Brompton Wheels, tyres and wheel components

Brompton wheels, tyres and wheel components

Pot holes and poor road conditions can take their toll on your poor wheels and rubber (or butyl), don't worry we have a complete range of wheels, spokes, rims, tyres and tubes.

Or maybe you just fancy a shiny new and / or black wheel.

Brompton Wheels, tyres and wheel components We have 69 products.

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  • Brompton rims / spokes

    Brompton rims 

    In 2013 Brompton changed from a single wall rim made by Alex wheels to a double walled rim.

    The single walled rim used the same rim for both front and rear wheels.

    The double wall rim comes in two styles - with straight drilled and angled holes. All front wheels use the straight drilled rims, but the rear wheel rim depends upon the hub.

    Please double check the hub / wheel combination by looking at the data sheet downloadable on the product pages.

    Brompton spokes

    The Brompton spokes come in different lengths depending upon the wheel and rim combination. There is a data sheet on each spoke page showing a matrix of what goes with what.

    Spokes for Brompton bikes come in 3 profiles:

    • Plain / Straight gauge - these are a standard thickness throughout the length of the spoke
    • Single butted - these spokes have a different thickness at one end compared to the rest of the spoke
    • Double butted - these are thicker at both ends than in the middle of the spoke

    The spoke (not poke as spell check suggested) gauge 13g / 14g refers to the thickness of the spoke - not the weight

    We sell spokes as a standard set of 28 (for the Brompton rim/wheel) and also as singles - should you just wish to replace the odd one / carry one as a spare - for example when travelling on holiday

  • Brompton tyres / tubes

    Tyres and inner tubes (and rim tape) for your Brompton folding bike

    As Brompton folding bikes have been getting more popular - the tyre choice has been expanding. The Brompton 16 inch wheel / rim size has an ETRTO (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation) size of 349 and is compatible with the following tyres:

    Brompton factory fitted tyre options (as at 2024)

    • Schwalbe Marathon 35-349 / 16 x 1.35 inch
    • Schwalbe Marathon Racer 35-349 / 16 x 1 1/3 - this is the standard (included at no extra cost) tyre
    • Schwalbe One Black (folding bead) - the factory fitted standard on the T Line (was available on P Line until 2022)
    • Continental Contact Urban Black / Reflective (folding bead) - the factory fitted standard on the P Line

    Brompton after market tyre options (as at 2023)

    • Continental Contact Urban Black / Reflective
    • Continental Contact Urban Tan wall / Black
    • Schwalbe Marathon Racer Tan Wall / Black: 35-349 / 16 x 1 1/3 (this was first seen on the Brompton Explore special edition and available after market since 2021)
    • Schwalbe One Tan Wall / Black (as used on the Brompton CHPT3 V4)
    • Schwalbe Marathon Almotion Naked Wall folding tyre
    • Brompton Schwalbe Kojak 32-349 / 16 1/4 inch - folding tyre with reflective sidewall 

    Previous factory fitted tyres

    • CHPT3 edition - Schwalbe Kojak 32-349 / 16 1/4 inch - tan wall

    The following tyres are also compatible with your Brompton, though not supplied by Brompton as a factory fit or after market option but by third parties:

    • Schwalbe Kojak 32-349 / 16 1/4 inch - wired tyre 
    • Schwalbe Marathon Plus 35-349 / 16 x 1.35 inch
    • Schwalbe Winter 30-349 / 16 x 1.2 inch studded tyre - specifically for snow and ice
    • Brompton Schwalbe Kojak 35-349 / 16 1/4 inch tan-wall tyre (this was first seen on the CHPT3 special edition bikes and is sometimes available as an after market option) 
    • Continental Contact Urban black / reflective wired tyre - designed specifically by Continental for the Brompton (our favourite)
    • Continental Contact Urban creme wall folding tyre (introduced in 2022)

    We made this video on the 2023 Brompton tyre range

    Brompton tyres - historical information:

    The Brompton Kevlar (previously the Brompton Green) was discontinued in 2017
    The Schwalbe Stelvio 16 inch tyre was discontinued 2009
    The Brompton yellow / standard tyre was discontinued in 20??
    The Schwalbe Kojak inch tyre was discontinued except as a Brompton version in 2013
    The Brompton kevlar / green tyre was replaced with the standard Brompton kevlar tyre in 20??
    The Brompton kevlar tyre was discontinued in 2017 and replaced with the Schwalbe Marathon Racer

    2018:

    The Schwalbe Marathon Racer 16 x 1.35 was introduced as the replacement for the Brompton Kevlar / Green tyre
    The Brompton Schwalbe Kojak was introduced as a tan wall version (as used with the CHPT3 special edition bikes) - supply has currently not been able to keep up with demand

