Let’s face it, when it comes to bikes, one size does not fit all. Not everyone wants to ride with a more aggressive, bent-over posture.Some aren’t huge fans of those silly skinny tires while others aren’t the biggest fans of feeling up so high and having to lean the bike over to get on and off. For those looking for a simple, comfortable, and ridiculously easy to ride bike, Electra has the bike for you, the pedal forward “flat foot technology” Townie.
For the longest time, this kind of bike just did not exist. What they did differently is simple, really: take the old, traditional approach to frame design, challenge all of those traditions and come up with something completely new. Instead of placing the crank arms directly below the seat tube, Electra simply moved everything forward in the frame design and voila! A new breed of bicycle was born.
By rotation the riding position backwards 23 degrees, you have an ergonomic, upright seating position that lets you plant your feet flat on the ground any time.
This forward pedaling ride reduces neck and arm fatigue, and sets a new standard in comfort for the industry. Many find it easier on the knees and lower back.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so I will let it do most of the talking:
*courtesy of Electra’s website.
Electra really does expand the level of comfort and enjoyment one can have on two wheels with their flat foot technology. It is like riding in the bicycle version of a Cadillac, seriously.
We are now stocking a nice selection of Electra bicycles and their accessories. Stop by to try it out and feel the flat foot difference.