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If you need an affordable women-specific bikes for commuting and leisurely riding, then the Bobbin Brownie may just be what you need. This bike is comfy to ride, has a variety of sizes for the more the leggy and the petite, and has some not-too-shabby componentry too.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Bobbin Brownie St Ives St Ives
Bobbin Brownie St Ives St Ives
£289
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry amp
£294
Bobbin Brownie Pattern 2016 35cm 26 Stock
Bobbin Brownie Pattern 2016 35cm 26 Stock
£306
Bobbin Brownie Pattern 2016 amp
Bobbin Brownie Pattern 2016 amp
£318
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Bobbin Brownie 3 2017 Stock Eau de Nil
Bobbin Brownie 3 2017 Stock Eau de Nil
£344
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Bobbin Brownie 3 2017 amp
Bobbin Brownie 3 2017 amp
£370
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie 7 Speed 2017
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie 7 Speed 2017
£398
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Speed 2017
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Speed 2017
£435
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry amp
£530

Bobbin Brownie Review

Considering that Bobbin started out nearly a decade ago solely for the purpose of creating affordable and simple bikes for the average rider, they’ve done a pretty solid job with the Brownie. The simple but women-friendly geometry add an sense of old school charm with a modern touch. There is something reminiscent of young women riding in full skirts in early 20th century French villages.

These bikes are superb for the low price tag of a few hundred bucks. We certainly enjoyed a leisurely ride in the park and around town with all our gear on the pannier racks. Muddier stretches are hardly an issue with the enclosed chain guard and full fenders.

The narrow frames make riding uphill relatively easy, but there is a bit of resistance on the back end on steeper climbs. These bikes are made of steel, however, so this is hardly a surprise. But for what you might lack in lightness, you gain in durability. These frames can take a hit.

+Pros:

  • Women-specific geometry, ideal for hitting the street in a skirt
  • Full mudguards
  • Panniers
  • Enclosed chain guard
  • Excellent for regular commuting and leisure
  • Durable, sturdy frames

-Cons:

  • A little tougher to ride on steeper climbs

The Verdict

A solid choice for a budget commuter bike, with a rustic charm and decent performance on the street.

The Bobbin Brownie is really for the simple and carefree ladies who need a trusty, reliable commuter and recreational bike. We would definitely recommend these bikes to women on a budget with basic riding needs.

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