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Franklin 8 Speed

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Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
  • External 8-speed. Also available in 3-speed internal
  • Relaxed & upright geometry
  • Mounting points for accessories
Cardinal Red
Gloss Black
Sea Glass
Size Guide
  • 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."

Why You'll Love It

Customer Reviews

Based on 159 reviews
Amaka Johnson (Tucson, US)

Perfect ride! In love all day every day

Thank you so much for sharing Amaka - love the photo also. We are thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

Kate P
A great commuter!

I’m loving this bike. I needed something to get around my neighborhood and especially something that I wouldn’t need to change clothes for. The step through, fenders, eight speed, and kickstand all fit the bill now just need a basket to finish it up! Also love that they partner with a local small business!!

Thanks Kate. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Franklin. -Ryan Zagata

Beth (Cambridge, US)
Cute bike, smooth ride

I got the Franklin bike in red. The bike is so cute. I love the leather handles and seat, the shiny coat of paint, and rims of the wheels. The ride is super smooth. Switching gears is a breeze, and I can bike up the hills a little more easily than on my old used bike. Excited to keep riding!

Thank you for sharing Beth. We are glad you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

Deborah Gardner (Charlotte, US)
Love the bike!

It is a beautiful bike- giving as Christmas/ Birthday gift to my son -in-law- he is a professor and wants to ride to work!
It was easy order, price is good and the fact is was assembled in town for us to pick up was so convenient!

Thank you so much for sharing Deborah. What a fun gift to receive! -Ryan Zagata

Michal Abraham (Brooklyn, US)
Excellent product and super service!

I wish to thank Brooklyn Bicycle Co for their outstanding customer service. I had a very informative discussion prior to buying the Franklyn 8 Speed. Both, my husband and I enjoy riding these wonderful bikes. Excellent product and super service!

Thank you for sharing Michael. We appreciate your business and making the extra effort to acknowledge your experience with our team in addition to the bike. -Ryan Zagata

Anonymous (Plano, US)
A winner

This is the second bike I purchased from Brooklyn Bicycle Company. The first one was a Roebling. I am very pleased with this purchase. The Franklin 8 Speed in ivory is an elegant-looking bike that rides very well and is comfortable. The customer service was very helpful in selecting the right bike. The shop assembling the bike was equally professional. I highly recommend the company to anyone in the market for a high-quality bike at a reasonable price.

Thanks for the repeat business Lutz. We're honored to have you back for a 2nd bike. -Ryan Zagata