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Riding the Brompton foldable bike

Sep. 15, 2022 -

Rarely have I been so amazed by a bike: the past 5 months since I've picked up my Brompton foldable bike in Amsterdam have been great fun! About 500KM down the road, I'm happy to share some of my experiences with this ingenious piece of engineering, read on!

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My bike has both a 2-speed rear derailleur and a 3-speed internal gear hub, making a total of 6 gears with a very wide range
My bike has both a 2-speed rear derailleur and a 3-speed internal gear hub, making a total of 6 gears with a very wide range
Watch the GCN video on YouTube where pro cyclist Andrew Feather compares the Brompton to a super road bike in a hill climb
Watch the GCN video on YouTube where pro cyclist Andrew Feather compares the Brompton to a super road bike in a hill climb
It's compact and lightweight, easily allowing you to move it around the platform and trains (<10KG)
It's compact and lightweight, easily allowing you to move it around the platform and trains (<10KG)
No need to pay extra for the foldable bike in the train: it is considered
No need to pay extra for the foldable bike in the train: it is considered "normal luggage"
Wherever and whenever you go: the Brompton foldable bike is like a friendly companion ever willing to join you!
Wherever and whenever you go: the Brompton foldable bike is like a friendly companion ever willing to join you!
My modern Brompton foldable bike - note how similar it is to the earlier model
My modern Brompton foldable bike - note how similar it is to the earlier model

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