Bedford 8 Speed

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A relaxed, smooth ride perfect for urban commuting
  • External 8-speed drivetrain
  • Wide gearing range for longer, hilly rides
  • Relaxed & responsive geometry
  • Mounting points for accessories

Customer Reviews

Based on 137 reviews
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J.E.
Bedford 3 - Coo

I had been cycling through different bike brands all winter long. Really spinning my wheels about it. Finally, I came across Brooklyn Bicycle Company after a long and tiresome process. I pumped the brakes on buying from another brand and decided to get the Bedford 3. During my first ride, the bike spoke volumes. And not to switch gears, but the staff was incredibly helpful and the buying process smooth - never an uphill battle. Above all else the bike was reasonably priced, even after I adjusted for inflation.

You won’t regret this bike, it’s honestly amazing. I’m actually trying to get my friend to buy one right now, but he prefers unicycles. Yeah, he struggles socially and can’t handle-bars! It’s a vicious cycle.

This is literally the best bike I’ve ever owned.

Shout out to the folks at Silk Road Cycles, you folks are wheelie nice.

Thanks so much for sharing Joseph and for the seemingly futile attempt to get your mate on one of our steeds. We also appreciate you acknowledging the efforts the team puts forth to make sure things go smoothly. -Ryan Zagata

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J.L.
Very Comfortable Bicycle

I finally passed down my 23 year old Trek 820 to my son and got me this bicycle. I've only ridden the bike for a few minutes. My first impression is that the bike is very comfortable. I've just ordered a trailer hitch from Uhaul so I can't wait to take this bike to some nice bike trail.

Thanks for sharing John. We're thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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I.C.
Bedford 7 speed.

me: New Yorker, commutes about 75 miles a week, rides for pleasure about 75 more between late March and early October. I own a single speed frankenbike, and philosophically believe the less parts on a bike (or really anything), the better.

I wanted something affordable with speeds to take some of the strain off on hills such as our East River crossings, and I didn’t want to spend a bazillion dollars for a quality bike.

The bike: [Full disclosure, I’ve only put about 150 miles on this thing so far] The Bedford 7 Speed is exactly what’s advertised. It’s a beautiful affordable comfortable durable commuter ride made with quality components. I particularly like the twist shifter and the 1x drivetrain.

[note for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. suggestion box. If you guys made a 10 or 12 speed with a 1x drivetrain, twist shifter, and similar geometry in this price range I’d buy it in a heartbeat!]

Thanks for sharing Ira. Looks like you're logging some substantial miles. -Ryan Zagata

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B.S.
Very happy!

I ordered my bike the day I was alerted that it had become available again, and I’m so glad I did. The wait was a tad longer than expected, but it was well worth it. It’s exactly what I wanted, and a thrill to ride.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share Bethany. We apologize for the delay in fulfilling your order but we're glad you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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D.H.
Teenager... Again!

Thank you, guys. I just moved from dense Los Angeles to serene Santa Barbara and it was the ideal time to reacquaint myself with bike riding. The beautiful scenery that’s Santa Barbara combined with the joy of discovery on my Bedford build has me feeling like a teenager again. I’ve been riding every single day since delivery. Kimberly and Danielle were terrific throughout the process. 👍

Thanks so much for sharing Dan. Santa Barbara is a great home for the Bedford. Enjoy! -Ryan Zagata

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K.H.
Best Bike Ever

Just what I needed for the flat terrain of central Florida! Nice, easy, comfortable ride, and the bike looks great too! Well worth the wait!

Thank you for the kind words Kirkland.We are thrilled you are enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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Customer Reviews

Based on 137 reviews
91%
(125)
5%
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J.E.
Bedford 3 - Coo

I had been cycling through different bike brands all winter long. Really spinning my wheels about it. Finally, I came across Brooklyn Bicycle Company after a long and tiresome process. I pumped the brakes on buying from another brand and decided to get the Bedford 3. During my first ride, the bike spoke volumes. And not to switch gears, but the staff was incredibly helpful and the buying process smooth - never an uphill battle. Above all else the bike was reasonably priced, even after I adjusted for inflation.

You won’t regret this bike, it’s honestly amazing. I’m actually trying to get my friend to buy one right now, but he prefers unicycles. Yeah, he struggles socially and can’t handle-bars! It’s a vicious cycle.

This is literally the best bike I’ve ever owned.

Shout out to the folks at Silk Road Cycles, you folks are wheelie nice.

Thanks so much for sharing Joseph and for the seemingly futile attempt to get your mate on one of our steeds. We also appreciate you acknowledging the efforts the team puts forth to make sure things go smoothly. -Ryan Zagata

J
J.L.
Very Comfortable Bicycle

I finally passed down my 23 year old Trek 820 to my son and got me this bicycle. I've only ridden the bike for a few minutes. My first impression is that the bike is very comfortable. I've just ordered a trailer hitch from Uhaul so I can't wait to take this bike to some nice bike trail.

