We first brought Brompton into Curbside over a decade ago. We saw all these condos rising up and thought, here's a bike that you can easily take past the concierge, into your condo, and may be the perfect machine to maneuver through corners and stoplights to your destination. Although our hunch was correct, our customers have shown us many more uses Brompton's from couples going on European rail adventures, boat owners, to that original Brompton demographic: train commuters.
Unlike Toronto, London's suburbs were built on the rail lines, and that meant commuters needed to connect that space between home, work and train station. Urban planners call this distance "the last mile" and anyone who owns a car to drive to a Go Station knows it is often the most expensive part of your trip. If a bike is going to connect home to station and station to work then it (a) has to fold for the journey and (b) has to do so rapidly. It better ride well too. That's Brompton in a nutshell. No company has yet made a bike that can ride better, fold easier or pack nearly as small. Not too many companies can claim success building bikes in the centre of London in the UK, but Brompton did it. An incredible company.