Electra Ticino Single Speed – $449.99 vs. Felt Cafe 3 Speed – $449.99
Here’s the deal. I need a bike. And I’m hoping you guys can help me pick one out. Those two that you see above are the pair I’m strongly considering. They’ve got just about everything I want:
- Fenders to keep the splash level down
- A chain guard. I’ve bike greased too many pant cuffs in my day
- Cognac leather seat and handgrips (I’m a sucker for that detail on bikes)
- Both $150 less than the undeniably slick Gary Fisher Simple City 3.
I’m hardly ever in a rush when on two wheels. But I’m going to use it most days of the week outside of winter. My current ride is an old, heavy as hell cruiser that has seen better days. I want something a little more sleek and less portly.
On a few of my normal routes I do encounter a few steep hills. So the three speed on the Felt would be nice, but not necessary by any means. I dig the “putty” color on that one too. The slimmer lines on the Electra Ticino are appealing, and I’m a bit addicted to the color gray.
Your turn. If you’re picking one to ride, which one would you go with?