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Brompton Black Edition C Line Explore 2022

£1,442.50

The Black Edition C Line bikes are a special edition version of the regular C line bikes. Batches are produced usually twice a year with special colour options only found on the black edition bikes. The biggest stand out feature of these bikes is the change from silver components to all black which gives the bikes a more contempory look. The C line Explore models come with the Brompton six speed gear system, which is a combination of the highly-efficient Brompton Wide Ratio Sturmey Archer hub with their own very cleverly designed derailleur system which gives six evenly spaced gears. The gear range is an incredible 302% and will handle all but the very hilliest areas. The Explore comes with the new Brompton hand pump. The optional front luggage system offers a great choice in Brompton bags which should cover any of your day-to-day needs. And for riding after dark, Brompton battery lights and dynamo lights are available. The price shown above is for the basic bike in one of the standard finishes.

Class Rating
Performance
Recreation
Utility

Specification

Frame type

Special

Size options

One size

colours

Gloss Black, Gloss Turkish Green, Gloss Black Lacquer and Flame Lacquer

A cycling legend, the British made Brompton sets the standards for folding bikes. Often imitated, but never bettered in our opinion. The clever bit is the characteristic "flip" of its back wheel under the frame, for both parking and folding. This allows for the inclusion of rear suspension, and thus high-pressure tyres. The net result is a bike that folds better and faster than anything else on the market. Low weight, a short wheelbase, small wheels and light steering also make it a very quick and agile machine.

Though many of our customers do serious mileage on them, the Brompton is best suited to the city where property values put a premium on space its folded footprint is negligible; where traffic congestion reduces average speeds to less than 15mph, its light handling and fast acceleration gives it a decided advantage; versatility allows it to integrate with bus, train and taxi.

It is above all a supremely practical utility bike and has an excellent luggage carrying system.

If your cycling needs are for shorter frequent trips such as commuting and shopping; if you need to fold frequently (some commuters will have to fold it 8 times a day); if you want to wear conventional clothing - the Brompton has a low crossbar and a chain that sits inside the fold... then get a Brompton.

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