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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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Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Kids
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Kids
$342
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry amp
$475
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie 2017 40cm
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie 2017 40cm
$500
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Luxe 2017 Ex-Demo Ex-Display
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Luxe 2017 Ex-Demo Ex-Display
$506
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry 40cm Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Blueberry 40cm Blueberry amp
$525
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry amp
$633
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Wildflower 2017 35cm
Bobbin Bicycles Brownie Wildflower 2017 35cm
$633
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry Blueberry amp
Bobbin Brownie Luxe Blueberry Blueberry amp
$691

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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