BROMPTONS2EX - LIME GREEN - TITANIUM - KOJAK - FCB - 2018
This extra light Brompton S2EX Titanium Folding Bike is finished in vibrant Lime Green and has raw Titanium Front Fork and Rear Triangle. This model uses the classic S-Type bar which is Brompton's lowest and sportiest handlebar. This gives a zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders. Perfect for fast commutes.
This extra light Titanium offers a weight saving of just under 1kg, this option will appeal particularly if you expect to carry the bike regularly. High-strength titanium alloy is used in place of steel for the rear triangle and front fork, a light weight front wheel and an aluminium alloy headset also feature, and no pump is fitted to save extra weight.
The simple lightweight and fast Two Speed Gearing fitted coupled with super fast rolling and slick Schwalbe Kevlar Kojak tires create a bike perfect for fast commutes and speedy fun and the awesome Brompton front carrier block for carrying any of the Brompton bags.
All Brompton bikes are made to order and this model has been made to our specification and is in stock. Custom Brompton bikes can take up to 10 weeks to be built and delivered. We have a regular delivery of our most popular models so why not get it straight away and save yourself over $50 by buying a Curbside Pre-Built Bike. MSRP for this model is $2855. Maybe you can put the money you save towards that Brompton bag you have your eye on.
- Main Frame and Stem finished in Lime Green
- Fork and Rear Triangle finished in Raw Brushed Titanium
- Titanium used for Fork, Rear Triangle
- S-Type Handlebar - Zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders
- 2 Speed Gearing (56-74.7 Gear Inches) - Simple light and FAST!
- Schwalbe Kojak Kevlar Slick Tires - The fastest available
- New 2018 Brompton Brake Calipers - Redesigned for better power and nicer aesthetics
- Front Carrier Block - For mounting Brompton bags
- Weight: 21.3 Lbs
- MSRP $2855.00
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|S2EX - LIME GREEN - TITANIUM|
|FRAME||Brompton Cro-mo steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England - Painted Lime Green|
|FORK, SWINGARM||Brompton Titanium Extra Light - Raw Brushed Finish - No Pump Mounts|
|HEADSET||Brompton Alloy - Silver|
|STEM||Brompton S-Type - Cro-mo steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England - Painted Lime Green|
|HANDLEBAR||Brompton S Bar (Low Riding Position) - Silver|
|GRIPS||Brompton Lock-On - Black|
|SEATPOST||Brompton Steel (extended available at no extra charge) - Silver|
|SEAT||Brompton with built in handle and rear light mount|
|BRAKES||2018 Brompton Dual Pivot with Cartridge Pads - Black|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Brompton with Integrated Bell and Shifters - Silver/Black|
|SHIFTERS||Brompton Integrated Gear Trigger (L)|
|R. DERAILLEUR||Brompton Chain Tensioner w/2sp derailleur|
|FRONT HUB||Brompton Superlight Alloy - 28h - Silver|
|REAR HUB||Brompton Cassette Hub - Silver|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel Straight Gauge - Silver|
|RIMS||Brompton Alloy, Double Walled - Silver with Machined Braking Surface|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Kojak Kevlar Bead - Fastest Available|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge 119mm JIS|
|CRANKS||Brompton 5-bolt - 54T - Silver|
|PEDALS||Brompton (left hand folds) - Silver|
|SUSPENSION||Firm - Can be swapped to Standard at no extra cost|
N/B No Pump is supplied with Titanium models
Brompton front carrier block
|S2EX - LIME GREEN - TITANIUM||FROM||TO|
|5' 2"||5' 11"|
Extended and Telescopic Seatpost
|5' 10"||6' 4"|
FREE SHIPPING: This product is part of our exclusive Ride out of the Box shipping service. We professionally assemble, tune your bike and install any accessories you purchase then re-package it carefully for zero-damage shipping. You get a bike that is ready-to-ride and delivered right to your front door.
A BIT ABOUT BROMPTON: If you were to walk into the store and look at a Brompton we would say there are three things you should look for in a folding bike. All of them are fairly obvious. One, the bike should ride well - and, on a small wheeled bike that's tricky because there's a fine line between maneuverability (which is a virtue) and twitchiness (which is a vice). Two, the bike should fold well - otherwise you're blood pressure will rise and you'll curse the day you bought it. Third, it should be transportable, or highly storable - because that's the whole point, right?
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 rideabilty 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.
Yep, we’ve been to the factory many times and it never ceases to amaze us to see the frames, the paintwork, most of the parts, and the tooling all made in the same factory.
What does “extra light” mean?
The M6L extralight is made for the person who wants a lighter, more comfortable bike for longer rides and easier transportability. The fork and rear swingarm are made of lightweight titanium to reduce weight while increasing comfort (titanium is more compliant than steel). Also included are an alloy headset, titanium fender stays, and a very lightweight sealed-bearing front wheel. This generally shaves 10% of weight off the bike (1.65lbs).
