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“The best high quality conversion” [Review: ARCC Electric Conversion for Bromptons]

“The best high quality conversion” [Review: ARCC Electric Conversion for Bromptons]

I have always been a fan of folding bikes, and the Brompton is the best.

Twenty years ago my GP, a mountain biker in his spare time, told me “I am determined to keep you on your bike”. Several bikes later, now that I am 80 years old and weigh 80 kgs I am still riding thanks to the ARCC Electrical Conversion for Brompton bikes.

I have owned, over the years, a Birdy, a Bickerton, a Fold-it, a Dawes Kingpin and 6 Bromptons; all had their merits, but the Brompton won on on every count. Folders are bound to be a compromise; the Brompton, with electric assist, is the top folder for me.

There are numerous electric conversions available for the Brompton. Before choosing the ARCC conversion I had test-ridden the Brompton Electric, the Brompton Brazen conversion and the Nano Brompton.

Back in 2018 I first heard of the ARCC conversion from a cycling friend who has the ARCC Moulton conversion. I rode the Moulton, and since I had a Brompton M6R I went on a four-train trip from Cromford in Derbyshire Dales to Cambridge to have a test ride on the ARCC electrically converted Brompton. It was just great, excellent design, and fine engineering. A great leap forward for someone who is a keen cyclist now with a dodgy knee.

Being met at Whittlesford Parkway Station and taken to the ARCC campus was the start of a great day out. The team at ARCC were well informed, helpful and friendly. After sales support has been exceptional and I recommend anyone wanting an electric Brompton, or wanting to motorise their own Brompton, to go to ARCC for the best high quality conversion.

As you can see from the photos I live in the Derbyshire Dales, which unlike Cambridge, is very hilly. The Brompton climbs with gusto, from my home I can climb to the summit of Alport Height, a climb of 531 ft with ease – not even out of breath.

Just a couple miles away from my home in Wirksworth is Carsington Pasture Wind Farm. As I ride past the turbines my ARCC electrically converted Brompton is truly green. It is nice to realise that power from the wind farm runs m Brompton since I buy my power from Good Energy, a green provider.


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