‘Blacked Out’ Folding Bike

The petite bikes of Brompton are built in a factory in West London and branded as a more civilized option in the world of urban bikes.

But this month the company unveiled a bike that could be called “badass” — its all-black theme includes frame, wheels, fenders, and parts.

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Brompton has long been a favorite of urban commuters for its easy-to-fold frame. The black bike, which will be on sale in April for about $1,500, was made for “all weather commutes,” the company notes.

Mud and grit cannot easily be seen on the frame. The stealth look really streamlines the bike and could attract a new demographic to look at the Brompton brand.

All key components are black, including the handlebars, crank and derailleur. The bikes come in two- or six-speed options. Brompton plans to ship 5,000 bikes in the all-black motif.

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Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.

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