Bedford 3

 

 

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. 

Color
Ivory
Army Green
Size
  • KEY FEATURES

     
    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

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "I recently moved to Nashville and was looking for a daily commuter. This bike is beautiful, rides great, and is amazing value."

    -Phil

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    "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

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons
    DRIVETRAIN
    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
    WHEELS
    Tires: Puncture-resistant 700x32 Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    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
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand
    Weight: 28-30 lbs

Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
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V.S.
I am in love with my bike!

Best bike ever had, incredibly smooth rides and very practical. Thanks to the Brooklyn Bike team as their service was a 10! You guys are the best!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing Valentina. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Bedford 7 and acknowledging your experience with the team. -Ryan Zagata
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M.M.
Amazing customer service and high quality bike!

Very accommodating, extremely thorough, helpful and produced a high quality product. Thanks!

Thanks for sharing Michael. Glad you're enjoying your Bedford 3. -Ryan Zagata
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B.M.

This bike rides smooth, yet really cranks whenever I need it to. Great components and super light. Highly recommended.

Thanks Benjamin. So glad to hear you're enjoying your Bedford 3. -Ryan Zagata
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E.
Overall good

Overall I love this bike! It’s a smooth ride, lightweight, fast, and surprisingly good for uphill riding. Also it just looks great! I couldn’t give it a full five stars because I’ve only had the bike for about two months and already need to replace the brake pads. They make this horribly dragging noise when I brake. It’s a little annoying that this is happening so soon after purchase, but aside from this it’s a quality bike.

Thanks so much for sharing Endya. I'm glad you're loving the bike and thanks for allowing us to help you sort through the issue the brakes - we're delighted everything is as it should be. -Ryan Zagata
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K.C.
Love my new bike!

Beautiful bike! Well made, smooth ride and great customer service! Thanks again!

Thanks for sharing Kristin. We are glad you're enjoying your Bedford 7. -Ryan Zagata
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a no brainer

I've taken this on a few long rides and it's unquestionably reliable, smooth as almond butter, and aesthetically pleasing more than any bike on my route. This bike makes riding more than 10 miles effortless and fun -- it's also light enough for me to carry up stairs with no regret of taking it out again.
Overall this company is doing great things and provides wonderful service -- I'm grateful to have my dream bike so accessible and support a small business.

Amara - thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad you're enjoying your Bedford 3. -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.