Roebling

 

 
One of our most versatile commuter bikes, the Roebling features a wide gearing range and puncture-resistant tires for all-day and all-terrain riding, but don’t let this sleek hybrid bike fool you: It’s just as ideal for commuting and running errands as it is for working up a sweat on city streets or bike paths. The ultra-lightweight, double-butted chromoly steel frame delivers a light and smooth ride everywhere life takes you. While similar in design to its sibling the Lorimer, the Roebling sets itself apart with a longer cockpit and sportier, more contoured saddle.
Color
Matte Black
RAW
Size
  • KEY FEATURES

     
    24 SPEED SHIMANO ACERA DRIVETRAIN

    For all-day, all-incline riding

     
    ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT DOUBLE-BUTTED CRMO FRAME

    For a ride so light and nimble, you’ll forget you're riding at all

     
    PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES

    For all terrain, worry-free riding

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "The bike is Fabulous with a capital 'F'! So lightweight and easy to ride. Amazing! Ready to ride everyday."

    -Cy Garf

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight Double-Butted 4130 CrMO Hybrid Frame with fender/rack mount eyelets
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier eyelets
    DRIVETRAIN
    Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H with Quick Release
    Rear Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H with Quick Release
    Shifter: Shimano EZ Fire Plus with Integrated Brake Lever
    Derailleur: Shimano Acera
    Pedals: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy Urban Pedals
    Bottom Bracket: Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings
    Crank: Triple 26:36:48T with protective chainring guard
    Chain: KMC 8 Speed Chain
    WHEELS
    Tires: Puncture-resistant 700x32 Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Ergo Touring Saddle
    Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
    Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Urban Flat Bar
    Headset: 1 1/8" SlimStack with Alloy Top Cap
    Grips: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Double Density Ergo Comfort Grips with End Plug
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro alloy linear-pull brakes with front power modulator and Shimano brake levers
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Eyelets and rack mounts for easy install of bottle cage, carrier and fenders
    Weight: 28-30 lbs

Customer Reviews

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g.l.
Great commuter and light touring bike

Needed a bike to get to work and back, this bike was perfect for the Job. Just added racks and panniers for all the stuff I take back and forth. It can also hold a tent, sleeping bag, and gear for my bike touring adventures. I like to travel up and down California's coast camping along the way. The granny gear can go up any hill I have encountered. Not the fastest bike that I have, but I use it as a work horse. You can load it up and it still keeps its speed.

Customer service from Brooklyn was great, and the local bike shop that put it together was also great. No complaints.

Thanks Gerald. We're glad you're putting the Roebling through the paces and it is delivering as promised. -Ryan Zagata
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A.K.
Great Bike

The bike is great. In particular I like the sturdy steel frame which is also light enough for me to carry up 6 flights of stairs. Of course the weight will vary depending on how much additional equipment one adds to the frame in terms of personal customization. Tires are puncture resistant & ideal for typical city streets and give a smooth ride over pavement but also wide enough to absorb the small cracks and bumps. 8 speed drive train allows the rider to negotiate small hills etc. which is also pretty good.

My only complaint would be that the handlebar/stem (whatever one might call that particular portion of the bike) could be slightly taller as I feel like I have to bend too low and all my weight is concentrated into my two hands holding on to the handlebars which does cause fatigue in my palms very quickly, particularly in my right hand. A slightly taller stem would help to alleviate this problem by allowing better distribution of ones body weight. I know that there are bikes out there with taller stems but a city/commuter bike that's designed for everyday use rather than leisure should have taller stem to allow for lasting use throughout the day without quickly fatiguing the rider. This is something I would probably have to adjust myself with a stem riser or a taller stem which would also require new longer brake/shifter cables installation.

Overall I love the bike. For the above mentioned reasons I would rate it a 4/5.

Thanks so much for sharing Ameer - we're glad you're enjoying our Roebling commuter bike. A simple fix that will give you 2' of lift without needing to add to the stem stack, is to flip the stem over so it's angled upward instead of downward. This is about a five minute adjustment that will have the bike to the position you suggested. -Ryan Zagata
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D.D.
Great city commuter!

I use this bike for daily commute to work, great bike for the price.
Exceeds my expectations and customer service is no1.
Thank you Brooklyn Bike Co.!

Thanks so much for sharing David. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Roebling commuter bike. -Ryan Zagata
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J.E.
Exceeds Expectations

Overall, the bike and buying experience have exceed all of my expectations. First the buying experience: the website is very easy to use, the user interface is clean and well thought out, transaction was smooth, and the shipping and build time were quick. Within several business days my bike had shipped to a local bike store and I received a call shortly there after that my bike was ready for pick up. The bike: love the look of the bike with it's color scheme and clean lines, also the gearing is perfect for my daily commute in a mountainous area. Overall, perfect bike for me and would strongly recommend purchasing from them, will be buying another bike from them soon for my wife.

Thank you so much for sharing Jacob. The Roebling commuter bike has been one of our most popular models so we're thrilled that it's delivering as promised. We also appreciate you acknowledging your experience with our team. -Ryan Zagata
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T.E.
Great bike!

I use this bike for fitness and commuting and it’s very good quality frame for reasonable price.

Thanks for sharing Ty. We are so glad you are enjoying. -Ryan Zagata
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D.D.
Local Buys Local

I've had the Roebling now for a little over 3 months and I really, really love it! I received great help from Ryan and everyone involved at Brooklyn Bicycle Co. when I emailed in and went to the showroom to try out the Roebling. As of now, I bike about 14 miles a day to commute to/from work in Brooklyn's hills and Long Island's flat terrain and the Roebling handles both terrains well and is responsive when I need to change gears. The bike is light enough to carry on the subway/trains when needed and looks great (I got the matte black finish). I couldn't be happier with my investment piece and I love having it as another option for weekend travel!

Thanks for sharing this Devin. We enjoyed working with you to find the perfect bike and we're glad you're enjoying your Roebling commuter bike. -Ryan Zagata
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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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