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Brompton Bike 2024 Range Explained

Legendary folding bike manufacturer, Brompton, have long been the go-to choice for easy and fast folding bikes.

 

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.

There isn't just one Brompton model — Brompton make a range of models to suit all riders. Until now, Brompton named their bike models based on a coding system, such as S3L, M6R, and H6L. Brompton have simplified their options and product names you can now choose from A Line, C Line, P Line and T Line, there are some handlebar shapes and gearing as well an electric Brompton options too, meaning that there is an ideal bike for every rider's need, budget, and riding style.

Quick Guide to Brompton Bikes

C Line
P Line
T Line
Models
Urban, Explore
Urban, Explore
One, Urban, Explore
Electric Option
Yes as standard or electric assisted
Yes as standard or electric assisted
No
Weight
from 11.35kg
from 9.99kg
from 7.95kg
Rear Frame
Brompton Steel Rear Frame
Superlight Advance Titanium Rear Frame
Superlight Advance Titanium Rear Frame
Fork Material
Steel
Titanium
Carbon
Speed
2, 6, 4 (electric only), 12 (electric only)
4, 12 (manual or electric)
1, 4, 12
Hinge Touch Points
Hardened Plastic
Aluminium Self Aligning
Aluminium Self Aligning
Roller Wheels
Standard
Updated Advance
Advance
Pedals
Standard Folding
Brompton Superlight
Brompton Superlight
Tyres
Schwalbe Racer
Continental Contact Urban
Schwalbe One

C Line Bikes

Original design, refined for modern cities

There are a number of bikes available in the C Line range, with many colours to choose from.

C Line is made to stand up to the rigours of everyday life in the city. Owners have taken them on around-the-world trips and are designed for year-round use.

C Line bikes are equipped with:

  • mudguards for all weather riding;
  • a front carrier block for Brompton luggage;
  • a folding pedal to make carrying and storing your bike super easy.

There is the option to add dynamo or battery lighting, designed to tuck out of the way when the bike is folded.

Brompton C Line Bikes: everything you need to know

C Line bikes are available with two types of gearing and riders have the option of choosing low, mid, or high handlebars depending on the position desired:

Urban — 2-speed gearing
With two gears, the C Line Urban is lighter to ride and carry than all other C Line models. And with one gear trigger, it's simple to use, too. It is ideal if you if in a flat area.

Explore — 6-speed gearing
The 6-speed do-it-all workhorse, geared up to go further. The C Line Explore covers all contours, at home or further afield, and is ideal for riders who may not always take the same route for their commute and those who want to use the bike for more than just city riding.

P Line Bikes

Performance-focused bikes with lightweight features

P Line is Brompton's lightweight folding bike. The Brompton P Line features a new steel and titanium frame, and a patent-pending gear system and wheelset, alongside a host of other updates. A superlight Brompton bike was first introduced in 2005 as a weight-saving bike that Brompton says made it easier for riders to get around, thanks to it being lighter to lift and carry, as well as faster on the road.

The P Line has a weight of 9.99kg, which Brompton say is nearly 2kg less than the C Line model. P Line is available in 4-speed and 12-speed versions. The revolutionary gear system features a cassette rather than the internal gear hubs found on other Brompton bikes. In-keeping with the low-weight design goal of the P Line, this system features a 60-gram derailleur. The derailleur found on the 4-speed Brompton P Line is said to "fit inside the compact fold" of the bike, presumably in an attempt to minimise the chances of it getting knocked and damaged.

P Line Urban — 4-speed gearing
The P Line Urban bike has 4 gears, unlike the C Line Urban which has 2. Despite the difference in number of gears it is everything the Urban model should be: a fine-tuned bike for city riding.

P Line Explore — 12-speed gearing
Unlike the C Line Explore, which has 6 gears, the P Line Explore has 12 gears. The P Line Explore features the easiest gear of all Bromptons to make even the toughest, steep climbs a simple affair. The bike also features the highest gear Brompton have ever made, along with lots more gears in between, making 12-speed Explore bikes even more comfortable for touring and exploring, as well as more accessible for riders who live on very hilly routes.

