Comfortable, reliable, and stylish. What more can you ask for?
Our essential city bike is a fan favorite for getting around town without working up a sweat. Stylish and utilitarian, the Franklin 8 enables riders of all stripes to simply hop on and go. The step-through frame and color-matched fenders ensure easy-riding sans wardrobe restrictions, while the lightweight design makes for smooth travel from brunch, to the office, and everywhere in between. With a wide range 8-speed drivetrain and puncture-resistant tires allowing you to conquer varied terrain, this bike is as versatile as it is stylish.
Why You'll Love It
Easy on. Easy off.
The step-through geometry of the Franklin lets you hop on and off your bike with ease. No more awkward leaning or stretches to get on your bike. Just step right through, and off you go.
Ready to get you there
The Franklin 8 offers a wider gearing range than its 3-speed counterpart. That means it's easier to pedal uphill, and easier to gain speed moving downhill. Perfect for longer distance, hilly rides.
|15 / X-Small||5'0" – 5'1"||27" – 28"|
|17 / Small||5'2" – 5'5"||29" – 30"|
|19 / Medium||5'6" – 5'11"||30" – 31"|
|21 / Large||6'0" – 6'2"||32" – 33"|
|23 / X-Large||6'2" – 6'5"||33" – 34"|
|Frame||Lightweight Double-Butted 4130 CrMO Hybrid Frame with fender/rack mount eyelets|
|Fork||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel fork with fender & front carrier eyelets|
|Rims||Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface|
Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H with Quick Release
Rear Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H with Quick Release
|Spokes||14G stainless steel|
|Tires||Puncture-resistant 700x35 Tires with Reflective Stripe|
|Bottom Bracket||Square-taper BSA English threaded-cartridge bottom bracket with sealed bearings|
|Crankset||3-piece cold forged alloy with replaceable chain ring & integrated alloy chain guard|
|Shifters||9-Speed Trigger Shifter|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 9-Speed|
|Chain||KMC Heavy Duty with EPT Rust Resistance|
|Brakes||Front & Rear Brakes: Alloy linear-pull brakes with front power modulator and alloy brake levers|
|Handlebars||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Urban Flat Bar|
|Tape/Grips||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Double Density Ergo Comfort Grips with End Plug|
|Stem||Threadless 1 1/8" stem|
|Headset||1 1/8" Slim Stack with Alloy Top Cap|
|Seatpost||Alloy with integrated seat clamp and micro-adjust|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Ergo Touring Saddle with integrated bumper guards|
|Pedals||Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Alloy City Pedals|
|Accessories & Extras||Eyelets and rack mounts for easy install of bottle cage, carrier and fenders|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Matte Black / 23-inch||811416022186||9-ROE-MB-23||ROE297897473|