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 55 products.


  • 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

    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 Brompton tyres:

    Brompton factory fitted tyre options (2019)

    • Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Racer 37-349 / 16 1/3 inch (new for the 2018 model Brompton)
    • Brompton Schwalbe Kojak 32-349 / 16 1/4 inch - folding tyre with reflective sidewall 
    • Schwalbe Marathon 35-349 / 16 x 1.35 inch
    • Schwalbe Marathon Racer 35-349 / 16 x 1 1/3
    • 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 option:

    • Schwalbe Marathon Racer Tan Wall 35-349 / 16 x 1 1/3 (this was first seen on the Brompton Explore special edition and available after market since 2021)
    • 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) 

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Brompton Wheels

    Brompton wheels (and components)

    Here's a list of the wheels (and wheel components - rims / hubs / axle fittings) and wheel upgrade kits for Brompton folding bikes

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

    Front wheels

    There is currently (as at October 2018) a choice of two front wheels - standard or super light , available in black or silver colour

    The Shimano and SON dynamo front wheels were discontinued bt Brompton in 2018 - though an alternative is expected soon

    Rear wheels

    The Brompton 1 speed and 2 speed bikes use the (lightest) rear wheel - it’s the same wheel for both, the one speed using one sprocket while the two speed uses two sprockets and a derailleur. This wheel is available in silver or black. It is a lighter and simpler wheel than the hub gear wheels used on the 3 / 6 speed bikes

    Hub gear rear wheels

    The three speed Brompton uses a Sturmey Archer BSR - Brompton Standard Ratio - hub / wheel with a single sprocket - it is only available in silver

    The six speed Brompton uses a 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 - it is available in silver or black

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

    The hub gears are very reliable and require less maintenance than the derailleur style gears that are now found on most bikes

    Hub gear components

    The Sturmey Archer hub gears used on the current (and previous) Brompton models are all fairly similar, though getting replacement parts (if you like a bit of home maintenance) can be difficult as they are not as common as say Shimano gears

    We have started listing more of the spares required for maintenance of the Brompton / Sturmey Archer hub gears - you can find many instructional videos on how to disassemble / assemble and service the Sturmey Archer hubs on YouTube

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