I wish to thank Brooklyn Bicycle Co for their outstanding customer service. I had a very informative discussion prior to buying the Franklyn 8 Speed. Both, my husband and I enjoy riding these wonderful bikes. Excellent product and super service!
Thank you for sharing Michael. We appreciate your business and making the extra effort to acknowledge your experience with our team in addition to the bike. -Ryan Zagata
This is the second bike I purchased from Brooklyn Bicycle Company. The first one was a Roebling. I am very pleased with this purchase. The Franklin 8 Speed in ivory is an elegant-looking bike that rides very well and is comfortable. The customer service was very helpful in selecting the right bike. The shop assembling the bike was equally professional. I highly recommend the company to anyone in the market for a high-quality bike at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the repeat business Lutz. We're honored to have you back for a 2nd bike. -Ryan Zagata
Great roomy basket for my Pack It lunch bag and water bottle! Easy to take off and on for travel. Very happy with this basket!
Thanks for sharing Mary. -Ryan Zagata
I’ve taken my Willow 3 out a few times on a rail trail and love it! It’s a smooth ride with a comfortable seat. Very happy with this bike.
It’s great getting out with other Brooklyn bike owners.
Here is a picture of our BB’s-Bedford, Franklin and Willow!
Thanks for sharing Mary and for your continued business. We love seeing all of those bikes. -Ryan Zagata
I love the Driggs 3.
First: A wonderfully smooth ride, with a very comfortable riding position. This is an ideal bicycle for what I intend to use it for . . . long rides on our local recreational trails. I had thought of holding out for the seven-speed version, but, since our local dealer had the three-speed in stock, I felt (after testing it) that the range was fine, and I could be very happy with fewer intervals within that range (this is Florida, after all). The seat is perfect, and I was tickled that it came with the rear rack for panniers, etc. Plenty of points to add other accessories for longer trips as well.
I just picked it up two nights ago, and have had it exactly twice . . . each time, it has caught someone’s attention (it does have a distinctive look). But, of course, it isn’t about the look so much as this: this bike sets out to do a particular thing, and does it beautifully.
When I started looking for a new bike a few months ago, I wasn’t thinking about something like this at all. Then I read some of Grant Peterson’s work, and started re-thinking my entire approach. It inspired me to keep my 1989 Jamis mountain bike to adapt for gravel riding, and to look at steel-frame “urban” bikes for the in-town stuff. When I saw that Peterson had had a hand in the design of the Driggs, I knew I had to check it out. The Driggs 3 will be my primary day to day bike—something that will be tremendous fun to get out and ride right out the door. I am looking forward to using it for many years.
Thanks so much for sharing such a thorough review Ted. Grant played a big part in the geometry of that model and his ethos is evident in many of our models. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata