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.
*For United States customers, please note that there are no Large Franklin 3’s available at this time. Larges in the Gloss Black and Ivory colorways will be back in stock Spring 2020. Please contact us for pre-orders.
*Please note the Cardinal Red, Sea Glass, and Matte Coral colorways are only available to Canadian customers at this time.
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INTERNALLY GEARED 3-SPEED
For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance
LIGHTWEIGHT STEP-THROUGH FRAME
For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions, Franklin's frame provides a light, yet absorbent ride
PUNCTURE RESISTANT TIRES
For all terrain, worry-free riding
"Awesome company and excellent and personal customer service. Not only is it beautifully made but it's a gorgeous smooth ride. So happy with my decision."
"The Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Franklin 3 is our top pick because it has an attractive upright design good for visibility and comfort, features high-quality parts, and is available in several styles."
|Frame:||Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons|
|Fork:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons|
|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 Heavy Duty|
|Tires:||S/M - Puncture-resistant 26x1.375 Tires, L - Puncture-resistant 700x35 Tires|
|Rims:||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
|Spokes:||14G stainless steel|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort Saddle|
|Seat Post:||Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust|
|Handlebar:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Upright relaxed alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem|
|Headset:||1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring|
|Grips:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Vegan Leather Comfort Grips|
|Front & Rear Brakes:||Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever|
|Extras:||Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand,heavy gauge chainguard and full color-matched front & rear fenders|
Find your perfect bike from one of our signature collections. We're always here to help: if you need assistance check out our Bike Buying Guide, our Bicycle Finder, or you can always Contact Us with any questions.
Whether it's one of our Dealers or another shop nearby, all assembly and shipping is arranged and paid for by us. You just order, sit back, and we'll do the rest (it takes about 7-10 business days). We will send you an email when your bicycle is ready for pick-up.
It's that simple!
I ordered the Franklin in hopes to use it as my commuter here in Dallas. I love the frame style and the SeaGlass color is amazing. However, my commute is 14 miles each way with a few moderate hills, and the gearing range on the Franklin 7 was just not robust enough. I was very sad because it's so pretty and the added rear rack made it so much easier than wearing a heavy backpack (especially in the summer). Reluctantly, I had to exchange it and am waiting patiently for my replacement to arrive, which is the Roebling.
Awesome bike, quick and comfortable and looks great.
I would absolutely recommend this bike. After being hit by two cars this summer (that swerved into the bike lane without looking - the second of which totaled my bike), I have to admit that I was hesitant to get back on the road, and I wasn't going to settle for anything unless I loved it. When I test drove the Franklin 3 at my local bicycle shop, I was immediately sold. It's a smooth ride, its gorgeous, and the customer service is the best of any company that I know of. I ended up getting it in sea foam green in L (I'm 5'8") and decking it out with the Brooklyn bicycle front and rear lights as well - which I also highly recommend. I commute 16 miles to and from work every day, and I could not be happier. The grips are comfortable, the seat is comfortable, and I can't tell you how many complements I have gotten. My advice? Get it!
I bought this bike for my girlfriend (for sizing she's 5'4 and I got her a small). I hopped on the phone with Ryan and he gave me bike recommendations based on the area where I live and what I needed (casual riding/getting around town in a hilly area). The bike came within two weeks fully assembled and the bike is great.
I have really enjoyed my Franklin 7. I use it to commute 10 miles a day to work. It is a comfortable, upright ride that takes on some hills (about 200 feet elevation change overall) no problem. I added the front wooded rack and steering makes it a bit squirrelly, but I am getting used to the handling. As a bonus, I get tons of compliments - it is a good looking bike.
Living in Denver and working in Boulder, the Franklin 3 is an awesome and affordable option for commuting around by bike even with our crazy hills. The step-through options were a great find since I was looking for a bike similar to my Dutch bike from when I lived in the Netherlands. I picked the bike up at my local Olde Town Arvada bike shop with all of my accessories retrofitted on the bike, which was nice! I would also highly recommend if you purchase this bike that you get a good lock that you can insure the cost of the bike with (Kryptonite etc.). Thanks, Brooklyn Bicycle Co. for the awesome bike!
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.
The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.
The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.
The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.
The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.
Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.
4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING
As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.
5. FRAME MATERIALS
On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…
The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.
The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.