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  • Step-through frame makes mounting and dismounting the saddle quick and easy
  • Flat Foot Technology® places rider upright for comfortable, heads-up positioning; aft positioning allows a rider to place both feet on the ground at a stop
  • Lightweight aluminum frame provides vertical stiffness for prompt acceleration and uphill power; it's also easy to lift for storage and transport
  • Shimano Nexus internal rear hub provides 3 smooth-shifting speeds and is remarkably maintenance-free compared to conventional cassette systems
  • Shimano Revo twist shifter is intuitively easy to use
  • Hand-operated, linear-pull brake controls front wheel while rear coaster brake offers intuitive deceleration with simple backpedaling
  • Saddle features shock-absorbing elastomers for all-day riding comfort
  • Convenient platform pedals accept most casual shoes, while the full-length chainguard keeps dirt and oil off your legs
  • Semi-slick 26 x 2.0 tires provide a smooth and stable ride over a variety of riding surfaces
  • Specs on the Townie 3i Step-Through Women's Bike are subject to change


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Frame 6061 Aluminum
Bike Suspension No Suspension
Fork Steel
Crankset Electra Custom
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Shifters Shimano Nexus twist
Rear Cogs Shimano 20T
Number of Gears 3 gear(s)
Brake Type Rim Brake
Brakes (Front) linear brake / (rear) coaster
Brake Levers Alloy
Rims Electra alloy
Front Hub Alloy, 32h
Rear Hub Alloy, 32h
Wheel Size 26 inches
Tires Semislick street, 26 x 2.0
Tire Width 2.0 inches
Handlebar Shape Moustache Bar
Handlebar Alloy
Stem Alloy
Seat Post Alloy pillar
Saddle Ergonomic with shock-absorbing elastomers
Pedals Resin platform
Headset Steel
Chain KMC 410
Weight Unavailable
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Women's
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I am wondering if this bike is the kind that has the pedals pushed forward more like a recumbent bike? If not which of your women's bikes offer that feature?

Asked by: Wayne the calculator
The crankset and pedals on the Townie 3i Step-Through are set more forward than what you would find on a standard bike. However, they aren't positioned nearly as far forward as what you would find on a recumbent bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Would this be a decent bike for long distance touring, pulling a light trailer?

Asked by: AdventureAnguisette
The Townie 3i Step-Through is more of a casual comfort bike. The bike only has 3 gears and will be more challenging to pedal when going uphill. We would not recommend the Townie 3i for long distance touring.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does the front wheel have a quick release mechanism for easy removal?

Asked by: Sally2016
The Townie 3i Step-Through Women's Bike does have a quick-release skewer
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12

Is the front wheel quick release?

Asked by: Sally2016
The Townie 3i Step-Through Women's Bike does have a quick-release skewer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-22
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