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Brompton launches Explore edition

Folding bike company unveils new model for riding well beyond the city

Brompton, the London-based folding bike company, has announced the launch of a new Explore edition that includes a 28L roll-top bag, an enhanced spares pouch and lower ratio 6-speed gearing.

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Brompton says that its design and product teams set out to create a bike that was purpose-built for adventure. The new bike features a 6-speed groupset with reduced gearing to allow riders to tackle challenging terrain and deal with increased kit weight. 

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"Including a custom 28L roll top bag and special edition spares pouch, the Brompton Explore is loaded with essential accessories, to ensure you have everything you need to keep your adventure on track," says Brompton.

"All of this is finished in earthy hues inspired by the landscape, tan wall tyres and a Brooks Cambium C17 All Weather Saddle to offer both function and form."

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The Brompton Explore is available with an M or H Type handlebar and is fitted with Marathon Racer Tanwall folding tyres. The soft compound of the gum rubber grips is designed to increase comfort.

The roll top Explore bag comes in a custom camouflage fabric with an integral water bottle sleeve.

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It comes with an Explore pouch with spares and accessories, such as inner tubes, spokes, replacement cables and brake pads, a pump and a folding tyre.

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The new Brompton Explore edition retails from £1,525.

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Mat has been 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 technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. 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 over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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davkt | 4 years ago

Let's see, I've bought a Borough Bag (basically the explorer bag in a different colour with some insignificant details changed) for my S6R which cost me £998, personally like S bars with bar ends better than M or H, and already have all the same sort or spares I might need in a saddle pouch. So I've got a better spec'd touring Brompton (has a rack and mudguards and dynamo lights) minus a fancy paint job and tan wall tyres (might add those when time comes to replace the current marathon racers) and close to £400 more in my bank balance!


cdamian | 4 years ago

Me: I think we have reached peak gravel/bike packing.
Brompton: Hold my craft beer!

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