2021 Brompton M6L, Cloud Blue, SV8 Hub Lighting, Brooks C17 Saddle
A Brompton bike is perfect for those that live, work or play in cities: The bike folds up to a third of its size, and weighs on average just 11kg for a standard model which means a Brompton is suitable to take on all forms of transport – perfect for commuting on trains, popping in the boot of the car and taking out of the city for some fresh air, hailing a taxi when the weather changes or you want to get home late at night.
When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package, a little larger than its wheels.
Using the frame or saddle as a handle, a Brompton can be carried like a small suitcase, lightweight and easy to manage. The fold is designed to keep vulnerable parts, like lights and cable-runs, out of harm's way and, by folding them in, to keep the chain and gears away from clothing and luggage. Small rollers allow the bike to be pushed or towed easily, which makes moving around a station, shop or café a breeze.
On trains and buses it tucks neatly into luggage space (it is welcome on practically all public transport)… on an airplane, although it won’t fit as luggage in most (though not all!) cabins, it can be checked in; and it’s great to ride off at the other end… in cars, on yachts, behind the pilot’s seat of a single-prop, in caravans and on narrow boats, Brompton’s are taken on trips as frequently as they take their owners on journeys.
A variety of luggage options are also available.
In short, Brompton’s feature:
- Folding/unfolding achieved without any difficulty in 10 – 20 seconds with a little practice
- Dimensions when folded: 565mm (h) x 585mm (l) x 270mm (w)
- 16 inch wheels – ensuring quick acceleration and well-suited to city streets
- Choice of gearing – 2, 3 or 6 speeds
- Choice of colours
- Made in London