Popular London based folding bike brand Brompton have extended their collaboration with former professional and multiple Grand Tour stage winner, David Millar with the launch of its newest CHPT3 Special Edition bike.
Not only has the paint job been refreshed but the bike now comes with a brand new sling bag.
Five years after David Millar and Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams first met comes this, the third bike in which CHPT3 and Brompton have worked together on. This one takes inspiration from the home of professional cyclist, Girona. The city’s centre is an ancient warren of alleys that weave between buildings built onto a hillside nearly a thousand years ago. Feeling like a labyrinth of stairs and arches, this part of the city is called the Barrivell and is the inspiration behind the shape printed on each top tube of the new edition.
Made for speed it has been designed with a stripped back look without mudguards or front luggage. Featuring a low profile S Type handlebar, ride anywhere 6 speed gearing and Black Edition finishing kit, the new Brompton X CHPT3 comes with premium upgrades and components unique to the range. These include premium grips and saddle, low rolling resistance Schwalbe One tan wall tyres, hinge clamps and rear frame clip. Aiming to keep weight down, the bike also comes with a rigid black titanium rear frame and fork.
In a first for the Brompton brand is a new sling bag, big enough for a 13″ laptop, it is also mesh padded to aid cooling, made from a polycarbonate with a waterproof coating.
The bike looks cool and no doubt will be highly sought after, as most Brompton’s are. The tan wall tyres are very much vogue at the moment and I can see these and the bike being a real people pleaser. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sell well, certainly considering the Cycle to Work Scheme money having no upper limit now, why wouldn’t you want to use one of these to get about on.