Brilliant Bikes

We're called Brilliant Bikes because, well, bikes are brilliant - from an early age they give the first real freedom and are still the most energy efficient means of transport, and great fun!

Brilliant Bikes are dealers for and stock / sell complete bikes from the following manufacturers:

  • Brompton - folding bikes, made in London...

Brilliant Bikes

We're called Brilliant Bikes because, well, bikes are brilliant - from an early age they give the first real freedom and are still the most energy efficient means of transport, and great fun!

Brilliant Bikes are dealers for and stock / sell complete bikes from the following manufacturers:

  • Brompton - folding bikes, made in London
  • Brompton Electric - a lightweight electric bike - that folds
  • Intense - we are a demo centre for Intense, and you can get a voucher for money off against purchase when you demo one of our bikes (by appointment only)
  • Orbea - all types of bike including road, gravel (cyclocross), mountain, leisure, city and kids
  • Frog - lightweight kids bikes
  • Commencal

Select one of our bike categories / brand to see all models


Bikes We have 23 products.


  • Brompton Folding Bikes

    Brompton folding bicycles - Made for you, in London, England

    Set up and serviced for you, with love, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England

    This is just a sample of Brompton folding bikes - our current stock - all Bromptons can be custom made to your specifications

    Brompton home delivery now available for complete Brompton folding bikes*

    Brompton Approved Online Retailer logo

    To configure your own - just choose the following:

    1/ Frame:

    The Brompton bike range (from model year 2022) consists of the following ranges

    • A Line

    The entry level Brompton using value components, previously known as the B75

    • C Line

    The Core Line with all steel frame and extremities

    • P Line

    The Performance Line with titanium forks and rear triangle and a host of weight saving features

    • T Line

    The all titanium bike coming soon

    2/ Colour(s):

    Choose your colour from the following colours for 2023 - C-Line models:

    • Matt black 
    • Matcha green (new for 2023)
    • Racing green
    • Fire coral
    • House Red
    • Cloud Blue
    • Black lacquer
    • Flame Lacquer

    For historical purposes the 2022 colours were

    • Matt black 
    • Piccadilly blue (new for 2022)
    • Racing green
    • Fire coral (new for 2022)
    • House Red
    • Cloud Blue
    • Black lacquer

    * The colour can be different for main frame and extremities - stem/forks/rear triangle - e.g. Black main frame and Racing Green extremities

    For historical purposes the 2021 colours were

    • Black
    • Cloud Blue (new for 2021)
    • Gloss Black Lacquer (as previously available on black edition bikes)
    • House Red
    • Orange
    • Racing Green
    • Tempest Blue

    For historical purposes 2020 colour range was:

    • Black
    • Hot Pink (introduced for 2019 and discontinued in 2021)
    • Papyrus White (introduced in 2019 and discontinued in 2021)
    • Racing Green
    • Tempest Blue
    • Red
    • Lagoon Blue
    • Lime Green
    • Raw Lacquer
    • Flame Lacquer
    • Purple Metallic (introduced in 2019 and discontinued in 2021)

    Sometimes there are special edition models such as the CHPT3, Nine Streets, Nickel and Black editions with special colours - so check back to see what's current!

    3/ Handlebar type

    The Brompton historically came with a choice of four handlebar types:

    • Mid / M-type - this is the traditional Brompton style handlebar (it was re-modelled in 2017 to have a lower rise for improved stiffness - though a slightly increased stem height helps the overall height the same). 
    • Low / S-type - this is a straight handlebar similar to that found on a mountain bike, to give a more sporty riding position. 
    • High / H-type - this is the same shape as the M-type bar, but in conjunction with a longer stem gives a higher riding position - designed for the taller rider or those used to the European (Dutch / Swedish) riding position
    • P-type - now discontinued (since 2020) this was a multi-position style handlebars, especially useful for touring where you can benefit from taking different riding positions during long days in the saddle.

