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Bedford 8 Speed

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
Army Green
Matte Black
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  • 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."

  • The Best Bikes for Getting to Work

    "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."

  • 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 153 reviews
Lisa (Chicago, US)
Casual, Lightweight Workhorse

I've had this bike for almost a year now and have put a lot of small local trips on it.

Pros: Handlebar shifting mechanism is intuitive, the bike is very quiet, and the main reason I upgraded - the lightweight frame. The bike can accelerate very quickly and maintains speed.

Cons: I ordered Small, and the handlebars sit just an inch or so lower than where I'd like but based on research I would need an extension piece to raise them at all.

Extra note: My local bike shop that assembled the bike sent me an email that the bike was ready a couple hours before they closed, and I didn't see the email until it was a few minutes too late. I called them and explained I live a couple blocks away, and they stayed late & unlocked the shop to let me get my bike after hours, and didn't rush the process at all. All that to say: I was very impressed, and Brooklyn Bicycle definitely picks good partners.

Thanks for such a thorough and detailed review Lisa. This is helpful for both us and our customers. The photos are also a great help. -Ryan Zagata

Eric (Durham, US)
Stylish and comfortable bike, unbeatable buying experience

This is the first bike I’ve owned as an adult, so I’m not exactly an expert on them. What I can say is I’ve had no complaints with the ride after 20+ miles, and I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on the looks. I also added the commuter bundle and rear bike rack (that my local shop assembled for me) - it’s been really handy having a bike lock that comes with a way to secure it to the inside of the frame and the bell and safety lights are also really nice.

All that being said, the buying process alone was enough of a reason to get me to pull the trigger. I’m a taller guy (6’4’’) so I sent a message to customer service asking their opinion on the right bikes for my height. The literal president of the company (Ryan) emailed me back within 60 seconds and was very responsive to multiple follow-up questions. The coordination with my local shop also could not have been better. My bike was ready 8 days after shipment (compared to the 10-14 they indicate), and I got an email from Brooklyn Bicycles followed by a call from the shop itself to let me know. All in all, cannot recommend this company enough and I’ve already convinced my partner to purchase his first bicycle as well.

Eric - thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and acknowledge not only our products but the efforts that go into making a great customer experience. We appreciate your business and look forward to getting your partner riding. Great photo! -Ryan Zagata

JP (Los Angeles, US)
Beautiful, beautiful bike

Gorgeous bike, shipping was immediate. I ordered this on a Friday night, by Tuesday morning the local bike shop called me saying it was ready for pickup. I can't emphasize enough how beautiful this bike is. I'm recommending Brooklyn Bicycle co. to all my friends.

Thanks so much JP. We appreciate your feedback and glad you're enjoying your new city bike. -Ryan Zagata

Jimmy Beard (Garden City, US)
Great ride

The bike is fantastic, a smooth ride and good to get me around town. The company was great to work with trying to find a bicycle shop in my area to assemble it. My next bike will also be from Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

Thanks so much for sharing Jimmy. We appreciate you acknowledging the team's efforts as well. -Ryan Zagata

Jill Manuel (Rancho Cordova, US)
New favorite commuter

Every morning I am torn between my new Bedford and my Driggs 7 for the commute to work. Lately, the Bedford has won out. Smooth, light, strong, fast, amazing details and finish. On weekends, it can carry two huge panniers of groceries with ease. I still love my Driggs but it’s so fun to have a quality choice.

Thank you for sharing Jill. Sounds like you have some tough decisions on your hands. -Ryan Zagata

Rene Calvo (Stuttgart, DE)
My new friend.

This is the first new bike I have owned in 30 years. I have always had used bikes because new ones don't last long in NYC. It is light and uncomplicated making it easy to carry up the stairs and into my destinations. Because it is stylish and classic nobody minds. Once I've had it a few years and it has garnered an urban patina then I will lock it on the streets. But not overnight. Never overnight. It's fast. The protected bike infrastructure in NYC has improved. I use it to travel much further than I ever did before. I often go weeks without using the subway. (Which continues to get worse, not to mention that one can catch a deadly disease). It is well constructed. It is dependable. I smile whenever I see it. My Bedford bike is my new friend. I highly recommend it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thoughts on your new 'friend.' We hope your friend is with you for many future journeys. -Ryan Zagata