    2019:

    The Brompton Schwalbe One tan wall tyre was used on the CHPT3 special edition and available as an after market option
    The Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Racer - tan wall version - was used on the Brompton Explore special edition bike

    2021:

    The Brompton Marathon Racer Tan Wall folding tyre was made available as an after market option

    2022:

    The Schwalbe One - black folding tyre - was launched as a factory option on the P Line (and as a limit availability after market option)
    The Continental Compact Urban - black folding tyre - was launched as a factory option on the P Line (and as an after market option)
    The Continental Compact Urban - tan wall folding tyre - was launched as an after market tyre option
    The Continental Compact Urban - creme wall folding tyre - was launched by Continental (though not sold through Brompton)

    2023:

    The Schwalbe Marathon Almotion was introduced with the Brompton x Barbour limited edition bike and later made available as an after market option

  • Brompton wheels

    Brompton wheels

    Here's where you can find the wheels for your Brompton folding bike - we have added some filters to help finding the right one a bit easier

    What is the Brompton wheel size?

    Although the Brompton wheel is normally described as 16 inch it should more correctly be called ETRTO 349 (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation sizing)

    Just for reference: Some other wheels of smaller sizes such as those on a Moulton are also referred to as 16 inch but have a different diameter - made up for with bigger tyre depth

    Front wheels

    Standard front wheels with 28 holes are available in:

    • Black (with a silver braking surface)
    • Silver 

    Extra light front wheels (as originally supplied with the Brompton superlight bikes) use a hollow bolt through axle to save a bit of weight and are available in:

    • Black
    • Silver

    Hub dynamo font wheels

    • Brompton currently use the SP SV-8 front dynamo wheel
    • The Shimano and SON dynamo front wheels were discontinued bt Brompton in 2018

    The SP SV8 wheel is available as a wheel only or part of a dynamo kit, has 28 spokes and is available in

    • Black
    • Silver

    The latest wheel is the Brompton advance front wheel - with a new hub and 20 spokes. It is only available in black but in two rim choices

    • T Line / Alex / aero rim with a 6mm presta / racing type valve hole
    • P Line / C Line / Ryde rim with an 8mm Schrader / car type valve hole

    Rear wheels

    The Brompton C Line / older model 1 speed and 2 speed bikes use the same rear wheel - with 28 holes - it’s available in:

    • Black
    • Silver

    the one speed using one sprocket while the two speed uses two sprockets and a derailleur.

    The Brompton C Line / A line / B75 / Older model 3 speed bikes use one of two wheels:

    • SACHS / SRAM 3 speed - long since discontinued
    • Brompton Sturmey Archer standard ratio wheel

    The Brompton Sturmey Archer BSR / standard ratio is available in:

    • Silver

    The Brompton C Line / older model 6 speed bikes use a different wheel to the three speed though similar:

    • SACHS / SRAM 6 speed - discontinued
    • Brompton  Sturmey Archer BWR - Brompton Wide Ratio - hub / wheel with two sprockets - it can also run a single sprocket to make a wide ratio three speed 

    The Brompton BWR wheel is available in two colours:

    • Black
    • Silver

    The sprockets used on the BWR and BSR hubs are not compatible with each other

    Along with the T Line and P Line came new rear wheels:
    • Brompton advance T Line 4 speed rear wheel with aero rim and 6mm presta valve hole
    • Brompton advance P Line 4 speed rear wheel with C Line style rim and 8mm Schrader valve hole
    • Brompton T Line 12 speed rear wheel

  • Brompton wheel spares

    Brompton wheel spares

    Spare parts for your Brompton wheel - for example:

    • Fixing nuts / bolts
    • Axles
    • Rims 
    • Spokes
    • Hubs
    • Bearings
    • Pawls

    Different wheels are used on different Brompton bike models e.g.

    • Brompton A Line / B75 - Brompton standard front wheel - silver
    • Brompton A Line / B75 - Brompton Sturmey Archer BSR (Brompton Standard Ratio) silver
    • Brompton C Line - Brompton standard front wheel - silver / black 
    • Brompton C Line Urban - 2 speed - Brompton single / two speed rear wheel
    • Brompton C Line Utility - 3 speed - Brompton Sturmey Archer BSR (Brompton Standard Ratio) silver / black
    • Brompton C Line Explore - 6 speed - Brompton Sturmey Archer BWR (Brompton Wide Ratio) silver / black
    • Brompton P Line - Brompton P/T line front wheel - 20 spokes
    • Brompton P Line - Brompton P/T Line rear wheel 

    We have a Brompton wheel identification page here - which should help you to identify which wheels you have

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