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Unique design for a head turning ride.
Premium components and one of a kind styling make the Driggs the ultimate around town ride.
Why You'll Love It
Overall, it really is a great bike. This is a bike that has style first and foremost. I commute to work 3 miles each way on a green way. The path is flat and well maintained (mostly through parks). The Driggs 3 is exactly the sort of bike for this commute. It is well constructed and surprisingly light. I would not characterize this bike as nimble. Neither would I describe it as aggressive. It is smooth; elegant. Think: sailboat. It does not stop or start quickly. It is not a curb hopper. If you're riding in traffic or riding on less forgiving paths, you might choose a different ride. To get to the grocery, I need to navigate among cars and across a variety of unforgiving paths. For that, I'll stick to my old mtn bike hybrid. Proposed changes: 1. The pedals are pretty, but lack teeth (literally - your shoes will slip off). 2. The seat is not comfortable. Given the nature of this bike, a comfy seat is in order. 3. I will be swapping out the handlebar stem. Given the swept handlebars (which are awesome), I think it needs a stem that has less of a forward placement. 4. The brake pads are simply too small. I'll be swapping them out for more contemporary pads with better braking power. I do, however, recommend this bike (with some possible component swaps). Good value. Good components. Great frame. Excellent style.
Rides like a dream, super comfortable, surprisingly light. Got assembled and shipped very fast.
This bike is cool. It looks awesome, it rides great, and it's super comfortable. I was surprised at how comfy it actually is to ride. The order/pickup process could not have been easier either - the local bike shop put it together for me and I just picked it up and rode off. Should you buy one? Yes. My partner likes the bike so much she recently ordered her own Brooklyn bike.
The only bummer (if you could call it that) is that the double-tube design made it so that my U-lock doesn't fit inside the frame on a tube-mounted carrier. But that is the price you pay to look fly.
I love my bike! I looked for awhile and decided on Brooklyn Bicycle Company.
It rides smooth and I love the blue color!
For a reasonably-priced bicycle, it's very handsome and rides beautifully. I looked around for months through every brand I could find, test-rode bikes, and weighed all the prices and options. I couldn't possibly be any happier with my choice. Love my Driggs!
I got my Driggs 3 customized with the "Relaxed Ride Handlebars" (I didn't love the swept-back look), and I'm really happy with how it turned out! The bike looks very stylish and I've been having fun decking it out with accessories: Retro headlamp, leather top tube protector, leather U-Lock holster, clip-on messenger bag, etc. It makes me want to go out riding every day.
The quality seems generally good to me, but I am no expert. The internally-geared hub seems like magic at first. The 3 speeds are plenty for my short commute down the bike path.
I didn't quite understand the size of the bike until I saw it in person. Even the Medium feels quite big! Mostly long - still easy to step over. I dig it. (For reference I'm 5'10".)
The delivery/build experience had a few wrinkles - I think I was the first customer in my area. There were some communication issues with the local bike shop, and not everything was set up & adjusted correctly at first. Not a big deal, everything worked out in the end and I figure it's just part of the price you pay for a cool, unique item from a small business. (Ryan: I would suggest working on a very clear set of instructions/checklist for your local partners so that they know exactly what is expected in the future.)
A few more observations:
- The seat is pretty firm. I've gotten used to it already (after adjusting the position/tilt a bit), but if I were riding longer distances I would consider an upgrade.
- Curbs/potholes feel like a big jolt compared to my last bike, probably because of the thinner tires? For a city/commuter bike, it would be nice if it handled those jolts a bit better.
- I wish there was a color-matched chain guard available, I would have paid extra.
Overall I'm very happy with it. I'm not a serious cyclist, so I prioritized style & overall joy and it's succeeded wildly on that front! I do think there is some room for improvement, both on the customer experience and on the bike itself.