Electra Ticino 2010 Town Bike
Within the last couple of years, Electra Bicycle Company introduced the Amsterdam, a Dutch city bike with a comfortable upright riding position. In 2010 Electra is set to release their new line of bicycles called the Ticino. The Ticino resembles the riding style of the Amsterdam and the look of the vintage roadster bicycles. The Ticino is a sporty, lightweight, 700c touring bike. The Ticino offers versatility based on price point. The least expensive is the Ticino 1. It’s a single-speed freewheel on a chromoly maintube frameset and standard dual-pivot caliper pull brakes. The most expensive model, the Ticino 20D, has more of a distinct look. The most obvious visual change are the brakes that have been changed to a Tektro Cantilever on the men’s and Dia-Compe Cente-Pulls, both that stem from the end of the handlebars. Both the men’s and women’s bicycle offer a Shimano 20-speed105 drivetrain to power you through the city. Another one of Ticino’s highlights that Electra praises is their hub that they used on the bike. The hub is a unique Ticino Five Star High Flange 32th Hubset designed to look like the classic hub instead of the bulky look that came with the Amsterdam. All versions of the bike are set to release in November 2010.