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Electra Straight 8 3i

Electra Straight 8 3i

2016

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5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$849.99
Black Satin
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2016 Electra Straight 8 3i

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, while 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.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Electra 6061-aluminum
    Fork Electra high-tensile steel
    Rims Aluminum
    Hubs Front: aluminum; Rear: SRAM iMotion 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, kickstand, 8-Ball valve caps

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Black Satin 00846635029401 268212E TRK-268212E STR27369059N
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    Pros

    • Stylish  (10)
    • Lightweight  (9)
    • Durable  (7)
    • Comfortable  (6)
    • Good components  (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (2)
    • Hated The Factory Tires 

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely rides  (9)
    • Street riding  (9)
    • Light Trails  (3)
    • Uneven Surfaces  (2)
    • Commuting/City  (2)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    2016 Electra Straight 8 8i (8-Speed review)

    By Retradesigns

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Good Components
    • Smooth Ride
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Sweet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Street Riding
      • Leisurely Rides

      Comments:

      I purchased the Electra Straight 8 8i from Clayton Bikes in early 2016 and I love it! After my third spinal fusion surgery (age 23), the Doctor told me to no longer ride a mountain bike and look into buying a cruiser bike that offers a smooth ride and a good upright riding position. Once I found and rode the Straight 8 8i, I had to buy this bike. Absolutely incredible ride! The Shimano Nexus 8-speed is well worth the extra money vs the 3-speed. The bike is smooth, durable, comfortable, and one sick looking ride. I highly recommend the Straight 8 8i. I know I will be riding this bike for the next 30 plus years.

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      5.0

      Owned mine for about 5 years

      By DrDoug

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice style
      • Versatile

      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.

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      4.0

      Luv it!

      By anthony

      from Fresno

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Stylish
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Hated The Factory Tires
      • Heavy

      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.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Too young for you...Not!

      By Gizz

      from Northern Colorado

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Durable
      • Comfortable

      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.

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        5.0

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

        By FLYIN 8 BALL LOVER

        from ELK GROVE CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Stylish
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        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.

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          5.0

          No Pain a lot of Gain

          By Lead Pusher

          from Kerman, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cruising with the kids
            • Leisurely Rides
            • Street Riding

            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.

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            5.0

            THE BEST RIDING BICYLE I HAVE EVER OWNED

            By JOHNNY BE GOOD

            from FLINT MICHIGAN

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Stylish
            • Versatile
            • Durable
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Riding Old-School Style

              By Dubs

              from Memphis

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cool ride without the strain

                By arizonafanatic

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Casual Cyclist

                Pros

                • Good Components
                • Stylish
                • 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!!!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Electra Straight 8

                  By sixpac7

                  from Ontario Canada

                  About Me Casual Cyclist

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Leisurely Rides
                    • Light Trails
                    • Street Riding

                    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.

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