the real world Brompton are like Apple, hugely overpriced but they have a fanboy following who will pay the over the top prices. Your need will decide your budget and then the bike
As someone who didnt
chose a brommy I dont agree with that.
They have the smallest & quickest fold of anything in their size range. Weight wise they are competitive and they are made/assembled in the UK.
The only below par thing about them is the gearing, more accurately the shifter, which was the only thing that put me off them.
They are a good price for what they are - unless you go for the Ti models - but Ti anything commands a hefty premium.
And just like Apple they hold their value well - you will get 50-60% of your price from new back on Ebay. Anything you pay up front you more than make up for on resale.
Current Bikes - Dekerf Team SST
, 98 Birdy Blue, 93 Orange Prestige, 93 Vit T
, Dropbar Pace RC200 F7
Gone :'00 Orange Mr XC
, Dekerf Mountain
WANTED : ** Orange spotty shorts **