Last Updated 2022.01.06
About the compatibility between SPD and single-sided flat pedal for BROMPTON
Road bikes are good, but these days it’s fun to ride BROMPTON and think about pottering and customs. How are you all doing?
Previously, I posted an article that pedals end up with SPD-SL pedals when riding a road bike, but this time I thought about BROMPTON pedals for a moment, so please feel free to contact me.
In conclusion, single-sided SPD and flat pedals go well together.
To conclude first, isn’t the single-sided SPD and single-sided flat pedal released by Shimano compatible with BROMPTON? It is a proposal.
The reason is that BROMPTON is the most fun bike to do leisurely pottering with flat pedals. There are some people who are pursuing sportiness by making the steering wheel a straight type or challenging a lightweight custom, but in that case it is better to end up with a road bike, isn’t it? The conclusion is that.
What you need to pedal more efficiently
Since the design concept of BROMPTON is for City, shouldn’t it be better to think of a fun way to ride in the city? about it. Among them, I think it would be possible to reduce the weight to make it easier to drive, or to change to a straight handlebar because I want to run at a slightly higher cruising speed.
And the pedal. An important part for running a bicycle efficiently is the pedal at your feet, which first conveys human power to the bicycle. If this pedal, if it were a binding pedal, wouldn’t it be possible to pedal as easily as a road bike, pedal efficiently, and potter far away? I came to think that.
More casual and more stylish
SPD-SL is the one that ends up with a binding pedal, but it’s unavoidable that you want to ride BROMPTON more casually and stylishly. Moreover, because it is pottering, you want to take a break at a cafe on a detour, or you want to blend in with the city with cool clothes for strolling around the city. Then, what pedal will you be able to pedal easily and potter far away? If you think about it, it will be SPD that will be the drop-off point.
Single-sided SPD Single-sided flat pedal makes it easier to ride
BROMPTON’s standard pedal custom is the pedal of the series around Easy Superior that rotates comfortably with the Mikajima pedal, but on this site, I would like to recommend the single-sided SPD and single-sided flat pedals released by Shimano. Unlike genuine BROMPTON pedals and Mikashima pedals, it is not possible to fold or pull out the pedal when the bicycle is folded, but even though the area of the pedal itself is small, the tread is sufficient for pedaling with a sufficient area. So, I’m a little worried about the protrusion of the pedal when cycling, but once I get used to it, the wheeling itself is at a level that is not a problem.
CHROME is a candidate who wants to stick to SPD shoes.
If you decide to introduce SPD pedals, you will need shoes that are compatible with SPD. Most SPD-compatible shoes are sporty shoes that look good on road bikes like those for SPD-SL, but since they ride on BROMPTON, I want to make SPD shoes look good on the city as well.
That’s why we recommend CHROME on this site.
CHROME is famous for apparel such as messenger bags, but we are particular about shoes and propose shoes that suit bicycles. Among them, as of December 2021, we are paying attention to SPD compatible sneakers that CHROME and Panaracer collaborated with.
I bought it immediately because the information came in early, but as of December 2021, it seems to be in stock without missing size and is sold. If you are considering BROMPTON + SPD pedals, I would like you to suppress CHROME shoes as well.
SPD is recommended for long-distance pottering with BROMPTON
BROMPTON has a long wheelbase comparable to that of a road bike, has a simple folding mechanism, and has a chromoly and sturdy frame. Therefore, I think there are many BROMPTON owners who wish they had a binding pedal instead of a flat pedal.
In addition to the single-sided SPD single-sided flat pedal introduced this time, CHROME’s SPD-compatible shoes can be worn in sneaker style, but you can ride BROMPTON stylishly without losing the coolness of being able to ride a bicycle firmly with the SPD pedal. think.
Running with SPD pedals in BROMPTON has not yet penetrated, so if you think that SPD is not good with BROMPTON, why not try this article? At first, you need to practice putting on and taking off the binding pedal one foot at a time until you get used to it, but once you get used to it, you will be able to put it on and take it off smoothly.
I hope it will help your BROMPTON life.