Electra Ticino 7D City Bike Review

Momentum Mag reviews the Electra Ticino 7D.

Price $649.99 USD/ $779.99 CAD

Find it at electrabike.com

Available in US and Canada bike stores

A smooth riding bicycle with a great profile, the Electra Ticino’s standard features include a Shimano Atlus 7-speed derailleur with thumb shifter, stylish pounded  aluminum fenders and upright cyclo-tourist handlebars. The frame is made of an  ultra-light alloy and comes in two sizes, regular and large.

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Initially, the Ticino felt like a messy marriage between a city bike and a beach cruiser, but after a few rides I realized that this is what makes it so unique. As with other  Electra Bikes, you ride with your weight firmly on the saddle freeing up your hands for waving at friends, fist pumping or whatever it is you like to do. Electra’s Flat Foot Technology enables you to place your feet flat on the ground at any time, saving your  back, neck and arms from getting tired.

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The lack of a kickstand and rear rack as well as having quick release skewers front  and rear make the bike feel more designed for weekend riding as opposed to daily  use.

Ideal Rider

The Ticino is ideal for casual bike riders looking for a fun, relaxed way to cruise  around a city or seaside bike trail. My father would like this bike as much as I did.


The Ticino is a fun, affordable and practical bike and should provide the first-time or casual bicyclist with the value, durability and performance they’re looking for. If you  haven’t taken an Electra Bike for a test drive, you should definitely do so when buying your next city bike.

This bike was generously put together by Denman Bikes in Vancouver, BC. denmanbikeshop.com

1 Comment

  • Casey

    I’ve been riding my Ticino for just over 6 months on city streets. It’s my commuter, so I added a kickstand and front basket, bell, lights, and I always thread a lock through the quick-release wheels when parked. The best things about it are the skinny tires, the thumb-shifter, and the sit-up-and-see-things posture. I really enjoy it, and glad I bought it.

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