The Classic All-Steel Folding Bike.
Original design refined for modern cities. The original design with the 3-part fold, handmade in Brompton's London factory since 1975. Compact and robust – it's a seriously engineered bike that's fun to ride.
C Line Utility
Everything in one hub. Three internal gears, robust and low maintenance. An all-rounder for city riding.
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.
The Brompton Bike
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.
When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package, a little larger than its wheels. The vulnerable parts, like lights and cable-runs, are folded out of harm's way, and the oily chain and gears are kept away from clothing and luggage.
The Brompton can be carried like a small suitcase using the frame or saddle as a handle. And it can be pushed or towed easily on the small roller wheels.
On trains and buses it tucks neatly into luggage space (it is welcome on most public transport). It can be cycled to the airport and checked in as a luggage (and taken in the cabin on some airlines) – it's great to ride at the other end. It goes in cars, on yachts, behind the pilot's seat of a single-prop, in caravans and on narrowboats.
Brompton's are taken on trips as frequently as they take their owners on journeys.
A variety of luggage options are also available.
Nothing Folds Like A Brompton Folds
- It takes around 10-20 seconds to fold a Brompton
- The current world record for 'Fastest Fold' is held by Ivo Petrouš of the Czech Republic with an impressive 4.14-second maneuver
- When folded,
- the seat post locks the folded bike in place
- all the oily / dirty parts are tucked away
- the bike stands on its rolling wheels
- and you can tow it by the handlebars
- The average model weighs around 11 kg making it easy to carry with you
A Brompton travels with you
- on rush-hour trains, no need to book ahead
- the underground or overground – metros, shuttles and tubes
- in taxi boats or a ferries
- on aeroplanes and helicopters
- stows in small car boots and cabs/taxis
- fits on some kayaks and tuk-tuks
Brompton bikes are built to last
- handmade and quality assured in the Brompton London factory
- the individually numbered frames come with a 7-year warranty on registration
- the ongoing commitment to 'access to parts' means you can upgrade and maintain as and when you need
Bromptons are seriously engineered bikes that are fun to ride
- they have the same wheel-base as a full-size bike
- and the ride position is similar too
- the 16" wheels allow you to accelerate faster
- making them ideal for city riding
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Speeds||Utility 3 Speed|
|Gear Ratio||Reduced Gearing|
|Frame Material||All Steel|
|Main Frame Colour||Black|
|Tyre||Schwalbe Marathon Racer - 349 x 35C - puncture resistant tyre with a reflective sidewall|
|Included Pump||New Brompton Pump with flexible hose compatible with Schrader and Presta Valves|
|Front Carrier Block||Front Carrier Block adaptor for all types of Brompton luggage|
|Folded Size||645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3'' x 23'' x 10.6'')|
|Main & Front Frame||Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing with hand brazing and selected auto-brazed joints|
|Stem||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|
|Handlebar||Mid Handlebars - type triple butted (6061) aluminium handlebar with shot peened finish|
|Grips||Lock-on grips with soft-compound rubber adhered to an engineered core|
|Seatpost||Chromoly steel tube, centreless ground, chrome plated for hardness, delivered in a standard length, suitable for maximum inside leg 33 inches / 84 cm|
|Seat Clamp||Composite seat clamp and rear frame clip in matt black finish|
|Chainset||(6061) forged aluminium crank with 44T chainring and integrated chainguard|
|BB||Square taper bottom bracket|
|Pedals||Brompton Folding left hand and non-folding right-hand pedals|
|Chain Pusher||2 speed chain pusher|
|Chain Tensioner||Designed to deal with the large variations in chain whilst being folded and unfolded|
|Shifter||3 Speed Trigger shifter|
|Brakes||Brompton Dual Pivot Calipers|
|Hinge Clamps||Composite hinge clamp levers|
|Mudguards||Mudguards with rubberized flap|
|Rack||A die-cast aluminium rack can carry loads up to 10kg, also designed to improve the ability to roll the folded bike without carrying|
|Front Wheel||Double-wall rim, 28 spokes laced to a Brompton front hub|
|Rear Wheel||Double-wall rim, 28 spokes laced to a Brompton Wide ratio 3 speed internal gear hub with 2 speed external gears (13 and 16 tooth), giving 6 usable gears with a 300% gear range|
|Previous Model Name||Brompton M3L|
* Subject to change without notice.
Brompton Bicycle: Made For Cities
Folding a Brompton
Unfolding a Brompton