The first and most important choice to make when designing your Brompton is picking the handlebar type. Different handlebars offer different riding positions. See the options below.
Number of Gears
Brompton offers different gearing options based on the type of riding you plan to do with your bike. Each different gearing type can also have its range adjusted by selecting different front chain rings. The standard gearing uses a 50 Tooth chain ring, Reduced gearing uses a 44 Tooth chain ring, or you can go big with a 54 Tooth chain ring.
2 Speed – Lightweight and gives you some gearing change by adding the Brompton chain pusher that moves the chain similar to a derailleur.
3 Speed – The three speed uses an internally geared hub for shifting. It adds a bit of weight to the bike, but has the advantage of being able to be shifted when the bike is at a dead stop
6 Speed – A combination of the 2 and 3 speed to give you the widest gearing available from Brompton.
Racks and Fenders
Bromptons are available without fenders or a rack (E-Type), with fenders (L Type), or with fenders and a rack (R Type).
Brompton Color Options
A Brompton model number consists of its bar type, number of speeds, and whether or not it has a fenders or a rack. For example, a H6R Brompton bike would be have an H type handlebar, 6 speeds, with a rack and fenders.
If you are interested in test riding a Brompton, feel free to stop by our store and check one out. We have a large variety of models in stock. You can also join us on a weekend group ride if you’d like to try out a folding bike on a longer ride. Visit our Group Rides page for more information.
Build Your Brompton
Brompton folding bikes can be configured for riders of all sizes. Whether you are short or tall, you can design a Brompton that will fit you for a comfortable ride. They have a wide variety of colors, accessories, and part combinations to adapt to all types of riding styles. Put together your favorite combination with the: Brompton Bike Builder