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Electra Straight 8 3i

Electra

Straight 8 3i
2016

$929.99
Black Satin
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5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

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.

Features and Information

 
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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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)
  • Commuting/City  (2)

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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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