The Brompton is a bike which rides superbly, is
safe, agile and fast, yet folds easily and quickly into a highly-compact
and portable package.
A key feature of the Brompton is the compactness and
practicality of its fold. With a little practice, this is achieved without
any difficulty in 10 - 20 seconds. The dimensions of the folded bike are:
585mm high x 565mm long x 270mm wide (23" x 22.2" x 10.6").
There are no projections or loose parts with the
folded package and, using the frame or saddle as a handle, it carries 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 greasy chain and gears away from clothing
and luggage. Small rollers allow the bike to be pushed into inaccessible
The result is truly personal transport you can take
with you even when you’re not riding it. On trains and buses it tucks
neatly into luggage space (it is welcome on practically all public
transport) 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, and it’s great to ride off at the a
bicycle that increases your sense of freedom and independence.
Finely-engineered and elegant, the Brompton has a
full-sized frame, made mainly of steel for strength and stiffness. It is
designed to be practical and light enough to be genuinely portable; actual
weight depends on model and configuration, but ranges from 9 – 12˝ kg (20 –