Buying your first Brompton is never easy. There are many things to consider and the different combinations in models and colours are sheer endless. So where the heck do you begin. Honoustly? I had no idea!
Thank Jebus for the Brompton Bike Builder, an easy to use tool that let’s you ‘design’ your own bike. Step by step the bike builder guides you towards an unmistakable fantastic end result.
What is your material of choice? Steel or the pricier, yet lighter titanium? And what handlebar and seatpost tickles your fancy? Exactly how many gears do you prefer? A rear rack or not, and do you want lighting or will reflectors do the trick? And than there’s a wide range of colours to choose from. For the frame, and again for the extremities. Choices need to be made and believe me, it’s harder than you think. Introducing: ‘The Brompton Bike Builder’.
What I find positive about the Brompton Bike Builder, is that whatever choice you make, it immediately shows you the price of the bike and the total weight. Ideal to keep track of you’re budget, and if you’re looking to cut some weight, it’s pretty easy to see which parts are the heaviest. Price and weight, to my belief two rather important factors when buying a folding bike.
So you’ve built the bike of your dreams. One thing you don’t want to do is buy the bloody thing without giving it a test ride.
If you have tried out different types of Bromptons at your local bike shop, by all means, place your order. But if not, make sure you do. The difference between an H and an S type is gigantic, and you won’t be enjoying your ride on a regular seat post when you should have bought an extended or telescopic one. Without doubt that the people at your local bike shop will help you out with any questions you might have.
Once you’ve chosen which type of Brompton suits you best, and you’ve built the bike of your dreams, you are ready to order. And still the hardest part is still to come. The wait until your bike is finally ready! If it eases the pain, it’s well worth the wait!
Want to find out where the nearest Brompton dealer is, this shop locator will help you out!