Brompton launches NYC edition

The recently released limited edition folding bike was designed in collaboration with Vespertine NYC.

The new bike continues in Brompton’s yearly tradition of celebrating a major city by releasing a limited run bike. The New York City edition includes design work inspired by various iconic aspects of New York’s history; a special roll-top bag and a clothing line complete the collection.

The select 1500 units that have been made available to the public feature a highly reflective pattern and Brompton logo, anodised cranks and hubs, accented ergon grips and a low-profile saddle. The bike also sports Kojak tyres, which are specifically designed for strength and efficiency on city streets.

American brand Vespertine NYC utilised parts of the Manhattan Bridge, the Chrylser Building and the chevrons that feature on all New York cycle paths; these elements were combined into a semi-abstract design that forms the backbone of the brand’s Haute Reflection collection.

All accessories launching with the NYC edition are 100 per cent merino wool and are designed to feature 3M reflective threads which the brand claims are visible from over 2,000 feet away.

“It’s been exciting to work with Brompton on this unique design for their New York City Edition folding bike,” said Sarah Canner, founder and designer of Vespertine NYC.

“Being able to combine functional fashion and safety wear allowed me to inspire, empower, and protect people on their daily adventures. New York City is known as a style leader and this partnership will now ensure that urban cycling is as stylish.”

“Brompton is thrilled to champion a bike that embodies the excitement of one of the most iconic cities in the world,” said Katharine Horsman, general manager at Brompton Bicycle North America.

“Combining elements from Vespertine NYC’s Haute Reflecture collection allowed us to embrace and combine safety and urban performance, resulting in a bike that will turn heads and look brilliant.”

Two and six gear options are available via the Brompton Junction stores and selected retailers worldwide.

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