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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. The result is a vehicle that increases your sense of freedom and independence.

Custom built to order - total will be displayed once all selections have been made - dispatch time (usually 6 weeks) will be confirmed.

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There are four members of the Brompton family – the S, M, P and H Types – designed for different styles of riding and distinguished by their handlebars.

S TYPE  Straight, low bars (grip height 935mm) offering a sporty ride position and a lightweight, positive feel.The pay-off is less room for front luggage.

M TYPE  The original Brompton ‘look’, offering a more upright ride (height 1015mm), at the cost of a little more weight.The all-rounder in the range, with plenty of room for luggage at the front.

P TYPE  Designed with the touring cyclist in mind, two positions (height 1033mm and 880mm) offer the rider a choice between an aerodynamic profile and more upright control, ideal in traffic. The pay-off is a noticeably heavier front end.

H TYPE  Combining the classic looks of the M Type with a markedly more upright riding position (height 1072mm), albeit at the cost of additional weight, the H Type is for those who like to travel with unhurried style.



There are four gearing options, and each of these can be lowered or raised to suit your riding style and terrain. Full details, including a gearing table, may be found on our website.

1 SPEED  The purist’s choice: light, simple and without clutter.

2 SPEED  Based on the unique Brompton derailleur system, with near perfect chain-alignment, this is the best set-up for flexibility and portability: one gear for hills and starting off, one for cruising.

3 SPEED  The BSR (Brompton Standard Range) hub is an updated version of the classic Sturmey Archer three-speed hub in an aluminium alloy shell. Fully enclosed for reli- ability and easy to use: a popular choice for everyday cycling.

6 SPEED  Combining the highly-efficient BWR [Brompton Wide Range] hub with our derailleur system gives six evenly-spaced gears.With low transmission losses and wide range, this is the right choice for touring and for hilly areas.


Mudguard & Rack

VERSION E  The lightest and least expensive option; but there’s no pump and no protection from water and dirt on the road.

VERSION L  Equipped with mudguards, essential for non-fair weather cyclists.

VERSION R  A carrier on the bike can be useful and it does increase the stability of the folded package.The die-cast aluminium rack comes with shock cords and can easily manage loads of up to 10kg.



ALL-STEEL  On all Bromptons, steel is used for the main frame and handlebar stem.The steel gives rigidity to the vital link between handlebar and pedals, which is the key to good handling. All-steel Bromptons also feature a rear triangle and front fork made of steel.

SUPERLIGHT  Offering weight savings of almost 1kg, this option will appeal particularly if you expect to carry the bike regularly. High-strength titanium alloy is used in place of steel for the rear triangle and front fork, as well as on the mudguard stays; an aluminium alloy headset and extra-light front wheel also feature. No pump is fitted with this option. Titanium’s natural properties also offer increased comfort over longer journeys.



On a bike with an all-steel frame you can opt for one colour or two, with extremities and main frame contrasting; the one exception is Raw Lacquer, which is only available for the whole frame, not in combination. On Superlight bikes, the titanium parts are unpainted, so only one colour may be chosen (for the main frame and handlebar stem).


Seat Height

Brompton offers three seatpost lengths to ensure the right fit.

STANDARD SEATPOST  Our lightest and shortest seatpost; but if your inside leg is more than 33"/84cm, you will almost certainly need a longer post.

EXTENDED SEATPOST  Offers an additional 60mm of elevation, but leaves the saddle correspondingly higher when folded.

TELESCOPIC SEATPOST  Offers up to 175mm more elevation than a standard post but the saddle projects only 20mm above the folded package.



BROMPTON SADDLE  Comfortable, practical and light: this high-quality unisex saddle has been designed by Brompton for our bikes. A moulded grip under the nose facilitates carrying, and the ingenious Brompton Pentaclip allows stepless adjustment of the saddle angle.

BROOKS B17 SPECIAL  Available in male and female (Brooks B17S Special) versions, this traditional saddle will give years of comfortable cycling, the leather moulding with time to the rider. Finished with hand-hammered copper rivets, copper-plated metalwork, and fitted with the Brompton Pentaclip for stepless adjustment.



BROMPTON KEVLAR  Our standard tyre; durable yet light and with low rolling resistance. The Kevlar belt under the tread almost eliminates punctures. Finished with reflective sidewalls.

SCHWALBE MARATHON  Heavier than the Brompton tyre and noticeably slower, but it is solidly-built, with Schwalbe green guard puncture protection and a thicker sidewall to make the tyre more robust. Finished with reflective sidewalls.

SCHWALBE KOJAK  The fastest tyre ever fitted on the Brompton; light and puncture-resistant (thanks to a RaceGuard strip), a Kevlar bead also allows it to be folded, making it easy to pack as a spare. Finished with reflective sidewalls.


