Brooklyn Bicycle Co. showroom wall

 

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. has admittedly humble beginnings. When we first launched in 2011, riders had just two bike models to choose from. 

Through a combination of an immense focus on quality, excellent customer service, and a passion for what we do, we've grown our offerings into a respectable collection of bikes that fits every rider's needs. 

Over the past years of growth, we realized the importance of offering our customers the opportunity to experience and interact with our bikes firsthand, before deciding what model is right for them. 

That's why we're excited to announce the opening of the first ever Brooklyn Bicycle Co. showroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

We believe our products are worth showing off. So whether you were curious how a specific paint color looks in person, or you simply want to test out different helmet sizes, the showroom allows you to try before you buy. 

The space also includes a number of different features, including:

  • The Bike Purchase Sales Terminal: where we can sell you your bike in person, and have it shipped to your local bike shop and professionally assembled, free of charge
  • A fully stocked fridge and bar cart: coffee, beer, wine, whatever you want. We just want to talk bikes with you over a drink.
  • An ever evolving stock of accessories from companies like Thousand Helmets, Nantucket Bike Basket Co., and ABUS
  • The Brooklyn Bicycle Co. design studio: where all the magic happens

So come visit us! You can walk in any time while we're open, or schedule an appointment.

 

61 Greenpoint Ave Suite #410, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Weekday hours: 9AM-5PM

Saturday & Sunday:Appointment Only

Closed Most Major Holidays

SCHEDULE A TEST RIDE HERE

 

 


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WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BROOKLYN?

What Are the Differences Between the Franklin and Willow Step-through Models?

Looking at the Franklin and Willow, but not quite sure how the models compare? No worries – we get this question a lot, so we’ve put together a quick rundown on what sets these models apart!

 

#TLDR (AKA Too Long Didn't Read)? Here's a Quick Summary:

 SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES
FRAME GEOMETRY HANDLEBARS
COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD SADDLE
3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING GRIPS
KICKSTAND INCLUDED TIRE COLOR
REAR CARRIER
CHAIN COATING
7-SPEED GEARING
FRAME MATERIALS

 

 

1. HANDLEBARS

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.

 

2. TIRES

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.

 

3. ACCESSORIES

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.

The Franklin 3 model includes internal gearing (just like the Willow), whereas the Franklin 7 has an external 7-Speed derailleur.

 

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)!

Still have questions on sizing (or anything else)? Email us or schedule a concierge call with our team. We’d love to help!

 

Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.

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