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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 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
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
Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
Early Brompton model
Early Brompton model
My Brompton foldable bike compared to my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road: two very different machines
My Brompton foldable bike compared to my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road: two very different machines
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

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