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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Brompton M6L. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- The Brompton M6L folds in three places versus two. This makes it more compact than others in its category.
- The bike is light enough to carry and lift without excessive effort. Testers could carry it upstairs without much of a struggle.
- It folds down small enough to fit in the trunk of a compact car, as standard checked luggage or under a desk.
- The 16" wheels allow riders to maneuver around tight corners. They are very responsive.
- Users found the saddles on each build to be comfortable. Brompton uses their own saddle or a Brooks saddle on their bikes.
- There is a build of the M6L offered with Dynamo lighting.
- Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires allow riders to roll smoothly over pavement.
- The M-type handlebars are ergonomic.
- Testers were pleased with the lock-on grips included with the bike.
- Fenders are included on the Brompton M6L.
- Brompton includes an attachment for riders that allows them to keep a front bag attached to the bike even in transport.
- Experts found the bike easy to fold. Most can fold it in under a minute.
- The Brompton M6L is visually appealing.
6 reasons not to buy
- The Brompton M6L is expensive.
- The bike does not include a rear rack.
- One user had issues keeping the seat post secured in place.
- The seat post can feel short for riders taller than 6’.
- Testers agree that initially, shifting is difficult on the bike.
- At high speeds, the Brompton M6L can feel unstable.