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Electra Straight 8 3i

Electra Straight 8 3i

2017

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5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$849.99
Black Satin
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2017 Electra Straight 8 3i

Cars, Motorcycles, Fighter planes. If it’s got an internal combustion engine, we like it. But when the situation calls for a little legwork, the Men’s Attitude Cruisers fit the bill. They’ve been pinstriped, chopped, flamed and stretched for a custom look inspired by the hotrod culture. The modified frames and components like tricked out forks, struts, fenders, handlebars, racks and tires give each bike a style of their own. Throw in a little Flat Foot Technology® and you’ve got yourself one sweet ride.

- Hydroformed 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- SRAM i-Motion 3-speed w/coaster brake
- SRAM i-Motion twist shifter
- Alloy crank and sealed cartridge bottom bracket
- 24” x 3.0” Fatti-O tires
- Eight ball valve caps

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Electra Hydroformed 6061-T6 Alloy Flat Foot Technology®
    Fork High Tensile Steel Uni-Crown, Straight Blade, Disc Mount
    Headset 1 1/8" Threadless Steel
    Rims Electra Custom Alloy Anodized Decaled 36H
    Hubs Front: Alloy Disc Compatible 36H; Rear: Shimano Nexus 3-Speed w/Coaster 36H
    Spokes 14G Stainless/Brass Nipples
    Tires Electra Fatti-O 24" x 3.0"
    Crankset Electra Custom Alloy 3-Piece 170mm
    Chainrings 44T
    Chain KMC 410 Nickel Plated
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 22T
    Shifters Shimano Nexus 3-Speed Twist
    Handlebars Electra Attitude
    Tape/Grips Electra Custom
    Stem BMX Direct Mount 25.4 mm x 50mm Ext.
    Brake Levers Alloy Reach Adjustable
    Pedals BMX Alloy Platform
    Saddle Electra Custom Low Profile w/Double Coil Springs
    Seat Post Classic Alloy Pillar 27.2mm X 300mm
    Accessories & Extras Painted Stubby Rear Fender, Kickstand and Stainless Steel and Anti-Rust Hardware, Checker Rear Rim and Eight Ball Valve Caps

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Black Satin 00846635029401 268212E TRK-268212E
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    5.0 stars

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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)
    • Commuting  (2)
    • Uneven Surfaces  (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

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Leisurely Rides
      • Street Riding

      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

      • Nice style
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Seawall With The Family

      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

      • Heavy
      • Hated The Factory Tires

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Around My Neighborhood

      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

      • Stylish
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      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

        • Stylish
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leisurely Rides
          • Street Riding

          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

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

          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

            • Stylish
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              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

              • Lightweight
              • Comfortable
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Uneven Surfaces
                • Light Trails
                • Commuting
                • Leisurely Rides
                • 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.

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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

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Street Riding
                  • Leisurely Rides

                  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

                    • Light Trails
                    • Leisurely Rides
                    • 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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