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Brompton S2L Black Edition


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Brompton S2L Black Edition

This is the familiar Brompton S2L familiar with a striking new look.

Brompton Black Edition
A Black Edition Brompton's key components (the bars, stem, and seatpost) are black rather than the usual silver, thus offering you the option of a Brompton in a striking new look.

To further your options, you can choose your Black Edition Brompton's main frame colour options in either Berry Crush, Lagoon Blue, Lime Green, White or Black. Folk in the know refer to the black on black version as the Waylon Jennings Edition.

Given these bikes are a one-off special edition limited to 5,000 bikes, Brompton's usual B-Spoke service will not be available on their Black Edition bikes.

'We are excited to launch a new take on the classic Brompton finish: The Black Edition. For the first time, the Black Edition bikes will feature a number of key components in black rather than the usual silver, and have been developed after years of interest in the possibility of an all-black Brompton.

Sleek and smart, the Black Edition is designed with the streetwise urban cyclist in mind, and gets top marks for style while retaining all of the original, carefully considered design features that makes Brompton respected across the globe. Chief Executive Officer, Will Butler-Adams OBE says of the Black Edition: "I'm lucky that my job enables me to travel to many cities around the world.

One of my favourite things to do is to cycle through cities at night, the roads are often quieter and you see a different side to city life, lit up against the backdrop of the dark sky. City life at night was the inspiration behind the Black Edition, we were keen to try a sleek matt black Brompton mixed with pops of bright colour, as well as the full black effect.” The Black Edition will be available to order in models S, M and H Types, 2 and 6 speed gear options from selected dealers worldwide.

Colour aside, this bike is a regular Brompton S2L

The Brompton S2L is the nippy flat-bar two-speed version of Britain's most famous folding bike.

Brompton bicycles are rightly famed for their exceptionally fast, easy fold, and their trolley bag-like manoeuvrability when folded.

Another Brompton idiosyncrasy is that they are the only bike company that primarily classifies its models by the type of handlebar fitted. Given that nothing determines the feel of a bicycle more than its bar height, this makes sense.


'S' stand for S-Type Brompton. This means that it comes with flat (as in zero rise) bars. These flat (AKA straight) bars position the handlebar grips 935mm above ground level (cf the M-type Brompton whose U-shaped bars take the grips up to 1,015mm high).

'2' refers to Brompton's unique 2-speed derailleur gear system: a 56 inch low gear for climbing hills and starting off and a 74.7 inch higher gear for cruising.

'L' is Brompton code for coming ready fitted with mudguards.

New for 2015
Every 2015 Brompton comes with a new, simple Saddle Height Insert which automatically resets the seatpin at the correct height whenever you unfold the bike to ride it.

For more information on these fabulous folding bikes visit our Brompton Blog.

Bike sizing guide by brand.

See all Folding Bikes.

Technical Specifications

Gearing2 spd std ratio
VersionVersion L (mudguards only)
Seat heightStandard (inside leg 33 ins & under)
Saddle typeBrompton saddle
TyresBrompton standard
Rear suspensionFirm Suspension
LightingReflectors only


Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.