Essential Brompton Buying Guide

A Brompton folding bike is one of the most amazing personal transportation tools ever invented. It’s equally useful in your daily multi-modal commute in Chicago, or any large city, international air travel, and even self-supported, pedal-powered globetrotting.

Although the folding mechanism of each Brompton is identical, the bikes are fully customizable and highly adaptable to a variety of applications, and are designed to integrate seamlessly with diverse lifestyles. You can personalize everything on a Brompton from handlebars, gearing, cargo carrying, lighting, tires, to colors, accessories and extras. Best of all, these options —like the bikes themselves— are well and thoughtfully designed to complement your Brompton experience.

However, it can be a little overwhelming to make sense of all the choices. Our staff at Cosmic Bikes have many years’ experience helping customers build and modify their Brompton bikes, and we’ve put together what we think is a pretty comprehensive guide to help you make the right selection. Above all, we encourage you to stop in and test-ride one of our demo models for first-hand experience. We think you’ll be hooked!

Cosmic Bikes Essential Brompton Buying Guide

NEED A REASON?

NEED A REASON?

SADDLES, TIRES, LIGHTS

SADDLES, TIRES, LIGHTS

HANDLEBAR CHOICES

HANDLEBAR CHOICES

COLORS & LUGGAGE

COLORS & LUGGAGE

GEARING CHOICES

GEARING CHOICES

TOOLKIT & OTHER ESSENTIALS (COMING SOON)

TOOLKIT & OTHER ESSENTIALS (COMING SOON)

FENDERS, RACK & ROLLERS

FENDERS, RACK & ROLLERS

TRANSPORTING (COMING SOON)

TRANSPORTING (COMING SOON)

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