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Stylish. Lightweight. And most importantly, fun to ride.
Our lightest model has everything you need, and nothing you don't.
Why You'll Love It
I don't think that you can find such a good quality and nimble bike for this price. I stumbled upon Brooklyn Bicycle when looking for a bike for my wife. We were so pleased with the quality of her bike (Franklin) that I figured I'd treat myself too. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
I was only able to test this bike on my commute to San Francisco a few times before the lockdown, but it's been fun to ride around town to get out of the house while working from home. Overall, it the ride is nimble and solid and handles well in traffic. A little worried about how the skinny tires will handle wet roads and rough pavement. The gearing allows you to quickly get up to speed from a stop, but tops out a little too quickly on even a slight decline.
I eventually was able to tweak the bike to a comfortable state. I immediately replaced the quill stem with one that puts the handle bars in a more upright riding position. I'm just shy of 6' with a 32" pant inseam, and the stock stem on the Large stretched me out uncomfortably far over the handlebars. I also threw on a skinnier seat to replace the large, ugly stock one.
The pedals are low-quality stamped metal affairs that I wish were nicer forged platforms like the ones I have on my Brilliant L Train. Overall, it works well enough for its intended purpose and the core product is solid, but I was hoping for better quality components for the price.
-Smooth-riding, lightweight frame
-Support was quick to reply and answered all of my questions
-Great delivery and assembly process (appreciate Brooklyn supporting local bike shops)
-Low-quality seat, pedals
-Wish it had braze-ons for fenders
-Depending on your size and preferences, aggressive stem angle might be uncomfortable
-Expected more for $500 from an online brand
Thanks so much for sharing Jeff. While we are glad you are getting first-hand experience with how lightweight the Wythe is, we certainly wish you had taken advantage of our concierge program and reached out to us prior to purchasing. Your feedback and the corresponding photo suggest you wanted an upright ride with a wider gearing range and wider tires. Our Bedford model fits the bill exactly and we would have encouraged you to move in that direction and I suspect you'd be more delighted as that's the bike you're describing in your review. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
I love my Wythe fixie! Ryan was a huge help in figuring out which size I should get and my local bike shop Zen Cog did a fantastic job of assembling my bike and making sure it was perfect for me before I left the store. The whole process was so easy. I ordered on a Monday and was riding by Saturday. This is the way bike buying should be and I couldn't ask for a more well made bike.
My Wythe bike is something special, a perfect balance between quality and style. This is the first real bike I've bought and I couldn't be more impressed. It has such a smooth, unique feel that makes riding it fun and enjoyable. The staff was incredibly patent and responsive when I asked for some help. I would highly recommend purchasing a Brooklyn Bike.
My Wythe is the perfect marriage of style and substance. I've used it every day on my office commute since I got it home and couldn’t be happier. Beautiful looking bike with an equally smooth ride.
Can't forget to mention how incredibly attentive Ryan and the staff were throughout the process. First class experience from beginning to end.