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Brompton T Line new ultralight full titanium commuter bike

Brompton has constructed gentle combined metal & ti folders earlier than, however their all-new full titanium T-Line folding bike takes metropolis commuters to the following degree, with weights as little as 7.45kg. To get there, Brompton welds the T-line’ with a titanium mainframe, ti rear triangle & ti prolonged stem within the UK, plus a steel-reinforced carbon seatpost, their first carbon cranks, and wild 60g rear derailleur.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding bike

It’s the lightest ever Brommie folder at 7.45kg, as gentle as many fashionable carbon highway or gravel bikes, and can seemingly final eternally due to corrosion-free titanium. Its body is 37% lighter than the metal model, but nonetheless rated for a 110kg rider.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, angled

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We might cease there, and that will seemingly promote a bunch of metropolis commuters on the concept – not less than these with thick-enough wallets. However the brand new titanium Brompton T-Line folding bike is definitely tremendous fascinating from a technical perspective, as effectively.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, ti welding

There’s loads of all-new tech tucked inside this matte gray folding super-commuter metropolis bike. Brompton says it’s the end result of three years of R&D determining easy methods to take their folders to the following degree. And it even required constructing a brand new Sheffield, England manufacturing facility to craft the brand new bike and its 150 new element items.

What’s new?

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, new hinge

The big-diameter welded Grade 9 titanium body will get new self-aligning hinges that promise sooner folding & unfolding. There’s additionally a brand new spring-loaded catch for simpler handlebar folding, and greater rolling wheels for higher mobility when folded. They are saying, “Nothing folds like this Brompton, not even different Bromptons.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, non-driveside rear end

Brompton says the T Line is the “first bike on the planet with a steel-armoured carbon seat put up“. To be truthful most bikes don’t want a 530-600mm lengthy put up to get correct leg extension, so gentle & stiff are simple to attain with carbon. However to deal with the each day stresses of lengthy extension, folding, clamping & unclamping, Brompton design engineers developed a carbon put up with a 0.3mm thick metal reinforcement layer that makes it bulletproof.

Tech particulars

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, 4-speed derailleur & mini cassette

The ti bike will get the identical patent-pending compact drivetrain we noticed on the current gentle combined ti & metal P Line, with a long-arm 4-speed rear derailleur that weighs simply 60g to shift throughout an 11/13/15/18T mini cassette.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, FSA SL-K carbon cranks

This time it additionally will get an unbranded FSA SL-Okay modular hole carbon crankset with direct mount 50T ring, chainguard & a hole BB30 alloy spindle within the forged ti threaded backside bracket.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, carbon bar

The ti bike now contains a wider 56cm fashionable 31.8 low or mid-rise carbon handlebar and a full carbon fork with an built-in magnetic pedal-holder.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, carbon fork, rim brakes

The T Line retains the identical dual-pivot caliper rim brakes to clear the 35mm Schwalbe One highway tires (with 34g Tubolito S-turbo tubes inside) –  nearly the one tech carried over from the basic Brommie.

Brompton T Line ti folding bikes: Pricing, choices & availability

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, folded

A premium ultralight titanium Brompton doesn’t come low cost, and so they gained’t be really easy to get ahold of. The brand new T Line is on the market in two fashions (and two bars every), each accessible solely by way of a poll system on Brompton.com and thru premium Brompton Junction retailers solely in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore & Paris.

Brompton T Line ultralight titanium folding commuter bikes, pair

The T Line One is the lowest-priced of the 2 at £3750 / $4795 / 4360€ and the lightest as a purist single pace. The T Line City is a little more versatile at £3950 / $4995 / 4590€ with the 164% gearing vary of the distinctive mini 4sp cassette, designed for metropolis using, hopefully with not too many hills.

Many extra reasonably priced Bromptons are additionally accessible within the simplified & revamped A, C, Electrical C & P Strains.

Brompton.com/TLine

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