Crank Forward Electric Bikes

Neil Shadle

New Member
I've been pedaling a non-electric, crank -forward Fuji for years, but age is catching up with me. The geometry that allows me to place my feet firmly on the ground when needed is even more important to me now in my early eighties. I need an electric version. What category do these bikes fall in? EBR doesn't seem to make it clear. Is it "cruiser" or "comfort" or something else?
And which electric bikes have this geometry? The only one I've found is the Electra Townie Go, which is actually higher adjusted for me than it should be - not really a "flat foot" in my opinion, and has fatter tires than I like for pedaling. Are there other electric bikes out there with the crank-forward geometry?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

e-boy

Well-Known Member
Trek Lift + may have crank forward technology .
That's what it felt like test riding .
Chat up Trek support .
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/...ift/lift-mens/p/1325600-2018/?colorCode=black

1325600_2017_A_1_Lift_Plus
 

Kysos

New Member
I've been pedaling a non-electric, crank -forward Fuji for years, but age is catching up with me. The geometry that allows me to place my feet firmly on the ground when needed is even more important to me now in my early eighties. I need an electric version. What category do these bikes fall in? EBR doesn't seem to make it clear. Is it "cruiser" or "comfort" or something else?
And which electric bikes have this geometry? The only one I've found is the Electra Townie Go, which is actually higher adjusted for me than it should be - not really a "flat foot" in my opinion, and has fatter tires than I like for pedaling. Are there other electric bikes out there with the crank-forward geometry?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

I know that Magnum has a Cruiser that is crank forward, it looks pretty nice.

https://electricbikereview.com/magnum/cruiser/#/

Keith Lee
 

emco5

Active Member
Trek Lift + may have crank forward technology .
That's what it felt like test riding...

The Lift's 65.5* seat tube does give it slight crank forward geometry, but it isn't enough for flat footing. It is a very comfortable riding bike, though.
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
I rode a Specialized Turbo Como 2.0 today. Not sure you can find a more comfortable upright riding bike. A really beautiful bike in the platinum/black paint as well!
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Baron

New Member
I've been pedaling a non-electric, crank -forward Fuji for years, but age is catching up with me. The geometry that allows me to place my feet firmly on the ground when needed is even more important to me now in my early eighties. I need an electric version. What category do these bikes fall in? EBR doesn't seem to make it clear. Is it "cruiser" or "comfort" or something else?
And which electric bikes have this geometry? The only one I've found is the Electra Townie Go, which is actually higher adjusted for me than it should be - not really a "flat foot" in my opinion, and has fatter tires than I like for pedaling. Are there other electric bikes out there with the crank-forward geometry?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
I am 72 and absolutely love my townie go
 

Andy_in_CA

Active Member
I would suggest that any bike you buy is to have an LBS (local bike shop) put in an adjustable stem and some swept back handle bars. I have neck issues and did that with my CCS which stock has a flat bar and is a bit to forward for my taste.... I went with Jones Hbar and i'm super comfortable.

Btw, the mechanic at my LBS said he liked it when we was riding my bike when I was having some maintenance done.

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Ed P

New Member
I've been pedaling a non-electric, crank -forward Fuji for years, but age is catching up with me. The geometry that allows me to place my feet firmly on the ground when needed is even more important to me now in my early eighties. I need an electric version. What category do these bikes fall in? EBR doesn't seem to make it clear. Is it "cruiser" or "comfort" or something else?
And which electric bikes have this geometry? The only one I've found is the Electra Townie Go, which is actually higher adjusted for me than it should be - not really a "flat foot" in my opinion, and has fatter tires than I like for pedaling. Are there other electric bikes out there with the crank-forward geometry?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
I, too, have loved my non-electric, crank-forward, step-thru bike (RANS Fusion) for the past 10 years here in somewhat hilly Washington, DC; 10 months ago I brought it to the flat, Delaware shore and finally decided on a a step-thru e-bike (Kalkhoff Include 8) for use here and have been very pleased.