Easy Wheels: The Brompton Folding Bike

Easy Wheels: The Brompton Folding Bike

 

Now you see it, now you don’t! The Brompton Folding Bike brings the convenience of an easy-to-transport bicycle to your city lifestyle.

Its manufacturers say it’s small enough to tuck under your café leaner, or take on the train, yet big enough to extend into an adult-sized commuter bike. It solves so many transport woes that the JUNO team was intrigued, so we trialled a natty lime-green six-speed Brompton for a week.

I picked up our speedster from Auckland’s Electric Bike Hub, where owner Maurice Wells gave me a quick demonstration, showing how easy it is to unfold and then pack back up in five easy steps. 

It was easy to carry and fitted neatly into my small car boot, but I wouldn’t like to lug it too far. Luckily, it’s generally used for cycling to and from public transport hubs, rather than being carried long distances.