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Brompton collaborates with Vespertine NYC to launch New York City Edition bike

11 Jan 2017
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Fashion brand joins leading folding bicycle manufacturer on latest edition of its bike. Check back next month for a full ride review

Brompton is the world leading folding bicycle manufacturer, designing and producing its bikes in London. Continuing its yearly celebration of a mjor city, the company has teamed up with clothing brand Vespertine NYC to launch the Brompton New York City Edition bike. 

The limited edition bike is accompanied by a reflective roll top bag and clothing line. Only 1500 of the bikes will be produced, the standard Brompton design has been tweaked to focus on urban performance and visibility. 

The performance element can be seen in the handlebars, which include integrated bar ends for riders to get in a more agressive riding position when cycling across town. 

The bike also comes with USB chargeable, saddle mounted rear light - not a common feature on Bromptons - to enhance urban visibility. The bike runs on slick Schwalbe Kojak tyres and comes with a frame-mounted mini pump. 

The relective design that features on the bike, bag, scarf and hat was created by Vespertine NYC by taking 'striking and prolific elements of the city, such as the Manhattan Bridge, the Chrysler Building and the chevrons painted in cycle paths on New York city streets, and combined them into the semi-abstract design that forms the backbone of the brand’s Haute Réflecture collection.' 

The NYC Edition accessories are made from merino wool for winter warmth. 

The Brompton New York City Edition is available in two or six gear options. The bike is available in Brompton Junction outlets and selected retailers worldwide. The NYC Edition accessories can be found online at BromptonJunction.com

In the UK the two-speed bike and bag will be available for RRP at £1,150 and the six speed at £1,260. 

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