Brompton has been making folding bikes for many years now with every model folding down into a small package only a little larger than the wheels. All the componentry has been designed to suit Brompton's unique fold, keeping lights, cables out of harm's way and, by folding them in, the chain and gears are kept away from clothing and luggage. Once folded the bike has no protrusions or loose parts, and will carry like a small suitcase.
Bike/Rider Type –Commuter
Ideal Use - Road, Tow path, Cycle Lanes
Handlebars: M Type
Front Brake: Brompton dual-pivot callipers with Fibrax cartridge pads
Rear Brake: Brompton dual-pivot callipers with Fibrax cartridge pads
Brake Levers: Brompton Aluminium
Gear Shifters: Brompton 6 Speed Shifter
Pedals: Brompton folding on left. Aluminium cage flat pedal on right
Wheelset: Brompton 6 Speed BWR
Front Tyres: Brompton
Seat Post: Brompton Extended
Colour: Raw Lacquer
Mudguards: Front and Rear
The first Brompton bike was built in 1975 from the South Kensington bedroom of designer Andrew Ritchie.
His initial prototypes were crude, but through a relentless refining process Ritchie hit upon a cycle that would go on to become the gold standard of folding bikes.
In recent years, the company has seen rapid expansion worldwide, and now has stores in cities including London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Tokyo and Barcelona.
But not content to rest on their laurels, Brompton has a large team of in-house designers and engineers who are constantly developing new accessories and improving upon the design of the bike itself.
Every Brompton is handmade in their London factory by skilled craftsman who have undergone an intensive 18-month training program, and who each have a unique signature which they stamp on the parts of the bike they work on.
This culture of accountability is indicative of Brompton’s commitment to quality, and helps to ensure that every one of their bikes is built to the highest standard.