Brompton Folding Bikes

At Harry Hall's we have been selling and servicing Bromptons for over 20 years. We keep a full range of Brompton bikes, parts and accessories in our city centre shop. Our mechanic is fully qualified and experienced and can do most jobs on site. All our staff are knowledgeable so feel free to come in store or ring with any queries you may have.


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Why a Brompton

It rides well, folds small and is easy to carry... Brompton have been around for over 30 years, from humble beginnings in a West London railway arch to a 22,000 sq foot modern factory, which is still in London. The design created in a bedroom by founder Andrew Ritchie MBE has not only stood the test of time but has remained essentially unchanged. In 1995 Brompton won a Queens award for export, in 2009 the 'Prince Phillips designers prize' and In the Queen's Birthday Honors of 2010, the company was awarded two Queen's Awards for Enterprise - in the Innovation and International Trade categories. For his enterprises he has been knighted by the Queen.

It is a very British thing and Brompton have some good old fashioned British values. They will not compromise on quality and service, spares back up is key to their philosophy.

Check out their website, its a good read and genuinely shows what they're all about.



The Ride

The Brompton is a bike which rides superbly, is safe, agile and fast, yet folds easily and quickly into a highly-compact and portable package. The result is a vehicle that increases your sense of freedom and independence.

Finely-engineered and elegant, the Brompton has a full-sized frame, made mainly of steel for strength and stiffness. It is designed to be practical and light enough to be genuinely portable; actual weight depends on model and configuration, but ranges from 9 - 12.5 kg (20 - 28lbs).

The combination of a rigid frame and accurate alignment makes for efficient transmission of your energy and a lively, first-rate ride; countless owners use them on long journeys and for touring.



Personal Transport

The Brompton is truly personal transport you can take with you even when you're not riding it. On trains and buses it tucks neatly into luggage space (it is welcome on practically all public transport)... on aircraft, although it won't fit as luggage in most (though not all!) cabins, it can be checked in; and it's great to ride off at the other end... in cars, on yachts, behind the pilot's seat of a single-prop, in caravans and on narrow boats, Bromptons are taken on trips as frequently as they take their owners on journeys.

And at the end of your commute, your trip or your voyage, your Brompton will fit safely and snugly in a cupboard, under your desk at work or in a cloakroom at the theatre or restaurant. With no risk of theft, your Brompton will still be there later - your personal transport.



The fold

A key feature of the Brompton is the compactness and practicality of its fold. With a little practice, this is achieved without any difficulty in 10 - 20 seconds. The dimensions of the folded bike are: 585mm high x 545mm long x 270mm wide (22.2" x 21.5" x 10.6").

When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package little larger than its wheels. The folded package may be picked up without any risk that the bike will unfold - reassuring when running for a train or handing it to a cloakroom attendant!

There are no projections or loose parts with the folded package and, using the frame or saddle as a handle, it carries like a small suitcase, lightweight and easy to manage. The fold is designed to keep vulnerable parts, like lights and cable-runs, out of harm's way and, by folding them in, to keep the greasy chain and gears away from clothing and luggage. Small rollers allow the bike to be pushed into inaccessible corners.



The Fit

There are four types of Brompton, with different handlebar styles designed for different styles of riding and use.

M-type

The distinctive U-shape of the M Type's handlebars has been used on the Brompton since the outset: it gives a fairly upright ride with excellent control. The M Type is the all-rounder in the range and remains the most popular Brompton, as much at home in the city as on a country lane. Accepts all Brompton front luggage options.

Grip hight 1015mm

S-type

The grips are lower and about 50mm further forward than on the M Type, giving a sporty riding position which complements the positive feel of these bikes. Only accepts the Brompton S bag.

Grip hight 935mm

P-type

The multiple positions afforded by the P Type's handlebars are designed with the touring cyclist in mind.The lower grips are angled for comfort and on longer stretches of road, allow the rider to get down out of the wind. The upper grips provide a welcome contrast after a long stretch of riding. Accepts all Brompton front luggage options

Grip hight 880 to 1033mm

H-type

The H Type is the new addition to the range for 2012. Providing a markedly more upright riding position, the H Type is for those who like to travel with unhurried style, taking in the journey along the way. Accepts all Brompton front luggage options

Grip height 1072mm

Which one is for YOU

At Harry Halls' have been selling and servicing Bromptons for over 25 years. We have enjoyed many interesting moments matching customers with the right bike. Whether it's a sporty number to go in the boot of the Ferrari, a lightweight one to fit behind the pilots seat, a handy one to go on the boat, leave in the caravan, tour Spain on, use on the train... or a practical one to use day in - day out! We can help!

Interesting Links

Brompton launch new Train Station Bike hire schemeBromptonDock
You don't have to be mad to ride a Brompton, just interesting. 2013 World Championships
Maintenance tips from Brompton. Technical Videos

Current Stock

Click the Type you are interested in to view our current stock.

M-type

Grip hight 1015mm

S-type

Grip hight 935mm

P-type

Grip height 880-1033mm

H-type

Grip height 1072mm

Black Edition

Hurry Limited Stock

Want something different?

Brompton Something Differente

many customers are taking advantage of Brompton's Custom Build Option. It costs no more and enables you to get exactly what you want, be it a colour scheme, lower gears or a hub dynamo.

Use 'Brompton's Inter-Active Bike Builder' to calculate the weight of your chosen bike, experiment with colours, see what it looks like with luggage on and find out how much it will cost. And it's a great way of helping you understand what all the Brompton options are about!

Buying a Brompton is fun, call in and have a chat, view the options, take a test ride. We're here to help.

If you know what you want, you can order it on-line for in-store collection (**) using the link below. We also offer a few extra options like grip, saddle & mudguard colour!

Go to the Brompton Inter-Active Bike Builder

(**)Brompton wisely do not allow bikes to be mail ordered out, as it's a tecnical product and the fold etc need explaining. We can personally deliver your cycle, often out of hours and do this. You must live within 25 miles of the shop and there is a £25 charge to cover time, fuel etc.)

Spares & Accessories

At Harry Hall's we stock all the major accessories (bags etc.) and keep most of the popular spares in stock. These parts, unlike the bikes are available to order on-line. If you need something we do not currently range, please ring us and we'll order it in for you.

Brompton Demo Bikes

We offer 2 types of test ride.

A Quickie

To assess size and give you a quick feel for a bike, you are welcome to have a short ride on most bikes we have in-store. This is done on either the road outside the shop or on the car park behind. You must stay in view of the assistant and it has to be a dry day!

Full Day Demo

Ride one of our demo bikes where you would normally ride. Compare it's performance where it really matters. You can have it for upto 4 days. This can only be arranged in-store. There may be a charge for this which is refundable if a new bike is purchased.

We will require an official ID in the form of passport or driving licence with your current address and photo, plus a £300 credit card deposit.

PLEASE NOTE, WHEN YOU HAVE OUR BIKE YOU ARE ACCEPTING FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT. THEREFORE ANY DAMAGE OR THEFT WILL BE CHARGED TO YOU.

Brompton M6-R

This has the popular 'M' bars, 6 gears, mudguards, rear carrier rack, EZ wheels, firm suspension bush & Shimano hub dynamo lighting.

Brompton P6-R

This has the multi-position 'P' bars, 6 gears, mudguards, rear carrier rack with EZ wheels.

Brompton H3-L

This has the upright 'H' bars, robust 3 speed gearing, EZ wheels & a soft suspension bush.

Brompton S2-LX (titnanium)

This has the lower, Sporty 'S' bars, lightweight 2 speed gearing, EZ wheels & a firm suspension bush.
     

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