For years now Electra’s cruisers and comfort bikes have dominated the local market, but other players have slowely stepped up to give us more variety, and variety is a good thing.
Marin, for example, now makes the Stinson, similar in design to an Electra Townie but with a full 3×8 drivetrain (as opposed to the single speed, 3 speed, and 8 speed available thru Electra) and with 27.5″ wheels that are arguably more efficient for on-road or light trail use.
Overall this isn’t really better or worse than the offerings from other manufacturers, just a little different. Heck, maybe it’s just the different colour scheme that grabs you – it’s nice to have choices.
In the forefront of the picture above you can see the Stinson ST (Step Thru) model, and behind it is the ‘regular’ version. Both are in stock at the time of this posting and available to you for $690 plus taxes.
Below is a brief video from Marin describing a few of the bike’s features.