*Please note the Cardinal Red, Sea Glass, and Matte Coral colorways are only available to Canadian customers at this time.
Comfortable. Reliable. Stylish. What more can you ask for?
Our essential city bike combines style and utility onto two wheels.
Why You'll Love It
I got this bike from my fiancé as a Christmas present. He knew that I had been wanting this bike because it’s one of the only ones out there sized perfectly for me (5’1). First ride I went 15 miles and it was amazing. I’m also so glad that I got one of the ones with the original crests and that fully spell out Brooklyn instead of just BK.
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.
|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.