The Brompton M6L Black Edition Premium 2020 is the world-leading folding bike but with cool all-black components and special shiny lacquer colour options.
With the classic Brompton M-type handlebars, it has a more upright rider position – perfect for navigating busy city streets – and leaves loads of space for luggage up front. This six-speed bike is perfect if you’re riding in hillier areas or if you don’t know where your next adventure will be. Combining the Brompton Wide Range hub and derailleur system, the six gears are evenly spaced and should have you prepared for whatever’s around the next corner.
Nearly all our Brompton bikes are version Ls, meaning they come with mudguards and a pump as standard, and they all have extended saddles, which provide a comfortable height for more riders than the normal length, guaranteeing more efficient pedalling.
When it comes to folding bikes, you can’t get better than Brompton: they’re more portable, more efficient and more stylish than any other. The M6L Black Edition Premium is even better looking than the standard Brompton and is head and shoulders above any other folding bike in terms of performance. This bike doesn’t just ride, it excels.
The lower grip height (935mm) and flat-bar design of S-type handlebars will suit those who favour a sporty ride position similar to that of a traditional road bike.
The original Brompton 'look'. M-type handlebars offer a comfortable, upright riding position with plenty of room for front luggage.
Shaped like M-type bars, but with an extra height of 59cm, the upright riding position of H-type handlebars won't do anything for your aerodynamics, but they sure do look good.
No faff, no fuss, and not a lot to go wrong. All you have to do is concentrate on keeping those legs turning, though you may struggle on steep hills.
Using Brompton's unique derailleur system for near perfect chain-alignment, a second gear makes for easy cruising.
A robust, fully enclosed gear-hub with three well-spaced gears. Perfect for middle to long distance commutes in mildly hilly areas.
Paired with Brompton's purpose-built derailleur system, their wide-range gear hub offers six evenly-spaced gears. Ideal for the touring cyclist looking to ride long distances over very hilly terrain.
Choose from over dozen colours including Hot Pink, Water Blue and British Racing Green.
There are two frame materials to choose from.
Standard issue on touring bikes because of its excellent vibration dampening properties - steel is used to make the handlebars and frame of nearly all Brompton bikes, ensuring maximum rigidity and strength.
The high-strength titanium alloy used in place of steel for the rear triangle, front fork and mudguard stays means the bike weighs almost 1kg less than standard all-steel models. A great choice if you expect to spend a lot of tie carrying your Brompton.
The saddle height will impact both comfort and performance. Make sure you select the right height for your measurements.
Brompton's lightest and shortest seatpost. Built for someone with an inside leg of 33''/84cm and under.
For an inside leg of 33 - 35''/84 - 89cm. The added length means that the saddle protrudes an extra 60mm when folded.
For an inside leg of over 35''/90cm; you've got to be super tall to ride telescopic.
The suspension is massively important on a folding bike because the small wheels don't absorb shock as well as those on a regular bike. Bromptons use a polyurethane block between the main and rear frame, which eats up lumps and bumps on the road without giving an overly bouncy ride.
Catering for riders of up to 180lbs, Brompton's standard suspension block gives a smooth and comfortable ride.
For riders of 190lbs+ and those looking to maximise their power transfer and ride faster. If you're used to riding a standard road bike this is probably the right choice for you.
- Number of Gears–6 Speed
- Shifter–Ergonomic Underbar Shifters
- Chain set–Alloy Brompton Chainset
- Seatpost–Extended Seatpost
- Saddle–Brompton Standard Saddle
- Suspension–Firm Block
- Pedals–Brompton Left-Hand Folding Pedal/Alloy Cage Right-Hand Pedal
- Brakeset–Dual-Pivot Brompton Calipers
- Brake Levers–Ergonomic Integrated Brake Levers
- Grips–Lock-On Grips
- Wheelset–Double-Wall Rim Brompton Wheelset
- Tyres–Schwalbe Marathon Racer