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Brompton brings Black Edition folding bike back due to popular demand + video

Brompton is back in black, with all black parts and a new orange frame colour option

Due to popular demand, so goes the Brompton press release, the iconic folding bike company is bringing its Black Edition back, after the first run of the limited edition model quickly sold out after production in March 2015.

What sets the Black Edition apart from regular Brompton bikes is a complete blacked out appearance, with the chrome components on the rims, spokes and seatpost replaced with black components. This has been inspired by night-time cycling in cities and is aimed at appealing to a “younger urban audience”.


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The main frame can be specified in black, for a black-on-black appearance, or a brand new orange colour option that has been added. There is also white, lime green and lagoon blue. The Black Edition will be available to order in models S, M and H Types, 2 and 6 speed gear options. Prices start from £970.

Brompton’s CEO, Will Butler-Adams OBE, said; “Our first experiment with the Black Edition was a runaway success, appealing to a new younger, urban audience. We are excited to extend the Black Edition to encourage more people to get on a Brompton and enjoy the freedom and fun it brings!”


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The Black Edition is a special edition bike and is available at all Brompton Junction stores and selected dealers worldwide. More at

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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flathunt | 8 years ago

I can see it now. "The Coroner, Ms Clulace Foggybottom, stated that the HGV driver's failure to see may have been compounded by the fact the victim was on a black bicycle. Yes, he was covered head to toe in sparklers with a disco-ball hanging from his helmet, but, you know, a black bicycle"

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