Brompton’s history can be traced back to South Kensington, London, 1975 when engineer and creator Andrew Ritchie was inspired to design a better folding bike. Fast forward over 40 years later and each bike is still finely built.
Brompton’s core values and design haven’t really changed in the last five decades either. The idea is that small 16-inch wheels (with metal spokes, because they’re rebuildable) are lighter; a steel or steel and titanium frame is tougher than carbon; and finally, even though the bike folds into thirds, the long top-tube emulates the stability you experience on a full-size bike.
ARCC's Electric Conversion for Brompton bikes:
At ARCC Bikes we take your Brompton one step further with our Intelligent Drive Pod, being all you need to upgrade to a well-tuned e-bike.
The pod has been designed by ARCC to provide unique intelligent bike power. It combines variable power levels with automatic hill/gradient compensation which allows commuting cyclists to choose the amount of effort both they and the motor provides; automatically compensates for hills and gradients; and provides ‘launch control’, for safety when moving away from lights and crossings in heavy traffic.
The pod uses an industry standard 4.0 Ah or 6.0 Ah Bosch battery, which are readily available from stores and online and have a range of up to 52km dependant on the battery used. When the battery is removed, the e-bike reverts to its standard configuration and can be used as a regular bike.
Brompton with ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod
The Brompton equipped with the Intelligent Drive Pod is an iconic duo itself, making your ride smoother, and easier and giving your bike the ideal upgrade to an e-bike. The pod can be fitted to all current and older Brompton folding bicycles and is compatible with most Brompton bags.
If you have a Brompton you would like to upgrade with the pod, get in touch and our experts will retrofit the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod to your bike at our Cambridgeshire headquarters.
As well as a 5-year warranty on the ARCC Intelligent Drive Pod, we will also honour the remainder of the warranty on your existing Brompton.