For moderately hilly areas with minimal maintenance
For an upright, retro riding position
Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame for light, yet absorbent ride
I've had my Driggs 3 for around a month now. I love it. I use it mainly for commuting, but it also gets some use running to the liquor/grocery store or bar hopping. My typical commute looks like this: ride about a mile from my home to the lightrail station. Take two different trains with the Driggs and then bike about 1.5 miles to the office. In the evening I take one train back, and then ride about 7 miles back home. The Driggs is such a great bike to ride. Even in the cool fall months, you feel like you're cruising through a summer park. It's just *that* much fun to ride. The steel frame is nice and soft making for a smooth, absorbent ride. The stock saddle is fine, but I opted to switch it out with a Brooks. I also added a front rack and purchased the Brooklyn Bike Co. rear wooden crate. Really digging this bike. Between commuting, running out for eggs and milk, or grabbing drinks, the Driggs 3 is great. Highly recommend.
Been riding the Driggs 3 for about three weeks about 10 miles a day around town. It does well in hilly urban areas, and I don't regret not getting the 7 speeds. (Its supposed to be exercise too, right?) Bike has a solid feel over uneven pavement, and the seat is quite comfortable. Looks good, rides good. I'm 6'1" and almost feel like I could have gotten the smaller version as the top bar is quite high, but at the same time I like the largeness of the bike. The vegan "leather" on the grips seems to slide a bit in the FL humidity, but I'm likely going to change those out anyway. Overall, a good, solid and stylish bike right out of the box (or out of the hands of the bike build "partner"), followed by good customer service.
This is my super fun stylish townie bike. I ride it with my wife to the bar, with my daughter to get coffee and to my folks for Saturday morning breakfast and sometimes along the bike path. The build quality is great and it's just a very cool bike.
Use it for my daily work commute- so far, it's amazing! No complaints here
I use a Driggs 3 for commuting around 7 miles round trip on flat city streets. I'm 6'3" and 230lbs. It's hard to find any quality bike in my size that 1) doesn't weigh a ton and 2) has good ride quality. The Driggs delivers. It's a quality chromoly frame and the double top tube makes this bike incredibly stable and solid, while at the same time smoothing out some of the rough patches as only a quality steel frame can do. I ride it sometimes with the rear rack with panniers and sometimes without, but taking it off or putting it on is a breeze. Like the previous reviewer, the only thing I felt I had to change right away was the saddle (replaced with a Brooks Flyer), and I also swapped the Kenda tires for slightly more aggressive touring tires. It's mostly personal preference. All in all, however, I would highly recommend the Driggs series right out of the box. I opted for the Nexus 3-speed hub and if you can get by with 3 speeds it works great on flat roads; maybe one more tooth on the big ring would be nice but that's splitting hairs. If you are looking for a good commute bike or just an all around recreational bike you should definitely give Brooklyn Bicycle Co a serious look. Overall the quality of the bike is very high for its price point. Very impressed with this company and its products.