For the past 16 years, Brompton’s Superlight folding commuter bike has been a mainstay in lightweight, portable urban bikes.
These bikes break down quickly into compact little packages that are a breeze to stow under a desk, carry into crowded buildings or tuck into the truck or back seat of a rideshare when your destination is a little too far to leg it out.
Brompton P Line lightweight steel & ti folding commuter bike
In October, Brompton relaunched its classic folding bike range with new build options and simplified A, C, and Electric C groups.
Brompton is chugging along in that drive for simplification by relaunching the Superlight as the P Line. But it’s far from the same bike.
The new P Line sticks with the lightweight focus of the previous Superlight, but this time with a redesigned titanium rear frame and a fork that shaves off 700 grams from its steel counterpart, making for easier riding or carrying.
The P Line’s folded footprint is 25.3 x 23 x 10.6 inches. It weighs in at 21.27 pounds and comes in two colors: Storm Grey or Midnight Black.
Other features in the new P line include a redesigned suspension setup, a new wheelset, and a dual-locking seat post that can fully collapse for storage or extended so riders can use the seat as a handle and roll the bike along beside them in its folded position.
The bike comes with gearing focused on city riding, with a four-speed gear set that includes a 60-gram derailleur.
Brompton’s Chief Design and Engineering Officer Will Carleysmith said the improvements amount to a super lightweight bike that is both faster and easier to haul around the city than its predecessor.
“The new Brompton P Line is a leap forward from the Superlight, it is faster to ride, lighter to carry, and easier to move around the city in every way,” he said.
Brompton P Line – Pricing & availability
The new lightweight mixed steel & titanium Brompton P Line is available now from US retailers and online, starting at $2750, or with customizable add-ons to $2965.