This is the first new bike I have owned in 30 years. I have always had used bikes because new ones don't last long in NYC. It is light and uncomplicated making it easy to carry up the stairs and into my destinations. Because it is stylish and classic nobody minds. Once I've had it a few years and it has garnered an urban patina then I will lock it on the streets. But not overnight. Never overnight. It's fast. The protected bike infrastructure in NYC has improved. I use it to travel much further than I ever did before. I often go weeks without using the subway. (Which continues to get worse, not to mention that one can catch a deadly disease). It is well constructed. It is dependable. I smile whenever I see it. My Bedford bike is my new friend. I highly recommend it.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thoughts on your new 'friend.' We hope your friend is with you for many future journeys. -Ryan Zagata
Very cool bike! My Wife loves it. I wish I would have known about the clicking sound the 3-speed internal hub makes- (it's totally normal according to Shimano, just unexpected).
Thank you for sharing. As we shared previously, the internally geared hubs are a bit chatty by design. There is a lot of engineering that goes into getting all of these gears stuffed into a rear hub. -Ryan Zagata
An electric CitiBike and I collided barely three days after I got this bike. Took me about three days to get things like the seat, brakes, gearshift, and so on back into working order—but my god, does she ride not just like brand new, but like the kind of bike I think I always imagined bikes were supposed to feel like ever since I learned how to ride. She has almost too many gears for riding around Manhattan (thus why that CitiBike and I aren’t the best of friends), but I cherish her. Absolutely delightful to ride
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled you got your bike back together after that crash so that it's performing as expected. -Ryan Zagata
If I could give my Brooklyn bicycle 6 stars, I would. Wait... I will! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks for the clever use of the six stars Paul. It truly means the world to us that you're enjoying your bike so much. -Ryan Zagata
I wanted a bike for my short commute to work and after doing extensive research I came across the Bedford 8. I wanted to try it out before buying it, but after reading more about the company and other reviews I went ahead and just purchased it. Bike arrived about two weeks later at my LBS. It's been such a joy to ride to work and I love the Army Green color. The 8-speed really helps on the hills coming back home. Now I want to get the rack when it becomes available again. Great buying experience and bike!
Thanks so much for sharing Joaquin. We are honored that you landed on the Bedford 8 after such extensive research and we're thrilled it's delivering as promised! -Ryan Zagata
I bought these as a crash replacement. I liked the original Relaxed Ride bars that came on my Bedford. So there was no reason buy another kind of bar. The original bars took a bad hit in a hard crash and I did not trust them any more.
We are sorry to learn of your crash Michael but surely we're glad you like these bars. They seem to strike a great balance. -Ryan Zagata