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
For all terrain, worry-free riding
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.
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."
Just wanted to drop a note to say my birthday bike has been assembled, picked up and road-tested. I adore it!! I asked my wife to find the perfect bike for me and after researching, she came up with Brooklyn Bicycle's Franklin model. It is indeed, the perfect bike for me. The whole process from start to finish (including personal service from founder Ryan and having the bike professionally assembled as part of the price) was exceptional. Thanks for the great product!
Happy Birthday Rachel. It was our pleasure to help make this an easy process for you and I'm glad we succeeded. Thank you to your wife for the referral. - Ryan Zagata
The bike made it before the expected date and was ready to ride. The shop they partnered with also helped me get started (which as a first-time bike rider was helpful).
Overall the bike is amazing, it arrived with a few nicks in the paint (which I didn't think was worth the time it would take to get a replacement), and the brakes keep making a screeching noise (but that might be a thing bikes do). Love the handle bars, and have gotten a few compliments on the bike!
Thanks so much for sharing Patrick. We're thrilled you are enjoying the bike and compliments are rolling in. -Ryan Zagata
First thing first, this is a very aesthetic bike and you're going to get a lot compliments on it. It's a solid frame road bike so make sure you know the terrain you're going to be using it on, no off-roading obviously. It's great on the roads and has a surprising amount of power.
My experience with this bike was not great to start though and I rolled unlucky when I originally got it, and had derailleur issues. Which was resolved by a visit to the partner shop and then later on a visit to a local shop. I need to give huge props to the customer care team especially Danielle, whose hard work and communication made what would normally be a rage inducing experience pleasant. I've been using it pretty much daily over the last few months, putting it through its paces to make sure the issue has been resolved. Now it's one of my favorite bikes I've ever owned, and was well worth the investment. I'd recommend this bike to just about anybody, although I might suggest looking into the internal gear options over the derailleur if possible.
Austin - thank you so much for taking the time to share such thorough feedback. While we understand we had a few hiccups, we truly appreciate you acknowledging the effort our team put in to make it right and we're floored to read your words suggesting that 'it's one of my favorite bikes I've ever owned.' -Ryan Zagata
It’s a lovely bike and lighter than expected. I enjoy the more upright position so much!
Thank you for sharing Shannon. We are thrilled that you're enjoying your new city bike. -Ryan Zagata
Franklin arrived along with beautiful Autumn weather....A pleasure to ride and it has taken its rightful place in my bicycle line-up.
Thanks to Ryan and his crew for the great customer service and follow-up.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback and for allowing us to sort a few hiccups with your order. -Ryan Zagata
It was fun riding a bike again! I love the look of it and even after riding it for a month still looks amazing! Very nicely made
Thank you so much for sharing Danny. We are thrilled to learn that you're enjoying your Franklin 8 city bike. -Ryan Zagata