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 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
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.
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.