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

Woman carrying fully folded Brompton P Line bike.

The Brompton P Line weighs just over 21 pounds. c. Brompton

In October, Brompton relaunched its classic folding bike range with new build options and simplified A, C, and Electric C groups.

A man sitting on top of a Brompton P Line bike. Rear view.

Brompton’s P Line is latest Brompton model to get an overhaul. 

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.

Detail shot of the front of the Brompton P Line folding bike.

Brompton new P Line Bike aims to be a nimble, quick urban companion that goes anywhere you do.

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.

Man rolling Brompton P Line bike in folded position.

The Brompton P Line offers multiple seat post positions to assist with storage or rolling in urban environments. 

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

Photo of rear wheel and groupset of the Brompton P line bike while being ridden. Side view.

The Brompton P Line is faster than its “Superlight” predecessor, with a four-speed gear set. 

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. 

Brompton.com

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luddite
luddite
6 months ago

I love my Brompton, but come on guys, your product development is shockingly slow.
Where is my ti main frame, carbon seatpost, carbon bar, superlight wheels, disc brakes? We’ve been able to buy 3rd party versions of these for years now.

Chalkboards
Chalkboards
6 months ago

Seconding what luttite said. Also, let’s get some braze-ons for a bottle cage please.

Pericles Pinto
6 months ago

Totally agree with the above comment. Also, if you live in Lisbon, you want more than 4 gears… That’s not the way you should shave weight!

Alan
Alan
6 months ago

I also love my Brompton superlight but let’s not pretend that it’s a breeze to carry. That 25 plus pounds (because lights? Bag? Mudguards?) hanging off your arm (carefully held away from your clothes) gets heavy FAST.

Adam
Adam
6 months ago

Yes ti-parts workshop does it better than brompton.

lee jae hyeok
lee jae hyeok
6 months ago

That’s why they dont develop. They rate steel frame pirce much as ti frame

Miguel
Miguel
6 months ago

Totally agree, Brompton are heavy.

Imran Rashid
Imran Rashid
6 months ago

Not to mention, hidden cables, wireless shifting, a carbon seat post, lightweight wheels. Having a Brompton has always been about the modifications.

Zainul Adnan
Zainul Adnan
6 months ago

At least the weight of the bike gets a plus point.

Idlydee
Idlydee
6 months ago

Bring back nickel…. It make it really exclusive….

Kotcherlakota
Kotcherlakota
6 months ago

I echo the same when I am Bromptonlng in the city, London

Al
Al
6 months ago

Meh. No real news here. They charge a heavy weight price for what is not really a lightweight bike. At the price they are charging the main frame should also be titanium. It looks like they changed the name and did a minor upgrade to the rear triangle and the price is climbing at an alarming rate. So much so that used Bromptons are selling for the same price as when they were new.