The Brompton 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)… on aircraft, 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, Bromptons are taken on trips as frequently as they take their owners on journeys.
Brompton does not offer standard models because nothing they build is standard: every bike is built by hand from scratch, from your order. There are three types of Brompton, based on different handlebar styles, with three gearing options available and with 15 color choices and raw lacquer. Add options such as fenders and easy wheels or bags that attach smartly to the steer post to personalize your Brompton. We will always have a few models in store to test ride and we offer a demo bike should you need a loaner while we work on your bike.
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 545mm long x 270mm wide (22.2" x 21.5" x 10.6"). Watch this video to see the elegance of the fold:
When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package little larger than its wheels. The folded package may be picked up without any risk that the bike will unfold - reassuring when running for a train!
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 corners.
Accessories for your Brompton
We stock a number of the common replacement parts and accessories such as luggage bags, travel cases and easy wheels. Brompton has a great history of maintaining and cataloging every replacement part you will ever need. If it's a part we don't have in stock, we will order it for you. Our mechanics have been thoroughly trained in the function and maintenance of Bromptons, so rest assured if there ever is an issue with your Brompton--regardless of its age--we can repair it.
With every Brompton sold, we will throw in for FREE a carrying bag for your Brompton.
Adventures of a lifetime won't come to you! Follow George on his adventures traveling with his Brompton. Learn about the new Brompton hard shell travel case that Bay Area Bikes is developing. Coming soon.