When you've got places to go and things to see, Electra's Loft 7i is your smooth-riding urban machine. The light, zippy aluminum frame soars down the road, and the sturdy aluminum wheels, wrapped in city-tough 700 x 35c tires, roll over less-than-perfect pavement with ease. The swept-back handlebars and supportive sprung saddle provide a back-friendly, heads-up riding position, while the leather grips are sure to keep your hands happy. Shimano's internally geared Nexus 7 rear hub provides wide-ranging, maintenance-free, and supremely simple shifting, while powerful dual-pivot brakes keep things under control. The Loft 7i is totally decked out for your daily riding adventures, too, with fenders, a rear rack, and a chain guard.
|Rims/Wheels||Double-wall anodized aluminum, 32H|
|Hubs||Front: alloy low-flange; Rear: Shimano Nexus Twist|
|Tires||Urban tread 700 x 35c|
|Crankset||Alloy 5-arm, 170mm|
|Chainrings||44T w/ring guard|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge, English thread|
|Chain||KMC 410 nickel plated|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 20T|
|Shifters||Shimano Revo Twist 7-speed|
|Handlebars||Electra custom bend alloy low-rise|
|Brake Levers||Alloy, reach adjustable|
|Saddle||Electra Retro leatherette w/coil springs|
|Seat Post||Aluminum micro-adjust, 25.4 x 300mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Rear rack, fenders, ring lock mounts|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Brushed Aluminum / Regular||00601479417278||529806|
|Brushed Aluminum / Large||00601479417285||529807|
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This is a true joy to ride. The Shimano 7i gears makes hills easy to climb. With panniers I can carry 40 lbs of groceries without difficulty. In rain and snow it seems to work well, although like any caliper brakes, effectiveness declines when wet requiring some forethought. The internal hub gearing makes shifting effortless, even when stopped. The fenders (with the addition of a homemade mudflap in the front) keep road debris and water off the components and rider. After almost 4 months of almost daily use (I am not crazy enough to ride on ice) I have no regrets about this bike.