*For United States customers-- please note the only color available in the SMALL Bedford 3 is MATTE BLACK, and please note the ARMY GREEN colorway is only available in size LARGE.
Why You'll Love It
From purchase to the first ride I haven't been disappointed. It's exactly what I was looking for down to the look and performance, I couldn't be happier with my bike. It's going to save me a bunch of money on parking at work, while also giving me the chance to see more of my city that I wouldn't be able to while driving a car. They also chose a great, super helpful shop to deliver and assemble the bike and easy for pick up. I will definitely continue to use this local bike shop for any maintenance and upkeep. Thank you, BBC for getting me out on the roads. I'm looking forward to the journies ahead.
I moved abroad and wanted to have a good memory of my time in Brooklyn. This bike was the perfect fit and I can't stress enough how great of a service I received. Ryan, the owner, was most helpful and I truly had an amazing buying experience. I fully endorse Brooklyn Bicycle and can only recommend it to anyone looking for a cool bike and a great experience.
I just got my Bedford 3 (+ Universal Rear Carrier & Handcrafted Wooden Bike Crate) a couple days ago and the bike is fantastic! I live in a fairly small beach town in Southern California so I finally ditched the car and this is my "daily driver". It's everything I needed functionally and the fact that the bike is absolutely beautiful doesn't hurt either.
Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s customer service also deserves a huge shout out. The "Buy And Ride" business model made the purchase totally seamless and the team was quick to talk me through the process when I called in with some questions. Thanks to SoCal Bike in Oceanside for the build as well.
I've never ordered a bike on line. It was honestly seamless with outstanding customer communication throughout the order, shipping and assembly process. This is what customer service is supposed to be like!
I'm really enjoying the bike, it's comfortable and fun to ride, not to mention the great looks. Having the simplicity of just the three gears is perfect, although I found after a few weeks I was spending nearly all my time in top gear. The default gear configuration is 42 teeth on the crank, 20 on the rear sprocket. I found, at least for the mostly flat area I ride in, this was too low, so I purchased a 18t rear sprocket, which gives you just a little bit higher ratios across the board. I think I would also even be comfortable going as far as 42/16. At 42/18 now I spend most of the time in 2nd gear, pop up to 3rd for top speed, and still only very rarely down to 1st for the steepest of hills. Anyway -- just my thoughts, I love the bike even more at 42/18! Thanks.
Every time I ride my bike here in Manhattan, I get great comments from 'Nice Bike' to 'Looks Italian'. I own three bikes (I commute to work on Bike) and 99% of the time I use my Bedford 3 speed.
It rides great, smooth, it's light and very comfortable. Several fellow bikers have purchased one after testing mine.