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Franklin 3 Speed

Regular price$599.99
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Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
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Comfortable, Reliable, and Stylish

Our essential city bike is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Stylish and utilitarian, the Franklin 3 enables riders of all stripes to simply hop on and go. The step-through frame and color-matched fenders ensure easy riding sans wardrobe restrictions, while the lightweight design makes for smooth travel from brunch, to the office, and everywhere in between. With a low-maintenance 3-speed internally geared hub and puncture-resistant tires allowing you to conquer varied terrain, this bike is as versatile as it is stylish.

  • Internal 3-speed. Also available in 8-speed external
  • Relaxed and upright geometry
  • Mounting points for carriers

FRAME

Frame: Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons

Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons

DRIVETRAIN

Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H

Rear Hub: Shimano NEXUS 3-Speed internally geared

Shifter: Shimano NEXUS Revo 3-Speed Shifter

Pedals: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy City Pedals

Bottom Bracket: Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings

Crank: 3-piece alloy with replaceable chain ring & integrated chain guard

Chain: KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting

WHEELS

Tires: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700cx35 Tires

Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface

Spokes: 14G stainless steel

COMPONENTS

Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Saddle

Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust

Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom relaxed ride alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem

Headset: 1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring

Grips: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Grips with Alloy Accents

Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever

OTHER INFORMATION

Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, full front & rear color-matched fenders

Weight: 33-34 lbs

Every bicycle includes free shipping AND professional assembly through our Buy & Ride Program. Once your bike ships, you'll be riding within 14 business days.

Our number one priority is making your bicycle purchase as simple as possible- while also ensuring the bicycle you receive is up to our stringent quality requirements. That's why we ship every one of our bicycles to a hand-selected local bike shop for professional assembly. Once it's fully assembled and ready to ride, you simply head into the shop and roll out the door!

Our industry leading Buy & Ride program was the first of its kind. Through years of experience, and a large network of partner shops across the country, we've perfected the process.

There are several factors to consider when choosing your new bike, and we're here to help!

We highly recommend reading our Bike Buying Guide, along with watching the video. You'll want to consider your preferences on things like frame style and gearing range, and take into account how you'll be using your bike, and on what terrain.

We also recommend taking our Bike Finder Quiz which will point you in the right direction based upon your considerations. 

And finally, it's important to note that bike sizing is not universal across brands, nor across models. Each bike has a unique geometry which means different sizing. Please consult the sizing guide recommendations.

If you have any questions or are between sizes, please contact us for personalized guidance and we'd happy to assist!

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. frames and forks are warrantied against manufacturing defects for life under the original owner, while parts and hardware are guaranteed for one year after purchase. This warranty is non-transferrable and covers manufacturing defects, not user-incurred damage, unforeseen accidents, and/or everyday wear and tear. You can read our full warranty here.

All of our models have a carefully-considered sizing guide on their product page. In addition to the sizing guide, we encourage you to watch our how-to video, which'll show you how to properly measure your inseam. For extra reassurance, you can also take our three-question Size Finder quiz.

If you're still unsure of sizing, or just want confirmation that you’re making the right choice, give us a call at 800.631.0630, live chat with a team member, or contact us. You can also schedule a call with our Bike Concierge.

We understand that a bicycle is a big investment, and we want you to be 100% confident your choice.

Great question, and one we are asked often. You may have noticed that the Franklin 3 and the Franklin 8 are the same price-- this isn't a mistake! The Franklin 3 features a 3-speed internally geared rear hub (hello, super low-maintenance and ultra-durability), while the Franklin 8 features a 1x8 drivetrain with an external derailleur (hello, wider gearing range). There's a trade-off between the two, but the better choice will truly depend upon your use case. The Willow 3 is essentially a more premium-version of the Franklin 3. It features a different frame material, upgraded saddle and grips, a rear carrier, and cream tires. You can read more about the similarities and differences here.

Absolutely! Step-through models are well suited for carrying cargo because they're so easy to mount without having to throw your leg over a top tube. This makes mounting a rear child seat a breeze. NOTE: We always recommend using the rear carrier from the child seat manufacturer as it will have been tested for load capacity.

FRAME

Frame: Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons

Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons

DRIVETRAIN

Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H

Rear Hub: Shimano NEXUS 3-Speed internally geared

Shifter: Shimano NEXUS Revo 3-Speed Shifter

Pedals: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy City Pedals

Bottom Bracket: Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings

Crank: 3-piece alloy with replaceable chain ring & integrated chain guard

Chain: KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting

WHEELS

Tires: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700cx35 Tires

Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface

Spokes: 14G stainless steel

COMPONENTS

Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Saddle

Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust

Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom relaxed ride alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem

Headset: 1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring

Grips: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Grips with Alloy Accents

Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever

OTHER INFORMATION

Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, full front & rear color-matched fenders

Weight: 33-34 lbs

Franklin 3 Speed

$599.99

Internally Geared 3-Speed Drivetrain

For low maintentance riding in moderately hilly areas

Lightweight Step-Through Frame

For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions, the Franklin's frame provides a light, yet absorbent ride

Puncture-Resistant Tires

For endless accessorizing from front baskets to rear racks

Mounts Galore

For endless accessorizing, from front baskets to rear racks

The step-through geometry of the Franklin lets you hop on and off your bike with ease. No more awkward stretching to get on your bike. Just step right through, and off you go.

