How It Works

Everything about the Brompton is designed from the ground up to fit into the way you live and move around the city. The Brompton accessories are thoughtfully designed to enhance your cycling experience. Riding the Brompton, and using the full range of its features and accessories is a pleasure that only a well-crafted product can offer.

The Fold

  • The clever design means that the bike can easily be folded or unfolded in literally seconds.
  • When folded the bike is locked together in a compact package without the use of external straps or latches.
  • It can be carried or towed easily, and conveniently stored almost anywhere.
  • The chain and gears are in the center of the folded package, keeping them away from clothing and luggage.
  • The folded bike fits in an opening 24"x24"x9".
  • Unfolded, the bike has a wheelbase comparable to that of a standard bike, giving it sure-footed stability on the road.
  • It accommodates riders from under 5' to over 6' tall.


The four handlebar types offer different ride positions for various styles of riding. The handlebar options mean that the bike will give a superb, comfortable riding position. 

  • S-Type offers a more aggressive sporty position.
  • M-Type a classic moderate cycling position.
  • H-Type is great for tall riders or those preferring a very upright ride.
  • P-Type offers the flexibility of several hand positions.








The Ride


Riding the Brompton

The small wheels afford the bike great acceleration and maneuverability, ideal for stop-and-start city riding in traffic. The smaller wheel diameter also increases the strength and rigidity of the wheels. The suspension system and long seatpost make the bike comfortable to ride over rough surfaces and for longer distances.

Gearing Options

With 4 basic gearing options, plus the ability to adjust the range when ordering the bike, the gearing can be tailored to suit the rider and terrain. From first time commuter to scaling alpine climbs, there is a gearing option for everyone.

1 SPEED - Light and simple for flat city riding

2 SPEED  - One gear for hills and setting off, one for cruising. Flexible and lightweight

3 SPEED - A robust enclosed hub gear, a great choice for everyday cycling

6 SPEED - The ultimate all-rounder, for those who wish to take longer rides and challenging inclines