Bedford 8 Speed

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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
  • 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."

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    "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."

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  • Easy to Buy, Exceptional Service

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

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Customer Reviews

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Raphael Roos (Spicer, US)
Ride in style

In a sea of boring bikes, I found Brooklyn bike, and I couldn’t be more happier with my Bedford. The city ride is so smooth, and can’t help but notice the heads turning when I ride by :)

Thanks so much for sharing Raphael. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Bedford. -Ryan Zagata

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Andrew Toth (Grosse Pointe, US)
Bedford 3 Speed

I am really digging my Bedford 3 Speed. My first ride brought back wonderful memories when I was a kid in South Africa riding my BSA 3 speed bicycle. I get a lot of compliments. Brooklyn Bicycle Co. you guys are crushing it!. Detroit Bicycle Co. a Brooklyn Bedford 3 Speed is on the road... Watch out.

Thanks Andrew. We're glad you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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Richard (Clarksville, US)
excellent Bedford pleases father and daughter

My daughter loves her new Bedford. She's limited to early recreational rides now because it's so hot in Tucson but it will be her daily commuter come October. She hadn't had a decent bike or ridden regularly in 20 years, and her Bedford immediately gave her the confidence to hit busy city streets. She loves the elegant look of her 'raw' bike; I like the solid and reliable frame and components. We're both happy.

Thanks so much for sharing Richard. We're thrilled your daughter is loving her new bike. -Ryan Zagata

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Joseph Engelbrekt (Brooklyn, US)
Bedford 3 - Coo

I had been cycling through different bike brands all winter long. Really spinning my wheels about it. Finally, I came across Brooklyn Bicycle Company after a long and tiresome process. I pumped the brakes on buying from another brand and decided to get the Bedford 3. During my first ride, the bike spoke volumes. And not to switch gears, but the staff was incredibly helpful and the buying process smooth - never an uphill battle. Above all else the bike was reasonably priced, even after I adjusted for inflation.

You won’t regret this bike, it’s honestly amazing. I’m actually trying to get my friend to buy one right now, but he prefers unicycles. Yeah, he struggles socially and can’t handle-bars! It’s a vicious cycle.

This is literally the best bike I’ve ever owned.

Shout out to the folks at Silk Road Cycles, you folks are wheelie nice.

Thanks so much for sharing Joseph and for the seemingly futile attempt to get your mate on one of our steeds. We also appreciate you acknowledging the efforts the team puts forth to make sure things go smoothly. -Ryan Zagata

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Jon Litorja (Chicago, US)
Very Comfortable Bicycle

I finally passed down my 23 year old Trek 820 to my son and got me this bicycle. I've only ridden the bike for a few minutes. My first impression is that the bike is very comfortable. I've just ordered a trailer hitch from Uhaul so I can't wait to take this bike to some nice bike trail.

Thanks for sharing John. We're thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

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Ira Cogan (Brooklyn, US)
Bedford 7 speed.

me: New Yorker, commutes about 75 miles a week, rides for pleasure about 75 more between late March and early October. I own a single speed frankenbike, and philosophically believe the less parts on a bike (or really anything), the better.

I wanted something affordable with speeds to take some of the strain off on hills such as our East River crossings, and I didn’t want to spend a bazillion dollars for a quality bike.

The bike: [Full disclosure, I’ve only put about 150 miles on this thing so far] The Bedford 7 Speed is exactly what’s advertised. It’s a beautiful affordable comfortable durable commuter ride made with quality components. I particularly like the twist shifter and the 1x drivetrain.

[note for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co. suggestion box. If you guys made a 10 or 12 speed with a 1x drivetrain, twist shifter, and similar geometry in this price range I’d buy it in a heartbeat!]

Thanks for sharing Ira. Looks like you're logging some substantial miles. -Ryan Zagata

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City Bike Helmet by Thousand
Frances (Belmont, US)
Scooter Perfect

I bought this for my scooter-loving boyfriend. The look and function is PERFECT for scooter use. The snap allows quick-on-off for the urban transit connections and zipping to meetings in the city. The brim is just enough to prevent glare while still keeping the helmet compact for errands and trips to the grocery store. And did I mention that he LOVES the look of it? He said it distinguishes him from the bike crowd in a very smart way.....Still kicking it at 60!

Thanks so much for sharing Frances. We're glad you're finding many uses for the helmet. -Ryan Zagata

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Nantucket Lightship Basket
Lindsay (Sarnia, CA)
Love it!

The perfect size and just what I was looking for. The shape of this basket stores my things securely and has a lot of room inside.

Thanks for sharing Lindsay. We're big fans of Nantucket Baskets as well. -Ryan Zagata

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Bedford 8 Speed
Raphael Roos (Spicer, US)
Ride in style

In a sea of boring bikes, I found Brooklyn bike, and I couldn’t be more happier with my Bedford. The city ride is so smooth, and can’t help but notice the heads turning when I ride by :)

Thanks so much for sharing Raphael. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Bedford. -Ryan Zagata

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Brooks Proofide Leather Dressing
Bill Ghormley (Mesa, US)
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Shipped quick and received perfectly

Thank you for sharing Bill. -Ryan Zagata

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Swept Back Handlebars
Blake Hebold (Falmouth, US)
Great Handlebars!

As a young bike mechanic I don’t have preferred bike component retailers. But these are perfect bars for cruiser vibe bikes. Everything (grips, brake levers etc) fit according to measurements. Great product, highly recommend it!

Thanks so much for the kind words and acknowledgment Blake. -Ryan Zagata