Willow 7 Speed

 

 
Color
Columbia Blue
Gloss Black
Size

Our signature step through bike, the Willow 7 is available in an inspiring array of colors....(continue reading)

... Equipped with color-matched fenders and chainguard, this stylish city bike allows for all-day, all-weather riding. You’ll be riding in comfort thanks to the swept-back handlebars and Selle Royal sprung saddle and grips. The low maintenance internally geared hub and cream puncture-resistant tires make the Willow 7 your must have city accessory. 

  • KEY FEATURES

     
    INTERNALLY GEARED 7-SPEED

    For super hilly areas like San Francisco & Seattle with minimal maintenance

     
    STEP-THROUGH

    For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions

     
    LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME

    Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame for a light, yet absorbent ride

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "I just received my Willow 7 this past weekend and rode it to work this morning - what an amazing bike! The bike is so comfortable, such a smooth ride, and the internal gear hub is an amazing feature for commuters."

    -Ali

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    "Easy to ride without the hurried feeling of a racer, these city vehicles are made with eco-friendly materials."

    New York Observer

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 CrMo stepthrough frame with rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons
    DRIVETRAIN
    Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 36H
    Rear Hub: Shimano NEXUS 7-Speed internally geared
    Shifter: Shimano NEXUS Revo 7-Speed Shifter
    Pedals: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy City Pedals
    Bottom Bracket: Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings
    Crank: 3-piece alloy with replaceable chain ring
    Chain: KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting
    WHEELS
    Tires: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Cream Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700x35 Cream Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Spring Comfort Saddle
    Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
    Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Upright swept back alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem
    Headset: 1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring
    Grips: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Grips
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, heavy gauge chainguard, full color-matched front & rear fenders, polished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie-down loops
    Weight: 33-35 lbs

Customer Reviews

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Best Christmas Present Ever for My Wife!

This bike (all of Brooklyn Bicycle's bikes) are insanely awesome. They are beautifully designed and crafted. Exceptionally comfortable ride. But, wow, the company's customer service is the shining star - you are really, truly appreciated and loved as a customer and it comes through in the attention that everyone we interacted with at Brooklyn gave to us.

Thank you so much for sharing Phil and thank you for acknowledging your experience with our team. We are thrilled your wife is enjoying her bike. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
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R.G.
The perfect bike

I have enjoyed working with Brooklyn Bicycle Co. from start to finish and the bike is everything I wanted it to be. I attached a burley tandem bike for my daughter and we love biking around town together. Thank you for a comfortable, easy to ride and stylish bike!

Thank you so much for sharing Rebekka. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Willow 3. -Ryan Zagata
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D.T.
Amazing bike, some inconsistent sizing issues

This was what I wanted for my commute bike, with the fenders, chainguard and rear rack all part of the bike which is cheaper than buying them all separately. I visited a bike shop in a nearby town and though they didn't carry this exact model, they let me test out the Lorimer they had on hand. I decided that if all of the bikes were the same high quality as that Lorimer then getting a bike from Brooklyn would be a safe bet. When the bike arrived at my local bike shop, the owner who assembled the bike for me was impressed with its build quality and commented that it was a very good bike for commuting and city riding in general. He even offered to provide a free tuneup if I brought back the bike after about a month of riding even though I didn't purchase the bike from him (and I have taken him up on that tuneup, all that was needed was having all the bolts tightened again and the front fender moved a bit further away from the brakes to avoid noise while braking).

The only major issue I've had (which doesn't have anything to do with the actual build quality of the bike, by the way) is that the sizing numbers listed on the bike do not match up with the numbers listed on this website. The numbers for the Large size listed on the website says 66 to 75 inches. However the sticker on the bike clearly indicates that it is a Large size meant for 5'8" and above (68 inches). Having tried a Large Lorimer and checking the height and inseam measurements between both the Willow and the Lorrimer I was not expecting any sizing issues. I am 5'7" (67 inches) and the seat was too tall for me. I can only get on the bike without jumping by removing the rear reflector and moving the seat all the way down to the bottom. If I was even an inch shorter this bike would be completely too large for me to get on. If I had known this beforehand I would have purchased an S/M sized bike. Other than that I have no issues with the bike.

Thanks so much for sharing Devin. We are glad you're enjoying your Willow. Size as it's a combination of height and inseam. We try to provide some fairly accurate generalizations based on our experience but also encourage anyone with questions to reach out and consult with us. Thanks again Devin. -Ryan Zagata
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L.N.
Christmas Present for my Wife

My wife was so thrilled with her new bike. My son even gave her the box to go on the back of it. She wanted a commute bike, and as soon as holiday break is over, she will give it a go. She has taken it out everyday and loves it. She is 5’-9” and the large Willow 3 fits perfectly. She loves the color too. Since I did the purchase, I can say without a doubt that the service is awesome. The whole process was very easy, and picking it up at the local bike shop all put together is a fantastic service. I am completely happy with all that Brooklyn Bicycle Co has to offer. Thanks!

Thank you for sharing and for the kind words Loren. We're thrilled your wife enjoyed the gift. -Ryan Zagata
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B.
Awesome Bicycle

First of all, everyone at Brooklyn Bicycle Co has been super friendly and helpful. My daughter loves her Willow 3. It is well made and stylish. Pictures don’t do it justice. Even the person who assembled the bike commented on what a nice bike and how well made it is. Brooklyn Bicycle Co made everything easy. I will definitely buy another bike from Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Thank You!!!

Thank you Barry. We are thrilled that your daughter enjoyed her bike and we appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback. -Ryan Zagata
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Excellent Service, Looks Great, Appreciate the Accessories

Great customer service made the process of buying online easy and I really liked that they worked with my local bike shop for assembly. The bike itself looks great, I had been wanting something vintage and classic looking and it checked all the boxes. Also I appreciated having a lot of the accessories included like fenders, kick stand, and rack which would have been more expensive and more work to add to a different bike. Lightweight enough I can move around as needed. The S/M size was great for me even though I am short with little legs! Glad I optioned up to get the 3 speed Willow instead of the single speed Franklin.

Thanks for sharing Erica. We are incredibly excited to learn that you're enjoying your Willow 3. We share your sentiment with preferring the 3-speed to the single speed which is why we actually discontinued the Franklin single speed model. Thanks again. -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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