Tried a Brompton P-Line folding bike

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ATwo and a half kilograms more or less are not a cardboard stick for a bicycle, especially if it is a bicycle that, when used as intended, is often lifted, folded and unfolded and also pushed. The manufacturer Brompton attests exactly this weight advantage of 1500 grams to its new P-Line. The bike is not only lighter, it has also been revised in a number of areas that are immediately recognizable.

For a manufacturer that has been building one and the same bike for decades, and admittedly in a variety of variants, and doing this extremely successfully, is like a small revolution. The Brompton Superlight, which is now being replaced by the P-Line, was presented in 2005.

A rear swing arm made of titanium has been redesigned for the P-Line. This was the material of choice for the Superlight models in order to save weight, while the frame, apart from the titanium fork, consists of drawn steel tubes that are mostly soldered by hand. In addition to the advantage of its lower weight, titanium has the pleasant property of increasing comfort – thanks to its greater elasticity. The new rear triangle is easy to recognize by the larger rollers that are used to push the folded bike and the different shape of the suspension block. It is easy to believe that a P-Line can be pushed more easily on the 54-millimeter rollers.

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Brompton Faltrad P-Line

A new detail of the long seat post made of CrMo steel, which enables someone with an inner leg length of 84 centimeters (33 inches) to find a sitting position on the Brompton like on a bike with larger wheels, has a supporting effect. The seat post is in a middle position when it is pushed in, which gives you the saddle comfortably in your hand: as a handle to push or pull the folded P-Line across the platform to the ICE.


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