As much as we love all of the regular Bromptons we stock, we’re always that little bit more excited when we can get our hands on some special editions. Just prior to Christmas we had the latest release of the Black Edition. Then April provided the stunningly beautiful and durable Nickel Edition and the exclusive NYC Edition. We’re stoked to have each of these available on the floor again.
When this debuted earlier this year, Australia’s total allocation numbered nine, and we had two of them. One was an M6L and similar to a Black Edition (see below), but with the main frame finished in a highly-reflective mining-quality nickel finish.
The other was Australia’s only Nickel Superlight – an S6L, which adds a nickel handlebar stem, and titanium forks and rear triangle. As lucky as we were to get these, we could only briefly ogle as they didn’t stay around for more than a few days. This time, we’ve upped our quota and so hopefully if you missed out last time, you can grab one this time (but we’d suggest you pre-order to ensure one has your name on it). The ‘standard’ nickel bikes will be due around Feb/Mar. The superlight nickel editions a few months later. Pricing is to be confirmed, but it will likely be around $750 more than the standard finish version.
The popular Black Edition is back again. This swaps out alloy and chrome components and replaces them with black. So, you get black seatpost, saddle rails, handlebar, headset, pedals, cranks and chainring, brake levers, rims, spokes and hubs. The main frame comes in a number of featured colours, and the extremities are black. Many find this really highlights the design of the Brompton – it makes it POP. Available in S, M or H handlebars, and 2 or 6 speeds, with matching black guards and for the first time this year, a matching black rack option.
For 2017 it’s available in black (of course), lagoon blue, lime green and stylish orange. Pricing is only $105 more than standard coloured 2017 Bromptons. Each time we put the word out, many of these also sell prior to us receiving them, so if you have your heart set on a colour/handlebar combination, get in touch ASAP. They’ll be some of Australia’s first 2017 models, with various updates including handlebar profile and shifters.