Brompton C Line Explore

C-LINE – The Classic All-Steel Folding Bike. Original design refined for modern cities.

Load this 6-speed all-steel workhorse with luggage and a rack for all-weather commuting or touring, then go explore. Some owners have cycled these around the world. Most use them to improve their day-to-day.

The Brompton folding system.

Invented in 1975 by Brompton founder Andrew Richie. Expertly engineered to transform the bike into a small, locked package a little larger than its wheels – all in under 20-seconds. Nothing folds like a Brompton folds.

Not like other bikes.

Brompton engineer an efficient solution for moving around the city and beyond. This is a bike that does more than the obvious, it answers problems owners say they didn’t know they had. ‘You don’t get Brompton until you get a Brompton.’

Each bike is hand-built and quality-assured at Brompton’s London factory to cope with the daily demands of city riding. All Brompton bikes are powder coated in the London factory’s in-house paint facility using environmentally friendly powders and energy from renewable resources powder coated.

Version with 6-speed gears, dynamo light, rear rack, flat handlebar and standard seatpost (for up to 84cm inside leg measurement).

Handlebar version Low:

  • Straight profile.
  • Riding position: Sporty for medium and tall riders.
  • Neutral position for smaller riders.

Brompton C Line Features:

  • Hand-brazed steel frame and fork.
  • Available with 2, 3 and 6 gears (Urban / Utility / Explore)
  • Three handlebar types: Low, Mid and High
  • Three seatpost lengths
  • Same wheelbase & similar riding position as a full-size bike
  • Handmade and quality assured in London (UK)
  • Fast folding time of about 10-20 seconds
  • 16″ wheels for quick acceleration – ideal for city riding
  • Individually numbered frame with 7 year manufacturer warranty
  • High availability of spare parts
  • Front Carrier Block (FCB) for Brompton luggage carrier system


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Fact Sheet of Brompton C Line Explore – 6-Speed – Low Bar – Standard Seatpost – Rear Rack & Dynamo – 16″ Folding Bike – 2022 – house red matt
Product Name: Brompton C Line Explore – 6-Speed – Low Bar – Standard Seatpost – Rear Rack & Dynamo – 16″ Folding Bike – 2022 – house red matt
Manufacturer: Brompton
Item Code: BPT599050
activity: Cycling
gender: women, men, unisex
material: Steel
usage bikesport: City, Folding Bike
cassette: sprocket, 2-speed
shifter: Changing device with trigger
rear derailleur: 6-speed (3-speed gear hub + 2-speed chain changer)
bottom bracket: Square taper
chainring ratio: 50
crankset: 6061 forged aluminium
brakes: Brompton dual pivot rim brakes
wheels: 16″, 28 spoke
seat post: Standard Seatpost
saddle: Brompton Wide
handle bar: Low Bar
fork: Brazed rigid steel fork
headset: Brompton
frame: Heat-treated steel tube, hand-soldered, automatically machined solder joints
groupset: other
gear ratio: 13-16
number of chainrings: 1
shifting system: Internal Gear Hub, 6-speed
shifting actuation: Mechanical
bike extras: with Lighting System, with Fender , with Carrier
brake type: Rim Brake
wheel size: 16″ (349mm)
bike special accessories: Brompton pump, LED light, mudguards, rear rack
bike lights: Busch und Müller Dynamo light
pedals: Brompton
tires: Schwalbe Marathon Racer, 349 x 35C
brake actuation: Mechanical
Model year: 2022
Color: Red
fork construction: Rigid Fork
weight: 12660g
cable routing: external
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