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Brompton Folding Bikes


Animation of how a Brompton folding bike folds
Brompton folding bicycles effortlessly blend curiosity, art, engineering and practicality. Andrew Ritchie, Brompton’s inventor and founder, started building Bromptons by hand back in 1975. The company has since grown into the largest bicycle manufacturer in the UK. Brompton continues to manufacture each bicycle by hand in their London factory. Brompton’s design and engineering stands leagues ahead of any other folding bike. The Brompton folding bicycle’s ingenious design uses the seatpost to lock the folded bike together in a compact package that is easily carried or towed. Conveniently, the chain and gears are in the center of the folded package keeping any grease away from clothing and luggage. Its small size means that it is welcomed on most public transport and inside buildings for safe storage. There is no need to invest in costly car racks or pay extra fees for travel, as the Brompton fits into most airplane overhead bins, and stores neatly in a car, boat or RV. Brompton hits the sweet spot for folding bikes, as it offers a compact folded package, easy folding, as well as excellent ride quality to suit the needs of most commuters, tourists or casual riders. One of the most notable aspects of Brompton is its commitment to quality and ingenuity. Every bike comes with a 5 year warranty on the frame, and an entire team of brazers, designers and engineers working hard to make every Brompton the best it can be.

In stock Brompton folding bikes

In stock Brompton folding bikes
We keep about one hundred Brompton folding bikes in stock for quick delivery
We've been riding Brompton folding bikes since 2001 and a Brompton dealer since 2007. We have a large assortment of in stock Brompton folding bikes as well as parts & accessories to equip your Brompton folding bike. Typically we have between fifty and a hundred Brompton bicycles in stock, ready for test ride or shipment, mostly specced with 6 speeds and fenders. We stock the full range of Brompton folding bike spares and accessories, as well as a hearty assortment of third party add-ons for the Brompton enthusiast. Our service department is well versed in Bromptonese, so any modification or parts questions are easily fielded. If you are interested in purchasing your first Brompton folding bike, we’re here to help you through every step of the process. There are a lot of small decisions that add up to the perfect Brompton folding bike, so if you have questions, just ask! We’re happy to discuss in person, over the phone, or via email. If you're replacing an antiquated folder or adding a new Brompton to your family, we're here to re-familiarize you with the Brompton product and discuss any exciting new updates that have come about since we last talked.

Custom Brompton folding bikes

Brompton folding bike configuration tool
Custom Brompton folding bike configuration tool
If we don't have a Brompton bike in stock that matches a particular need or color preference, we can get you the exact Brompton you want straight from the factory. Ordering a custom Brompton folding bike is simpler than ever. Now in its second revision, our custom Brompton configuration tool allows you to virtually build up the ideal folding bike. In addition to Brompton factory options, there are supplemental gearing, lighting, luggage, as well as some very slick Brompton accessories that make owning a Brompton even more rewarding. Once you have configured your Brompton to your liking, click on the "request a quote" button at the top of the page. The information about the Brompton folding bike you created will be transmitted to us. Feel free to ask any questions in the forms provided and then submit. We'll reply with current lead-time as well as the availability of similar in stock Brompton bikes that could have you unfolded and riding faster than you ever thought possible.

Ordering a Brompton folding bike

Ordering a Brompton folding bike can be as simple as the click of a mouse, but more often than not it takes several emails, and many late nights conducting internet research. To help with the process, we have bikes available for test rides, and a full staff of Brompton knowledgeable folks. If you're not familiar with all the options on a Brompton, you can learn more through our custom Brompton configuration tool and then take a look at our in stock Brompton page to see if anything is a close match. We'd be happy to go over the options over the phone or email. When you’re ready to move forward, you can either select a Brompton bike that is in stock, or order a custom Brompton -- specifying up to two colors, frame material (titanium or steel), handlebar height/style, gearing, lighting, etc. We're here to help you if you have questions.

In stock Brompton folding bikes - quick Mods

We can swap out seatpost length, suspension block and saddles with limited or no additional cost. If you’d like to raise or lower the gearing to suit where you'll be riding the bike most often, or if you’d like to add a rear rack or generator lighting, we’re happy to oblige. Certain Brompton modifications such as changing the number of speeds or handlebar height/style is beyond a quick modification and may involve considerable costs. Please let us know what you are thinking and we'll let you know if it is possible along with the cost.

Why buy a Brompton folding bike from Clever Cycles?

Brompton folding bikes ready to ship
Shipment of Brompton folding bikes
We love Brompton folding bikes and it shows. On any given day, we have a least one Brompton folding bike in a workstand getting tuned up, and several more folded up on the floor and in the window, not to mention more than a dozen rental Bromptons. We've got thousands of miles on Bromptons, as well as the knowledge and selection to make sure your questions are answered accurately and efficiently. We've tested the products, and can provide feedback on their compatibility, use, and durability. Our Brompton folding bicycle stock is large enough to provide a good selection of options and is kept fresh with multiple shipments from the Brompton factory every month. We ensure that every Brompton bike that comes through our door is inspected, assembled, tuned, and test ridden. If we are shipping the bicycle to you, the bike is professionally packaged for transport in order to protect from damage. If you're local, we'll make sure your Brompton is running smoothly after its break-in period with a free safety tune-up. Financing is available if you'd like to spread out your payments for your Brompton folding bike over a few months or even a year.

Aftermarket Brompton folding bike accessories

We stock a wide range of accessories for the Brompton folding bicycle: Brompfication, Off Yer Bike, Carradice, B&W cases, Ergon grips, Busch & Muller lighting, Schwalbe tires, & Abus locks are just a few. We would be happy to make recommendations on which Brompton accessories you might want to add to your purchase. We use the products we sell, and only stock items that have proven functional with the Brompton and its folding capabilities.

Accessories for Brompton folding bikes

Brompton has a great assortment of bags available for their bikes -- more so than any other bike manufacturer we've seen. They've even designed a special Brompton toolkit that fits inside the frame and has the tools you'll need to make a repair while on the road. All of Brompton's folding bike accessories are high quality and form a complete system, not a project.

Brompton folding bike reviews and articles

Zen and the art of Brompton touring
Zen and the Art of Brompton Touring

The Unauthorized Brompton Touring Guide
The Brompton Touring Book

Two Brompton folding bikes
Brompton Specs for Touring
We've written a number of articles over the years on Brompton folding bike touring as well as partnering with The Path Less Pedaled to help them tell their story of touring with a Brompton. If you're interested in touring with your Brompton folding bike, take a look at the Youtube videos and associated Brompton blog posts.


Packing the Brompton folding bike


How Laura packs her Brompton folding bike


How Russ packs his Brompton folding bike


Amy from Clever Cycles demonstrates unfolding and folding the Brompton folding bicycle