Who is the Brompton Electric for? | Review | e-bikes

Who is the Brompton Electric for? | Review | e-bikes

The Brompton electric is an interesting e-bike. It comes in the same form factor of the original folding Brompton Bicycle but has power assist to help you get around quickly and arrive where you are going fresh and a little less sweaty.

I’ve had the Brompton on loan for a couple months now and have used it for over 200km of travel, this video is about my experience and about who I think this bike is for.

Electric Brompton: http://bit.ly/BromptonElectricBike
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Readers Comments (50)

  1. I think a lot of people buy an e-bike thinking they will also get a lot of exercise and lose weight, but unless you get your heart rate up to 70% of your max heart rate you won’t be burning fat you’re just burning the food energy you’ve taken in that day. I’ve seen people using them pretty much as an electric motorbike barely using the pedals. I’d say just buy a normal Brompton or a road bike, those hills are nothing on a decent road bike. The portability of the Brompton, taking it on public transport or into work is the best reason to buy one.

  2. I’m thinking about buying a Brompton to encourage me to get a bit fitter. This was a great review to help with the E/non-E choice (I live in hilly Yorkshire). I have a couple of questions if I may:
    1. Does the battery recharge as you cycle or is the charge you leave home with all there is?
    2. Does the E-Brompton mean you can’t use, for instance, a T-Bag on the front?
    Many thanks!

  3. Everything she says in this video is 100% spot on. It is exactly what I experienced with mine. I am going to upgrade to the 6 speed because I live in the country with a lot of hills.

  4. You guys ever tried a full on motorbike? No pesky pedalling needed and you can get up to 200mph.

  5. It’s for lazy people who don’t give a frick about the environment. Compared to an all your own effort Brompton it has a massive environmental footprint not only producing the motors and batteries but is reliant on the national grid to charge it which is the same for all Ebikes. EBikes are for lazy furkers who cannot be bothered to pedal for themselves. Awww …….. it’s too hard my poor body ……. Only a very few people and I mean a very few could actually qualify to ride one on medical grounds.

  6. Please set an example,
    Helmets have been mandatory in Australia and New Zealand for many years, and also some US and Canadian jurisdictions, either for all cyclists or just children.
    Other US jurisdictions introduced legislation more recently, as did Alberta (Canada), Finland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Iceland.
    In the United Kingdom the British Medical Association advocates the compulsory use of helmets. This is for good reason
    The Bromptons are fantastic Bikes, please be as safe as possible when riding them.

  7. Denny Triyanto May 14, 2021 @ 1:31 am

    Thank you for the video
    May i ask what saddlebag you use?

  8. I changed my mind about buying this bike as I hv a headache listening to bla bla of this lady

  9. I hope the rules don鈥檛 change to allow e-bikes to go faster. The assist should be useful for hills and making you sweet less, not to go faster than you normally would on a bike.

  10. I see Brompton electric mostly pitched as a short distance city commute bike.
    Is it also suited for longer trajectories, is it comfortable enough ?
    It also lacks something to carry bags on top of the rear wheel, is there an accessory that can be add ?
    I am interested in a foldable e-bike, mainly for tourism, take it along on the train and in the car, and do some cycling at the destination.
    The weight and small form factor when folded is certainly interesting compared to other foldable e-bikes, but will you be able to ride comfortably on longer sight seeing trajectories ?
    I just tested a foldable e-bike which has suspension on the fore fork and saddle, and it felt comfortable, but the weight to carry it around when using public transport instead of the car seems rather heavy.

  11. Thorough details on this ebike efficacy was vry informative and im also more confident of a decision ive to make too.Tk u so.. much for yr video馃槄馃憤

  12. So helpful to know 2 will fit in the back of my Smart!

  13. Tiina Heinonen May 14, 2021 @ 1:41 am

    Thanks for the review but helmets please!

  14. Very helpful review. Many thanks!

  15. This is a noob question but, how do you charge the battery?

  16. cosgrove notts May 14, 2021 @ 1:47 am

    You sold me on not buying one thanks.

  17. Who is the Brompton Electric for really is the million dollar question! In a nutshell, rich folk who just use the bike for leisure or short office commutes. For everyone else, its a none starter. Crazy expensive bike and you can’t even go to the shops with it because if you tie it to a lamp post that will be your 拢2.5k gone if someone steals it. You’re not going to carry it around with you whilst shopping either! Conclusion: Expensive luxury bike for a niche market (or brand whores).

