also have the Townie EQ and Townie Balloon. Which one is the best? You choose.
This bike conveniently comes in four different speeds: 1, 3i, 7D, 21D. As a reminder, i stands for internal and D stand for derailleur. Both refer to the type of gear hub on the bike. It is super comfy and has all the necessities for any daytime adventure.
2. Townie EQ
The Townie EQ also comes in the four different speed options. But the big difference is that it also has color-matched fenders as well as front and rear LED lights with internal cable routing. Extra accessories, extra fun. You can ride on rainy days, early mornings or late evenings. It's all about you, the bike, and the road.
3. Townie Balloon EQ
You can see the difference right away. All Townie Balloons come fully equipped with lighting systems and full color-matched fenders. And you will feel the difference once you take a ride. There’s magic in these Schwalbe tires. They absorb impact with less rolling resistance to give you a smooth, cushy ride with added protection against the dreaded flat.
All three versions of the Townie are available at your local Electra dealer.