    Note: The stem length on the frame is different for each type of handlebar - so it is not easy to change the handlebar type to a different one later

    4/ Gears

    Historically, the Brompton folding bike came from the factory with a choice of one, two, three or six gears. The single speed was discontinued in 2021

    The one and two speed rear wheel are actually the same - with different sprockets and chain tensioner

    The two and six speed bikes use a Brompton specific derailleur 

    Three and six speed bikes use a 3 speed hub gear (though different on the three speed compared to the six speed). The six speed bike combines the derailleur and a wide ratio hub gear to give a total of six. The P Line uses a 4 speed derailleur system

    • 2 speed = Urban
    • 4 speed 
    • 6 speed = Explore

    1 speed C Line was discontinued with the 2022 model range
    3 speed (utility) was discontinued with the 2023 model range - with the exception of the A Line

    5/ Front luggage

    All Brompton come with lugs on the front ready for fitting a front carrier block. Brompton luggage is designed to easily click on and off of the front carrier block and comes in a wide variety of sizes and colours to suit your needs

    Since the launch of the 2021 range - the front carrier block has been included as standard on the C Line (Core) range of bikes

    6/ Mudguards

    With the introduction of the new range designation - all C Line bikes now come with mudguards

    Previously the bike came with 3 options:
    a/ No mudguards
    b/ Mudguards only
    c/ Mudguards and rack
    The mudguards provide very good protection from water on the road

    7/ Roller wheels

    Roller wheels help the bike sit well and roll when folded. Larger roller wheel options are available

    8/ Tyres

    Brompton folding bikescome from the factory with a  choice of tyres on the C Line:

    • Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Racer 16 x 1 1/3 - new for 2018
    • Schwalbe Marathon
    • Schwalbe Kojak - a lightweight racing tyre (folding tyre bead)

    The P Line comes with a choice of the following:

    • Brompton Schwalbe One (when available)
    • Continental Contact Urban
    • Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Racer

    9/ Saddle

    The bike comes with a choice of the following saddles from the Factory

    • Brompton standard - 147mm wide
    • Brompton wide - 167mm wide
    • Brooks B17 special mens (brown)
    • Brooks B17 special short / ladies (brown)

    Since the pandemic starting in 2020 there has been a saddle shortage and the above saddles were sometimes replaced with Fizik or Brooks Cambium saddles

    10/ Seat height

    There is a choice of three seat heights:

    • Standard - for those with an inside leg of up to 33 inches
    • Extended (an extra 6cm longer) for riders with an inside leg of up to 35 inches
    • Telescopic (two parts which slide into each other) for very tall riders - this is at an extra cost

    11/ Suspension

    Until 2018, the rear suspension block came in standard (for riders up to 70kg) and firm for heavier riders or those just wanting a firmer ride
    From 2018 onwards there is just the one suspension block - equivalent to the old firm/hard susension block

    12/ Reflectors/Lighting

    As standard the bike comes with front and rear reflectors
    A hub dynamo system is also available, the older Shimano or SON front wheel powered hub dynamos are about to be replaced (for 2019 model bikes) with a new hub dynamo system
    Front and rear battery lights with Brompton specific mountings (so as not to interfere with the fold) are also available - there is a CatEye Volt 400 for the front and a choice of saddle mounted CatEye (requires one of the newer saddles with fixing points) and Spanninga rear light

    So we can ensure that you get the right bike for you - Brompton bikes are not normally available for shipping - only for collection from our Chobham shop

    We try and keep at least six Brompton folding bikes in stock for instant collection, in a range of models and colours

    We have demo bikes also available for testing

    Brompton bike customisation!

    If you want one of our stock bikes - but slightly different (e.g. different tyres, different lighting, different gearing, different saddle and/or grips) - we can do that for you

    * Home delivery

    If you opt for home delivery of a complete Brompton bike, you will require some mechanical knowledge for assembly 
    You will need to fit the saddle and (in the case of the B75) the left hand pedal
    A quick start quite will be included

    It is recommended that your bike is inspected / checked after 100 miles of riding 
    We offer this check free-of-charge
    You will need to keep the original box and return the bike to us at your cost

    We have a range of videos showing features and maintenance tips for Brompton folding bikes on our youtube channel

    Brompton trademarks and logos are the intellectual property of Brompton

    We may need you to send us proof of ID / credit card before we ship the bike

  • Brompton Electric...

