Driggs 7

 
 

 
Featuring our signature double top tube, our Driggs 7 is as unique in design as it is sturdy. Equipped with fenders, a rear rack, and swept back handlebars, this stylish city bike will turn heads whether you’re running to the office or enjoying a ride to the farmers market. With a lightweight double-butted chromoly steel frame, low maintenance internally geared hub, and puncture-resistant tires, the Driggs 7 is your reliable, around town companion.
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  • KEY FEATURES

     
    INTERNALLY GEARED 7-SPEED

    For super hilly areas like San Francisco & Seattle with minimal maintenance

     
    SWEPT BACK HANDLEBARS

    For an upright, retro riding position

     
    LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME

    Ultra-lightweight double-butted 4130 Chromoly frame for light, yet absorbent ride

    IN YOUR WORDS

    "I've got dozens of bikes and have been riding for decades. I know what I like and the Brooklyn Driggs 7 has been set up, from the start, almst perfectly for my use."

    Brooklyn Product Page Content Brooklyn Product Page Content 100% 10 -JOHN WHITEHEAD Screen reader support enabled. -JOHN WHITEHEAD

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    A head-turning steel city-bike for the masses.

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  • FRAME
    Frame: Lightweight 4130 CrMo frame with Brooklyn Bicycle Co's signature double top-tube, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
    Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier braze-ons
    DRIVETRAIN
    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 & integrated chain guard
    Chain: KMC Zinc- and chrome-treated to resist corrosion and rusting
    WHEELS
    Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x35 Cream Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 36H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    COMPONENTS
    Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Ergonomic Touring Saddle
    Seat Post: Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust
    Handlebar: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom relaxed ride 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
    OTHER INFORMATION
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand
    Weight: 35 lbs
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Customer Reviews

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J
J.E.
In praise of the Driggs!

Rather than have a bike shop set it up for me, I had the Brooklynoids send me the box of parts, and I would put together. Finished last night. Nice bike!
I like the way that the Driggs looks both forward (sealed bearing hubs and bottom bracket, nice Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub) and backwards (out of the 19th century double top tubes and white tires), at the same time. For the price, it is a solid value.

I did tweak it a bit. The stock handle bars were a bit too "Pee Wee Herman" for my tastes, so I put on flat bars. That somewhat sinister black thing on the handlebars is a bike light. Safety first, eh?

My other 3-speeds all have old time Sturmey/Archer AW hubs and "trigger" shifters on the handle bars, so I was a bit apprehensive per the Shimano set up. (Shimano is about a loveable as the flu.) I was totally wrong. It's great, and couldn't be easier to adjust.

Yes, it's made in China, but so's your iPhone.

So, would I recommend this bike? Without hesitation, I say yes!

Thanks for sharing John. You passed our 'mechanics' test so we were happy to give you a go at assembling. Thanks for sharing. -Ryan Zagata
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S.B.
SUBURBAN BEACH CRUISER

This is not just a bike for urban riders--I use this in Rowayton, CT to get to the beach, run an errand, or go see a friend. The ride is terrific and the front rack easily holds a Yeti cooler.
I have been given a number of great compliments on the style. My biggest compliment is that the folks at Brooklyn Bicycle Co. were easy to work with, answered all of my questions and made the process easy and fun. I am very happy with this ride!

Thanks so much Steve. Was great meeting you in our showroom and we're thrilled you're enjoying your Driggs 7. -Ryan Zagata
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M.H.O.
Swede approved. Every design choice made by BKC on the Driggs is the right one.

I'm a Swede in my 40s. Grew up with three speeds. Rode some in spandex, but it never stuck. Was a messenger in Chicago. Was a bike mechanic for a bit. Bought my first high end Nexus hub bike in 1998, a Japanese market scoot that was stolen after 30,000 glorious miles. Loved it, it was my first taste of near zero maintenance cycling. Just get on and ride, rain, snow, cold or whatever. Wearing whatever. Just ride. I still wore kit from time to time for group rides with the shop, but quit doing that 7 years ago. I put flat pedals on my touring bike and I'd go out and ride and do things and shop. Hey, there's a watermelon stand the next county over! Ride forty miles in sandals and get a melon. Now I have a melon, and I somehow got fit too. That touring bike suffered a collision a couple years ago, and I had an empty place in my heart because a stylish, slightly weird, and imminently practical bike is something that costs a ton of money, and requires endless upgrades and customizing. Right?

Wrong. I got this Driggs a week ago and couldn't be happier. First of all--it looks great, a combination of American design cues, French porteur, and some English roadster for good measure. I overlayed the geometry on a bike from a company that makes lovely "country bikes", at 5X the price (albeit with fancier components, tubes, joinery, and paint) and it was eerily similar. Relaxed, but not stupid and ponderous. Long stays for rock steady handling in traffic and heel clearance for panniers and big feet. The wheels have the perfect double wall strong rims with a little retro groove, the proper amount of spokes, and were tensioned well. The bars are the perfect curve. No really, I like them better than the Nitto Albatross which are 5x the price. Gear ratios are perfect. Pedal choice is perfect. Rack is perfect...but could use a light bracket. ;-) Fenders are mounted so well it makes me weep and don't rattle AT ALL.

Everyone needs a Driggs. It's deceptively sophisticated perfe...

Max - thanks so much for the incredibly thorough review. You were spot on in acknowledging our inspiration as Grant Petersen (Rivendell) was an early adviser and the Driggs design has his hands all over it. Thanks again Max! -Ryan Zagata
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K.P.
Driggs 3

Best Bike I ever owned! Easy to ride, 3 speeds is all you need. A real head turner!

Thanks a bunch Keith. The Driggs is our flagship model and we LOVE hearing how well it has been received by our customers. -Ryan Zagata
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S.B.
Awesome Bike!!!

Awesome bike and amazing customer service. Every time I had a question and called they were extremely nice and helpful!

Thanks Sean. We are so glad you're enjoying and that our team was able to help you along the way. Enjoy! -Ryan Zagata
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