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Brompton B75 Folding Bike £745 @ Brompton Bicycle

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Posted 25th Apr
Not for everyone, but the Brompton is a solid folding bike and now at a more reasonable price.

Available on interest free financing for £30 a month too.
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A Brompton B75 is a perfect introduction to city cycling. A simple spec, ready to go, with all the benefits of the Brompton fold. Buy now from £745 or only £30 p/m through finance.
A B75 is everything you need to start your city riding experience. The robust steel frame found on all Brompton bikes, built up with a simple spec, ready to go, with all the benefits of the compact Brompton fold. Available with finance at £30 month (or £745 RRP), it’s never been easier to get out on the streets riding.
  • Edition: Brompton B75
  • Handlebar Type: Classic M type (1015mm)
  • Gears: 3-speed
  • Mudguards type: E type (no mudguards, no rack)
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Main Frame Colour: Water Blue
  • Extremeties Colour: Water Blue
  • Gear Ratio: -12% gearing as standard
  • Saddle: B75 saddle
  • Seatpost: Extended (inside leg 33-35 inches)
  • Lighting: Reflectors only
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Racer without reflective tape
  • Pedals: non-folding pedals
  • Folded dimensions: 565mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (22.2'' x 23'' x 10.6'')
  • Weight (approx.): 11.6 kg
  • Note: B75 is compatible with mudguards, battery lights, folding pedal, front carrier block (for luggage) and telescopic seatpost which can be purchased separately.
  • Additional information available at Brompton B75 FAQ
Luggage

  • Front Carrier Block: Not included, but available to purchase here
  • Bag: Not included, but check our bags range here
Extras

  • Toolkit: Not included, but available to purchase here
This is RRP BTW

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dimon7225/04/2019 07:37

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


That's not the point. Here you get a classic bike, no insurance, no petrol, even if you have the skills, you will save the maintenance. Also you won't sweat with this bike, it's just 12kg. It is a winner.
dimon721 h, 46 m ago

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


I do so enjoy a thread where people moan that they can purchase a lower quality item or even a completely different product for circa 10% of the significantly higher quality item....

It would be really helpful if they could post a list of their hobbies and/or all the things that they like spending their time and money on so that we can point out alternatives.
MicksteryMan25/04/2019 08:26

I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought …I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought after named' Specialized or Felt or whatever) but 8.8kg out of the box 5 years ago still going strong (especially in hills)on Shimano components, £500. Electric bike's starting prices are around this folding bikes figure......


Be a problem trying to fold it tho
Better value than all those ludicrously expensive smartphones that get so hot on here! They have a good second hand value too. If it's for city use and small/light fold is important you can't beat a Brompton. If the ride quality is more important and the fold less so you're probably better off with a 20" wheel folder, eg from Dahon, Carrera or Tern.
Edited by: "Besford" 25th Apr
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Nice ones, these Bromptots bikes. Also worth to mention the contest to win one B75. Hot
£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices?
You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.
seems to be available in 1 colour to distinguish the chepo brommies from the classier brommie riders.😁
dimon7225/04/2019 07:37

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


That's not the point. Here you get a classic bike, no insurance, no petrol, even if you have the skills, you will save the maintenance. Also you won't sweat with this bike, it's just 12kg. It is a winner.
How is this a deal?
dimon7225/04/2019 07:37

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


Or 2 of the second hand VW Fox my wife bought.

Honestly though I do get paying more for a quality bike.
Dragon3225/04/2019 08:11

Or 2 of the second hand VW Fox my wife bought.Honestly though I do get …Or 2 of the second hand VW Fox my wife bought.Honestly though I do get paying more for a quality bike.


More yes, but not £745. This pricing is ridiculous for a folding bike.
Edited by: "dimon72" 25th Apr
If you are a higher rate tax payer, I think it is still better off to get a bike through the tax free cycle scheme if it is available to you.
beidiles25/04/2019 08:01

That's not the point. Here you get a classic bike, no insurance, no …That's not the point. Here you get a classic bike, no insurance, no petrol, even if you have the skills, you will save the maintenance. Also you won't sweat with this bike, it's just 12kg. It is a winner.


