Bike Sizing FAQ

What size bike is the best for me?

General rule of thumb for Franklin & Willow models: If you’re shorter than 5’7”, you’ll want a Small/Medium. If you’re 5’7” or taller, you’ll want a Large.

General rule of thumb for Driggs & Bedford models: If you’re shorter than 6’, you’ll want a Medium. If you’re 6’ or taller, you’ll want a Large. For the Bedford models, if you're shorter than 5'10" you'll want a size small.

Our Lorimer and Roebling models can accomodate riders anywhere from 4'11" - 6'4".

You can take a more specific look at our carefully-considered frame design on the product pages for each particular model. The size guides can be found on each model's page, next to the size selection boxes.

If you still need help or just want reassurance that you’re making the right choice, give us a call at 800.631.0630 or submit a support request by clicking here. We understand that a bicycle is a big investment, and we want you to be comfortable in your choice.

Can I test ride a bike before I buy?

Absolutely! If you're in NYC, you can visit our Greenpoint Showroom where we'll be more than happy to let you test ride any of our models.

Alternatively, you can find a stocking dealer local to you via our Store Locator. It's important to note that we don't have direct access to our dealers inventory levels, and always suggest you call ahead to confirm their inventory before heading over.

What is the weight limit on your bikes?

Our bikes have been safety-tested up to 300 lbs.

How much do your bikes weigh?

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. bikes weigh anywhere from 24 to 35 pounds. Bikes with fewer gears are on the lighter end of the spectrum, while bikes with more gears and accessories will weigh a bit more. For a general range:

Bedford 3 weighs about 28-30 lbs

Bedford 7 weighs about 28-31 lbs

Driggs 3 weighs about 33-34 lbs

Driggs 7 weighs about 35 lbs

Franklin 3 weighs about 31-33 lbs

Franklin 7 weighs about 31-33 lbs

Lorimer weighs about 28-30 lbs

Roebling weighs about 28-30 lbs

Willow 3 weighs about 32-33 lbs

Willow 7 weighs about 33-35 lbs

Wythe weighs about 24-27 lbs

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★ Customer Reviews ★

In the words off our customers...

1047 reviews
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

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

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

Brooks Proofide Leather Dressing
Bill Ghormley (Mesa, US)

Shipped quick and received perfectly

Thank you for sharing Bill. -Ryan Zagata

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