Stuff We Like: Brompton Eazy Wheels

Eazy Wheels
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Eazy Wheels
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Eazy Wheels
Eazy Wheels

Bromptons come stock from the factory with small, hard plastic rollers mounted to the rear triangle for rolling the bike when folded (the “R” models have a second set on the rack). While these tiny rollers work reasonably well on smooth surfaces, they leave something to be desired on rough surfaces. Fortunately, Bromptom offers higher quality rollers called Eazy Wheels as an upgrade. Eazy Wheels are larger diameter than the stock rollers, they have rubber “tires” mounted over hard plastic inner rims, and they use sealed cartridge bearings in place of the stock bushings. They make rolling the bike as a cart much easier, and they add to the stability of the bike when parked. Of all the accessories one could purchase for their Brompton, at $24 for the set, these pack the most punch for the dollar. Now if they’d only do away with the plastic rollers altogether and include Eazy Wheels as a stock item…

[I bought my Eazy Wheels at NYCeWheels. NYCeWheels is a sponsor of this website.]

2 Responses to “Stuff We Like: Brompton Eazy Wheels”

  • kanishka azimi (new england!) says:

    thanks for all the moderating work you do!…maybe you can distribute the workload amongst some of the frequent posters.

    i remember hearing some brompton riders talking about going even a step further, installing roller blade wheels. if you get inspired, you might try that. i agree that ez-wheels are a major improvement.

  • Alan Barnard says:

    Hi Kanishka,

    I’ve seen that too. That might be a fun project for this summer.

    Thanks!
    Alan

 
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