Bromptons are the iconic folding bike. The basic design is the same on all bikes but there are many different options to choose from within the Brompton folding bike range. Unlike most other bikes sizing is based on seatpost and handlebar type rather than frame size. This guide will help you to choose the right Brompton bike for you.
New names. Same great bikes.
Brompton folding bikes have been renamed to make choosing the right one a little easier. Each bike is listed with a name that shows its line, model and specification option.
Brompton C Line Explore with Rack High Handlebar, previously known as the H6R:
C Line - steel frame, mudguards, and folding pedals.
Explore model - 6-speed gearing and pump.
Options - high handlebar, and luggage rack.
See below for more information on the Bromton lines, models and options.
The C Line has three different model options. Each model has the standard features of its line but is intended for slightly different cycling environments with gearing to match.
There are three different handlebar options for Bromptons.
Low - a flat handlebar that offers a sporty riding position. Shorter riders will find this option offers a regular riding position while taller riders will feel more tucked.
Handlebar height is 924mm.
Mid - a riser handlebar that offers a medium-upright cycling position. For most riders the Mid handlebar gives you that classic relaxed Brompton feel.
Handlebar height is 1015mm.
High- a riser handlebar with a high stem that offers a more upright cycling position. Taller riders will find this position relaxed. For others this High handlebar version offers a similar feel to a Dutch bike with minimum pressure on the hands and wrists.
Handlebar height is 1072mm.
A rear luggage rack is available as an option too. This enables you to carry luggage over the rear wheel
The Folding Bike
Brompton set the bench mark that all other folding bike brands have tried to match, but no bike folds up as easily as a Brompton. With just four steps you can easily fold a Brompton in just 20 seconds. Once folded the bike is easy to carry. It’s nice and small too (585mm high x 565mm long x 270mm wide) so you can easily store it under your desk at work or in a cupboard at home.
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The Brompton Electric is the ultimate electric folding e bike. Smart, fast, and reliable way to get around and explore your city. Designed for comfortable riding and featuring an intelligent pedal assist that gives you that extra push when you need it, it is for all cyclists, whether it's helping you fly up hills or easing those longer journeys to and from work.
Just like the all-pedal-powered version, a Brompton Electric folds up to a third of its size, and when folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package, a little larger than its wheels.
Accessories and components
Bromptons have a variety of ingenious luggage carrying solutions. As well as a rear luggage rack, the optional front carrier block allows you to carry up to 10Kg of luggage. This mounts onto the headtube rather than the handle bar so the added weight doesn’t affect the stability and handling of the bike. Brompton luggage is practical, stylish and made to last.
Other Brompton Accessories
As well as luggage, Brompton have a range of accessories designed specifically for their folding bikes. These include Cateye light sets with Brompton specific mounts, luggage mounting blocks, racks, mudguards, saddles and seatposts as well as spare parts.