London’s Brompton are now offering their folding bikes in six new colours.
Those new colours are:
• Tempest blue
• Berry crush
• Lime green
• Cherry blossom
• Lagoon blue
These add to the seven existing finishes on offer. Want to know those too?
• Turkish green
• Racing green
• Raw lacquer
When you buy a Brompton, you can choose the colour of both the main frame – the central tube, the hinge, the head tube, the seat tube and the bottom bracket – and the extremities – the rear triangle, the fork legs, and the stem.
You can spec those two areas in the same colours, or in two different colours. Use the Bike Builder option on Brompton’s website and you can come up with some cool (and some not-so-cool) combinations.
This one has the mainframe in that new lagoon blue with orange extremities. I'm not quite sure if it’s doing it for me or not.
Cherry blossom and ivory, anyone? Are pastel shades in at the moment? I lose track. This one looks a bit Laura Ashley to me.
Or what about lime green all the way? It's eye-catching, you have to admit.
As ever, you can also spec the type of handlebars you want, the gears, mudguards, tyres, lighting, rack, and so on.
I’d better crack on with some proper work (yes, proper work) rather than messing about with Brompton’s Bike Builder function, but if you want to pick up where I’ve left off and design yourself a good-looking Brompton, head over to their website and get creative. http://brompton.com/
Mat has in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.