Karla and I headed to Tijuana when we heard that the local government was giving the covid vaccine to anyone who wanted it. We used a Fabio’s chest as luggage bags because although we didn’t bring our bikes, we had the idea of borrowing some to move around the city and try to fit in an overnighter, so we also brought our sleeping bags and bike touring tool kit. With the Baja Divide being so close the thought of jumping on it crossed our minds but we decided to settle for something that required fewer logistics and that could be started and finished from the place we were staying in.
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…
This week’s Readers’ Rides is a little different! Drew Devereux built this folding all-road bike in his garage with common tools. It’s a real hoot, so let’s look at it in detail below!