THE BROMPTON RANGE EXPLAINED
The Brompton bike is made for those that live, work or play in cities. Folding to a third of its size and weighing on average just 11kg for a standard model, the Brompton bike is easy to carry and easy to store. Take it on all forms of transport – rush-hour trains, in the boot of the car or the local taxi boat.
We have changed the way we named our bike models, if you are familiar with our previous naming convention, this guide will help you.
The Brompton range of folding bikes comprises of three key product lines: A Line, C Line and Electric C Line. The specifications are designed to meet the needs of different riders.
The ride, the compact fold, the easy-to-store.
The folding Brompton with a one-size-fits-all spec.
A robust all-steel frame handmade in London.
3-gears tuned for city riding.
Save time, save money. Easy.
Brompton A Line will be available soon.
Colours: White main frame, black extremities
The Classic All-Steel Folding Bike.
The original design with the 3-part fold, handmade in our London factory since 1975. Compact and robust – it's a seriously engineered bike that’s fun to ride.
In the widest range of colours – whatever your ride style, there’s a C Line for you.
Choose your gears, 2, 3, or 6. Select from 3 types of handlebar and seat posts too. Click luggage into place with the front carrier block (included) or add a rack to load up more. Swap out the saddle for a handmade Brooks, get dynamo lighting that you power yourself.
Brompton C Line is available in three models to suit your needs:
Urban, Utility & Explore.
Brompton C Line Urban: For zipping around the city
With 2 gears, the C Line Urban is lighter to ride and carry than all other C Line models. And with one gear trigger, it’s simple to use. Those that are up and down stairs, walking along platforms and in and out of lifts, will appreciate the benefits of this bike’s lower weight
Previous comparable models include: Brompton M2L, Brompton S2L
Brompton C Line Utility: A solid city rider
The 3-speed steel bike with hub gear was the first Brompton made – a solid city rider built for the streets of London. The sealed gears are protected from grit, water and impact for longer life and less maintenance. Easy-to-use hub gears let you shift when stationary making the C Line Utility a solid choice for stop / start commutes, especially in wetter cities.
Previous comparable models include: Brompton M3L, Brompton M3R, Brompton S3L
Brompton C Line Explore: Geared up to go further
You can load this 6-speed all-steel workhouse with luggage and a rack for all-weather commuting or touring, then go explore. Covers all contours, at home or further afield - some owners have cycled these around the world. Most use them to improve their day to day.
Previous comparable models include: Brompton M6L, Brompton M6R, Brompton S6L, Brompton S6R, Brompton H6L, Brompton H6R.
The Classic All-Steel Folding Bike, Supercharged.
The Electric C Line powers your journey and transforms into a compact, portable package that you can tow, store, and carry anywhere. It’s all the benefits of Brompton boosted with smart electric technology developed with Williams Advanced Engineering. Cross the city, escape the city, fly up hills, feel the freedom.
Brompton Electric C Line is available in two models to suit your needs:
Urban & Explore.
Brompton Electric C Line Urban: Fly around the city
The Electric C Line Urban with its simple 2-gear set up is lighter to ride, lighter to carry and easier to maintain. The 250-kwh hub motor and Smart Pedal Assist can be configured to kick-in when you choose. You have the option to change settings as you go. For leisurely commuting and city cruising.
Brompton Electric C Line Explore: Go explore, make it Electric
The Electric C Line Explore can go the distance with 6-gears and a 250-kwh hub motor. Smart Pedal Assist can be configured to kick-in when you choose. You have the option to change settings as you go. Load it up with luggage and a rack. Fold it, ride it, take it anywhere. We can’t wait to see the adventures you go on.
Previous comparable models: Brompton Electric M6L, Brompton Electric H6L
Choosing Your Handlebar
There are three handlebar types, offering different riding positions for varying heights of rider and riding styles.
Low (Previously known as S Type)
Ride position: Sporty for average to tall riders. Neutral position for shorter owners.
Mid (Previously known as M Type)
Ride position: Neutral/relaxed position for average to tall riders. A more sit-up position for shorter riders.
High (Previously known as H Type)
Riser profile with a stem (for extra height).
Ride position: Neutral for taller riders. Upright for small or average height owners – similar in style to a traditional Dutch bike.
Choosing Your Saddle Height
Every Brompton sold online is fitted with an Extended seatpost, as this fits most riders. Riders with smaller inside leg measurements can still select taller options and use them at a lower setting.
For an inside leg of 84 cm / 33" and under.
Our lightest and shortest seatpost.
For an inside leg of 84 – 89cm / 33 – 35”. Offers an additional 60mm of elevation but leaves the saddle correspondingly higher when folded.
For an inside leg of over 90cm / 35”. Offers up to 175mm more elevation than a standard post but the saddle only projects 20mm above the folded package.