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  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER
  • C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER

BROMPTON

C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR - MARATHON TIRES - NO RACK - BLACK LACQUER

$2,687.50

COLOUR

BLACK LACQUER

RACK

SEATPOST

Quantity

The limited Brompton Black Edition Bikes are back again for 2022. Featuring a number of key components in black rather than the usual silver, they were developed after years of public requests, with city nightlife as their inspiration.

The Brompton C Line Explore Black Edition folding bike is the classic Brompton people have known and loved for years! It’s the most customizable bike in Brompton’s lineup and the chromoly steel frame is finished in the premium  Black Lacquer, which is made using only the best frames where the hand brazing is visible. 

As the most versatile option, the Explore model uses the wider 3-speed Sturmey Archer BWR hub combined with a 2-speed shifter for a combined 6 speeds. The wider gear ratio is designed to get you up the steepest hills and speeding along the flat open roads. Schwalbe Marathon tires provide puncture-proof reliability (not to be confused with the cheaper Marathon Racer tire) and a Front Carrier Block lets you customize your bike with a wide range of Brompton bags. This model is our most popular due to its adaptability and is a favourite of world travellers.

This bike uses the Low Handlebar which is Brompton’s lowest and sportiest handlebar. This gives a zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders - perfect for fast commutes. Fenders keep you and your bike looking presentable and make entry to shops, museums, and theatres a lot easier as a result. The bike is fitted with either Standard, Extended or Telescopic seatposts depending on your height, and comes standard with a Fizik R7 saddle.  

An optional aluminum rear rack allows you to carry extra luggage on the back while touring, or if you need to haul something too large to fit in a front bag. The four wheels make the bike considerably more stable when using it in “rolling transport mode” or storing it away folded.

  • Check Brompton's current production lead times here 
  • Questions? Book a consultation with one of our Brompton experts, or read our 2022 Brompton Buyer's Guide blog post
  • Brompton C Line Explore Black Edition - Low Handlebar
  • Black Edition bike features all key components in Black, with a premium Black Lacquer Main Frame
  • Black Fork and Triangle and Black Reflective Stickers
  • Low Handlebar - Zippy, fast position for riders of average height and a mid-height position for shorter riders
  • 6 Speed Standard Gearing (33-100 Gear Inches) - Never get stuck without the right gear - This can be changed to -12% or +8% at no extra charge
  • Schwalbe Marathon Tires - Pretty much puncture proof
  • Integrated Trigger Shifter with Gear Display Window
  • Front and Rear Fenders - Keep you clean and dry whatever the weather
  • Front Carrier Block (FCB) - For fitting Brompton's fantastic range of bags
  • Choose from Standard, Extended or Telescopic Seatposts
  • Fizik R7 saddle
  • Weight: 26.57 lbs
  • ADD: Front Bags & Covers
  • ADD: Dynamo Lighting System
  • PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR
FRAME

Main Frame: Precision drawn heat-treated steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England

Rear Triangle: Cold formed, micro-alloy steel tubing, full ED coated, Hand brazed in England

FORK Chromoly steel, full ED coated, Hand-brazed in England
HEADSET Brompton Steel - Black
STEM Brompton Low Height - Gloss Black
HANDLEBAR Brompton Low Height (Low Riding Position) - Black - Triple butted aluminum with shot-peened finish
GRIPS Brompton Lock-On, with soft-compound rubber adhered to engineered core - Black
SEATPOST Brompton - Black - Choose from Standard, Extended or Telescopic
SEAT Fizik R7
BRAKES Brompton Dual Pivot Calipers - Black
BRAKE LEVERS Brompton with Integrated Bell and Shifters - Black
SHIFTERS Brompton Integrated Gear Trigger (L+R) - 6 Speeds
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

BOTTOM BRACKET

Cartridge 119mm JIS

CRANKS

Brompton 5-bolt - 50T - Black (Can be changed to -12% or +8% free of charge)

COG-SET

Brompton 13/16T

PEDALS

Brompton (left hand folds) - Black

RACK

Optional - Aluminum, 24lb weight limit

FENDERS

Brompton Chromoplastic - Black with rubberized flap

SUSPENSION

Rubber Elastomer - Firm

WEIGHT

26.57 lbs

FOLDED SIZE 645mm (H) x 585mm (W) x 270mm (D) (25.3" x 23" x 10.6")

EXTRAS

Lezyne Pump included - with flexible hose compatible with Schrader and Presta valves

Front Carrier Block (FCB) included

BROMPTON C LINE EXPLORE BLACK EDITION - LOW HANDLEBAR FROM TO
Standard Seatpost 5' 2" 5' 11"
Extended and Telescopic Seatpost 5' 10" 6' 4"
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 rideability 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.

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