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Franklin 8 Speed

Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
  • External 8-speed. Also available in 3-speed internal
  • Relaxed & upright geometry
  • Mounting points for carriers
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 174 reviews
Locke Holland Knight (Dover, US)

These bikes are absolutely amazing! They are great quality, light weight, and durable.

Thanks so much for sharing Locke. Love these photos. -Ryan Zagata

Mariam (New York, US)
Stylish commuter bike, comfortable ride

Whoever said diamond’s are a girl’s best friend has clearly not ridden the Franklin 8 speed! It brings me so much joy riding this stylish work of art. The seat cushion also makes the ride ultra comfortable! Best purchase decision I’ve made!

Thanks for sharing Mariam! We're thrilled you are enjoying your bike and that it's bringing you joy! -Ryan Zagata

Erica (Buffalo, US)
Everything a Commuter Should Be!

This bike is exactly what I wanted - easy to ride, comfortable, and pretty! I love the way I feel while running errands or rambling about my neighborhood. It’s a nice ride, and I’m grateful to own this stylish beauty!

Thanks so much for sharing Erica. We are glad you're enjoying your new Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

Great bike

Got the bike to be my main transportation to/from work and it is exactly what I was looking for. I was a little apprehensive having not taken a bike ride in years. Comfortable, stylish & easy on and off have made the transition an easy one. Ordering experience was fast and easy. Local shop experience was great too- good and speedy customer service.

Thanks so much for sharing Kylie. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 8 bike. -Ryan Zagata

Janet (Friendswood, US)
You’ve Got to Have One

This is an incredible bike. The fit is perfect and I look forward to riding for many miles. I always struggle with hand pain so I did add the upgraded seat and swept back handle bars. They were both great additions that allowed me to be more upright. The color is beautiful as you can tell in the reference photo. I appreciated the customer service and quick shipping of the bike. I would highly recommend this bike and this company.

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and photos Janet. We are thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

Heidi Morales-Hake (Tampa, US)
Great Choice for Commuting/Leisure

After enjoying my Roebling for about 4 years now, I decided I wanted something more laid back and fun to ride. I chose the Franklin 8-speed because of the design and upright handle bars. The minute I test rode it at my local bike shop, I knew this was the one! The price point is reasonable for what you're getting, its comfortable, stylish and its quality built. I'm debating on whether I should keep my Roebling because it's also a great bike, but more for city commuting.

Thank you so much for sharing Heidi. It seems you've fallen into the N+1 trap whereby the number of bikes you need is N (the number you have) plus one more. We're honored that your +1 is a Brooklyn and we're thrilled to be with you wherever you're going. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata