Brompton is now producing a second run of its limited ‘Black Edition’ folding bikes. First available in 2015, the black edition models swapped out the regular silver finishing kit found on ordinary Bromptons for slick black components.
Owners still get to choose from a selection of mainframe colours, meaning that a black edition Brompton may well have a frame finished in white, blue, lime green, orange or indeed, black. All black edition bikes feature a black finish at the rear triangle, fork, chainset, and wheels (including spokes), along with a black handlebar, mudguards, seatpost and so on.
For those brave enough to go for the black-on-black option, you’ll be getting what’s likely to be the stealthiest folder in existence.
A black edition brompton with a black mainframe – probably the stealthiest-looking folding bike in existence
Permanent marker should sort those pesky tyre logos…
Brompton says the Black Edition will be available to order soon in models S, M and H Types, with two- and six-speed gear options. Head to a Brompton Junction store or your nearest Brompton dealer for more info.
A selection of brompton’s black edition bikes, with different coloured mainframes offsetting the black componentry
Black Edition doesn’t have to mean completely black
Handy with film? You might even be able to win one
Better still, If you’re handy with video and live in the city then you may well be able to win yourself one of these bikes. That’s because Brompton is hosting a global video competition over on Instagram under the #MyUnseenCity hashtag.
Entrants are required to submit a 15 second film of their own ‘unseen city’, where they show what what makes city living so unique and exciting to them. The 10 most liked films submitted under that hashtag will then be shortlisted and judged by a film industry luminary panel, which includes Guy Ritchie (a Brompton owner himself). The competition is now open.