The distinctive U-shape of the M Type's handlebars has been used on the Brompton since the outset: it gives a fairly upright ride with excellent control. The M Type is the all-rounder in our range and remains the most popular Brompton, as much at home in the city as on a country lane, and with plenty of room for luggage at the front.
The key M Type is the M3L (also available as M3L-X) - it is the classic Brompton, featuring Sturmey Archer's reliable 3-speed hub and all the fundamental advantages of the Brompton design.
The multiple positions afforded by the P Type's handlebars are designed with the touring cyclist in mind. Although they are a little heavier than the M Type's handlebars, the lower grips, angled for comfort on longer stretches of road, allow the rider to get down out of the wind and deliver real power to the pedals; the upper grips provide a welcome contrast after a long stretch of riding and also give great control for manoeuvring in traffic.
The key P Type is the P6R (also available as P6R-X) - a rear rack gives additional luggage-carrying capacity and the six well-spaced gears will handle almost all gradients encountered on a long ride.
For many, this is the prettiest Brompton, and it is the lightest. The grips are lower and further forward than on the M Type, giving a sporty riding position which complements the positive feel of these bikes.
The key S Type is the S2L (also available as S2L-X) - Brompton's derailleur system turns a single-speed into a nimble 2-speed bike without the weight of a gear hub; the result is a light bike that can handle most journeys.