2019 Limited Edition Explore Model M/H6L-12 GREEN/ORANGE
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR OCTOBER 2019 DELIVERY, LIMITED
QUANTITIES AVAILABLE IN THE USA.
The new Explore has been created in collaboration with renowned explorer Alastair Humphries. Alastair is no stranger to taking a Brompton into some pretty rugged and unfamiliar terrain, and so was the perfect person to help decide just what needed to be included. And it’s not just a ‘normal’ Brompton painted up in a new colour scheme, although the Forest Green and Adventure Orange does make it look the part, a few spec changes make it more suitable to longer days in the saddle.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EXPLORE:
--Fitted with new six speed drivetrain using a 44 tooth chainring and lower rear gear ratios. Better suited for climbing and riding further whilst fully laden.
--Available with either Brompton’s M or H handlebars, as well as specified with softer compound grips for enhanced comfort on extended rides.
--Schwalbe Marathon Racer Folding tyres in Tan as standard with proven performance and puncture resistance.
--Upgraded saddle to a Brookes Cambium C17 with special Giallo finish.
--Custom Explore saddle pouch with a full set of spares including tyre, spokes, gear cables and brake pads.
--Custom 28 litre roll top front bag with enough space and compartments to carry bikepacking kit. Comes with standard Brompton quick fit kit.
Bike Type: Limited Edition
Frame Material: Steel
Handlebar: M or H Type
Gears: 6 Speed
Gear Ratio: -12% gearing
Mudguards/Rack Version: L fenders
Main Frame: Green
Extremities Color: Green with Orange Front bit
Saddle Height: Standard
Lighting: Reflectors only
Saddle: Brooks Cambium
Tyre Schwalbe One Tan Wall
Front Luggage: Yes
Rear Luggage: Yes
--Modifications of rear rack, seatpost, and front dyno lighting system available. Please call Jeff Palter, Owner, 617-230-0131, for an immediate response regarding this bicycle.
The Brompton is a bike which rides superbly, is safe, agile and fast, yet folds easily and quickly into a highly-compact and portable package. The result is a vehicle that increases your sense of freedom and independence.
Finely-engineered and elegant, the Brompton has a full-sized frame, made mainly of steel for strength and stiffness. It is designed to be practical and light enough to be genuinely portable; actual weight depends on model and configuration, but ranges from 9 – 12½ kg (20 – 28lbs). Brompton weights are true weights; unlike most bike manufacturers, we include the weight of mudguards, pedals, etc. in our figures – if it’s on the bike, we weigh it.
The combination of a rigid frame and accurate alignment makes for efficient transmission of your energy and a lively, first-rate ride; countless owners use them on long journeys and for touring and many prefer the ride of a Brompton to that of conventional bikes.
The Fold of a Brompton Bicycle:
A key feature of the Brompton is the compactness and practicality of its fold. With a little practice, this is achieved without any difficulty in 10 - 20 seconds. The dimensions of the folded bike are: 585mm high x 545mm long x 270mm wide (23" x 21.5" x 10.6").
When folded, a Brompton stays locked together, making an extremely compact package little larger than its wheels. The folded package may be picked up without any risk that the bike will unfold - reassuring when running for a train or handing it to a cloakroom attendant!
There are no projections or loose parts with the folded package and, using the frame or saddle as a handle, it carries like a small suitcase, lightweight and easy to manage. The fold is designed to keep vulnerable parts, like lights and cable-runs, out of harm's way and, by folding them in, to keep the greasy chain and gears away from clothing and luggage. Small rollers allow the bike to be pushed into inaccessible corners.
Full instructions for folding and unfolding, with diagrams, are given in the Owner Manual but these are the basic steps:
All Bromptons have rear suspension, which also allows instant "parking" of the bike in the "kickstand" position.
Park the bike by swinging the rear wheel under the main frame - the Brompton will stand on its own, leaving both hands free
Unclamp and fold back the front wheel - the right hand pedal should be moved out of the way if necessary - and hook onto the rear frame
Unclamp and lower the handlebars and saddle, and stow the folding pedal; these items can be dealt with in any order after the second step
Raise and clamp the saddle and handlebar, and unfold the folding pedal; these items can be dealt with in any order, but they must be unfolded before moving on to step 2
Unfold and clamp front wheel; the bike is now parked in the "kickstand" position.
Lift up the rear end of the bike - a little flick is usually the most effective method - to swing the rear wheel out; the bike is ready to ride
The key to understanding the fold of the Brompton is the seat pillar: it is the seat pillar which locks the folded package together by projecting down from the main frame, so preventing the rear frame from rotating, which in turn prevents the front wheel from swinging free. If the seat pillar is visible below the main frame, do not try to park or unpark the Brompton, and do not try to hook or unhook the front wheel from the rear frame. Similarly, if the seat pillar is not fully down, the folded package may fall open when the bike is picked up.
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