I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought after named' Specialized or Felt or whatever) but 8.8kg out of the box 5 years ago still going strong (especially in hills)on Shimano components, £500. Electric bike's starting prices are around this folding bikes figure......
They've brought this out as a special edition, but really its a parts bin special. They've used old parts that have since been upgraded like brakes, shifters etc.
Its a cheaper way of getting a new Brommie, as they start around £1K, although i think Bromptons are ludicrously overpriced. But thats what being made in London does for prices.
Same price at Evan's Cycles.
Actually better value at Evan's Cycles if I can buy through the Cycle to Work Scheme, end up saying upto 38% to 45% through pre-tax contributions.

Oh and also you can knock off an extra £50 if you donate any old bike to Evan's. They'll even accept an old kids bike.
Edited by: "PIPS" 25th Apr
It will be the same price everywhere. Brompton dont do discounting.
The only way you can get lower than rrp from Brompton dealers is to buy ex display/demo's.
MicksteryMan25/04/2019 08:26

I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought …I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought after named' Specialized or Felt or whatever) but 8.8kg out of the box 5 years ago still going strong (especially in hills)on Shimano components, £500. Electric bike's starting prices are around this folding bikes figure......


Be a problem trying to fold it tho
Quite expensive to manufacture because of the complex fold and of course it is made in the UK. Seems a very good price to me especially as they last a long time and the 3 speed hub is pretty much bomb proof although from what I've read isn't quite as good as the old Sturmey Archer 3 speed hubs when they were made back in the 70s in the UK but still probably the most reliable geared hub you can buy today. Brompton offers a cycling solution to many people who need an exceptionally compact folding bike they can carry and take on public transport or travel around the world and not be restricted where they can go. You can even carry them in a backpack. As a bike it is relatively slow and hitting pot-holes can be jarring although it does have rear suspension to help with comfort.

These are available from a wide range of shops and wonder when such shops have a site wide or instore discount code if you could apply it to this model and get a Brompton sub £700 though? Maybe in the next few months we will see a bigger discount. I absolutely hate the colour though. I'd probably want to factor in a respray.
Better value than all those ludicrously expensive smartphones that get so hot on here! They have a good second hand value too. If it's for city use and small/light fold is important you can't beat a Brompton. If the ride quality is more important and the fold less so you're probably better off with a 20" wheel folder, eg from Dahon, Carrera or Tern.
Edited by: "Besford" 25th Apr
This is the standard price roughly at Cycle republic and Evans Cycles. Both of which you can benefit from the cycle to work scheme and stack the British cycling association or London cycling discount on
I would have expected disc brakes at that price.
It's hand-built in the UK, and far better than any of the far-East clones. How much would you expect to pay?

Seems like a bargain to me. My main concern is that they're a magnet for thieves. I'd be tempted to wrap the whole frame in black insulating tape so it looks like a cheap rat-bike. Although for many people who commute, they won't need to leave them anywhere other than home or office so that may not be an issue.
If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then Brompton are the way to go.
If you need a folder, but want a nicer ride, then get a 20" folder like a Dahon.

Folding bike = Brompton.
Folding bike = Dahon, or other 20" folders.
dimon721 h, 46 m ago

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


I do so enjoy a thread where people moan that they can purchase a lower quality item or even a completely different product for circa 10% of the significantly higher quality item....

It would be really helpful if they could post a list of their hobbies and/or all the things that they like spending their time and money on so that we can point out alternatives.
bonzobanana25/04/2019 08:45

Quite expensive to manufacture because of the complex fold and of course …Quite expensive to manufacture because of the complex fold and of course it is made in the UK. Seems a very good price to me especially as they last a long time and the 3 speed hub is pretty much bomb proof although from what I've read isn't quite as good as the old Sturmey Archer 3 speed hubs when they were made back in the 70s in the UK but still probably the most reliable geared hub you can buy today. Brompton offers a cycling solution to many people who need an exceptionally compact folding bike they can carry and take on public transport or travel around the world and not be restricted where they can go. You can even carry them in a backpack. As a bike it is relatively slow and hitting pot-holes can be jarring although it does have rear suspension to help with comfort.These are available from a wide range of shops and wonder when such shops have a site wide or instore discount code if you could apply it to this model and get a Brompton sub £700 though? Maybe in the next few months we will see a bigger discount. I absolutely hate the colour though. I'd probably want to factor in a respray.


