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Ultra stylish, ultra utilitarian step-through. 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.
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.
The Franklin 8 offers a wider gearing range than its 3 speed counterpart. That means it's easier to pedal up hill, and easier to gain speed moving down hill. Perfect for longer distance, hilly rides.
Frame: Lightweight Steel frame, rear carrier & down tube braze-ons
Fork: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. custom steel; front carrier braze-ons
Front Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
Rear Hub: Sealed-Bearing Alloy 32H
Shifter: 8-Speed Twist-Shifter
Derailleur: Shimano 8-Speed
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 Heavy Duty
Tires: M - Puncture resistant 26 x 1 3/8” Tires, L - Puncture resistant 700x35 Tires
Rims: Double-Walled Alloy, 32H with CNC Machined Brake Surface
Spokes: 14G stainless steel
Saddle: Selle Royal Vegan Leather Comfort 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: Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Custom Vegan Leather Comfort Grips
Front & Rear Brakes: Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper with Tektro Alloy Hand Lever
Extras: Heavy-duty alloy center-mount kickstand
Weight: 31-33 lbs