Bedford 8 Speed

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A relaxed, smooth ride perfect for urban commuting
  • External 8-speed drivetrain
  • Wide gearing range for longer, hilly rides
  • Relaxed & responsive geometry
  • Mounting points for accessories
  • Best Commuter Bikes

    "Vegan leather saddle and grips help this bike pair with anything. But its burly 32mm tires can handle city streets and cobblestones."

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    "The bike itself has a vintage style that we really dig, but it’s all the extra effort Brooklyn Bicycle Co. goes to for customers that permanently raises the bar."

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  • Easy to Buy, Exceptional Service

    "By all accounts, buying a Brooklyn online is a pleasant experience."

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Why You'll Love It

Customer Reviews

Based on 136 reviews
Very Comfortable Bicycle

I finally passed down my 23 year old Trek 820 to my son and got me this bicycle. I've only ridden the bike for a few minutes. My first impression is that the bike is very comfortable. I've just ordered a trailer hitch from Uhaul so I can't wait to take this bike to some nice bike trail.

Thanks for sharing John. We're thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

Bedford 7 speed.

me: New Yorker, commutes about 75 miles a week, rides for pleasure about 75 more between late March and early October. I own a single speed frankenbike, and philosophically believe the less parts on a bike (or really anything), the better.

I wanted something affordable with speeds to take some of the strain off on hills such as our East River crossings, and I didn’t want to spend a bazillion dollars for a quality bike.

The bike: [Full disclosure, I’ve only put about 150 miles on this thing so far] The Bedford 7 Speed is exactly what’s advertised. It’s a beautiful affordable comfortable durable commuter ride made with quality components. I particularly like the twist shifter and the 1x drivetrain.

[note for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. suggestion box. If you guys made a 10 or 12 speed with a 1x drivetrain, twist shifter, and similar geometry in this price range I’d buy it in a heartbeat!]

Thanks for sharing Ira. Looks like you're logging some substantial miles. -Ryan Zagata

Very happy!

I ordered my bike the day I was alerted that it had become available again, and I’m so glad I did. The wait was a tad longer than expected, but it was well worth it. It’s exactly what I wanted, and a thrill to ride.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share Bethany. We apologize for the delay in fulfilling your order but we're glad you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

Teenager... Again!

Thank you, guys. I just moved from dense Los Angeles to serene Santa Barbara and it was the ideal time to reacquaint myself with bike riding. The beautiful scenery that’s Santa Barbara combined with the joy of discovery on my Bedford build has me feeling like a teenager again. I’ve been riding every single day since delivery. Kimberly and Danielle were terrific throughout the process. 👍

Thanks so much for sharing Dan. Santa Barbara is a great home for the Bedford. Enjoy! -Ryan Zagata

Best Bike Ever

Just what I needed for the flat terrain of central Florida! Nice, easy, comfortable ride, and the bike looks great too! Well worth the wait!

Thank you for the kind words Kirkland.We are thrilled you are enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

Bedford 3 Speed, great bike!

I absolutely adore my Bedford 3 Speed in green! It understandably took quite some time to get it (placing an order and picking it up at the excellent Silk Road Cycles in Greenpoint) as these bikes are popular, but I am exceedingly glad that I waited. Comfortable, stylish, dependable, well-built and works like a charm. Shifting is simple, hills have been no problem. Really an excellent bicycle and a total pleasure to ride; I've been inspired to ride more and more. Also delighted to buy from a local Brooklyn company and a local Brooklyn bike shop. Highly—repeat highly—recommend!

Thanks for sharing Gregory. We are thrilled you are thrilled you're enjoying your Bedford 3 and appreciate your emphatic recommendation. -Ryan Zagata

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