PRESS

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

"All the gears are inside the hub. The chain doesn't move when you switch gears, so it's easy to operate and maintain, and it looks nice."

Easy to Buy, Exceptional Service

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

  • Professional Assembly Included On EVERY Bike

    We'll arrange to have your bike shipped to a local shop for professional assembly - completely free of charge to you, saving you up to an extra $150 fee with other companies.

  • Industry-leading Customer Service

    We're a small team that's passionate about one thing: getting people riding on their dream bike. And we have over 1,000 five star reviews to prove it. We're always available to chat if you have any questions along the way.

  • Lifetime Warranty on your Frame and Fork

    Every one of our bicycles comes with a lifetime warranty on its frame and fork, providing peace of mind and security.

FAQ

Every bicycle includes free shipping AND professional assembly through our Buy & Ride Program. Once your bike ships, you'll be riding within 14 business days.

Our number one priority is making your bicycle purchase as simple as possible- while also ensuring the bicycle you receive is up to our stringent quality requirements. That's why we ship every one of our bicycles to a hand-selected local bike shop for professional assembly. Once it's fully assembled and ready to ride, you simply head into the shop and roll out the door!

Our industry leading Buy & Ride program was the first of its kind. Through years of experience, and a large network of partner shops across the country, we've perfected the process.

There are several factors to consider when choosing your new bike, and we're here to help!

We highly recommend reading our Bike Buying Guide, along with watching the video. You'll want to consider your preferences on things like frame style and gearing range, and take into account how you'll be using your bike, and on what terrain.

We also recommend taking our Bike Finder Quiz which will point you in the right direction based upon your considerations. 

And finally, it's important to note that bike sizing is not universal across brands, nor across models. Each bike has a unique geometry which means different sizing. Please consult the sizing guide recommendations.

If you have any questions or are between sizes, please contact us for personalized guidance and we'd happy to assist!

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. frames and forks are warrantied against manufacturing defects for life under the original owner, while parts and hardware are guaranteed for one year after purchase. This warranty is non-transferrable and covers manufacturing defects, not user-incurred damage, unforeseen accidents, and/or everyday wear and tear. You can read our full warranty here.

All of our models have a carefully-considered sizing guide on their product page. In addition to the sizing guide, we encourage you to watch our how-to video, which'll show you how to properly measure your inseam. For extra reassurance, you can also take our three-question Size Finder quiz.

If you're still unsure of sizing, or just want confirmation that you’re making the right choice, give us a call at 800.631.0630, live chat with a team member, or contact us. You can also schedule a call with our Bike Concierge.

We understand that a bicycle is a big investment, and we want you to be 100% confident your choice.

Customer Reviews

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Shirlene Soos (Irvington, United States)
Great purchase

I was a bit hesitant on purchasing a bike online but wow… so happy with this purchase. The bike I ordered was better than expected!

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback Shirlene. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Franklin. -Ryan Zagata

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Anonymous (Billerica, United States)
Super good end to end experience

Super informative website, easy online ordering and the delivery to a local bike shop for assembly and pickup made the whole exercise a positive experience. As I live interstate it made a big difference. Thank you

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with your Franklin 3! We are thrilled to hear that our website was informative and the online ordering process was easy for you. -Ryan Zagata

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Paul Lanzilotta (Toronto, Canada)
Awesome bicycle and worth every penny!

Great styling, workmanship, and classy touches. Shifts like a dream and stops with a prompt and confidence-boosting sureness. So worth It.!

Thanks so much Paul. We're glad you see the value in the bike and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. -Ryan Zagataaa

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DONNA MCANESPEY (Philadelphia, United States)

Franklin 8 Speed

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

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Karen (San Diego, United States)
Love my Franklin!

I love my new Franklin! It’s great on city streets and on the boardwalk at the beach. The seat is very comfortable and the ride is super smooth.

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you're enjoying your new Franklin! Welcome to the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. family. -Ryan Zagata

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Eric Ziebold (Herndon, United States)
Daughters bicycle

Beautiful bike my 10 yr old said it’s like riding on air

Thank you for your kind words! We're so happy to hear that your daughter loves her new Franklin 3 and we'll be in search of that 'riding on air' feeling next time we ride. -Ryan Zagata

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