Trendy bike company Brompton, favoured by many to complete their daily commute, has introduced a new version of their machine.
The Brompton X CHPT3 is a collaboration between Brompton and former pro-cyclist and CHPT3 founder David Millar.
The new special edition, lightweight Brompton X CHPT3 model has, said the companies, been designed with style and substance, but also weight reduction in mind. Textured matte black titanium rear frame and forks, complement the fire red front frame and reduce weight over a standard Brompton – tipping the scales at only 10.3kg overall.
The collaboration between Brompton and CHPT3 was born four years ago. One of Britain’s most successful and influential cyclists and the man behind the CHPT3 brand, David Millar, met Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. David expressed that he rarely used a bike in the city, only for training and competing, so the conversation turned to what would be the best type of Brompton for a die-hard ‘roadie’, not a pastiche or a replica but a stripped-down, distilled Brompton, staying true to the original concept; dynamic, useable, but eminently rideable. That conversation kick started the collaboration and was the moment the idea for the Brompton X CHPT3 was forged.
It’s priced at £1,990 and the initial production run will be limited to 1,000 bikes.
David Millar, founder of CHPT3, said: “It’s four years since I met Will Butler-Adams and my conversion to Brompton began, it’s now an integral part of my life, and I’ll go as far as saying my favourite bike. The Brompton X CHPT3 is the perfect collaboration in the sense we bring out the best in each other: Brompton is British engineering at its very best, every bike is built to such incredible tolerances and designed to endure everyday life, with CHPT3 we bring our racing heritage and aesthetic to that solidity, we strip it back and bring it closer to the purity of a racing bike. It’s truly a joy to ride, I dare you not to smile when you ride it. It’s my bike that receives the most compliments, and I’ve got some amazing racing machines, so that’s no mean feat.”