Electra Townie Go! 8i

2017/2018
 
5.0 stars
 (3 Reviews)
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Description

Power when you need. Pedals when you don’t. Townie® Go! is a battery-powered, pedal assist bike that lets you ride like the wind without breaking a sweat. The ninja quiet Bosch Performance System offers four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode, allowing you to flatten hills and shorten commutes depending on how much leg work you’re willing to put in. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life. And of course, it looks as awesome as it rides.

The comfort of Townie’s Flat Foot Technology® frame combined a lower center of gravity and balloon tires, provides an upright and smooth ride that makes it impossible not to smile when riding a Townie Go!. So get on and Go! Pedal less. Do more.

- Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- Bosch Performance electric-assist system with 250W mid-frame motor
- Lithium-ion battery 11Ah/400wh, 36V
- 4 mode levels of support: Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo
- Distance: 20-100 miles / 40-120 km depending on your mode and terrain
- Charge time: 1.5 hours to 50%, 3.5 to 100%
- Maximum assisted speed: 20 mph / Europe: 25 km/h
- Battery life: 2 year warranty
- Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub and twist shift
- Shimano Nexus eBike approved roller brakes w/cooling fins
- Schwalbe Fat Frank 26”x 2.35” tires
- Painted alloy fenders
- Painted rims
- Front and rear led lighting
- Frame lock keyed to match battery lock
- Alloy rear rack

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(3 reviews)

66% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Appearance 
  • Can do some mild off-road riding with it. 
  • Comfortable whether your legs are short or long. 
  • Easy to use 
  • Feel the power assist. shift easy to any gear. 
  • Good price / value 

Cons

  • Does not have a throttle. you have to pedal. 
  • No quick release on rear wheel. 

Best Uses

  • Commute 
  • Exercise 
  • Makes bike riding accessible to older persons 
  • Paved trails 
  • Pleasure riding 
  • Shopping 

 
5.0
Jan 17, 2018

Great Purchase of an Excellent Product

Pros:
Ride comfort, Value, Quality, Ease of use, Large network for service, Appearance
Cons:
Best Uses:
Smooth or rough pavement, Pleasure Riding, Paved Trails, Commute, Shopping, Exercise
I purchased a Townie Go 8i about a month ago. At one time I was an avid road bike rider and stopped riding about 25 years ago. Today, at the age of 64 with some physical limitations and plenty of additional weight I needed to start a good exercise regimen. This bike has reinvigorated my love for cycling while also providing me the greatly needed and enjoyable fitness routine. As an old roadie, I was extremely impressed with the Bosch Perfomance mid drive motor which measures my torque and cadence and allows me to maintain a smooth steady cadence when riding without the lurching that may occur in other e-bikes. The technology on this motor provides a great rider experience. This bike allows you to ride on the windiest days without fear of exhaustion to get back home. The Electra pedal and crank geometry are also a great feature. The geometry is great with a more upright positioning, and the ride is smooth. The bike is certainly heavier than my old trek bikes, but the point behind this bike is comfort and pleasure riding with a quality exercise benefit. This bike could also work as a good commuter bike. The 4 motor assist settings are easy to use and the Bosch cycling computer provides all of the necessary readings one would expect. The bike comes with quality Shimano Nexus components, and the 8 speed internal hub drive shifts reliably, gives a cleaner look, and eliminates any potential problems that may occur with a traditional derailleur. My next move is to purchase one for my wife.
by JimFMB from Ft. Myers Beach Fl

 
5.0
Aug 11, 2017

Love this bike!

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
I purchased two of these bikes, one for myself and one for my wife. What I really like in these Bikes are that the pedals are forward of the seat. I had to buy a recumbent bike in order to keep riding due to issues with my prostrate. Since I live in a hilly area, the recumbent bike had its challenges going up hills as you cannot stand on the pedals. Since I purchased this bike, I have had no problems with my prostrate as I am not pushing straight down on the pedals. I have so much fun riding as this bike can flatten out any hill that I come to. I purchased my bikes for Jax Bicycle Center in Yorba Linda and couldn't be happier. I really recommend that you take a test ride and see for yourself.
by Gary S. from Placentia, CA

 
5.0
Feb 28, 2017

You need to try out this bike

Pros:
Comfortable whether your legs are short or long., Can do some mild off-road riding with it., Feel the power assist. Shift easy to any gear., Hi tech ride hidden under tasteful retro look.
Cons:
Does not have a throttle. You have to pedal., No quick release on rear wheel.
Best Uses:
Still get in a lot of exercise, joint movement, Makes bike riding accessible to older persons
I am older and out of shape, but I hate stationary bikes. The Townie Go! is easier to mount and a snap to operate. I live in the country and riding miles at a time is a snap. It is also fun to ride around the campground.
by Oliver the Preacher from Nescopeck Township, PA

Specifications

Frame
Townie Go! 6061-T6 Alloy Flat Foot Technology®
Fork
Hi-Ten Steel Unicrown, Straight/Tapered Leg
Display
Bosch Intuvia Console
Electric-Assist Type
Crank assist
Motor Specs
250W mid-frame motor
Throttle
4 mode levels of support: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo
Battery Type/Weight
Bosch 400 Lithium-ion battery 11Ah/400wh, 36V
Charger Type
Bosch 400
Recharge Time
1.5 hours to 50%, 3.5 to 100%
Range on Full Charge
20-100 miles / 40-120 km
Max. Assisted Speed
20 mph / Europe: 25 km/h
Rims/Wheels
Electra Custom Alloy Painted 36H
Hubs
Front: Shimano Roller Brake Alloy 36H; Rear: Shimano Nexus 8-Speed w/Freewheel 36H
Tires
Schwalbe Fat Frank 26" X 2.35" Balloon w/Puncture-Resistant Kevlar Guard Casing, 67TPI
Crankset
Forged FSA Alloy 170mm
Cassette/Rear Cogs
Shimano 20T
Shifters
Shimano Nexus 8-Speed Twist
Brakes
Shimano Nexus roller brakes
Pedals
Alloy Platform w/Non-Slip Tread
Handlebars
Townie 6061-T6 Alloy
Tape/Grips
Electra Ergo Shaped Saddle Matching Leatherette
Stem
Forged Alloy 25.4mm Quill Polished
Saddle
Ergonomic w/Shock-Absorbing Elastomers
Seatpost
Alloy Double Bolt Micro Adjust 27.2mm X 400mm
Accessories & Extras
Alloy Rear Rack, Spanninga LED Front and Rear Lighting Set, ABUS Frame Lock, Painted Fenders, Internal Cable Routing, Painted Rims, Alloy Double-Prong Kickstand, Stainless Steel and Anti-Rust Hardware