BLACK EDITION - H6L - BLACK/BLACK - 2017
♥ Staff Pick
The very limited Brompton Black Edition Bikes are exactly what you might expect. They feature a number of key components in gloss black rather than the usual silver, and have been developed after years of public requests. Apparently, City life at night was the inspiration behind the Black Edition and for 2017 a number of key components have been upgraded including the Saddle, Handlebars and Shifters.
This 2017 Brompton H6L Black Edition we offer uses the H type bar which is Brompton's highest handlebar. Perfect for those who are either quite tall or average-height riders who want a bike that is remarkably upright. The six speed offers all the gears you could ever want for local use plus travel, and comes with super puncture-resistant Marathon tires and front and rear fenders to keep you dry.
- Black Edition bike featuring all key components in Black with a Matte Black Frame and Black Reflective Stickers
- H Type Handlebar - Upright position or perfect for tall people
- 6 Speed Standard Gearing - Never get stuck without the right gear
- Schwalbe Marathon Tires - Pretty much puncture proof
- Front and Rear Fenders - Keep you clean and dry whatever the weather
- New 2017 Integrated Trigger Shifters with Gear Display Windows
- New 2017 M&H-Type Handlebar is wider and stiffer than past models
- New 2017 Lock-On Wider Foam Grips
- LIMITED AVAILABILITY
- Add our Brompton Essentials Package. Saving over 15% on key products we feel every new Brompton owner should have to enhance your riding experience
A BIT ABOUT BROMPTON: If you were to walk into the store and look at a Brompton we would say there are three things you should look for in a folding bike. All of them are fairly obvious. One, the bike should ride well - and, on a small wheeled bike that's tricky because there's a fine line between maneuverability (which is a virtue) and twitchiness (which is a vice). Two, the bike should fold well - otherwise you're blood pressure will rise and you'll curse the day you bought it. Third, it should be transportable, or highly storable - because that's the whole point, right?
Brompton is the only company we've seen that answers all three criteria - and believe us, we've tried every brand out there. The reason others can't compete is because Brompton has answered a fundamental engineering problem. If a bike is going to unfold to a large footprint (which takes the twitch out) then it is unfolding to a bigger bike - and by all logic, a bigger bike unfolded would be a bigger bike folded. So, it's pretty much true that for most folding bikes they either have great rideabilty but poor transportability or vice versa. And nearly all of them are a mess to fold.
Not Brompton. Brompton has designed the Platonic form of all folding bikes. The bike folds to the smallest size on the market, unfolds in a highly precise and easy manner, and has the same axle-to-axle footprint as a hybrid bike. How did they do this? By not only designing a clever frame, but also designing some 1200 proprietary parts that make everything fit - and fit perfectly. Oh, and nearly all of this is made in England. No wonder this bike has a cult following.
|FRAME||Brompton Cro-mo steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England - Matte Black|
|FORK, SWINGARM||Brompton Cro-mo steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England - Matte Black|
|HEADSET||Brompton Steel - Black|
|STEM||Brompton H - Matte Black|
|HANDLEBAR||Brompton 2017 H Bar (High Riding Position) - Black|
|GRIPS||Brompton 2017 Lock-On - Black|
|SEATPOST||Brompton Steel - Black (extended available to special order) - Black|
|SEAT||Brompton 2017 with built in handle and rear light mount|
|BRAKES||Brompton Dual Pivot with Cartridge Pads - Black|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Brompton 2017 with Integrated Bell and Shifters - Black|
|SHIFTERS||Brompton 2017 Integrated Gear Trigger (L+R) - Black|
|R. DERAILLEUR||Brompton Chain Tensioner w/2sp derailleur|
|FRONT HUB||Brompton Alloy - 28h - Black|
|REAR HUB||Brompton/Sturmey Archer BWR 3sp Hub - Black|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel Straight Gauge - Black|
|RIMS||Brompton Alloy, Double Walled - Black with Machined Braking Surface|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar (pretty much puncture proof)|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Cartridge 119mm JIS|
|CRANKS||Brompton 5-bolt - 50T - Black|
|PEDALS||Brompton (left hand folds) - Black|
|FENDERS||Brompton Chromoplastic - Black|
|SUSPENSION||Firm - Can be swapped to Standard at no extra cost|
|EXTRAS||Brompton/Zefal Pump Included|
|BROMPTON H6L - Black Edition||FROM||TO|
|Standard Seatpost||5' 2"||5'11"|
|Extended and Telescopic Seatpost||5' 10"||6' 4"|
This product is part of our exclusive Ride out of the Box shipping service. We professionally assemble and tune your bike and re-package it carefully for zero-damage shipping. You get a bike that is ready-to-ride and delivered right to your front door. Just select Canada or the US (above), click your province or state and there you are!