Downtown Bike Lights

 

 

Our Downtown Bike Lights easily mount to any bar or post and their super bright LED lights make you difficult to miss. Our Safety On prevents lights from accidentally turning on in your bag or pocket. The Downtown Bike Lights have a durable alloy shell and long runtime. Battery is included.

Please note that these lights have a battery protector that must be removed prior to initial use.

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M.C.
Downtown Bike Lights

Easy to attach and remove, but the light but might fall off of the strap, especially if you carry them in a bag with other objects, while not biking. That being said, still very good lights!

Thanks for sharing Marta. You can use a drop of crazy glue to secure it on the strap. It's designed to be able to use alternative straps should you not be able to affix the the light do your seat post for example. -Ryan Zagata
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S.O.
Solid lighting option

Good price, solid construction, small and lightweight, so there’s no excuse not to keep a set in your EDC kit

Thanks for sharing. We are glad the lights are keeping you safe. -Ryan Zagata
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K.K.
downtown bike lights

These lights are well made and easy to use. I did not have any problems attacking them to my Brooklyn Bike Company Bike. Very basic design but does the job and very inexpensive.

Thanks for sharing Karen. Glad the lights are serving you well. -Ryan Zagata
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Lights knocked off within two weeks

These lights seemed great at first: easy to attach to my bike, bright, all the right settings, easy to use even when you've already started riding and realized you forgot to turn it on. However, within two weeks of using these lights, both lights have fallen off and been lost in the street! I carry my bike up a half set of stairs and inside every night, one night my hand knocked the white light off the band--the band was securely attached to the bike, the light just popped out of the silicone (or whatever material that is) band. I was able to find it and re-insert it easily; a few days later it happened again and was lost in the gully-washer. The same happened with the red light, I still have the band but the light itself fell out while I was riding. Super disappointed in these lights since my bike from Brooklyn Bike Co. is great!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Morgan. This isn't something we've encountered before. We reached out to you directly to resolve. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
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Excellent lights

Excellent lights. I love dealing with Brooklyn bikes

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. -Ryan Zagata
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R.M.
Got as a freebie, working great.

The light is easy to use and bright. Does everything it needs to do. Cool product.

Thanks so much Rebecca - glad these lights are keeping you safe. -Ryan Zagata
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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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