TrevA wrote:I’ve just bought a new Brompton M3L after never having owned one before, so nothing to compare it to. I’m liking it so far but I find it’s a bit over geared. Spend most of my time in 2nd gear, changing down to 1st for rises and drags. I’m not sure I’d be able to climb a substantial hill on it. I’ve hardly used 3rd gear.
I agree that the 3-speed with (59t -> typo, should have been ->) 50t /13t is too long from factory. I'd recommend swapping the 13t sprocket from factory for a 14t, much better. Typically no need to change the chain plus much cheaper (costs barely anything) than changing the 50t chainwheel for a 44t.