Our essential commuter bike, the Bedford 3 is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Simple and utilitarian, the Bedford 3 beckons riders to hop on and go. The combination of a classic diamond frame accented by vegan leather saddle and grips, makes for our most sleek city bike. The low maintenance internally geared hub and puncture-resistant tires make the Bedford 3 as economical as it is handsome.
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INTERNALLY GEARED 3 SPEED
For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance
DURABLE STEEL FRAME & COMPONENTS
For a smooth long-lasting ride on unpredictable urban terrain
PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES
For all terrain, worry-free riding
"I recently moved to Nashville and was looking for a daily commuter. This bike is beautiful, rides great, and is amazing value."
"The skinny tubes of Bedford's frame lend a supple, lively feel to the ride while neutral comfortable geometry provides a nice balance of swiftness and stability."
Bicycle Times Magazine
|Frame:||Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons|
|Fork:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons|
|Front Hub:||Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H|
|Rear Hub:||Shimano NEXUS 3-Speed internally geared|
|Shifter:||Shimano NEXUS Revo 3-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 & integrated chain guard|
|Chain:||KMC Heavy Duty|
|Tires:||Puncture-resistant 700x32 Tires|
|Rims:||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
|Spokes:||14G stainless steel|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Ergonomic Touring Saddle|
|Seat Post:||Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust|
|Handlebar:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom relaxed ride 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|
|Extras:||Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand|
Find your perfect bike from one of our signature collections. We're always here to help: if you need assistance check out our Bike Buying Guide, our Bicycle Finder, or you can always Contact Us with any questions.
Whether it's one of our Dealers or another shop nearby, all assembly and shipping is arranged and paid for by us. You just order, sit back, and we'll do the rest (it takes about 7-10 business days). We will send you an email when your bicycle is ready for pick-up.
It's that simple!
I live about 8.5 miles away from where I work. In an effort to cut living costs, I decided to sell my car and commute via bicycle.
I didn't know the least bit about bikes aside from how to ride one, but I knew I needed something low-maintenance, not too expensive, and pretty durable. Style wasn't the highest on the list, but it was still a factor. My first intro to Brooklyn Bicycle was via a Forbes article where the writer test rode one of their bikes and then wrote an article about it. It piqued my interest and a few weeks later I reached out with a few questions. Their customer service was what hooked me. Ryan was incredibly helpful and responsive. In fact, I was so pleased that I convinced my wife that she needed to get a bike from them as well (which she did! The Franklin 7).
In regards to my bike experience, I ride it 4 times a week for work which is about 17 miles round trip. We've also ridden our bikes to the beach and back a few times which is about a 28 mile round trip. It's relatively flat with a few inclines/declines. So far, so good—in regards to what I mentioned above, my Bedford 7 checks off all the boxes I was looking for. We love taking the bikes out and viewing the city from a different perspective.
Definitely not missing the car.
I LOVE MY BIKE! This bike is everything I wanted and more. Looks nice, rides nice, what more could you ask for?! This is my first bike I have bought, and I am a customer for life. I rode for 3 hours my first night, and am eager to get back riding again tomorrow! I could hardly stop riding. It is a head turner for sure. Gears change smoothly, seat is comfortable. I added some of their accessories, including the bell, chain guard, fenders, lights, and water bottle holder. I plan to get the cargo rack and the wooden box soon.
The bike is going to make getting back in shape enjoyable, and not a chore. That is huge for me!
I can’t thank everyone at Brooklyn Bicycle Company enough! Thanks a million.
I put in many miles the first week I received it and energetically destroyed myself that week because I refused to use my car. The bike is fun to use, rides smoothly, and I trust it. Having confidence in my bike is important riding around Los Angeles and its infamously crowded roads and occasional careless drivers so I'm glad I bought this bike and would recommend it to anyone.
Such a nice smooth ride. You can tell its a really well built bike! Really fun zipping around cities and plenty of range on the gears for flats and hills.
I'm 5'5" female & have really enjoyed using this bike - as the last reviewer noted, it rides very smoothly as a single speed. I don't have to navigate hills in Houston but it rides well on uneven sidewalks & roads throughout the city. Great as a commuter bike or to use for errands. Love the lightweight design and overall style of this bike - would highly recommend.
I own the single-speed and live in Florida where commutes are very flat. This is the perfect bike for my location! I could not believe how smoothly it rides, especially up small hills since it is a single-speed! I would highly recommend this bike for the moderate, city-biker who is taking on paved paths and sidewalks. Also very lightweight and sleek.
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.