l can assure you these bikes are not slow lve surprised many rodies at the traffic lights on my 2 speed brommi sport, but they do tend catch me on the longer straight runs tho. But lm going fit a 14 speed which should eliviate that problem.😁 Also how have managed to fit on of these in a back, and which one :/
Edited by: "888eyeball" 25th Apr
Biker.Jeff56 m ago

If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then …If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then Brompton are the way to go.If you need a folder, but want a nicer ride, then get a 20" folder like a Dahon. Folding bike = Brompton.Folding bike = Dahon, or other 20" folders.


actually the birdie is a better comparison, because they are similar in fold to the Brom. But they have a gearing advantage like the dahons.
royy1 h, 11 m ago

Be a problem trying to fold it tho


probably very easy to fold but very difficult to then un-fold and then ride..
Biker.Jeff25/04/2019 08:56

If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then …If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then Brompton are the way to go.If you need a folder, but want a nicer ride, then get a 20" folder like a Dahon. Folding bike = Brompton.Folding bike = Dahon, or other 20" folders.


Like i said!
55derek1 h, 13 m ago

I would have expected disc brakes at that price.


You would have been disappointed then!
dimon722 h, 28 m ago

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


You can't take a motorcycle on a train can you. And if your train is cancelled the rail replacement bus wont allow a normal push bike, only folding bikes. However most of the bus drivers have accepted my son's push bike but on occassion the driver refuses and my son stranded late at night 50 miles away!!
look at dahon folding bikes , think brompton /price is half a fashion statement
Biker.Jeff25/04/2019 08:56

If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then …If the fold size is the most important thing you want a folder, then Brompton are the way to go.If you need a folder, but want a nicer ride, then get a 20" folder like a Dahon. Folding bike = Brompton.Folding bike = Dahon, or other 20" folders.


Not all 20" folders ride as well as the Brompton. Many are designed around a non-flexing aluminium frame and forks and some are configured for speed with low profile tyres. The Brompton's rear suspension block and the fact it's main tube is steel allows more flexing. The Dahon Curl which is Dahon's copy of the Brompton from what I've read has absolutely horrible ride quality compared to the Brompton obviously that is 16" wheels too but the more rigid frame and lack of suspension really reduces ride quality. Some of the Tern's have absolutely horrible ride quality compared to Bromptons too mainly the performance orientated models I'm sure. Ride quality is a factor of many things including frame material, fork material, tyres, spokes, rims, saddle, saddle post and even grips. While a small wheel may well feel worse if it hits a large pot-hole the main issue is how much rubber there is between the rim and the road surface hence why many 700c road bikes are so uncomfortable, the largest wheel size of all. One thing that I think is definitely better overall with 20" wheels is less twitchy handling.
MicksteryMan1 h, 52 m ago

I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought …I'm with the other guy, i got a full carbon road bike (not your 'sought after named' Specialized or Felt or whatever) but 8.8kg out of the box 5 years ago still going strong (especially in hills)on Shimano components, £500. Electric bike's starting prices are around this folding bikes figure......


I had one of the those ebike, 500£, let me tell you a secret, the folding mechanism sucks, you won't get the saving space that you expect, and you know what, the guys with those Bromptots crashed me whitout being electrics. On the other hand, only tern or dahon are close to these ones, but your money will be better here.
It's a good deal, but no mudguards on a commuter bike is just asking for trouble, both for the rider and other riders on the route. Major oversight from Brompton here
dimon722 h, 49 m ago

£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can …£745 for a bicycle? Are you kidding me!? Who pays these prices? You can get a decent motorycle/schooter for that money.


745 wow I’d want something else with that too. You would think you would get electric motor for that much money
Besford23 m ago

Like i said!


