Electra Straight 8 3i - 2015

Electra Straight 8 3i
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Show the world your no-nonsense attitude on Electra's Straight 8 3i. From its chopper frame, checkered rims, punk-red spokes and 8-ball insignia, this mean aluminum rig's got major attitude. Electra's Flat Foot Technology lets you sit back and enjoy the ride in a comfortable position, and plant your feet flat on the ground anytime you wish, and the high handlebars lend a dragster look and feel that will have heads turning. There's also a nice 3-speed drivetrain and coaster brake.

Electra Flat Foot Technology

Electra's Flat Foot Technology allows the rider to place both feet on the ground for safety and stability while starting or stopping.

Specs

Frame Electra 6061-aluminum
Fork Electra high-tensile steel
Rims Aluminum
Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano Nexus 3-speed
Spokes 14-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires Electra Fatti-O, 24 x 3.0
Crankset Electra
Rear Cogs 22T
Shifters Shimano Nexus 3-speed twist
Handlebars Electra Flat Track
Tape/Grips Electra Custom
Stem Aluminum
Brakes Shimano Nexus coaster
Pedals Platform, aluminum
Saddle Low-profile w/double-coil springs
Seatpost Aluminum
Accessories & Extras Fender

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5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (9)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Durable  (6)
  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Versatile  (4)

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Hated the factory tires 

Best Uses

  • Street Riding  (8)
  • Leisurely Rides  (8)
  • Light Trails  (3)
  • Commuting/city  (2)
  • Uneven Surfaces  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Around my neighborhood 
  • Seawall with the family 
  • Cruising with the kids 

REVIEWS

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5

Owned mine for about 5 years

By 

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Nice style
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Seawall With The Family
  • Commuting/City

Comments:

I have been able to attach a trail a bike style attachment for my 4 year old to tow behind me and a side dog walking attachment for our doberman for rides around the neighbourhood. The Straight 8 has served me very well so far and has great style. I did change the handle bars out for taller apes when I bought the bike.

4

Luv it!

By 

from Fresno

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Hated The Factory Tires

Best Uses

  • Around My Neighborhood
  • Commuting/City

Comments:

The riding position was an instant hit with me; fit me perfectly. Soft riding for long evening rides especially on our local bike trails. But the factory tires punctured way to easily; I replaced the tires with a different brand, thicker tires with a different tread pattern and I stopped having the puncture problem. The bike is heavy and cushy, designed for comfort which is what I want. I don't see how I can put a child seat on the back or front. I could likely add a child trailer but wish I could more easily add the child seat now that we have a toddler. Luv the bike because of its comfort.

5

Too young for you...Not!

By 

from Northern Colorado

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely Rides
    • Street Riding

    Comments:

    Started with a Electra Townie 21... loved it so much I needed another Electra. Was looking at Rat Rod and Rally Sport... thought the Straight 8 might be a bit young for me. I'm 6' and 54 yrs young. Stumbled into an 8 and rode it. That was it! It's bigger and cooler than photo's can describe. Tires alone on this baby are worth the bike. Soooo smooth and sooo cool. It crosses all age groups, EVERYONE that sees or rides it, wants one. Best bike purchase ever.

    5

    ultimate bike ride.............

    By 

    from ELK GROVE CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street Riding
      • Leisurely Rides

      Comments:

      went to buy my daughter a bike and she got the boys Rat Rod,isaw the flyin 8 ball and sat on it and realized i had to have it, fell in love with it right away, ride it everywhere, great for people with a bad back or neck.

      5

      No Pain a lot of Gain

      By 

      from Kerman, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Durable
      • Sweet
      • Lightweight
      • Fun
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Street Riding
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Cruising with the kids

        Comments:

        Too Cool! 3 speed is perfect. Can cruise all day. I can go slow for the 7 year old or kick it up a notch and roll with the faster kids. First time out rode it for 3.5 hours and my back side was not sore at all. Really comfortable.

        5

        THE BEST RIDING BICYLE I HAVE EVER OWNED

        By 

        from FLINT MICHIGAN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Stylish
        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Uneven Surfaces
          • Commuting
          • Leisurely Rides
          • Light Trails
          • Street Riding

          Comments:

          ITS JUST A GREAT BIKE I AM 64YRS OLD AND ITS EASY TO RIDE ITS A JOY AND LOOKS GREAT TO MY WIFE AND MY SON AND HIS SON MY GRAND SON ALL HAVE ELECTAS AND FIND THEY ALL RIDE GREAT . I LOVE MY 8 BALL

          5

          Riding Old-School Style

          By 

          from Memphis

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Leisurely Rides
            • Uneven Surfaces
            • Light Trails
            • Commuting
            • Street Riding

            Comments:

            Electra makes awesome bikes! I fell in love with the Straight 8 the moment I saw it. I have gotten so many positive comments about the from people while I'm riding for fun or to the store. I currently have a Schwinn Hitchhiker attached to the back for my 5-year old. The 3-inch wide Fattie-O tires make the torn up streets and sidewalks of Memphis smooooothe like butter. The semi-recumbent position makes riding comfortable too! The hand grip shifter (3-speed) is easy to down- and up-shift with and does not grind. The gears are also housed in the rear hub, so no gears to get messed up. And the foot brake frees the hands. If you want a fun bike for riding around town or cruising to work in, this is the bike for you.

            5

            Cool ride without the strain

            By 

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Casual Cyclist

            Pros

            • Stylish
            • Good Components
            • Stable Balance
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Leisurely Rides
              • Street Riding

              Comments:

              For the casual rider that likes style. I have had my truck and car customized and this fits right into the garage with the rest of te troops. It is one smooth ride. Electra really hit a homerun in the styling, comfort and ease of ride for the neighborhood pace. This bike is plain fun and a treat to look at. You could almost say "Cruiser envy". I would highly recommend, even though I do not want to see everyone on my bike. Have fun!!!

              5

              Electra Straight 8

              By 

              from Ontario Canada

              About Me Casual Cyclist

              Pros

              • Smooth Ride
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Stable Balance
              • Good Components

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Leisurely Rides
                • Street Riding
                • Light Trails

                Comments:

                Even the bikers like it! Kids around just stare and are in awe. I am 5'-9" 56yrs. I love it.Could use fenders for wet conditions and add a rat trap carrier.

                5

                Amazing experience on the coolest bike!

                By 

                from South Africa

                About Me Casual Cyclist

                Pros

                • Stylish
                • Good Components
                • Lightweight
                • Stable Balance
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Leisurely Rides
                  • Street Riding

                  Comments:

                  When I first saw this bike I was blown away by its sheer uber cool styling, I thought the cool ended there till I jumped on and took it for a ride! Wow! Wow! WOW! The ride is as good as it looks! Smooth, comfortable and light handling all round! Classic bike, well done ELECTRA.

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