Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Sea Glass / Large 8D-FRA-SG-L
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Gloss Black / S/M 8D-FRA-GB-M
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Ivory / S/M 8D-FRA-IV-M
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Indigo Blue / S/M 8D-FRA-NV-M
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Cardinal Red / S/M 8D-FRA-CR-M
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser  Sea Glass / S/M 8D-FRA-SG-M
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Franklin 8 Speed 8 Speed Step Through Bicycle | Franklin Eight City Cruiser
Regular price$599.99
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Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
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Comfortable, Reliable, and Stylish

Our essential city bike is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Stylish and utilitarian, the Franklin 8 enables riders of all stripes to simply hop on and go. The step-through frame and color-matched fenders ensure easy riding sans wardrobe restrictions, while the lightweight design makes for smooth travel from brunch, to the office, and everywhere in between. With a wide range 8-speed drivetrain and puncture-resistant tires allowing you to conquer varied terrain, this bike is as versatile as it is stylish.

  • External 8-speed. Also available in a 3-speed internal
  • Relaxed and upright geometry
  • Mounting points for carriers

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: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H

Shifter: 8-Speed Twist-Shifter

Derailleur: Shimano 8-Speed

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*: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700cx35 Tires, *Select colors have 650b wheels

Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface

Spokes: 14G stainless steel

COMPONENTS

Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort 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: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom 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

Extras: Water bottle mount braze ons found ONLY on the Indigo Blue

Weight: 31-33 lbs


NOTE: Due to changes in the availability of components, specs are subject to change without prior notice

Every bicycle includes free shipping AND professional assembly through our Buy & Ride Program. Once your bike ships, you'll be riding within 14 business days.

Our number one priority is making your bicycle purchase as simple as possible- while also ensuring the bicycle you receive is up to our stringent quality requirements. That's why we ship every one of our bicycles to a hand-selected local bike shop for professional assembly. Once it's fully assembled and ready to ride, you simply head into the shop and roll out the door!

Our industry leading Buy & Ride program was the first of its kind. Through years of experience, and a large network of partner shops across the country, we've perfected the process.

There are several factors to consider when choosing your new bike, and we're here to help!

We highly recommend reading our Bike Buying Guide, along with watching the video. You'll want to consider your preferences on things like frame style and gearing range, and take into account how you'll be using your bike, and on what terrain.

We also recommend taking our Bike Finder Quiz which will point you in the right direction based upon your considerations. 

And finally, it's important to note that bike sizing is not universal across brands, nor across models. Each bike has a unique geometry which means different sizing. Please consult the sizing guide recommendations.

If you have any questions or are between sizes, please contact us for personalized guidance and we'd happy to assist!

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. frames and forks are warrantied against manufacturing defects for life under the original owner, while parts and hardware are guaranteed for one year after purchase. This warranty is non-transferrable and covers manufacturing defects, not user-incurred damage, unforeseen accidents, and/or everyday wear and tear. You can read our full warranty here.

All of our models have a carefully-considered sizing guide on their product page. In addition to the sizing guide, we encourage you to watch our how-to video, which'll show you how to properly measure your inseam. For extra reassurance, you can also take our three-question Size Finder quiz.

If you're still unsure of sizing, or just want confirmation that you’re making the right choice, give us a call at 800.631.0630, live chat with a team member, or contact us. You can also schedule a call with our Bike Concierge.

We understand that a bicycle is a big investment, and we want you to be 100% confident your choice.

Great question, and one we are asked often. You may have noticed that the Franklin 8 and the Franklin 3 are the same price-- this isn't a mistake! The Franklin 8 features a 1x8 drivetrain with an external derailleur (hello, wider gearing range), while the Franklin 3 features a 3-speed internally geared rear hub (hello, super low-maintenance). There's a trade-off between the two, but the better choice will truly depend upon your use case. The Willow 7 is a beast of its own and features an internally geared 7-speed rear hub, hydraulic disc brakes, and an aluminum frame. You can read more about the similarities and differences here.

Absolutely! Step-through models are well suited for carrying cargo because they're so easy to mount without having to throw your leg over a top tube. This makes mounting a rear child seat a breeze. NOTE: We always recommend using the rear carrier from the child seat manufacturer as it will have been tested for load capacity.

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: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H

Shifter: 8-Speed Twist-Shifter

Derailleur: Shimano 8-Speed

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*: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700cx35 Tires, *Select colors have 650b wheels

Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface

Spokes: 14G stainless steel

COMPONENTS

Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort 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: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom 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

Extras: Water bottle mount braze ons found ONLY on the Indigo Blue

Weight: 31-33 lbs


NOTE: Due to changes in the availability of components, specs are subject to change without prior notice

Franklin 8 Speed

$599.99

Widerange Shimano 8-Speed Drivetrain

For reliability and easy climbing in hilly areas

Lightweight Step-Through Frame

For an easy mounting ride with no wardrobe restrictions

Puncture-Resistant Tires

For all terrain, worry-free riding

Mounts Galore

For endless accessorizing from front baskets to rear racks

The step-through geometry of the Franklin lets you hop on and off your bike with ease. No more awkward leaning or stretches to get on your bike. Just step right through, and off you go.

