GEAR SHIFTERS - PRE 2017
Genuine Brompton Gear Shifters. These units were fitted as standard to all Brompton bikes before 2017 and were made by Brompton for use on the 3-speed and 6-speed bikes, including the A Line.
Available in left mounted 2-speed and right mounted 3-speed, these shifters are the lightest option for gear shifters for all you weight weenies out there. The left shifter also has a bell integrated into it to let the traffic know you exist, and both shifters are compatible with Sturmey Archer and Sram hubs.
- Genuine Brompton replacement part
- Brompton pre-2017 gear shifters
- Left 2 speed shifter is suitable for 2 and 6 speed bikes
- Right 3 speed shifter is suitable for 3 and 6 speed bikes
- Integrated bell on left shifter
- Suitable for Sturmey Archer and SRAM hubs gears
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.