FRONT CARRIER BLOCK
The Genuine Brompton Front Carrier Block - sometimes referred to as the FCB, this custom designed hard plastic block allows you to mount specially designed bags and baskets onto the front of your Brompton.
It has been designed so that when the bike is in the towing position, your bag becomes a shopping cart, and then when you ride home it is completely independent of the steering meaning your weighty shopping won't affect your ride. Neat!
The block mounts directly to the front of the Brompton main frame using two 4mm Allen key bolts and incorporates a spring-loaded release mechanism allowing your Brompton Bag to be pulled off in less than a second. Now you can carry stuff on your Brompton, not your back - which makes the ride home that much better.
- Genuine Brompton replacement part
- Front Carrier Block & Fittings
- Essential for mounting Brompton bags
- Fits all Brompton bikes
- Supplied with the spring mechanism and all necessary bolts
- Made from high quality and strong nylon
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.