Electra Straight 8 3i

2015
 
5.0 stars
 (10 Reviews)
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Description

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.

Features & Info

Electra Flat Foot Technology

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.

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(10 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish  (9)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Durable  (6)
  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Smooth Ride  (3)

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Hated the factory tires 

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides  (8)
  • Street Riding  (8)
  • Light Trails  (3)
  • Commuting/city  (2)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Uneven Surfaces  (2)

 
5.0
Jul 08, 2014

Owned mine for about 5 years

Pros:
Versatile, Nice style, Durable
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Seawall With The Family, Commuting/City
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.
by DrDoug from Vancouver, BC

 
4.0
Aug 23, 2013

Luv it!

Pros:
Durable, Stylish, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy, Hated The Factory Tires
Best Uses:
Around My Neighborhood, Commuting/City
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.
by anthony from Fresno

 
5.0
Jul 05, 2012

Too young for you...Not!

Pros:
Lightweight, Comfortable, Durable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Street Riding
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.
by Gizz from Northern Colorado

 
5.0
Jul 06, 2011

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

Pros:
Comfortable, Lightweight, Durable, Versatile, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Street Riding, Leisurely Rides
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.
by FLYIN 8 BALL LOVER from ELK GROVE CA

 
5.0
Aug 10, 2010

No Pain a lot of Gain

Pros:
Stylish, Durable, Sweet, Lightweight, Fun, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Street Riding, Leisurely Rides, Cruising with the kids
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.
by Lead Pusher from Kerman, CA

 
5.0
Jun 19, 2010

THE BEST RIDING BICYLE I HAVE EVER OWNED

Pros:
Versatile, Stylish, Durable, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Uneven Surfaces, Commuting, Leisurely Rides, Light Trails, Street Riding
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
by JOHNNY BE GOOD from FLINT MICHIGAN

 
5.0
Jun 07, 2010

Riding Old-School Style

Pros:
Lightweight, Stylish, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Uneven Surfaces, Light Trails, Commuting, Street Riding
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.
by Dubs from Memphis

 
5.0
Jun 19, 2009

Cool ride without the strain

Pros:
Stylish, Good Components, Stable Balance, Lightweight, Smooth Ride
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Street Riding
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!!!
by arizonafanatic from Tucson, AZ

 
5.0
May 27, 2009

Electra Straight 8

Pros:
Smooth Ride, Lightweight, Stylish, Stable Balance, Good Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Street Riding, Light Trails
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.
by sixpac7 from Ontario Canada

 
5.0
Apr 10, 2009

Amazing experience on the coolest bike!

Pros:
Stylish, Good Components, Lightweight, Stable Balance, Smooth Ride
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Street Riding
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.
by Digby from South Africa

Specifications

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