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Franklin 8 Speed

Our ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through.
  • External 8-speed. Also available in 3-speed internal
  • Relaxed & upright geometry
  • Mounting points for accessories
Cardinal Red
Gloss Black
Sea Glass
Size Guide
  • 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

    "Most commutes involve hills or bridges, so a multiple-gear style is better for regular commuting."

  • 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 161 reviews
Erica (Buffalo, US)
Everything a Commuter Should Be!

This bike is exactly what I wanted - easy to ride, comfortable, and pretty! I love the way I feel while running errands or rambling about my neighborhood. It’s a nice ride, and I’m grateful to own this stylish beauty!

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

Great bike

Got the bike to be my main transportation to/from work and it is exactly what I was looking for. I was a little apprehensive having not taken a bike ride in years. Comfortable, stylish & easy on and off have made the transition an easy one. Ordering experience was fast and easy. Local shop experience was great too- good and speedy customer service.

Thanks so much for sharing Kylie. We're thrilled you're enjoying your Franklin 8 bike. -Ryan Zagata

Amaka Johnson (Tucson, US)

Perfect ride! In love all day every day

Thank you so much for sharing Amaka - love the photo also. We are thrilled you're enjoying your bike. -Ryan Zagata

Kate P
A great commuter!

I’m loving this bike. I needed something to get around my neighborhood and especially something that I wouldn’t need to change clothes for. The step through, fenders, eight speed, and kickstand all fit the bill now just need a basket to finish it up! Also love that they partner with a local small business!!

Thanks Kate. We are thrilled you are enjoying your Franklin. -Ryan Zagata

Beth (Cambridge, US)
Cute bike, smooth ride

I got the Franklin bike in red. The bike is so cute. I love the leather handles and seat, the shiny coat of paint, and rims of the wheels. The ride is super smooth. Switching gears is a breeze, and I can bike up the hills a little more easily than on my old used bike. Excited to keep riding!

Thank you for sharing Beth. We are glad you're enjoying your Franklin 8. -Ryan Zagata

Deborah Gardner (Charlotte, US)
Love the bike!

It is a beautiful bike- giving as Christmas/ Birthday gift to my son -in-law- he is a professor and wants to ride to work!
It was easy order, price is good and the fact is was assembled in town for us to pick up was so convenient!

Thank you so much for sharing Deborah. What a fun gift to receive! -Ryan Zagata