Brompton have launched their most affordable model yet, the B75. At £745 it's considerably lower in price than other bikes in their range, and in a first for Brompton it can also be purchased directly for £30 a month on a two year finance deal - cheaper than the average gym membership.
Its name pays tribute to their launch year (1975), and it has simple three-speed gearing with a more basic M-type handlebar compared to their M6L, S2L and S6L models. It weighs in at approximately 11.6kg, and there are the same rack and mudguard mounts that you get on other Bromptons. Tyres are the reliable Schwalbe Marathon Racers, and there are front and rear reflectors as standard. Unlike higher specced Bromptons you can't fold the pedals in on the B75, but the frame folding mechanism works the same.
To emphasise the affordability of commuting by Brompton rather than public transport, the brand make the comparison with the £158 per month London travelcard that covers Zones 1 to 3. The £30 a month deal also makes it less than six pints of craft beer (in that there London, anyway), an average gym membership or three takeaway pizzas. Brompton, therefore, tout the B75 as "a perfect introduction to city cycling", aiming it squarely at those who are new to cycle commuting.
The B75 comes in just the one Water Blue colourway, and is available to order right away. Head over to Brompton's website for more info and buying options.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.