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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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The Brompton in our family car: taking up less space than a baby stroller!
The Brompton in our family car: taking up less space than a baby stroller!
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
The Brompton Junction in the
The Brompton Junction in the "Negen Straatjes" in Amsterdam is missing one bike... guess where that one went? HA!
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)
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
You can tell the Brompton bike design is both refined and matured: things like the super strong reinforced mudgards give you plenty of confidence to simply use the bike - also note the titanium rear frame
You can tell the Brompton bike design is both refined and matured: things like the super strong reinforced mudgards give you plenty of confidence to simply use the bike - also note the titanium rear frame

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