C LINE EXPLORE - LOW HANDLEBAR - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
The Brompton C Line Explore Low folding bike is the classic All-Steel Folding Brompton people have known and loved for years! It’s the most customizable bike in Brompton’s lineup and the chromoly steel frame features the premium Black Lacquer finish, which is made using only the best frames where the hand brazing is visible.
The Brompton Explore model is geared to go further. It uses the 3-speed Sturmey Archer BWR hub combined with a 2-speed shifter for a combined 6 speeds. The wider gear ratio is designed to get you up the steepest hills and speeding along the flat open roads. Schwalbe Marathon tires provide puncture-proof reliability (not to be confused with the cheaper Marathon Racer tire) and a Front Carrier Block lets you customize your bike with a wide range of Brompton bags. This model is our most popular due to its adaptability and is a favourite of world travellers.
This bike uses the Low Handlebar which is Brompton’s lowest and sportiest handlebar. This gives a zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders. Perfect for fast commutes. Fenders keep you and your bike looking presentable and make entry to shops, museums, and theatres a lot easier as a result. The bike is fitted with a Standard, Extended or Telescopic seatpost depending on your height, and comes standard with the Brompton Wide saddle.
An optional aluminum rear rack makes the bike considerably more stable when folded and much easier to roll when using it in “rolling transport mode”. It also allows you to carry extra luggage on the back while touring, or if you need to haul something too large to fit in a front bag.
- Questions? Book a consultation with a Brompton expert, or read our 2022 Brompton Buyer's Guide blog post
- Brompton C Line Explore (Previously known as the Brompton S6L)
- Frame, Rear Frame, Fork and Stem all painted in Black Lacquer
- Low Handlebar - Zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders
- Explore 6 Speed Standard Gearing (33-100 Gear Inches) - Never get stuck without the right gear - This can be changed to -12% or +8% at no extra charge
- Schwalbe Marathon Tires - Pretty much puncture proof
- Integrated Trigger Shifter with Gear Display Window
- Front and Rear Fenders - Keep you clean and dry whatever the weather
- Front Carrier Block (FCB) - For mounting Brompton bags
- Brompton Wide saddle
- Weight: 26.57 lbs
- ADD: Front Bags & Covers
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES|
Main Frame: Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England
Rear Triangle: Cold formed micro-alloy steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand brazed in England
|FORK||Chromoly steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England|
|HEADSET||Brompton Steel - Silver|
|STEM||Brompton Low Stem - Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England|
|HANDLEBAR||Brompton Low Handlebar (Low Riding Position) - Silver - Triple butted aluminum with shot-peened finish|
|GRIPS||Brompton Lock-On, with soft-compound rubber adhered to engineered core - Black|
|SEATPOST||Brompton Steel Standard, Extended or Telescopic - Silver|
|SEAT||Brompton Wide with built in handle and rear light mount|
|BRAKES||Brompton Dual Pivot Calipers - Black|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Brompton with Integrated Bell and Shifters - Silver/Black|
|SHIFTERS||Brompton Integrated Gear Trigger (L+R) - 6 Speed|
|R. DERAILLEUR||Brompton Chain Tensioner|
|FRONT HUB||Brompton Alloy - 28h - Silver|
|REAR HUB||Brompton/Sturmey Archer BWR (Brompton Wide Range) 3spd Hub - Silver|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel Straight Gauge - Silver|
|RIMS||Brompton Alloy, Double Walled - Silver with Machined Braking Surface|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge 119mm JIS|
|CRANKS||Brompton 5-bolt - 50T - Silver|
|PEDALS||Brompton (left hand folds) - Silver|
|RACK||Optional - Aluminum, 24lb weight limit
|FENDERS||Brompton Chromoplastic - Silver with rubberized flap|
|SUSPENSION||Rubber Elastomer - Firm|
|FOLDED SIZE||645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3" x 23" x 10.6")|
Lezyne Pump included - with flexible hose compatible with Schrader and Presta valves
Front Carrier Block (FCB) included
|BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES||FROM||TO|
|5' 2"||5' 11"|
Extended and Telescopic Seatpost
|5' 10"||6' 4"|
Brompton is the only company we've seen that answers all three criteria - and believe us, we've tried every brand out there. The reason others can't compete is because Brompton has answered a fundamental engineering problem. If a bike is going to unfold to a large footprint (which takes the twitch out) then it is unfolding to a bigger bike - and by all logic, a bigger bike unfolded would be a bigger bike folded. So, it's pretty much true that for most folding bikes they either have great rideability but poor transportability or vice versa. And nearly all of them are a mess to fold.
Not Brompton. Brompton has designed the Platonic form of all folding bikes. The bike folds to the smallest size on the market, unfolds in a highly precise and easy manner, and has the same axle-to-axle footprint as a hybrid bike. How did they do this? By not only designing a clever frame, but also designing some 1200 proprietary parts that make everything fit - and fit perfectly. Oh, and nearly all of this is made in England. No wonder this bike has a cult following.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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