Whenever my wife or I are out riding our Brompton we get questions from strangers. They’ve usually never seen a bike quite like it before and they’re curious how it works.
It’s always a lot of fun talking with people about our Bromptons but I thought I’d review some of the common questions here in case you had the same questions too.
1) What happened to your back wheel?
It folds under and works like a kick stand. No, the bike isn’t broken and no I can’t ride it when the wheel is folded under.
2) How much did it cost?
Folding bikes are just like other bikes; some are cheap, some are expensive.
3) Is that a Dahon/Bike Friday?
Nope, it’s a Brompton.
4) Is it comfortable?
Yes, especially with a Brooks saddle.
5) How does it handle?
Great! The handlebars are closer together than on a road bike so the steering is a little touchy, but you get used to it really quickly.
6) Does it ride like a normal bike?
Yes: pedal, steer, brake, repeat.
7) How heavy is it?