I think you edited as i was typing my post..... But we obviously both have the same opinion about folders.
888eyeball25/04/2019 09:33

l can assure you these bikes are not slow lve surprised many rodies at the …l can assure you these bikes are not slow lve surprised many rodies at the traffic lights on my 2 speed brommi sport, but they do tend catch me on the longer straight runs tho. But lm going fit a 14 speed which should eliviate that problem.😁 Also how have managed to fit on of these in a back, and which one :/


This one should be surely, it is the poverty spec version and only has 3 gears not the mini derailleur setup that gives 6 gears. I admit though with any bicycle it's pretty much always about the engine and not the bike itself. I've witnessed cycling races where rich elderly riders are at the back of the pack with top end bikes and young fit riders on budget bikes or at least more mainstream bikes are at the front. £5,000 bikes don't come with new lungs, heart and leg muscles.
vicuong1 h, 45 m ago

This is the standard price roughly at Cycle republic and Evans Cycles. …This is the standard price roughly at Cycle republic and Evans Cycles. Both of which you can benefit from the cycle to work scheme and stack the British cycling association or London cycling discount on


Negative at Evan's. The 10% British Cycling discount doesn't apply to bikes.
bonzobanana24 m ago

Not all 20" folders ride as well as the Brompton. Many are designed around …Not all 20" folders ride as well as the Brompton. Many are designed around a non-flexing aluminium frame and forks and some are configured for speed with low profile tyres. The Brompton's rear suspension block and the fact it's main tube is steel allows more flexing. The Dahon Curl which is Dahon's copy of the Brompton from what I've read has absolutely horrible ride quality compared to the Brompton obviously that is 16" wheels too but the more rigid frame and lack of suspension really reduces ride quality. Some of the Tern's have absolutely horrible ride quality compared to Bromptons too mainly the performance orientated models I'm sure. Ride quality is a factor of many things including frame material, fork material, tyres, spokes, rims, saddle, saddle post and even grips. While a small wheel may well feel worse if it hits a large pot-hole the main issue is how much rubber there is between the rim and the road surface hence why many 700c road bikes are so uncomfortable, the largest wheel size of all. One thing that I think is definitely better overall with 20" wheels is less twitchy handling.


Well obviously not all. You have to ride bikes and buy what suits your personal preferences.
I dont like the ride of 16" wheel bikes, so i bought a 20" Dahon folder to add to my bikes. For me it rides much better than a Brommie.
I've had a Dahon and a Brompton.

Dahon, think Dacia Sandero - does the job but rides heavy, doesn't ride very well &
folding mechanism is pants. I really didn't find any benefit of the 20" ride over the Bromptons 16" (despite being a reasonably large bloke)

Brompton - expensive but does everything that the Dahon does but much much better. (It took me 5+years to find one second hand in my price bracket, but it was worth every penny and is now perhaps my favourite bike)

Other folders of a similar quality and ability to the Brompton are available e.g. Bike Friday, Airnimal etc but are all similarly priced to the Brompton
Edited by: "wilf1234" 25th Apr
Looks like something Krusty would ride.
Do Brompton have customer service like Apple does for its products ?
It could be very expensive otherwise to have to pay for specialised parts - I've had parts fail on expensive bikes shortly after purchasing and Brooks saddle broken after only 14 mths and I am very light.
Dodge622 h, 13 m ago

My main concern is that they're a magnet for thieves. I'd be tempted to …My main concern is that they're a magnet for thieves. I'd be tempted to wrap the whole frame in black insulating tape so it looks like a cheap rat-bike. Although for many people who commute, they won't need to leave them anywhere other than home or office so that may not be an issue.


Yeah I doubt many Brompton riders leave it outside - it's small enough to fit under a desk or leave in a hallway.

The comments about price are ridiculous - it's literally hand-made in London and the price reflects what it costs to do that these days.
bonzobanana1 h, 8 m ago

This one should be surely, it is the poverty spec version and only has 3 …This one should be surely, it is the poverty spec version and only has 3 gears not the mini derailleur setup that gives 6 gears. I admit though with any bicycle it's pretty much always about the engine and not the bike itself. I've witnessed cycling races where rich elderly riders are at the back of the pack with top end bikes and young fit riders on budget bikes or at least more mainstream bikes are at the front. £5,000 bikes don't come with new lungs, heart and leg muscles.


unfortunately 2 speed vs 20 will not always be about the engine, because of the ratios and spread will need to factored in here as well.
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