Benefits of a Brompton Folding Bike
What the Brompton gives you!
Brompton has been incredibly influential when innovating and designing folding bikes, their vision and the products that have been created from it have helped make them the market leaders when it comes to specialist folding bikes. The benefits of choosing a folding bike over any other type of bike, or indeed any other brand are many. Let’s explore a few of these benefits.
Specifically Designed for Commuting
Brompton bikes are specifically designed for commuting in urban environments. Folding bikes themselves (unlike most other bikes) are small enough to be taken on trains and buses meaning that commuters do not have to choose between cycling and getting public transport, they can do both if that is the best way to reach their destination. It folds down to a portable, practical size (585mm high x 565mm long x 270mm wide / 23″ x 22.2″ x 10.6″).
Due to the Brompton bikes ride position and small wheels, the bike is well suited to fast acceleration and manoeuvrability. This is especially helpful when commuters are trying to get through traffic lights or weave in and out of traffic on busy roads. Each bike in Brompton’s range is built using a steel frame, and tough puncture resistant tyres meaning it can handle the elements as well as anything potentially damaging that may be on the road surface. Every bike in Brompton’s range folds easily into a portable package in a couple of seconds. As a bike can get dirty from travelling around, the idea of carrying one with you can be off-putting to many. Fortunately, Brompton bikes are designed to make sure that any parts that get too dirty are kept out of the way when folded. When carried the grip used is the handlebars themselves. For more info on the range vist to The Bicycle Doctor in Manchester to talk to an expert.
Value for Money
Another benefit of a Brompton folding bike is its cost-effectiveness. The bike will have paid for itself in a matter of months, the money saved on bus fare alone will have made up this saving. Currently, a weekly bus pass costs around £12 a week in the UK, more in densely populated urban areas like London or Manchester. Need to get a bus before you get on the train? No problem. Save all that money on bus passes and just use the bike, then fold it and carry it on the train with you. An added bonus to this is that nobody ever got fitter by waiting in line for a bus than sitting on the bus. Cycling, however, as far as benefits of fitness go is another story.
Safety Features of the Bike
Brompton takes safety very seriously, and each of the folding bikes they design are done so with this in mind. Each bike is built by hand by a team of highly qualified builders at their factory in London. When navigating busy streets, it’s the details that are important when considering how a bike handles. The small wheels and responsive handling allow the rider to get a quick start from stationary and swiftly navigate around potholes and other road obstacles. The upright riding position allows the rider to be fully aware of the traffic in front of them as well as around them from other directions. For riding at night, a range of lighting options can be selected on the bike, from battery powered to hub-dynamos to ensure the rider is clearly visible and safe from oncoming traffic.
Security is a Design Benefit
Security is also an issue for cyclists. Leaving your bike chained up and the mercy of thieves is something that puts a lot of people off buying a bike or using one they already have. Unlike cars, which can be locked and are obviously fixed in one place, bikes a lighter and much easier to steal. Many people use bike chains to lock or attach their bikes to a fixed point, but even this is not without its risks and complications. The theft of bikes is unfortunately on the rise as more people decide to take up cycling and therefore more needs to be done to prevent it. The portability of a Brompton bike greatly reduces the need to leave it out of sight and therefore reduces the risk of theft. Being able to carry your bike with you when running errands means being able to keep it close, insight and ultimately safe with you.
The Daily Commute will Keep you Fit
Perhaps the biggest and most obvious benefit to the Brompton bike is what it can do for your fitness. Since the London 2012, Olympic games cycling in Britain has boomed in popularity. It is simply one of the best forms of cardiovascular work out methods ever. Driving to work may get you there quickly, but it does nothing for your fitness or overall health. Cycling allows us to combine our daily cardio workout with our commute. A Brompton bike, for all the reasons listed above, makes this so much more achievable and lets you do it all in style at an affordable price.
Leaders in the Manufacture of Folding Bikes
Brompton bikes have decades of experience building folding bikes and have become the market leaders in their field. They understand their market more than any other bike manufacturer and have demonstrated this time and time again. This is itself a benefit to choosing Brompton bikes for your next purchase. Their constantly innovative brand is established, and all their reviews speak for themselves. If reducing your carbon footprint, looking and feeling good while finding a fun and cost-effective new commute then indeed a Brompton bike is perfect for you.