Today I went for (another) test ride with a Brompton, and yes I'm really falling in love with these babies.
One of the most difficult decisions is the handlebar type.
An M-type has a short reach and makes me feel I'm going to be flung over the bike doing an emergency stop.
The S-type is way too low (I'm 1m88, with 93cm inseam. This means I'll be using a telescopic seat tube. An S- is way too sporty for town.
A P-type seems te be a good compromise, more reach and good handlebar height.
Could I swap the P-type handlebar with an M-type if I wanted better grips? How do they compare in height (measured from the stem to top of bar)? How much total height would lost in this conversion?
Has anyone tried putting a handlebar with some serious rise (say about 80-90mm) on an S-type? S-types have even more reach forward. But I could do with some 5-6 cms more handlebar height for my neck