Our signature step through bike, the Willow 7 is available in an inspiring array of colors. Equipped with color-matched fenders and chainguard, this stylish city bike allows for all-day, all-weather riding. You’ll be riding in comfort thanks to the swept-back handlebars and Selle Royal sprung saddle and grips. The low maintenance internally geared hub and cream puncture-resistant tires make the Willow 7 your must have city accessory.
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INTERNALLY GEARED 7-SPEED
For super hilly areas like San Francisco & Seattle with minimal maintenance
For easy riding with no wardrobe restrictions
Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame for a light, yet absorbent ride
"I just received my Willow 7 this past weekend and rode it to work this morning - what an amazing bike! The bike is so comfortable, such a smooth ride, and the internal gear hub is an amazing feature for commuters."
"Easy to ride without the hurried feeling of a racer, these city vehicles are made with eco-friendly materials."
New York Observer
|Frame:||Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 CrMo stepthrough frame with rear carrier & down tube braze-ons|
|Fork:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons|
|Front Hub:||Sealed-Bearing Alloy 36H|
|Rear Hub:||Shimano NEXUS 7-Speed internally geared|
|Shifter:||Shimano NEXUS Revo 7-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|
|Chain:||KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting|
|Tires:||M - Puncture resistant 26x1.375” Cream Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700x35 Cream Tires|
|Rims:||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
|Spokes:||14G stainless steel|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Vegan Leather Spring Comfort Saddle|
|Seat Post:||Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust|
|Handlebar:||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Upright swept back alloy handlebars & 180mm alloy stem|
|Headset:||1” Threaded Alloy, Semi-sealed with weather-seal ring|
|Grips:||Selle Royal 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, full color-matched front & rear fenders, polished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie-down loops|
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!
My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday with a Franklin 3. It’s absolutely beautiful, extremely comfortable and rides well! We have already gone on multiple 10+ mile rides together and am absolutely in love. Best gift and bike of all time!
This bike was perfect for my daughter going to college! Came in just as advertised!
My wife bought the Willow 3 after extensive research into comparable brands. We looked at Linus, Public, Breezer, and a number of others. While they all look similar, they aren't. The chromoly steel frame is resilient and absorbs road shock beautifully. The geometry is terrific (my wife is 5' and it was hard to find another brand that she felt good on). The ride is quiet and very very smooth. And the bike looks terrific - practical for commuting, errands, and just for Saturday night restaurant excursion. She rode a Raleigh Classic Roadster for almost 10 years and this is a dramatic trade up in quality at a very reasonable price. Also - visit the Greenpoint showroom and talk to Ryan. He's passionate and helpful, and went a long way to make sure that we focussed on the bikes that were right for us, without ever making us feel pressured.
My wife and I recently moved to a little beach bungalow. We wanted to get a couple of "urban" style bikes to cruise the boardwalk and ride to local coffee shops and restaurants. We discovered Brooklyn Bicycle Co online, and immediately fell in love with the unique style and cool retro look of their frames. We already had five bikes hanging in the garage, but my Driggs 3 and my wife's Willow 3 are now our favorite bikes to ride! Ryan was super helpful on the phone, gave me sizing advice, and even took extra time to swap bicycle biz stories. Every step of the order process was spot-on and professional, from the email notifications, to the free shipping and assembly by a friendly local shop, to the "old school" personal hand-written thank you card we received. Classy!
My Willow 7 has been fantastic. You can tell by riding it that it is very well made, super smooth, etc. But what made me really want to buy a Brooklyn Bicycle is speaking with the people within this company. The president of the company himself (didn't realize this at the time) spoke with me for a solid 45min-1hr about the different bikes they offered, their differences, and what would work best for me personally. He also taught me some things I had not known about bikes in general. He was so kind and patient as he even listened to me rant about how my previous bike was stolen recently! (haha, still bitter about it). I also received a hand-written card wishing me well when I'd received my Willow 7 and personalized emails notifying me of the bike shipment from other employees in Brooklyn Bicycle Co., etc. That kind of customer service I don't see too often so I knew that this would be a really great bike w/ great quality behind it and that it would last a while. I also knew that if anything had happened to the bike that I could depend on Brooklyn Bicycle Co. with their advice and guidance. If you want to buy a bike from a company backed by really great people, I highly recommend Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
My wife bought me a Driggs three summers ago after coming back from a trip to The Hague. Needless to say, I love it. The problem is she also loved it so much that she ended up riding mine all the time, preferring it over a purportedly much fancier (i.e., expensive) woman's hybrid that used to be her errand/commuter bike! So I bought her a Willow earlier this summer and, problem solved-- now we both have bikes we are thrilled with. We live in central Denver so steep hills are not a problem, and the three-speed is perfect to get anywhere in town. She chose the sea glass color which gets compliments anywhere and everywhere we stop. She reports that the step over frame makes it ideal for cruising to dinner in a skirt or summer dress and for mounting the bike when she has either saddle bags on the back or the baby seat on the front. Regarding the latter, we have a Thule Ridealong Mini that is easily moved from one bike to the other-- our son has ridden on the front of these Brooklyn bikes since he was eight months old. Both the Willow and the Driggs are balanced, stable, and yet still quick with the baby seat installed. Indeed, the ride is comfortable enough that our son has fallen asleep on the 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.