We asked LA native, Yvette Corinne, to highlight some of her favorite spots in the downtown area. Check out her recommendations on best places to visit when you're in town:
If you don't know, I've been living in Los Angeles for almost 4 years. Wow. I still can't believe it's been that long. I use to live in Burbank, which is a suburb of LA. I loved my area, but it was time for me to explore. I moved to Downtown Los Angeles and I didn't think I would but....I love it! There are so many different places to see and things to do. Since living downtown, I became a bike girl. Yes, little ole me loves to bike around town and explore new things. Now that I have my new Matte Coral Brighton from Brooklyn Bike Co. I'm biking in style!
Echo Park - My favorite place to bike is the park! I go to Echo Park a lot because it’s always so beautiful. The palm trees, the lake, everything about Echo Park makes it very beautiful and relaxing. I bring my dog, pull out a blanket and relax. One of my favorite things to do is people watch and the park is perfect for that.
Silver Lake - I also love to bike to Silver Lake. Silver Lake is such a vibe. It has a nice, hipster vibe with tons of cafes to hang at. My favorite thing to do is grab my favorite book and bike to a chill spot in Silver Lake.
Icy Rush Ice Cream Shop - Los Angeles is known to have perfect weather, but you want to know what else is perfect about LA? There ice cream shops. There is ice cream on every corner. I bike to the Icy Rush ice cream shop because it's inexpensive and super delicious. Nothing's better than biking on a hot day and eating a cold, delicious ice cream cone!
Comments will be approved before showing up.
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.
The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.
The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.
The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.
The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.
Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.
4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING
As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.
5. FRAME MATERIALS
On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…
The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.
The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.