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Help Me Choose a Brompton Bicycle

Choosing a bike is about making sure it’s right for you. The right fit for your height, and the right style for the riding position you want. Follow this guide to find your perfect Brompton.

There are several range options available to begin your Brompton journey. The best model for you will depend on how you intend to ride the bike and the other features or benefits you are looking for, such as electric-assist, weight, or whether you want details like mudguards, for riding in all weathers.

Every Brompton features the same compact fold and all our bikes are proudly designed, developed and made in London, since 1975.

A Brompton bike is perfect for those that live, work or play in cities: The bike folds up to a third of its size, and weighs on average just 11kg for a standard model, which means a Brompton is suitable to take on all forms of transport – perfect for commuting on trains, popping in the boot of the car and taking out of the city for some fresh air, hailing a taxi when the weather changes or you want to get home late at night.


When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package, a little larger than its wheels.

The Brompton Range Explained

Brompton Classic Range


The original all steel city bike. Decades of reengineering from rider feedback, has resulted in the world’s most iconic folding bike.

Choose from our best selling models or custom-build your own from 1000’s of combinations. Choose your handlebar, colour, gearing, components and lighting.

Brompton Electric


A smart, fast, and reliable way to get around and explore your city. The in-house designed electric motor is powered by a rechargeable battery and can provide 3 levels of pedal assist to suit your riding style. The removable battery means the Brompton Electric remains as compact as ever.

With two handlebar options (M Type or H Type) and gearing options to choose from; 2-speed or 6-speed, there is an e-bike to suit your needs.

Brompton Superlight


Brompton Superlight marries the classic steel mainframe with a titanium rear frame, front fork and other lightweight componentry to deliver high quality performance with excellent portability; the ultimate solution for getting around the city.

Superlight models are available in any of the classic bike combinations, with a titanium front fork and rear frame, for a weight-saving of 750g.

Colour Options

New for 2021 - Cloud Blue


A light, almost pastel shade of blue keeps us thinking of our favourite riding conditions – blue skies with wispy clouds.

On trend and the perfect partner for our Metro range of bags.

How to Find the Right Brompton Spec for You

A simple naming convention is used for each model. An M6L, for example, has an M type handlebar, is a 6 speed, and is equipped with mudguards (L).

Each option is explained in more detail below.

Choosing Your Handlebar


There are three handlebar types, offering different riding positions for varying heights of rider and styles of riding.

If you’re taller, you generally want your seat and handlebars higher up, if you’re on the shorter side you generally want your seat and handlebars lower.

Everyone will sit on a bike slightly differently, but if you want a sportier posture you’ll want your handle bars lower and if you want a more relaxed posture you’ll want your handle bars higher.

Choosing Your Gears


With 3 simple options, 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.

Choosing Your Version

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.


Help Me Choose, Brompton Bicycle, folding bike

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