Electra Straight 8 3i

2018
 
5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
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Description

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

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(11 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Hated The Factory Tires 

Best Uses

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

 
5.0
Apr 03, 2016

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

Pros:
Good Components, Smooth Ride, Sweet, Durable, Lightweight, Comfortable, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Leisurely Rides, Comfort, Street Riding
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.
by Retradesigns from Concord, CA

 
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 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