Our signature step through bike, the Willow 3 is available in an inspiring array of colors. Equipped with color-matched fenders and chainguard, this stylish city bike allows for all-day, all-weather riding. You’ll be riding in comfort thanks to the swept-back handlebars and Selle Royal sprung saddle and grips. The low maintenance internally geared hub and cream puncture-resistant tires make the Willow 3 your must have city accessory.
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INTERNALLY GEARED 3-SPEED
For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance
For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions
Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame for light, yet absorbent ride
"(The Willow) strikes a perfect balance between vintage style and modern functionality"
"Easy to ride without the hurried feeling of a racer, these city vehicles are made with eco-friendly materials."
New York Observer
|Frame:||Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 CrMo stepthrough frame with rear carrier & down tube braze-ons|
|Fork:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons|
|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|
|Chain:||KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting|
|Tires:||M - Puncture resistant 26x1.375” Cream Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700x35 Cream Tires|
|Rims:||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
|Spokes:||14G stainless steel|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Spring Comfort 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|
|Front & Rear Brakes:||Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever|
|Extras:||Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, heavy gauge chainguard, full color-matched front & rear fenders, polished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie-down loops|
Find your perfect bike from one of our signature collections. We're always here to help: if you need assistance check out our Bike Buying Guide, our Bicycle Finder, or you can always Contact Us with any questions.
Whether it's one of our Dealers or another shop nearby, all assembly and shipping is arranged and paid for by us. You just order, sit back, and we'll do the rest (it takes about 7-10 business days). We will send you an email when your bicycle is ready for pick-up.
It's that simple!
Love all the features, the bike is perfect. I get compliments all the time on how beautiful it is! Had the luck to get it assembled directly at Brooklyn Bike Co since I live in Bk, and the build time was pretty quick, the attention was great.
I usamy bike everyday for work commutes and its great to feel great, safe and cool while riding it.
Also took it down to the rockaways and it glided the whole 26+ Mile ride!
Thank you BKBIkeCo!
I bought this bicycle primarily to commute to and from work, with a stop to drop the kid at daycare. It has been fantastic, handling wet Boston weather and our gritty potholed streets with ease, thanks to the puncture resistant tires and internal gear hub. The bike feels sturdy and can handle the rigors of city riding, but it still feels nimble enough for me to accelerate with ease up a hill or from a stop, and I can carry it up and down stairs easily enough.
This is the first bicycle I've had with such an upright riding position and it surprised me on the test ride, but I went for it because I like how visible it makes me in traffic and it's very comfortable for someone like me who has lower back issues. And it just feels fun to ride!
I outfitted the bike with a front mounted Yepp Mini child seat, lights, a bell, and a folding grocery pannier, and now I very rarely need to use a car. My kid's reaction to their first ride on the bike was "I LOVE IT!" - safe to say they're also a fan!
I suffered along with a very old bike for years, too small frame and so heavy so when I took the plunge to get a new bike, I did my research and couldn't be happier. I loved the welcoming team at the Brooklyn showroom and it was great to have the ability to test drive the bike. It is such a pleasure to ride the bike!
My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday with a Franklin 3. It’s absolutely beautiful, extremely comfortable and rides well! We have already gone on multiple 10+ mile rides together and am absolutely in love. Best gift and bike of all time!
This bike was perfect for my daughter going to college! Came in just as advertised!
My wife bought the Willow 3 after extensive research into comparable brands. We looked at Linus, Public, Breezer, and a number of others. While they all look similar, they aren't. The chromoly steel frame is resilient and absorbs road shock beautifully. The geometry is terrific (my wife is 5' and it was hard to find another brand that she felt good on). The ride is quiet and very very smooth. And the bike looks terrific - practical for commuting, errands, and just for Saturday night restaurant excursion. She rode a Raleigh Classic Roadster for almost 10 years and this is a dramatic trade up in quality at a very reasonable price. Also - visit the Greenpoint showroom and talk to Ryan. He's passionate and helpful, and went a long way to make sure that we focussed on the bikes that were right for us, without ever making us feel pressured.
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.