5 ES­SEN­TIAL ADD-ONS

With a few cus­tom touches, the Brompton can be made to per­fectly suit your cy­cling needs

Australian T3 - - STATE OF THE ART -

1 LARGE CITY BAG

The stan­dard bag mounted to the front of the Brompton Elec­tric has a mere 1.5 litres of ca­pac­ity – good for a tooth­brush and a sand­wich, per­haps. For more car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity ­– 20 litres, in fact – Brompton’s big­ger unit is a di­rect re­place­ment for the ex­ist­ing one. $230, brompton.com

2 TELE­SCOPIC SEAT POST

If you hap­pen to be of a lofty height, Brompton’s Tele­scopic seat post is the ticket, giv­ing you loads more seat length than the stan­dard post, with­out the draw­back of a longer fixed post jut­ting out of the frame when the bike is in the fully folded po­si­tion. $75, brompton.com

3 SCH­WALBE KO­JAK TAN WALL TYRE

The stan­dard Brompton tyres are per­fectly good for all-round rid­ing, but if you want an ex­tra lick of speed, and style, Sch­walbe’s Ko­jak tyres will do it. With a 32mm width and slick tyre pro­file, you’ll get less rolling re­sis­tance as well as added grip for fast rides. $62 (per tyre), brompton.com

4 CRANKSET

Choose from a 44T, 50T or 54T crankset and you can cus­tomise the gear­ing on your Brompton. Why? If you want more help on hills, a smaller crankset will make it eas­ier. A big­ger one will make it harder on those up­hills, but al­low you to hit higher speeds in each gear. $140, brompton.com

5 FOLD­ING FLIGHT CASE

A Brompton is as handy to have on hol­i­days as it is for get­ting from A to B on a com­mute, so if you want to take yours on a flight, you’ll want this sturdy car­ry­ing case to pro­tect it. The wheels let you move it around with ease and it folds down when not in use to save space. $305, brompton.com

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