How does Brompton compare to other folding bikes on the market?
Nothing compares. A folding bike is judged by rideability, foldability, and transportability, and Brompton wins on all three (few companies accomplish even one). A Brompton unfolds to a longer footprint (or wheelbase) than a regular bike (making for an exceptionally stable ride), it folds with ease, and folds smaller than every other bike on the market. Most other companies work with a compromise: something that folds ‘small enough’ (but never is), and unfolds ‘big enough’ (but rides scary and skittish).
All these different handlebars! Who is the “S” handlebar for?
Choosing the handlebar is your point of entry when buying a Brompton. It relates to your natural height and your preferred position (upright, sporty, or in between). An upright position is recommended for scenic rides or safety in the city. A sporty position tilts the body over the handlebar for better handling and power. A semi-upright position is ideal for long rides where efficiency needs to be balanced with comfort. If you’re under 5’4” the S-Bar will feel semi upright, if you’re 5’5” to 5’5” to 5’9” the S-Bar will feel sporty, and if you’re taller than 5’10” the S-Bar will feel sporty and aggressive, like a high-end racing bike!
Why do your Brompton’s not have rear-racks?
Brompton is an engineering company, so if they can think of a better way to carry stuff then they will. All of our Bromptons have a front carrier block so you can click a Brompton bag onto it. This bag does not steer with the handlebar (so the performance doesn’t change), and when the bike is in folded or “towing” mode the bag can stay on the bike (unlike the rack). We recommend a rack if you’re going on a long trip and need extra space for more luggage (like the airline-ready B-Bag).
Why is a Brompton made of steel?
Unlike a regular bicycle, a folding bike has numerous points of hinges that need to be strong. Steel is 30% stronger than aluminum, and aluminum loses a lot of strength and warps when welded. Brompton is so concerned about frame alignment and strength that they use brass for the weld, not steel. Brass is stickier and melts at a lower temperature, making a stronger frame and perfect alignment.
I have long legs, how can I make this bike fit?
Brompton offers two options. One is the extended seatpost which we can switch at no charge. The other is a telescopic post that, unlike the extended post, does not stick out as much when the bike is folded (especially important if you’re putting the bike in a travel case).
I see that Brompton also offers custom bikes. Why would I do that?
All Bromptons are custom, including the ones we sell. The bikes we sell are designed to give you a future-proof bike that commutes as well as it travels. If you order custom you must wait 4-6 weeks for delivery, but you can mix colours (the frame can be one colour and the extremities another), add titanium frame-parts (to build the lightest bike at no cost), and option battery-free dynamo lighting. If you think you’re after a custom bike, let us know and we’d be glad to make this happen!
If I fly with my Brompton will it get damaged?
Nope. The most sensitive parts on a bike is always the drivetrain, and unlike a Dahon, when a Brompton folds the drivetrain parts are on the inside of the fold and are safe. If you like to travel light and aren’t worried about a scratch or two we recommend the Brompton B-Bag (it rolls up and goes on the optional rear rack). If you don’t like scratches, then we recommend the B&W hard cases.
Can I buy a transport case that is also transportable?
Yes, besides the B-Bag - which you can transport on the bike by rolling it up - there is also the B&W Foldon Box, which collapses into a small octagonal box that you can bungee to the optional rear rack.
Does a Brompton break apart when I lift it up?
Unlike every other folding bike on the market, a Brompton is mechanically locked together once the seatpost goes down, so when you lift it up it cannot break apart. Most other folding bikes are held together by magnets that are never strong enough to keep the bike together. That means you end up bear-hugging the bike whenever you need to carry it.
Does it have a kickstand?
A Brompton is a kickstand! There is actually a “kickstand position” that is part of the fold. You simply swing the swingarm (the rear part of the frame) up-and-under and viola, your bike is sitting on its own, hands-free.
What is this “towing position”? Is it is novelty?
Heck no! When a bike is folded it must be transportable. At minimum this means it should be light and that the fold doesn’t break apart when lifted. At maximum it means you can tow it, much like a suitcase. When you fold a Brompton to towing position you simply push or pull the handlebars and roll the bike on its auxiliary wheels. Even better, click a front bag on the Brompton and it becomes a shopping cart!
Anything else you recommend?
We always recommend some sort of bag that clicks onto the front carrier block. The folding basket is great for groceries, the C-bag is great for the office, and the T-Bag is terrific for big trips (makes a great carry-on bag too). The Brompton toolkit is another must-have. It tucks cleverly into the frame, and helps with punctures or adjustments. But the absolute must-have is the Brompton USB lightset; it provides 300 Lumens of visibility and does not interfere with the fold. For those who might be locking up the bike, we recommend the Bordo folding lock. The Bordo offers great security, and folds into a little pouch that fits on the frame.
What’s the warranty?
Five year warranty for manufacturers defects on frame and fork, two years on parts. Does not include wear and tear.