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Franklin 8 Speed

Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
  • External 8-speed. Also available in 3-speed internal
  • Relaxed & upright geometry
  • Mounting points for carriers
Cardinal Red
Gloss Black
Sea Glass
Size Guide
  • The Best Overall Commuter Bike

    "The step-through frame makes mounting your bike effortless regardless of what you're wearing."

  • Best Bike for Beginning Commuters

    "Most commutes involve hills or bridges, so a multiple-gear style is better for regular commuting."

  • Easy to Buy, Exceptional Service

    "By all accounts, buying a Brooklyn online is a pleasant experience."

Why You'll Love It

Customer Reviews

Based on 178 reviews
Shannon (Tucson, US)
Form and function

It’s a lovely bike and lighter than expected. I enjoy the more upright position so much!

Thank you for sharing Shannon. We are thrilled that you're enjoying your new city bike. -Ryan Zagata

J.C. (Carmel, US)
Just the Bike for me !!!

Franklin arrived along with beautiful Autumn weather....A pleasure to ride and it has taken its rightful place in my bicycle line-up.
Thanks to Ryan and his crew for the great customer service and follow-up.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback and for allowing us to sort a few hiccups with your order. -Ryan Zagata

Danny (Edmond, US)
Nice bike

It was fun riding a bike again! I love the look of it and even after riding it for a month still looks amazing! Very nicely made

Thank you so much for sharing Danny. We are thrilled to learn that you're enjoying your Franklin 8 city bike. -Ryan Zagata

Michael (Williamsburg, US)
A pleasure to ride, a pleasure to look at.

The Virginia countryside is not normally the playground of Brooklyn bicycles. But my Franklin does well here after a few minor modifications and add-ons. With a quill stem (silver, of course) allowing for a lower handlebar, this step-through moves at a good clip, even when there's a headwind. It's also the kind of bike you can't just park and walk away from. After a few steps, you have to turn around and give it an admiring look. It's that stylish. Great job, Brooklyn!

Awesome share Michael. We love the black touchpoints you've added and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with others. -Ryan Zagata

Janet (Friendswood, US)
You’ve Got to Have One

This is an incredible bike. The fit is perfect and I look forward to riding for many miles. I always struggle with hand pain so I did add the upgraded seat and swept back handle bars. They were both great additions that allowed me to be more upright. The color is beautiful as you can tell in the reference photo. I appreciated the customer service and quick shipping of the bike. I would highly recommend this bike and this company.

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and photos Janet. We are thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

Heidi Morales-Hake (Tampa, US)
Great Choice for Commuting/Leisure

After enjoying my Roebling for about 4 years now, I decided I wanted something more laid back and fun to ride. I chose the Franklin 8-speed because of the design and upright handle bars. The minute I test rode it at my local bike shop, I knew this was the one! The price point is reasonable for what you're getting, its comfortable, stylish and its quality built. I'm debating on whether I should keep my Roebling because it's also a great bike, but more for city commuting.

Thank you so much for sharing Heidi. It seems you've fallen into the N+1 trap whereby the number of bikes you need is N (the number you have) plus one more. We're honored that your +1 is a Brooklyn and we're thrilled to be with you wherever you're going. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata