NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 – Brompton, the U.K.’s iconic folding bike company, makes a bold stateside style move this spring with the introduction of the Brompton Black Edition. Limited to just 5,000 bikes worldwide, the Black Edition features exclusive black componentry as well as Brompton’s famous design detailing.
“From frame to accessory, the Brompton is probably the most customizable bike on the market,” says Katharine Horsman, Brompton General Manager, North America. “Since introducing Brompton to U.S. customers a few years ago, we’ve become famous for our color combinations. This year we wanted to add something extra, so we came up with the Black Edition, a tribute to urban city night rides and all weather commutes.”
Available at a starting MSRP of $1,458 the Brompton Black Edition is available this April, 2015 from select U.S. dealers and comes in S (flat), M (upright) and H (more upright) style handlebars with either two- or six-speed gear options. Several key components are matt black with main frame choices available in Black, White, Berry Crush, Lime Green and Lagoon Blue.
Like all Brompton bicycles, the limited Black Edition model is painstakingly hand made in Brompton’s London factory, brazed and made to exacting specifications and standards. It is this attention to detail that has made the bike a staple of British style and urban commuter lifestyle as well as a favorite around the world for riders who respect quality, durability and street smarts.
“We’ve already had enquiries from all over the world for the much anticipated Black Edition,” adds Horsman. “It will be available only while supplies last.”
All Brompton folding bicycles are designed and built in the Brompton factory in West London, England. Brompton has been in full production since 1988. The company remains in private hands and is now led by Will Butler-Adams, though the Brompton inventor, Andrew Ritchie, continues to act as Technical Director. Today, Bromptons are sold in 44 export markets. In the U.K., U.S.A., Canada and Ireland, Brompton bikes are sold directly to bicycle retailers.
About the Brompton folding bicycle
The Brompton is a bike, which rides superbly, is safe, agile and fast, yet folds easily and quickly into a highly compact and portable package. Finely engineered and elegant, the Brompton has a full-sized frame, made mainly of steel for strength and stiffness. It is designed to be practical and light enough to be genuinely portable; ranging from 9–12½ kg (20–28lbs) depending on the model type. A personal transport solution, the Brompton allows people to rethink, vary and adapt their journeys at will. Their Brompton sets them free from the constraints imposed by the combustion engine, city planners, weather, public transport administrators, bike thieves and countless other layers of complexity.
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