Each Brompton is handmade in London with every model folding down into a small package only a little larger than its wheels. You can transform your bike into a neatly folded, easily carried package within a few seconds and its small size means that it is welcomed on most public transport (even during peak times). Its clever folding design ensures that mucky parts are kept neatly out of the way of clothing and luggage. The bike can be picked up using the grip on the saddle or towed along effortlessly using the handlebars. When folded its small enough to take inside reducing the chance of it getting stolen if left locked up on the street.
This S2L has the S spec handlebars that offer a sporty ride position and a rigid, lightweight, positive feel. The pay-off is less room for front luggage, but Brompton didn't conceive it as a touring bike.
The 2 gear option has one gear for hills and starting off, one for cruising. Based on the unique Brompton derailer system, with near perfect chain-alignment, this is the best set-up for flexibility and portability. All you need for cycling around town.
Number of Gears:2 Speed
Shifter:New Ergonomic Underbar Shifters
Chain set:Alloy Brompton Chainset
Saddle:Brompton Standard Saddle
Pedals:Brompton Left-Hand Folding Pedal/Alloy Cage Right-Hand Pedal
Brakeset:Dual-Pivot Brompton Calipers
Brake Levers:New Ergonomic Integrated Brake Levers
Grips:New Lock-On Grips
Wheelset:Double-Wall Rim Brompton Wheelset
Tyres:Brompton Kevlar Tyres
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.