Driggs 3


Featuring our signature double top tube, our Driggs 3 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 errands or enjoying a casual weekend ride. With a lightweight double-butted chromoly steel frame, low maintenance internally geared hub, and puncture-resistant tires, the Driggs 3 is your reliable, around town companion. 
Army Green
Denim Blue
Matte Black


    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 can't get over how nice this bicycle is. It is the nicest and best constructed bicycle I've seen in years."

    -William E. Lapointe


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

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    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
    Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 36H
    Rear Hub: Shimano NEXUS 3-Speed internally geared
    Shifter: Shimano NEXUS Revo 3-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
    Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x35 Cream Tires
    Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 36H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
    Spokes: 14G stainless steel
    Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Touring 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 with Alloy Accents
    Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
    Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand, full front & rear color-matched fenders, polished alloy rear carrier with integrated tie-down loops
    Weight: 33-34 lbs

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews

I got my Driggs 3 customized with the "Relaxed Ride Handlebars" (I didn't love the swept-back look), and I'm really happy with how it turned out! The bike looks very stylish and I've been having fun decking it out with accessories: Retro headlamp, leather top tube protector, leather U-Lock holster, clip-on messenger bag, etc. It makes me want to go out riding every day.

The quality seems generally good to me, but I am no expert. The internally-geared hub seems like magic at first. The 3 speeds are plenty for my short commute down the bike path.

I didn't quite understand the size of the bike until I saw it in person. Even the Medium feels quite big! Mostly long - still easy to step over. I dig it. (For reference I'm 5'10".)

The delivery/build experience had a few wrinkles - I think I was the first customer in my area. There were some communication issues with the local bike shop, and not everything was set up & adjusted correctly at first. Not a big deal, everything worked out in the end and I figure it's just part of the price you pay for a cool, unique item from a small business. (Ryan: I would suggest working on a very clear set of instructions/checklist for your local partners so that they know exactly what is expected in the future.)

A few more observations:
- The seat is pretty firm. I've gotten used to it already (after adjusting the position/tilt a bit), but if I were riding longer distances I would consider an upgrade.
- Curbs/potholes feel like a big jolt compared to my last bike, probably because of the thinner tires? For a city/commuter bike, it would be nice if it handled those jolts a bit better.
- I wish there was a color-matched chain guard available, I would have paid extra.

Overall I'm very happy with it. I'm not a serious cyclist, so I prioritized style & overall joy and it's succeeded wildly on that front! I do think there is some room for improvement, both on the customer experience and on the bike itself.

Thanks for sharing Ben and very nicely done on the upgrades. Regarding your feedback - we are always looking to improve upon our relationships with our partners and certainly they're not all equal. Nonetheless we are glad we were able to get everything sorted for you. With regards to the saddle, finding the 'perfect' saddle is one of the most challenging things for any bike company. Whether it's the balance between aesthetics and comfort or the fact that everyone's sit bone and threshold for discomfort are different, it's a constant battle to find the perfect saddle. Thanks again for your business and for sharing these outstanding photos. -Ryan Zagat
3 is the Magic Number

I wanted a smooth and comfortable ride for bopping around town and getting groceries, and I got it. For the money, it would be tough to find a better value out there for a new ride.
The materials used, welding, sealed bearings and geometry are all top notch. The double-butted chromoly steel frame has a good bit of flex also, which makes for a very forgiving ride. I decided to swap out a few components to suit my style and needs, but the stock kit is thoughtfully put together.

Most of all, Ryan and the team at BBC are amazing! It was like talking to friends in person. I felt very good with this purchase from start-to-finish.

Thanks so much for sharing such a thorough review Raffi. The Driggs looks great with your added touches. Thanks also for acknowledging your experience with our team, it was a pleasure working with you. -Ryan Zagata
Great Bike for my son

I recently bought and assembled a Driggs 3 speed and gifted it to my son. It's a really nice ride, and a great value for the price.

Thanks so much for sharing William. Glad he's enjoying his Driggs 3. -Ryan Zagata
Driggs 3 is an awesome bike

I had my eye on this bike since I got back from Copenhagen last fall. I've been wanting to replace my beach cruiser with a more stylish, European/commuter bike but I didn't want to skimp on quality. This bike has it all - great style and extremely well made. I stopped by the showroom when in NYC for a test ride and everything about these bikes are top notch. I've had it for about a month now and absolutely love riding it because it's so comfortable. The 3 speed internal hub on this bike is of much better quality than my experience with other bikes. I love how it puts you a little more upright on while riding for a much more comfortable ride in my opinion. You won't be disappointed with buying this bike. It's totally worth it.

Thank you for sharing Sam. It was great meeting you in the showroom and we are thrilled you are enjoying your Driggs 3 down in Charlotte. -Ryan Zagata
Excellent Farmers Market Cruiser.

I don't write reviews often but the bike and the company deserve it. I was looking for a new bike that was upright, fairly light, easy to pedal and had vintage styling. I live in the suburbs and have small kids so the bike mainly is used for family time and Saturday morning farmers market runs. The build quality, design and parts are all top notch for a bike in this category and price range. I did my research and it was down to the Lynus and Brooklyn Bicycle. I chose the Driggs. Ryan and Danielle spent a lot of time answering my questions and making sure I was happy. If there was an issue they fixed it. This was the biggest selling point to me and why I'm a repeat customer. Simple, provide a great product and great service.

The bike is great and I enjoy it so much I purchased my wife a Willow 3 (she got jealous of how effortlessly I was pedaling along). Of ccourse I purchased a few accessories to like a helmet, bike lights (I really like the BB set), panniers, chain gaurdframe bike lock, new seat, grips and a bell (ding!). Some of these I purchased directly from BB and if they didn't have it they helped me find it. If you're looking for this type of bike in this price range then you'll find the short list of quality providers. Great bicycle!

Thanks for sharing Jason. We are glad you're loving your Driggs and appreciate you acknowledging the efforts the team put in to ensure you had a great experience. -Ryan Zagata
She's a dream!

I first have to say that Ryan at BB was so patient and helpful, I must have tested every bike in their showroom and I was still undecided. In the end I went with my gut and bought the Driggs. I swapped the seat for the Willow, which has been much more comfortable. The Driggs fulfills my criteria that it must look great and be a laid back ride for commuting. I've only had a few rides (before I shipped her to our new home in Australia) but I'm very happy with how it handled the uneven roads of Brooklyn and even in strong winds, I managed to find a comfortable speed. She also gets so many admiring looks, it pains me to attach a U-lock to her. Overall, a great valued bike that has so much charm and a perfect commuting bike for the scenic-route enthusiasts.
Thank you BB team!

Thanks so much for sharing Candace. We enjoyed working with you and hope your bike serves you well in Australia. -Ryan Zagata


What Are the Differences Between the Franklin and Willow Step-through Models?

Looking at the Franklin and Willow, but not quite sure how the models compare? No worries – we get this question a lot, so we’ve put together a quick rundown on what sets these models apart!


#TLDR (AKA Too Long Didn't Read)? Here's a Quick Summary:





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.



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.

The Franklin 3 model includes internal gearing (just like the Willow), whereas the Franklin 7 has an external 7-Speed derailleur.



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)!

Still have questions on sizing (or anything else)? Email us or schedule a concierge call with our team. We’d love to help!


Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.