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Old 04-12-19, 09:33 AM
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The Brompton design is decades old. Rather than copying it, I would think companies would be trying to improve on it and create something new and better. And since the market is moving heavily toward electric bikes, that's where the innovation in folding will come from. In the meantime, there are bikes like Helix, Hummingbird, etc., that have moved the process forward. Copying a brompton would be going backwards in many ways. The best part of the brompton is the fold, all the rest is something that can and should be replaced with newer concepts (electronic shifting, etc.). If Helix takes off and becomes popular, more manufacturers will explore that type of fold on better bikes.
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