About the Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru
This step-thru electric bike is pretty as well as very practical. Ideal for dashing about town running errands or just riding to work, the Townie Go! 7D nails its job — to look good while doing a good job — perfectly.
It achieves this with its powerful, 250-watt motor that offers the rider up to 20 mph while giving assistance. This is a pedal-assist-only electric bike, so if you’re in need of a throttle, then a different machine might be your thing.
Being pedal assist, the Townie Go! needs a good pedal drivetrain. It comes with a Shimano Tourney, 7-speed system that is well-proven as far as town bikes go. It allows you to ride economically and without placing too much demand on the battery — giving you 40 miles of typical riding. As important as the drivetrain is the brakes — these mechanical disc brakes will handle almost anything you throw at them, even braking hard in the rain.
Control of the electrical power system comes from a simple-to-read LED display and three buttons — on/off, power up, and power down. It’s fully waterproof so you won’t have problems when the rain comes down.
Reasons to Buy
The Trek Townie Go! 7D is a brilliant electric bike for what it’s designed to do — dashing about your town or city. We love its pretty looks and the pastel color schemes offered for the bike including pink, yellow, aquamarine, and gray. With its low center of gravity and powerful, 250-watt motor, this all comes together as a perfect package for its price point of just under $2,000.
It’s also a great pick if you’re on the shorter side, as the step-thru frame makes it easy to mount.
Things to Consider
The battery on the Townie Go! 7D is fully integrated and cannot be easily taken out. This does mean that you’ll need to be close to a power socket when it’s time to charge up. If you have a garage, then that’s likely fine, but if you have to take the bike into your house, this could be a bit of a problem to consider.