Hi - I am highly leaning towards purchasing a brompton. A B-Spoke brompton. I have done a significant amount of research on them and have riden one on the flesh. The Brompton has impressed me even more in the flesh. This will be my main bike for city commuting, and I'd definitely like to take the bike on longer trips potentially in the future. I live in New York City.
A few things I am debating:
- Rear rack: Is this necessary / nice to have? Fellow bromptonites, do you have a rear rack and do you use this often? I used to be leaning towards a rear rack, but recently have been thinking that the front rack could be more than sufficient. Without the rear rack, is it harder to roll? I do plan to get the EZ wheels but without the rear rack. Is this configuration as rollable as the rear rack with easy wheels? Also, for longer bike rides if I did need to carry extra cargo, I would probably be ok loading up the front bag and using my amazing osprey talon backpack. Thoughts?
- Color: Should I go 2 tone or 1 tone? I really like the claret and the cobalt blue. If I were to get one solid color, it would be the cobalt blue completely. Would probably get the claret frame and cobalt blue extremeties if I were to go dual tone. Thoughts on this?
- Bag: I am thinking either the C bag or the T bag. Am thinking the T bag could be more versatile. Thoughts on these bags?
Think that's about it for now.