For reliability & easy climbing in super hilly areas like San Francisco & Seattle
For a smooth long-lasting ride on unpredictable urban terrain
For all-terrain, no worry riding
I was looking for something very, very simple for errands and spontaneous short rides on the local bike path. I really don't like using my high performance mountain bike for that (pavement riding) as I consider it junk miles on an expensive drive train and off-road tires. The performance road bike is over the top for the same purpose. This is perfect! It rides like butter and is so quiet and comfortable. Quick to grab off the porch and just "git 'er done"! Love it. I shopped in 3 counties looking for something like this and found it actually very close to home. I win!
Huge fan of my bike. Rides like a breeze. It's easy to manage based on weight and design is well crafted. Perfect for my urban commute to work.
Though I graduated three years ago, I still don't make the big bucks. So rather than leasing another car (my partner uses ours daily) to get to work, I decided to buy a Bedford. I was attracted both to its modest price and the matte black, minimal aesthetic. Now, six months and over a hundred rides to work later, I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Zero problems and tons of compliments! Oh, and I paid with affirm, which was amazing. Total interest charge on three months of payments was like $20 - not bad at all.
The Bedford is just right for a casual rider like myself. A morning ride to pick up bagels, or to shoot across town to meet a friend, or a fun ride with the kids. Smooth ride, looks great.
Everything about this purchase and the bike was great. Will buy more from this company!