Brompton carry handle from Off yer bike! Today, during this wet, awful day I’m going to show you my secret to carrying my Brompton folding bike. I would have loved to shown you how to carry it upstairs, and possibly onto a bus. But seeing it’s pouring like crazy out, showing you inside will have to do.

The Brompton folding bike is the smallest folding bicycle in the world. It folds down to 23" x 22.2" x 10.6" inches, which is amazing. This incredible fold makes it awesome for storing in the house, at work and taking it on public transportation. @bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny
The Brompton folding bike is the smallest folding bicycle in the world. It folds down to 23″ x 22.2″ x 10.6″ inches, which is amazing. This incredible fold makes it awesome for storing in the house, at work and taking it on public transportation. @bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny

The problem is that the Brompton folding bike weights about 25-30 lbs on average, depending upon which accessories are added to it. My Brompton 2-speed has fenders, a rack, and Schwalbe Marathon tires.

If my estimates are right, it weighs about 27 lbs.

Fortunately, there’s a Brompton carry handle from Off yer bike

A few years ago a bought a Brompton carry handle from a company in the UK called, Off yer bike. The handle is made out of a tough nylon and attaches to the frame of the Brompton. @bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny @offyerbike
A few years ago I bought a Brompton carry handle from a company in the UK called, Off yer bike. The handle is made out of a tough nylon and attaches to the frame of the Brompton. @bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny @offyerbike

The Brompton does have a built in handle on the seat to carry it while folded. But, the seat on the Brompton isn’t as comfortable as my Adamo Typhoon seat.

Plus, the Brompton seat isn’t useful for carrying while the bike is unfolded.

Another problem while carrying the Brompton is that it’s awkward to carry. It’s easy to hit your shins with the pedals or frame while carrying it.

That’s because, the Brompton is front heavy while you’re carrying it by the seat handle. The front tends to lean forward, making it easier to hit objects or others around you. Something that’s not good while riding public transportation.

The Brompton carry handle by Off yer bike solves many of these issues. This handle allows you to carry the bike from the middle of the frame.

Carrying the Brompton from the middle makes the bike more balanced, and less likely to hit you or anyone else. It also allows you to hold the Brompton closer to you with both hands.

The Brompton can be very heavy if you’re a smaller person or required to carry it for longer periods of time. And carrying it up steps can be a very tough job, especially if you’re at a subway station in a city such as New York City. Carrying this bad boy with both hands is definitely way easier.

The Off yer bike carry handle also has rings to attach an optional shoulder strap. This strap allows you to sling the Brompton over your shoulder, making it even easier to carry.@bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny @offyerbike
The Off yer bike carry handle also has rings to attach an optional shoulder strap. This strap allows you to sling the Brompton over your shoulder, making it even easier to carry.@bromptonbicycle @bromptonusa @bromptonjunctionny @offyerbike

To see the Off yer bike handle in action along with the different color choices, be sure to check out their website at offyerbike.com.

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