PRESS

The Best Overall Commuter Bike

"The step-through frame makes mounting your bike effortless regardless of what you're wearing."

Best Bike for Beginning Commuters

"Most commutes involve hills or bridges, so a multiple-gear style is better for regular commuting."

Easy to Buy, Exceptional Service

"By all accounts, buying a Brooklyn online is a pleasant experience."

  • Professional Assembly Included On EVERY Bike

    We'll arrange to have your bike shipped to a local shop for professional assembly - completely free of charge to you, saving you up to an extra $150 fee with other companies.

  • Industry-leading Customer Service

    We're a small team that's passionate about one thing: getting people riding on their dream bike. And we have over 1,000 five star reviews to prove it. We're always available to chat if you have any questions along the way.

  • Lifetime Warranty on your Frame and Fork

    Every one of our bicycles comes with a lifetime warranty on its frame and fork, providing peace of mind and security.

FAQ

Every bicycle includes free shipping AND professional assembly through our Buy & Ride Program. Once your bike ships, you'll be riding within 14 business days.

Our number one priority is making your bicycle purchase as simple as possible- while also ensuring the bicycle you receive is up to our stringent quality requirements. That's why we ship every one of our bicycles to a hand-selected local bike shop for professional assembly. Once it's fully assembled and ready to ride, you simply head into the shop and roll out the door!

Our industry leading Buy & Ride program was the first of its kind. Through years of experience, and a large network of partner shops across the country, we've perfected the process.

There are several factors to consider when choosing your new bike, and we're here to help!

We highly recommend reading our Bike Buying Guide, along with watching the video. You'll want to consider your preferences on things like frame style and gearing range, and take into account how you'll be using your bike, and on what terrain.

We also recommend taking our Bike Finder Quiz which will point you in the right direction based upon your considerations. 

And finally, it's important to note that bike sizing is not universal across brands, nor across models. Each bike has a unique geometry which means different sizing. Please consult the sizing guide recommendations.

If you have any questions or are between sizes, please contact us for personalized guidance and we'd happy to assist!

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. frames and forks are warrantied against manufacturing defects for life under the original owner, while parts and hardware are guaranteed for one year after purchase. This warranty is non-transferrable and covers manufacturing defects, not user-incurred damage, unforeseen accidents, and/or everyday wear and tear. You can read our full warranty here.

All of our models have a carefully-considered sizing guide on their product page. In addition to the sizing guide, we encourage you to watch our how-to video, which'll show you how to properly measure your inseam. For extra reassurance, you can also take our three-question Size Finder quiz.

If you're still unsure of sizing, or just want confirmation that you’re making the right choice, give us a call at 800.631.0630, live chat with a team member, or contact us. You can also schedule a call with our Bike Concierge.

We understand that a bicycle is a big investment, and we want you to be 100% confident your choice.

Customer Reviews

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Paulette Alonso (Cleveland, United States)
Franklin 3

I like the city bike…I like sitting upright and after many yrs out of the saddle this is working great for me. 😊

Thanks for sharing Paulette. We are glad to learn that you are enjoying your Franklin 3. - Ryan Zagata

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M.P. (Miamisburg, United States)
Really happy.

At 5'2", it's really great to find a bike that fits.
The shop that was picked to assemble the bike was really friendly and professional.
It's a fabulous bike.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback Margaret. We are thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

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Shirlene Soos (Irvington, United States)
Great purchase

I was a bit hesitant on purchasing a bike online but wow… so happy with this purchase. The bike I ordered was better than expected!

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback Shirlene. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Franklin. -Ryan Zagata

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Anonymous (Billerica, United States)
Super good end to end experience

Super informative website, easy online ordering and the delivery to a local bike shop for assembly and pickup made the whole exercise a positive experience. As I live interstate it made a big difference. Thank you

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with your Franklin 3! We are thrilled to hear that our website was informative and the online ordering process was easy for you. -Ryan Zagata

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Paul Lanzilotta (Toronto, Canada)
Awesome bicycle and worth every penny!

Great styling, workmanship, and classy touches. Shifts like a dream and stops with a prompt and confidence-boosting sureness. So worth It.!

Thanks so much Paul. We're glad you see the value in the bike and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. -Ryan Zagataaa

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DONNA MCANESPEY (Philadelphia, United States)

Franklin 8 Speed

Thanks so much for sharing Donna. We are glad you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

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