Gallery: Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity ...

For those of us that live in Brooklyn, our bikes are more than just about transporting ourselves. They are about transporting our food from the farmers market, our laundry from the cleaners, and our curbside finds to our humble — and spacious — New York abodes. That’s why the Brooklyn Cruiser is probably the perfect fit for the Brooklynite looking for a smooth ride around town. Their vintage inspired frames will have you looking cool and their built-in cargo holders will keep all your goods safe and sound while scooting down the ever increasing BK bike lanes.

The Brooklyn Cruiser offers a genuine leather dual coil saddle, leather grips, swept back handle bars and a Sturmey Archer 2-speed kick shift hub which allows you to change gears with just a quick peddle backwards. It comes in a delightfully cheery orange and the oh-so-New York jet black — both with cream tires that might ask to be scrubbed on these city streets, if you’d like them to stay creamy white.

The Cruiser has two styles, a traditional women’s with the slanted center shaft and the men’s with a horizontal center shaft. The cargo on the women’s bike comes in the front — begging to be fitted with a basket — and the men’s with cargo on the back, which Brooklyn Cruiser shows with an old wine crate attached (a good look, might we add).

The only thing we’re questioning is where the Brooklyn Cruiser designers reside. We’re thinking they are in the Burg because south Brooklyn’s got hills that call for a slightly larger repertoire than the two gears the Cruiser offers. None the less, this bike is built to fit — most of — our humble borough and our lifestyles. When you order it, it will be delivered to you 80 percent assembled, no Ikea tantrums allowed.

+ Brooklyn Cruiser


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  1. ridefriendly December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    BikeeER- your information is wrong. Bowery Lane builds their bikes in a Williamsburg Brooklyn where they share space with a small welding shop- not with Worksmans. I know, I\\\’ve seen the shop. They tried using the Worksmans factory (as a space to work with) in the beginning with the first batch of bikes, but moved out on their own soon after. Also, the design isn\\\’t Worksmans.. Also, no company as far as I know had a bike designed with a wooden crate before Bowery Lane. So, who are you trying to fool?

  2. BikeeEr April 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    You do realize that worksmen actually makes Bowery lane bikes right? And Bowery lane is just a marketing company that steals ideas from small batch hand builders across the us, right?

  3. fitheach December 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    You do realize these bikes are copying Bowery Lane Bicycles, don’t you? Bowery Lane Started in 2008, they are the first company in the U.S. to do the wooden crate design on the back and front, and they actually manufacture and assemble their bikes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    Brooklyn Cruiser is made and assembled in China, they just slapped on the name Brooklyn..