Thanks for sharing John. We're thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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I.C.
Bedford 7 speed.

me: New Yorker, commutes about 75 miles a week, rides for pleasure about 75 more between late March and early October. I own a single speed frankenbike, and philosophically believe the less parts on a bike (or really anything), the better.

I wanted something affordable with speeds to take some of the strain off on hills such as our East River crossings, and I didn’t want to spend a bazillion dollars for a quality bike.

The bike: [Full disclosure, I’ve only put about 150 miles on this thing so far] The Bedford 7 Speed is exactly what’s advertised. It’s a beautiful affordable comfortable durable commuter ride made with quality components. I particularly like the twist shifter and the 1x drivetrain.

[note for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. suggestion box. If you guys made a 10 or 12 speed with a 1x drivetrain, twist shifter, and similar geometry in this price range I’d buy it in a heartbeat!]

Thanks for sharing Ira. Looks like you're logging some substantial miles. -Ryan Zagata

B
B.S.
Very happy!

I ordered my bike the day I was alerted that it had become available again, and I’m so glad I did. The wait was a tad longer than expected, but it was well worth it. It’s exactly what I wanted, and a thrill to ride.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share Bethany. We apologize for the delay in fulfilling your order but we're glad you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

D
D.H.
Teenager... Again!

Thank you, guys. I just moved from dense Los Angeles to serene Santa Barbara and it was the ideal time to reacquaint myself with bike riding. The beautiful scenery that’s Santa Barbara combined with the joy of discovery on my Bedford build has me feeling like a teenager again. I’ve been riding every single day since delivery. Kimberly and Danielle were terrific throughout the process. 👍

Thanks so much for sharing Dan. Santa Barbara is a great home for the Bedford. Enjoy! -Ryan Zagata

K
K.H.
Best Bike Ever

Just what I needed for the flat terrain of central Florida! Nice, easy, comfortable ride, and the bike looks great too! Well worth the wait!

Thank you for the kind words Kirkland.We are thrilled you are enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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★ Customer Reviews ★

In the words off our customers...

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J.A.
AMAZING

Just picked up my first Brooklyn Bicycle, the Lorimer, here in Vancouver today and I already took it out on the trails in Stanley Park and through the streets downtown. I was super impressed with it! It’s incredibly light and super comfortable to ride! I’m nearly 5’4 and I got the 16/M - it fits perfect! I was also incredibly happy with the service at the shop I bought it from on Robson Street - they were super to work with. Looking forward to riding this bicycle all year round!

Thanks so much for sharing Jasmine. You're lucky to have access to Stanley Park - it's one of our favorites. Enjoy. -Ryan Zagata

LOVE IT!

I absolutely love this basket. It is structured so well and really cute! Lot's of room too

Thanks for sharing Cyndi. -Ryan Zagata

Love Love Love This Bike

I'm lucky enough to have a commute that's well-suited to biking in a town that's...well, that's more generally not that well-suited to biking. When I went shopping, I was really focused on getting something comfortable, and this bike delivers; the riding posture is super easy-going, and the ride is *really* smooth. There actually aren't enough "o's" in the word "smooth" for how smooth it is. It just sails right along. What I didn't expect was that it would also look as good as it does...I hadn't even got it out of the bike shop that the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. sent it to for assembly before somebody remarked how pretty it was (and let me note in passing: the "Buy &Ride" program is brilliant). Had somebody in a work meeting comment on how sharp-looking it is. I posted a picture of it online and got the response "Super clean and dapper!", which seems to cover it pretty well.

So, in a nutshell: I'm not an experienced enough bicyclist to give you a good assessment of the technical details on this thing. But I CAN say that I'm having a blast riding it, that it draws all kinds of good attention, and that when you factor in the convenience of the shopping experience I can't imagine doing any better for the price.

Thanks so much for sharing such thorough feedback William. We are glad you're finding your Driggs to be smooth. -Ryan Zagata

What a wonderful bundle of goodness!

I bought this to go along with my driggs 3 speed I had on order and couldn't be happier. The bell is just right, the lock is sturdy and makes me feel secure about keeping my bike safe, and the lights work just fine. Not so bright to light my path at night but definitely bright enough to help others in cars see me. About the lights. One shipped defective and I got on the chat app here on the brooklyn bicycles site-which is run by real people and not some bot-and Alex got me a replacement in the ail in less than a week. Great products and great service! Highly recommended.

Thanks Brian. We just launched new lights that will very much light your path at night and they're rechargeable. Appreciate you sharing your feedback. -Ryan Zagata

Integrity

When a company delivers what they promised, and in perfect condition, they must be thanked and applauded.
I couldn’t be happier with my two bicycles and accessories.
Thank you.

Thanks so much for sharing Bill. We appreciate you sharing your experience and we're thrilled you're enjoying your bikes. -Ryan Zagata