Rear Suspension

Suspension is important on a small-wheeled bike. Ours is provided by a polyurethane block between the main and rear frames; lightweight and effective, it smoothes out the lumps and bumps en route, while the inherent damping avoids excessive “bounce”. Two levels of resistance are available, to suit body weight and riding style.

STANDARD SUSPENSION  Fine for many, particularly lighter people and those who ride and pedal smoothly.

FIRM SUSPENSION  Possibly more suitable for those weighing over 80kg, those who cycle more aggressively and those prepared to sacrifice some comfort in return for a more responsive ride.



Our lighting systems are specifically designed for our bikes and are safe from damage in the folded package. Any of our lighting options can be fitted to any bike, though fitting a hub dynamo to a Superlight bike will mean the loss of the extra-light front wheel.

BATTERY  The LED rear lamp with integral reflectors, which stays fixed to the bike, was designed especially for Brompton and gives a good bright light. At the front is the neat, powerful 3-LED battery lamp, easily removed for folding with a quick-release. Batteries included.

SHIMANO HUB DYNAMO  Hub dynamos offer a very reliable lighting solution and this one, especially adapted for the Brompton by Shimano, offers very good performance at a keen price. Features include a Busch & Müller “Lyt B” LED front lamp and a stand-light function at the rear.

SON HUB DYNAMO  The SON hub is beautifully engineered, highly efficient, and will give years of reliable service. A powerful Busch & Müller LED front lamp, featuring an automatic light-sensing function, and a stand-light function at the front as well as the rear, complete the premium package.


Front Luggage

Please note that the C Bag, T Bag and Folding Basket are not compatible with S Type handlebars.

S BAG  Smaller messenger-style bag with a low profile and plenty of compartments, as well as a bright lining and water-resistant zips. Capacity 20 litres; dimensions 420w x 260h x 170d; supplied with a shoulder strap and a high-visibility rain resistant cover. A removable front panel allows the S Bag to be personalised; choose from classic black, a panel made of recycled fire hose by Elvis & Kresse or one of our limited edition vinyl prints.

MINI O BAG  The small size and sleek shape make it a great streamlined option, especially on longer rides, but Ortlieb’s meticulous construction will still keep contents dry. Offered in three colours: all-black, white/black and green/black. Capacity 7 litres; dimensions 280w x 270h x 180d; supplied with a shoulder strap, no need for a rain resistant cover.

O BAG  Ortlieb, the most respected name in waterproof cycle luggage, created a bag especially for the Brompton: the O Bag is offered in three colours: all-black, white/black and orange/black. Capacity 20 litres; dimensions 500w x 300h x 150d; supplied with a shoulder strap, no need for a rain resistant cover.

T BAG  Our largest bag, with a pocket and a bottle-pouch at the back, a zip-up pocket inside and three elasticated net pockets around the outside to stow things for the ride, as well as a roll-top system with nylon clips for closing. Capacity approx. 31 litres; dimensions 420w x 300h x 270d; supplied with a shoulder strap and a high-visibility rain resistant cover.

FOLDING BASKET  Our simplest item of luggage, this is a large, open-top container, ideal for shopping. Its shape is maintained by a simple bracing frame which folds flat for storage. Capacity 24 litres; dimensions 420w x 300h x 280d.

C BAG  Messenger-style bag with a Velcro and buckle-fastened flap, a multitude of pockets with water-resistant zips to keep essentials dry, and a bright lining to make items easy to find. Capacity 25 litres; dimensions 420w x 300h x 170d; supplied with a shoulder strap and a high-visibility rain resistant cover.


Rear Luggage

RACK SACK  Although many prefer the “clip-on/clip-off” convenience of our front luggage, the rear rack offers useful additional carriage possibilities, though the contents must obviously be removed before ‘parking’ and folding. With stiffened sides and built-in Velcro straps to secure it, the Rack Sack is purpose-designed for the Brompton rear rack, offering a very secure, shower-proof solution. Capacity 16 litres; dimensions 200w x 250h x 400d; supplied with a shoulder strap.



EAZY WHEELS  4 tyred rollers (2 when fitted to a Brompton without a rear rack) with industrial bearings allow the folded bike to be pushed around smoothly. A rubber bung in the seat post can be used as a brake to prevent unwanted rolling.

COVER AND SADDLE BAG  Often useful, especially on public transport, the zip-up Brompton Cover is quick to fit and remove and can be drawn tight around the base of the bike using its draw cord. The cover comes in a saddle bag for storage.

B BAG  Made of tough nylon with 5mm padding to give a degree of protection for your Brompton when travelling. The base is reinforced, and has integral castors: there are extra pockets, and it comes with a shoulder strap as well as handles. Packs down flat for storage.

***Please note we don't ship Bromptons outside the UK***
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