Brompton P Line Bikes: everything you need to know

To make moving the P Line around easier when it's folded up, Brompton have fitted new wheels as well as a new seat post design. The seat post can be locked at two separate heights, so you can have the post fully down for storing or halfway up for rolling. P Line currently consists of two bikes options, Urban and Explore. The P Line sits above Brompton's A Line and C Line in terms of price and performance claims.

Brompton P Line features:

  • 4-speed or 12-speed gearing
  • Mudguards
  • Titanium fork and rear triangle
  • Superlight pedals
  • Superlight saddle
  • Advanced aluminium self aligning hinge points
  • a front carrier block for Brompton luggage
  • A choice of low, mid, and high handlebars

Brompton Electric C Line & P Line

Electric C Line
Electric P Line
Models
Urban, Explore
Urban, Explore
Rear Frame
Steel Advance
Titanium
Fork
Steel
Titanium
Main Frame
Steel
Steel
Speed Options
4 or 12
4 or 12
Hinge Clamps
Composite Self-Aligning
Aluminium Self-Aligning
Roller Wheels
Advance
Updated Advance
Pedals
Standard Folding
Superlight Folding
Tyres
Schwalbe Racer
Continental Contact Urban
Weight
15.63 (for 4-speed)
15.6kg (for 4-speed)

Electric C Line & Electric P Line

Brompton Electric C Line

Brompton Electric C Line follows the ethos of the regular C Line bikes, with their robust build and classic looks. The Electric version gives you the freedom to travel further.

Brompton Electric C Line is equipped with:

  • Mudguards
  • Dynamo lights
  • Battery
  • Folding pedal
  • 4 or 12 speed gearing

Brompton Electric P Line is their lightest electric bike and suited to riders who may have to carry or transport the Brompton across stairs or navigate through different levels. It is also ideal for riders whose focus is on performance and speed when not using the electric function. It is available in 4 or 12 speed options.

Brompton Electric bikes offer all the benefits of a Brompton, boosted with smart electric technology, developed with Williams Advanced Engineering. The Electric C Line is equipped with mudguards, just like the other bikes in the Brompton C Line family, and also comes with lighting, too. The bikes are supremely portable, too, with the addition of larger, lighter Advance Roller Wheels so you can glide from street to building.

There is no need to awkwardly position your bike near a power point. Simply remove the lightweight (2.2kg) battery pack bag with one quick click. Carry it and plug it in wherever suits. The Electric C Line Explore has 3 levels of power assistance, giving you between a 25 and 50 mile range and the ability to travel up to 15.5 mph.

T Line & A Line

T Line: The lightest bike in the range, made in Sheffield from titanium

Brompton T Line bikes are the lightest bikes made by the British brand, weighing in at 7.46kg. Brompton shaved 2kg off the weight of their P Line bikes by using a full titanium frame and carbon fibre parts, and is pared back as much as possible to save weight.

Unlike all other Brompton frames, which are made in London, the T Line frame is welded in Sheffield.

Titanium is ultra strong and ultra light. It’s the world’s number one naturally occurring metal for strength-to-weight ratio. Being naturally corrosion resistant means high shine and zero rust in all conditions.

The T Line One is a single speed version and costs £3,750 (correct as of February 2024). The T Line Urban has a 4-speed gearing system, whilst the T Line Explore has a 12-speed gearing system. It is available from Brompton and selected Gold Retailers like Condor Cycles! 

The T Line has a carbon fibre fork and steerer tube, as well as a carbon handlebar, which Brompton says makes the ride of the bike stiffer and more responsive. Elsewhere, Brompton has opted for a carbon fibre crankset, which is paired with a cast titanium bottom bracket. The saddle also has carbon fibre seat rails and a carbon-reinforced base.

A Line: No frills Brompton

There is one bike in the A Line range. It is only available from Halfords or directly from Brompton and is a no frills bike that lacks the features of the C and P Line bikes, making it heavier than its more popular siblings.

