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Brompton C Line Explore - Mid Handlebar - Racing Green

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Brompton C Line
Original design refined for modern cities
The original design with the 3-part fold, hand-made in our London factory since 1975. Compact, robust - a serious folding bike that’s fun to ride. Although C Line is built to stand up to the rigours of everyday city life, owners have taken them on round-the-world trips, country tours, and even to the South Pole. But mostly they are used in cities 364 days a year (we recommend a day off for an annual service).

Over 40-years refinement
Although continuously enhanced, the basic concept of the classic all-steel bike has remained the same – a solid city rider that folds down small. Every change, since the start, has offered genuine benefits to our owners. It's never been about trends. Today, with its refined geometry and improved parts, not only does the bike ride and fold better than ever but the quality is better too. Specialists, such as our steel brazers and wheel builders, focus their expertise on one area - crafting the best bike possible.

Engineered by us, made for you
Built to last and quality assured in our London factory. Every Brompton frame is individually numbered and comes with a registered 7-year warranty. Find the right model for you.

Some things just stand out. Think of a famous building. There’s a good chance we’d guess it in five. And that’s not because its architect set out to be memorable – after all, most of them agree that form follows function. It’s the same here: if you ask the nearest cyclist to name a folding bike, one name comes to mind.

As British as a red double decker bus, as international as a yellow taxi cab. But more useful – and more portable – than both combined.

The C Line is the bike that started it all. In 1975, engineer Andrew Ritchie set out with the conviction that there was a better way to move around the city. He already knew that the humble bicycle was the best way to get where you’re going – but its function could be improved. A real-life magic carpet ride. A bike that goes everywhere with you, no hassle, no stress. Brompton – and the classic C Line – was born.

Reliable, comfortable steel frame, robust equipment, all in a compact folding design. Made to unlock your city, and the world. Nothing folds like a Brompton.

The C Line folding bike captures the same fun-to-ride, go-anywhere feeling it always has. And today, with refined geometry, sleek design updates and modernised components, it does it better than ever.

For over 45 years, owners across the world have customised their trusty steel folding bikes in hundreds of ways to suit their needs. Some have ridden around the world. Most have used them to improve their every day. With C Line, your options are always open.

FEATURES

THE BEST, SINCE 1975
You don’t want to be held back, you want to be set free. We’ve been connecting the dots in cities and beyond for nearly fifty years.

EVERYTHING FOLDS
Even the pedal. Expertly engineered to transform into a small locked package in under 20-seconds.

BRILLINATLY COMPACT
Weighing about the same as a small suitcase you can go anywhere with your C Line.

BUILT TO LAST
Enjoy your Brompton for longer. Each one is handbuilt and quality assured in our London factory, with a 7-year frame warranty to boot.

OPTIONS FOR ALL
There’s a C Line for everyone with our widest ever range of colours, gears and accessories.

CARRY EVERYTHING YOU NEED
From your laptop to your labradoodle with our integrated luggage system.

RIDE LOW RIDE HIGH
With handlebar options that mimic the feeling of road bikes, hybrids and cruisers

SIT COMFORTABLE
With different seatposts to suit your leg length. And the unique Brompton saddle clamp that allows for the smallest of adjustments.

COLOUR
Racing Green
First seen on racing cars in the UK and now one of the most iconic colours in the automotive world, this dark green shade is a classic. Matt finish
All Brompton bikes are powder-coated in the paint facility at our London Factory using energy from renewable sources.

RIDER FIT
Mid - The riser handlebar. For a natural, relaxed position.
Standard Height Seatpost - For an inside leg of up to 84 cm / 33 inches.

MODEL
C Line Explore 6-speed
The 6 speed do-it-all workhorse – geared up to go further. Covers all contours, at home or further afield. Our widest range of gears - everything you need to explore the city and beyond.
From 12.0 kg/26.5 lbs
Previous model name: M6L

Specs

Edition C Line
Speeds Explore 6 Speed
Gear Ratio Standard Gearing
Drivetrain Brompton Wide-range 6 speed drivetrain (2 x 3 speed), 300% range
Main Frame Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing with hand brazing and selected auto-brazed joints
Rear Frame Hand brazed cold-formed micro-alloy steel tubing
Fork Steel brazed fork
Weight 12.1 kg
Folded Size 645mm (H) x 565mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3'' x 23'' x 10.6'')
Saddle Brompton saddle, integrated carry handle, mounts for Brompton rear light and saddle bag
Seatpost Standard Seatpost: 21.063" ideal for smaller to average height riders this seatpost will suit the majority of people with an inseam 26"-32", suitable for maximum inside leg up 33"
Extended Seatpost: 23.42" designed for the slightly taller rider with an inside leg 33"-35", this seatpost gives up to 2.357" (60mm) extra saddle height than the standard Brompton seatpost
Seatclamp Composite seat clamp and rear frame clip
Pedals Brompton Folding left hand and non-folding right-hand pedals
Hinge Clamp Composite hinge clamp levers
Front Wheel Double-wall rim, 28 spokes laced to a Brompton front hub
Rear Wheel Double wall rim, 28 spoke, Brompton Wide ratio 3 speed internal gear hub
Tyres 349 x 35C Schwalbe Marathon Racer. A puncture resistant tyre with a reflective sidewall
Tubes Schrader valve
Chainset 6061 forged aluminium crank with 50T chainring and integrated chainguard
Bottom Bracket Square taper bottom bracket
Chain Pusher Brompton Chain pusher
Shifter Brompton 2 and 3 speed Trigger shifters
Brakes Brompton Dual Pivot Calipers
Headset Brompton headset
Front Carrier Front carrier block adaptor for all types of Brompton luggage
Mudguards Mudguards with rubberized flap
Previous Model Name Brompton M6L

* Subject to change without notice.

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Brompton C Line. The original, made for today.

The original Brompton folding bike. With a robust steel frame, proudly handmade in London. The most customisable Brompton model, there’s a C Line for everyone. The C Line folding bike captures the same fun-to-ride, go-anywhere feeling it always has. And today, with refined geometry, sleek design updates and modernised components, it does it better than ever. For over 45 years, owners across the world have customised their trusty steel folding bikes in hundreds of ways to suit their needs. Some have ridden around the world. Most have used them to improve their every day. With C Line, your options are always open. www.brompton.com

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