2023 C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR - REAR RACK
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 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.
Note: The photos here depict a Brompton without a rear rack. These Brompton C Line Explore bikes do in fact come with a Brompton rear rack installed.
- 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 Frames 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
- Rear Rack - Adds carrying capacity and makes the bike easier to move through shops and train stations
- Standard seatpost - Can be swapped to Extended or Telescopic if needed
- Brompton Standard or Wide saddle
- Weight: 26.57 lbs
- ADD: Front Bags & Covers
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR - REAR RACK - MARATHON TIRES||*Specs subject to change without notice due to global supply chain issues*|
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 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|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge 119mm JIS|
|CRANKS||Brompton 5-bolt - 50T - Black|
|PEDALS||Brompton (left hand folds) - Black|
|RACK||Aluminum, 24lb weight limit
|FENDERS||Brompton Chromoplastic - Black with rubberized flap|
|SUSPENSION||Rubber Elastomer - Firm|
|FOLDED SIZE||645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3" x 23" x 10.6")|
Brompton Zefal Pump included
Front Carrier Block (FCB) included
|BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE - MID HANDLEBAR - REAR RACK - 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.
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