It is available with a gloss white frame, equipped with 3-speed gearing, and features a silver riser handlebar and stem.

A Line bikes are not fitted with mudguards, bag support, or folding pedal. You can add these components at a later date to mirror the C Line specifications, but the overall cost of the items will make the bike similar in cost to the C Line, plus there is the time needed to fettle and fiddle with the mudguards to fit them.

Which Brompton handlebar is right for me?

Brompton make three handlebar styles: low, mid, and high. C Line and P Line bikes are available with all three bar styles, whilst A Line bikes are only available with a mid handlebar.

Brompton Handlebar Guide

Low is great for riders who want a sporty ride and a direct feel, and provides very direct handling thanks to its flat shape. Brompton previously used this handlebar shape on all S Type bikes.

Mid is one of the most popular bar choices. It has a riser shape and puts the rider in a comfortable position. For shorter riders, it may feel very upright, and for taller riders, it may feel a bit low. This handlebar is a classic shape and featured on previous models known as M Type, such as M3L and M6L.

High has the same riser profile as mid, but the bike has a longer stem, moving the bar a bit higher. It provides a neutral riding position for very tall riders and a very upright position for average height riders.
Formerly used on models known as H Type, such as H3L and H6L.

Brompton Luggage Explained

The best way to carry anything on your Brompton bike is with a Brompton bag. Each bag has the same mounting system, which simply slides onto the front carrier block.

Brompton bags are designed to fit easily to your bike and can remain fitted even when your Brompton is folded. The quick release mounting system makes it super easy to detach it without fussing with any velcro straps or ties.

This is thanks to the front carrier block. The block is positioned at front of the bike, so your steering remains smooth and stable, whatever your load. All C Line and Electric C Line models are fitted with a Front Carrier Block (FCB) as standard.

You can purchase a Front Carrier Block, it is universal part that fits all bikes whatever the model, age or edition.

Brompton Electric bikes have a specific Electric Bag range to incorporate the battery, with two options currently available. All are made with Cordura 1000D fabric, a weather-resistant, durable material that Brompton have applied a water-repellent treatment to.

Metro bags all feature a messenger style shoulder strap, and have lots of handy little pockets for city commuters and a pouch for your Oyster card. Metro bags are available in multiple sizes.

Brompton Metro Bags

Borough bags are designed for all sorts of tasks, whether it's multiple trips, weekend shopping, or commuting. The bags have a roll-top closure. Waterproof bags in the Borough range have welded seams to keep the water out.

Brompton Borough Bag

Why choose Condor for your Brompton?

Decades of Experience

Condor has retailed Brompton bicycles, parts, bags and accessories for over 3 decades. Our staff are highly trained on all things Brompton.

Brompton Gold Retailer

Condor is a Brompton Gold Retailer — the highest status that a Brompton retailer can achieve. We stock just about every Brompton spare, as well as their full range of accessories.

Brompton Home Delivery

As a Brompton Gold Retailer, we are one of small number of retailers accredited by Brompton to ship bicycles anywhere in the UK. Home delivery is not available for Brompton Electric. Every Brompton is checked and certified by our specialist Brompton mechanics before we ship to you. Bromptons are shipped in purpose-made boxes to protect your bike and make it simple to unfold and go. We'll include a quick start guide and owner's manual in the box, plus an Allen key or spanner depending on the model selected. Our customer service team are Brompton aficionados and on hand to give advice — from choosing your Brompton, to setting it up at home, to helping with your first fold.

Brompton Demo Bikes

Condor offers at least four demonstrator bikes, which cover the full range of handlebar styles and gearing. Brompton Electric bicycles are also available for test ride at the store.

Certified B-Spoke Retailer

Condor also offers a B-spoke custom build service, allowing customers to choose their own Brompton specification. Lead time varies throughout the year.

Accredited Workshop Servicing

The Condor workshop has been accredited the highest level of certification by Brompton. The three cog rating shows that Condor mechanics are able to offer a range of servicing and hold inventory of all Brompton essential and recommended spares.

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