    We can now ship / deliver Brompton Electric bikes to UK mainland addresses!

    From Brompton - the definitive folding bicycle company, comes a new bike - the Brompton Electric - the most compact folding E-bike on the market. So now if you want an electric bike that folds, you no longer need to find and install a Brompton Electric compatible kit - you can get an actual Brompton Electric. 

    OK I'm sold already - how long will it take to get one?

    The current lead time at Brompton is approximately 9 weeks - they are popular, demand is great so there is a backlog.
    We try and keep a good stock and luckily we have more Brompton Electric bikes on order and coming soon!

    Can my current Brompton folding bike be made electric?

    Short answer: No

    • The Brompton Electric is a complete electric bike - some of the components are strengthened to allow for the extra weight / torque generated by the bike (for example the front forks)

    An electric bike that folds - meet the Brompton Electric

    The front wheel has an electric motor developed with Williams - the Formula 1 company. It is powered by a battery in the front luggage, which simply unclips from the bike for storage / charging

    Like the classic Brompton it folds to a compact size so you can store under your desk when at work or without taking up too much space on your private jet!

    Designed so that you will arrive at your destination quickly and easily (and not sweaty!)

    Why not come and take a test ride at our shop in Chobham, Surrey, England?

    Brompton Electric Options:

    There are not so many combinations of colour / gearing / handlebars / mudguards with the Brompton Electric as with the standard Brompton range - so the choice will be easier as there is a choice of 8 bikes in total (though of course you can choose an additional bag / seat post height / saddle width or toolkit - we can take care of that at pickup time)


    The Brompton Electric folding bike was originally available in two colours:

    • Black
    • White

    then a third colour was introduced in 2020, with a premium lacquer finish

    • Bolt Blue Lacquer finish

    a new colour was introduced in 2021, and the white discontinued - so for 2021 the colour range is:

    • Black
    • Bolt Blue
    • Turkish Green

    All three colours had black detailing (cranks / rims / hubs / handlebars / seat post etc) and an electric blue logo / decal

    2022 model colours

    in 2022 the Bolt Blue premium finish has been discontinued - time will tell if it returns, and replaced by flame lacquer and black lacquer - Bothe very popular finishes on the manual Brompton - so for 2022 we have

    • Black
    • Turkish Green
    • Black Lacquer
    • Flame Lacquer

    Bag / battery

    The battery for the Brompton electric is stored in a removable bag. There are two bags available

    • Small - for carrying essentials such as phone and keys or a battery charger - this is the standard bag
    • Large - for carrying a change of clothes / water bottle etc - this is available at an extra cost

    Both bags have access to a USB port on the battery so you can charge your mobile phone while riding


    The Brompton Electric folding bike has less gear choices than the standard Brompton

    • 2 speed - using Bromptons 2 speed derailleur system
    • 6 speed - using a Sturmey Archer BWR wide ratio rear wheel in conjunction with Bromptons 2 speed derailleur system

    With the powerful Williams developed 250W motor you will probably only need 2 gears (saving a bit of weight) unless you live in a very hilly area


    The Brompton Electric has two available chargers

    • 2A charger - this is the standard charger and takes approx. 4.5 hours to fully charge the battery
    • 4A / fast charge charger - this is an optional extra but reduces the charge time to approx 2.5 hours. This can be useful if you are out doing a long ride which include stops (for lunch etc)

    Spare chargers are available in our Brompton Electric spare parts and accessories section - so why not keep one at home and one at work (just in case you get caught short)

  • Intense Cycles

    Intense bikes - spare parts

    Please contact us if you would like to know more

  • Frog Kids Bikes

    Lightweight bikes for kids - from Frog

    We keep - in stock - a complete range of Frog lightweight bicycles and balance bikes for children / kids / young adults

    A local (to us) husband and wife wanted their children to enjoy cycling - but were frustrated that the majority of childrens bikes were either too heavy or poor build quality, so they decided they could do better and founded Frog

    Frog are now going from strength to strength (and the ones we have sold are loved by their riders - in fact they don't like letting us have them back for the free 6 week checkup!)

