Driggs 3

 

 

Featuring our signature double top tube, our Driggs 3 is as unique in design as it is sturdy. Equipped with fenders, a rear rack, and swept back handlebars, this stylish city bike will turn heads whether you’re running errands or enjoying a casual weekend ride. With a lightweight double-butted chromoly steel frame, low maintenance internally geared hub, and puncture-resistant tires, the Driggs 3 is your reliable, around town companion. 

 

*Please note the ARMY GREEN colorway is currently not available in the United States. It will be back in stock Spring 2020. Please contact us for pre-orders.

*Please note the TANGERINE colorway may feature legacy branding reflecting "BKC" instead of "Brooklyn".

Color
Army Green
Tangerine
Denim Blue
Matte Black
Size
  • KEY FEATURES

     
    INTERNALLY GEARED 3-SPEED

    For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance

     
    SWEPT BACK HANDLEBARS

    For an upright, retro riding position

     
    LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME

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

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "I can't get over how nice this bicycle is. It is the nicest and best constructed bicycle I've seen in years."

    -William E. Lapointe

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    "A head-turning steel city-bike for the masses."

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight 4130 CrMo frame with Brooklyn Bicycle Co's signature double top-tube, 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 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 Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting
    WHEELS
    Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x35 Cream Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 36H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Touring 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 with Alloy Accents
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, full front & rear color-matched fenders, polished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie-down loops
    Weight: 33-34 lbs

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
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C.R.
Everything I wanted

Rides like a dream, super comfortable, surprisingly light. Got assembled and shipped very fast.

Thanks Christopher. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Driggs 3. -Ryan Zagata
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M.
Dope bike

This bike is cool. It looks awesome, it rides great, and it's super comfortable. I was surprised at how comfy it actually is to ride. The order/pickup process could not have been easier either - the local bike shop put it together for me and I just picked it up and rode off. Should you buy one? Yes. My partner likes the bike so much she recently ordered her own Brooklyn bike.
The only bummer (if you could call it that) is that the double-tube design made it so that my U-lock doesn't fit inside the frame on a tube-mounted carrier. But that is the price you pay to look fly.

Matt - thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad you're looking 'fly.' - Ryan Zagata
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J.A.
💗

I love my bike! I looked for awhile and decided on Brooklyn Bicycle Company.
It rides smooth and I love the blue color!

Thanks Jennifer. I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we are glad you're enjoying your Driggs 3. -Ryan Zagata
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R.
So pleased.

For a reasonably-priced bicycle, it's very handsome and rides beautifully. I looked around for months through every brand I could find, test-rode bikes, and weighed all the prices and options. I couldn't possibly be any happier with my choice. Love my Driggs!

Thanks so much for sharing Ryan. I appreciate you opted for our brand after such a thorough search. We're thrilled we are not disappointing. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
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B.
Stylish!

I got my Driggs 3 customized with the "Relaxed Ride Handlebars" (I didn't love the swept-back look), and I'm really happy with how it turned out! The bike looks very stylish and I've been having fun decking it out with accessories: Retro headlamp, leather top tube protector, leather U-Lock holster, clip-on messenger bag, etc. It makes me want to go out riding every day.

The quality seems generally good to me, but I am no expert. The internally-geared hub seems like magic at first. The 3 speeds are plenty for my short commute down the bike path.

I didn't quite understand the size of the bike until I saw it in person. Even the Medium feels quite big! Mostly long - still easy to step over. I dig it. (For reference I'm 5'10".)

The delivery/build experience had a few wrinkles - I think I was the first customer in my area. There were some communication issues with the local bike shop, and not everything was set up & adjusted correctly at first. Not a big deal, everything worked out in the end and I figure it's just part of the price you pay for a cool, unique item from a small business. (Ryan: I would suggest working on a very clear set of instructions/checklist for your local partners so that they know exactly what is expected in the future.)

A few more observations:
- The seat is pretty firm. I've gotten used to it already (after adjusting the position/tilt a bit), but if I were riding longer distances I would consider an upgrade.
- Curbs/potholes feel like a big jolt compared to my last bike, probably because of the thinner tires? For a city/commuter bike, it would be nice if it handled those jolts a bit better.
- I wish there was a color-matched chain guard available, I would have paid extra.

Overall I'm very happy with it. I'm not a serious cyclist, so I prioritized style & overall joy and it's succeeded wildly on that front! I do think there is some room for improvement, both on the customer experience and on the bike itself.

Thanks for sharing Ben and very nicely done on the upgrades. Regarding your feedback - we are always looking to improve upon our relationships with our partners and certainly they're not all equal. Nonetheless we are glad we were able to get everything sorted for you. With regards to the saddle, finding the 'perfect' saddle is one of the most challenging things for any bike company. Whether it's the balance between aesthetics and comfort or the fact that everyone's sit bone and threshold for discomfort are different, it's a constant battle to find the perfect saddle. Thanks again for your business and for sharing these outstanding photos. -Ryan Zagat
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R.J.
3 is the Magic Number

I wanted a smooth and comfortable ride for bopping around town and getting groceries, and I got it. For the money, it would be tough to find a better value out there for a new ride.
The materials used, welding, sealed bearings and geometry are all top notch. The double-butted chromoly steel frame has a good bit of flex also, which makes for a very forgiving ride. I decided to swap out a few components to suit my style and needs, but the stock kit is thoughtfully put together.

Most of all, Ryan and the team at BBC are amazing! It was like talking to friends in person. I felt very good with this purchase from start-to-finish.

Thanks so much for sharing such a thorough review Raffi. The Driggs looks great with your added touches. Thanks also for acknowledging your experience with our team, it was a pleasure working with you. -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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