  18. Love Cycling C May 14, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    I never thought Smart Car fit two Brompton!!! Nice try 馃憤 (I also have one Brampton and ELECTRIC BLUE BOLT)

  19. Where can i buy the saddle bag you have on the demo bike thank you

  20. Stopped listening when the reviewer insinuated that an e-bike gives you less sweat per unit of exercise.

  21. Thanks for the vlog. I got my electric Brompton yesterday and I love it. It鈥檚 not really much different from my previous Brompton which was not electric. I鈥檓 looking forward to,using it. Pity it鈥檚 so expensive but I鈥檓 glad I鈥檝e paid the extra and got a Brompton. One gets what they pay for and certainly that鈥檚 the case with a Brompton.

  22. She is beautiful.

  23. If I ride it to the gym, is it more reasonable to take it into the gym or to lock it outside? if lock it outside, do I need an extra lock to secure the battery bag/take the battery bike with me?

  24. Surprised you don’t wear a helmet in the city.

  25. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger May 14, 2021 @ 1:54 am

    I suspect the battery will drain much slower with more gears though. But agree the weight of the 6sp version is a drag.

  26. My battery pack got a scheduled update and the bike guy told me that the ramp kick-in is a bit smoother now. After viewing this video, I’m going to pay closer attention. My first week on my electric Brompton I was not paying attention to the fact that I was in the 3rd assist from a full stop, and crashed 3 times into curbs and things.

  27. twentyseven hundred poundes???

  28. if you had six speeds and your miles from home with a flat battery, maybe better than two speeds , havn,t got a brompton yet so what do i know

  29. Deacon-Bastyon Duncan May 14, 2021 @ 2:00 am

    What is the bag on the back of your bike? Do you need an accessory for it?

  30. Hayat谋 Sorgulad谋n m谋? May 14, 2021 @ 2:00 am

    best environmentally friendly and economical transportation entegration with subways and buses

  31. Hi, I’ve a Brompton Electric, I’m curious to know the name of your bag at the rear, I’m looking for this kind of bag but I can’t find it in Paris where I live. Thanks.

  32. MrMinorMorris May 14, 2021 @ 2:04 am

    This is a really great video. I do love my Brompton, I wonder if I might upgrade to an e-bike at somepoint.

  33. Caroline Ryder May 14, 2021 @ 2:04 am

    I love it – all around the City I grew up in! I have a non electric Brompton and live in Warwickshire now.

  34. for what you get it is crazy expensive. No.Way. With that being said, in certain situations, it could be useful.

  35. Buying Brompton for upto 拢3000 is not a smart move, I bought Fido D2S for just 拢400. I’m not advertising for Fido am just saying and I don’t need to carry extra battery bag …Rip off 馃槒馃槒馃槒

  36. Bristol Fashion May 14, 2021 @ 2:05 am

    I live in Bristol and I have the Nano conversion of the Brompton S2. Totally brilliant. Cheaper than the e Brompton, too.

  37. Super refined review, regards Tony GB.

  38. Germany Holland May 14, 2021 @ 2:06 am

    Brompton problem tyre 300km u done ..new tyre

  39. Timo Gr枚nroos May 14, 2021 @ 2:06 am

    Please wear a helmet <3

  40. Great review, I am 75 years and live near washington dc. Riding and E bikes is great for us oldies, especially around the Washington traffic.

  41. I鈥檓 surprised the extra 5kg or so weight of battery and motor isn鈥檛 noticeable when the battery鈥檚 flat, that鈥檚 roughly a 38% increase, which should mean 38% more energy needed to pedal it.
    On other ebikes I鈥檝e found that the first level of power just about overcomes the added weight to make it ride like a non motorised bike, and I need a higher power level to get the benefit, which drains the battery a lot faster.

  42. Show bike more less face time talk

  43. Jesse Barrios May 14, 2021 @ 2:15 am

    very nice review very informative

  44. Andrew Burton May 14, 2021 @ 2:17 am

    Such a helpful review – thanks

  45. Really interesting and engaging review, thanks!

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  47. Good review. Focused version of a focused tool. Not very flexible outside of a zone where it is the recognized master, and dominates. Like a joke that holds up over time.

  48. Shirtless Lager May 14, 2021 @ 2:20 am

    I am embarrassed for the able-bodied and young who opt for motors on their bicycles.

  49. Wonderful video!! Very informative and fair. I live in NYC and with the current lockdown, and coronavirus fears, bicycling around the city (rather than taking public transport) is the way to go, and in the summer it gets very hot here so I especially appreciated the information about the relative "sweat factor" that you included in your video. THANKS!!!!

  50. Christian Mumenthaler May 14, 2021 @ 2:23 am

    I cannot recommend it. It is perfect when it works, but mine broke down 5 days after it I purchased. It is clearly not reliable. For a high-end product with considerable investment, it is frustrating and disappointing! What is even more annoying is that I have been waiting for more than 20 days now, and apparently, resellers can’t repair the bike without Brompton’s approval. So if you buy it, when it will break down, be prepared to wait a lot of time.

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