    Assembly the Frog bikes has recently been moved from the far east to Wales - bringing more jobs to the UK

    The bikes also hold their value remarkably well - often listed on e-bay second hand at nearly new bike prices

    We aim to keep one of each size in our Chobham shop (in various colours so that we can show the different colours and help you size your childs bike) - we also keep a stock ready for building at short notice

    What does the number mean (e.g. Frog 62, Frog 55)

    The number on the Frog bikes describes the size - measured by inside leg measurement (e.g. Frog 48 refers to an inside leg of 48 cm). Frog base their sizing based on this rather than wheel size (there are often a couple of bikes in each wheel size but with different frame sizes - so you can find the perfect fit

    The smallest in the range are called the Tadpole - these are balance bikes, so no pedals - for your child to learn balance (as the name balance bike implies) by running along while sitting on the saddle - then taking their feet off the ground as confidence grows - they have just one (rear) brake

    There are three first ride bicycles - the Frog 40 (this replaced the Frog 43), 48 and 52SS, which allow the child to concentrate on pedalling and have just one speed (so no need to worry about trying to co-ordinate gears and pedalling at the same time. We often find that to start, its better to remove the pedals and use as a balance bike - even for just the first day or so (this generally works better than stabilisers as it doesn't build a reliance)

    Then there are the Frog hybrid bikes - 52 all the way up to 78 (based on inside leg). These have a single front chain ring (for simplicity and lightness) and non-suspension front forks (again, to save weight). They are equally capable off and on road

  • Commencal Bikes

    Commencal Bikes

  • Intense Spares

    Spare parts for your Intense bike

    Bearings, top and bottom links, axles, derailleur hangers, dropouts and more - the stuff you need to keep your Intense bike in top condition

    We're happy to be stocking Intense spare parts again and even some demo bikes (by appointment only)

    If there is something you are after which either shows as "not available" or you can't find - let us know - click on Email us in the top right of this web page, and we will try and help

  • Orbea Bikes

    Orbea have been making bikes in the Basque region of Spain since the 1930's

    We're really happy to be riding / stocking / selling them since 2017 :-)

    There is a complete collection of bikes available for all riding styles - for Road, Gravel, Mountain, Leisure / City and Kids

    You can even design your own specification and colours, for delivery to us (click and collect - where we do the pre delivery setup/inspection so you don't have to stress about it)

    Orbea doesn’t make women’s bicycles....

    they make bikes that women ride!

    The women of UHC Pro Cycling Team win on the same Orbeas raced in the Tour de France by the men of Team Cofdis.

    Two-time XC World Champion Catherine Pendrel of the CLIF Pro Team has never requested a woman’s bike, she instead demands we design the best mountain bikes on the market. 

  • Pashley Bicycles and...

    Pashley - bikes, spare parts and accessories

    From the moment William 'Rath' Pashley founded Pashley over 80 years ago, Pashley has embraced the needs and aspirations of its customers and translated these into what has become a unique range of cycles.

    Pashley Bicycles are still hand-built in Stratford-upon-Avon, England

  • Reise and Muller Birdy...

    The Riese and Muller Birdy. Supremely functional.

    The Reise and Muller Birdy is like a Swiss pocket knife that you can mount and ride away on. Tucked away, it might not fit in every trouser pocket perhaps, but it certainly will fit in a car boot, under your desk and any form of public transport.

    When it's needed, it simply opens out / unfolds

    Great for leisure,  holidays or for day-to-day commuting.

    It doesn't take much longer to open up than a pocket knife either. Its cleverly thought-out frame without hinge joint in the main frame and the adapted ratio range deliver a riding experience just like any normal bike. The full suspension surpasses even its riding safety and comfort. Regular bikes had better watch out.

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