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  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - Kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - Sturmey Archer hub
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - Steel Frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Lacquer - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - drivetrain
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - Steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Cloud Blue - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - rear derailleur
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Fire Coral - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Flame Lacquer
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Flame Lacquer - Folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Flame Lacquer - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Flame Lacquer - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Flame Lacquer - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - drivetrain
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in House Red - Profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - drivetrain
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matcha Green - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matte Black
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matte Black - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Matt - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Matte - drivetrain
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Matte Black - steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black Matte - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Black matte - profile
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - dynamo light
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - folded
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - kickstand mode
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - Sturmey Archer hub
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - steel frame
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - Front Carrier Block
  • 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid Handlebar 6 speed folding bike in Racing Green - profile

BROMPTON

2023 C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR

$1,900.00

COLOUR

CLOUD BLUE
FIRE CORAL
HOUSE RED
MATCHA GREEN
MATT BLACK
RACING GREEN
YELLOW
BLACK LACQUER
FLAME LACQUER

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The new 2023 Brompton C Line Explore Mid folding bike is the classic All-Steel Folding Brompton people have known and loved for years, but now has all-black componentry, along with black fork and rear triangle in the spirit of the wildly popular "Black Edition" Bromptons. It’s the most customizable bike in Brompton’s lineup and the chromoly steel frame can be finished in an assortment of colours from classics to vibrant pop tones - including the all-new Matcha Green or Yellow. For a premium look, choose the Black Lacquer or Flame Lacquer finish which is made using only the best frames where the hand brazing is visible.   

The Brompton Explore model is geared up 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 Mid Handlebar which is Brompton’s bestseller and the sweet spot for short riders seeking an upright ride, or average-height riders wanting a bike that is both efficient and comfortable. 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 seatpost but can be swapped to Extended or Telescopic seatposts depending on your height. It comes standard with the Brompton Wide saddle which suits this handlebar the best but can be swapped out to the Brompton Standard saddle at no extra charge. 

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 2023 Brompton Buyer's Guide blog post
  • Brompton C Line Explore
  • Main frame painted in one of seven high quality standard finishes or the luxury Black Lacquer or Flame Lacquer finish
  • New for 2023, Rear Frame and Fork all painted Black
  • Mid Handlebar - Sweet-spot for shorter riders who want to sit upright or average-height riders who want a bike that is both efficient yet comfortable
  • 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 
  • Standard seatpost - Can be swapped to Extended or Telescopic if needed
  • Choose a Standard or Wide saddle
  • Weight: 26.57 lbs
  • ADD: Front Bags & Covers
  • PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES *Specs subject to change without notice due to global supply chain issues*
FRAME

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 - Black
STEM Brompton Mid Stem - Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England
HANDLEBAR Brompton Mid Handlebar (Moderate Riding Position) - Black - 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 - Black
SEAT Brompton Standard or Wide with built in handle and rear light mount
BRAKES Brompton Dual Pivot Caliper - Black
BRAKE LEVERS Brompton with Integrated Bell and Shifters - Black
SHIFTERS Brompton Integrated Gear Trigger (L+R) - 6 speed
R. DERAILLEUR Brompton Chain Tensioner
FRONT HUB Brompton Alloy - 28h - Black
REAR HUB Brompton/Sturmey Archer BWR (Brompton Wide Range) 3spd Hub - Black
SPOKES Stainless Steel Straight Gauge - Black
RIMS Brompton Alloy, Double Walled - Black with Machined Braking Surface
TIRES Schwalbe Marathon 
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge 119mm JIS
CRANKS Brompton 5-bolt - 50T - Black
COG-SET Brompton 13/16T
PEDALS Brompton (left hand folds) - Black
RACK Optional - Aluminum, 24lb weight limit
FENDERS Brompton Chromoplastic - Black with rubberized flap
SUSPENSION Rubber Elastomer - Firm
WEIGHT 26.57 lbs
FOLDED SIZE 645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3" x 23" x 10.6")
EXTRAS

Brompton Zefal Pump included 

Front Carrier Block (FCB) included

BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES FROM TO

Standard Seatpost

5' 2" 5' 11"

Extended and Telescopic Seatpost

5' 10" 6' 4"
A BIT ABOUT BROMPTON: If you were to walk into the store and look at a Brompton we would say there are three things you should look for in a folding bike. All of them are fairly obvious. One, the bike should ride well - and, on a small wheeled bike that's tricky because there's a fine line between maneuverability (which is a virtue) and twitchiness (which is a vice). Two, the bike should fold well - otherwise you're blood pressure will rise and you'll curse the day you bought it. Third, it should be transportable, or highly storable - because that's the whole point, right?

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.

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