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A few years ago when Brompton C.E.O. Will Butler Adams met ex-pro cyclist David Millar, Will was shocked to discover that David only rode when he was training or racing, and rarely used a bike for transportation. Will insisted that David borrow a Brompton and, more importantly, participate in the Brompton World Championship.
Initially David was a bit skeptical about taking part in the race but our design team was able to persuade him by building a race ready Brompton, and then went a step further by painting the bike in the colors of the brand David had just created: CHPT3. David was hooked on Brompton, not only for getting around his hometown of Girona, Spain, but also for taking along to the events when he works as a commentator, like the the Tour de France. In fact, David rode his CHPT3 extensively during this years Tour de France even previewing some of the major mountain stages by riding them with his Brompton!
Following excellent feedback from David and those who had seen the early prototypes, Brompton agreed to bring a bike to market that would inspire David’s road cycling community to try a different kind of bike when they’re in the city.
The Brompton design team worked closely with David to put together an aesthetic that would encourage road cyclists to think about Brompton. A stripped back look; no fenders, frame pump or luggage. Attention to detail; premium grips and saddle. Never forgetting to keep everything lightweight; black titanium rear frame and fork, Kojak tires. A performance Brompton for the city.
The standard specs are:
-S-type handlebars (grip height 935mm, a little over 36″)
-6 Speed standard gearing, 33 to 100 gear inches
-E Version (no mudguards or rack)
-Standard seat post and Firm Suspension
-Brooks Cambium B17 Red saddle
-Schwalbe Kojak gumwall tires
-Red Renthal grips
-All Black componentry
-CHPT3 colorway: Steel main frame in sparkle gray, Steel front frame in sparkle red
-Black painted titanium rear frame and front fork, a first for Brompton!
We can also customize your CHPT3 Special Edition with special lighting such as Shimano Dynamo HUB or SON Schmidt HUB, or Add Cateye 300 lumen USB Rechargeable headlight and Cateye USB Rechargeable saddle light – Just call us for details! 480-245-6369