Since launching in 2016, the Black Edition is a yearly stock created in-house at Brompton that offers new, bright colors (and jet black) normally not available in the standard stock line. These bright lacquered colors are made in small batches, so once they’re gone they’re gone. This year’s Black Edition includes a glossy black frame, Turkish Green, and Flame Lacquer (pictured). The build specs for these small-batch Bromptons include the “6 Gears” or “Dynamo” build kits. See more at Brompton.
Shaving an impressive 1kg off the total build weight when compared to their traditional steel framesets, Brompton announced today the Superlight, a made from titanium. These frames feature a titanium fork, rear swingarm, while keeping the steel main frame for stability and frame stiffness. The Superlight come in three build kits, including a 2-speed build kit in their new “Cloud Blue” color and topped off with a Brooks saddle ($2,330). Other build kits come in with 6-speed drivetrains at $2,490. Check out all the details at Brompton.
For city dwellers and short-on-space living situations alike, it doesn’t get better than a Brompton as an everyday commuter or city bike. The problem is, with prices up to $4,000 these folding bikes have always felt out of reach for many. Today Brompton introduced their most affordable folding bike yet, the B75, with a pricepoint build kit but the same frame construction you’ve come to love, at a pricepoint of $1,095.00.
Edition: Brompton B75
Handlebar Type: Classic M type (1015mm)
Mudguards type: E type (no mudguards, no rack)
Frame Material: Steel
Main Frame Color: Water Blue
Extremities Color: Water Blue
Gear Ratio: -12% gearing as standard
Saddle: B75 saddle
Seatpost: Extended (inside leg up to 35 inches)
Lighting: Reflectors only
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Racer without reflective tape
Pedals: non-folding pedals
Folded dimensions: 645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (22.2” x 23” x 10.6”)
Weight (approx.): 25 lbs
Note: B75 is compatible with Mudguards, battery lights, folding pedal, front carrier block and a telescopic seatpost which can be purchased separately.
See more of these beautiful, efficient, and space-saving bikes at Brompton. By the way, we love this color so much…
To commemorate the approaching Tokyo Olympics, two British cycling companies have teamed up on a limited edition Team GB bike and matching saddle.
Since the 2012 Olympics in London, Brompton has been providing British athletes with their famous folding bikes for use around the various training centers and Olympic villages. Now these Team GB bikes and saddles are available to the public.
The Brompton bikes themselves feature a first-ever red-lacquer finish with white and blue detailing in line with the team’s classic colors. Crowned with comfort, Brooks has redesigned their C-17 saddle to proudly display the roaring lion logo of Team GB across its vulcanized rubber surface.
You can secure your own Team GB edition Brompton Bike and Brooks Saddle at the Brompton Junction shop in London or through the Brompton website, or you can pick them up online at Brompton.
Freitag began making bags in 1993 from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts, resulting in beautiful, graphically unique backpacks. Brompton began building folding bike for urban transport and more in 1976. These two brands worked together recently on a backpack that attaches to the Brompton and we think it’s pretty dang slick. See the full drop and all the info at Brompton.
Can’t say I’ve seen this before!
We often hear the term “fashion vs. function” and this collaboration epitomises this juxtaposition beautifully.
Brompton teamed up with designer Vespertine to create a bike collection that represents New York City, including reflective bags and accessories to help keep you visible while riding the streets at night. Expect more information to be live at Brompton shortly.
We all know when it comes to bicycles, sometimes blacker is better. Brompton releases their new Black Edition and before you judge folding bikes, I highly suggest you head to a dealer and try one out. Does anyone else want to see this thing with gumwall tires?