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Brompton S6L Black Edition 2018 Folding Bike


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Brompton S6L Black Edition 2018

Extra special Black Lacquer version of the the world's best loved folding bike.

Black Edition means the bars, stem, seatpost, wheel rims and spokes are black rather than the usual silver to create an even more distinctive Brompton.

New for 2018 you can opt for this premium Black Lacquer version, which reveals the frame's hand-brazed detailing beneath an alluring smokey, blackened lacquer, courtesy of the new paint plant, built onto the London factory where every Brompton bicycle is manufactured.

Brompton classify each model by its handlebar type, its gearing and whether or not it has mudguards and a rear rack, hence S6L

Brompton S6L
The Brompton S6L is the flat bar, six-speed version of Britain's most famous folding bike. It comes especially recommended if you are looking for a faster, nippier folding bike with a wider (33 - 100 inch) spread of gears that can cope with varied terrain.

  • '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).
  • '6' refers to its BWR [Brompton Wide Range] gearing which combines a 3-speed hub gear with a simple derailleur which moves the chain between two cogs to give you a decent range of 6 evenly-spaced gears
  • 'L' is Brompton code for coming ready fitted with mudguards.
  • Collection Only from our Aberdeen, Leeds, or Canonmills

Continual Evolution
Brompton's continued growth and success is based on starting with a great idea - what is generally considered the best folding bike design - and then continually developing it as witnessed with this Black Edition Brompton.

Since 2017, Brompton have upgraded the ergonomics of every bike as follows

  • More intuitive underbar gear shifters
  • Its new lock-on grips are lighter weight and they'll never slip out of position
  • Saddle light - a special mount at the top of the seatpost makes a perfect perch for a USB-rechargeable Cat Eye LED rear light
  • Mounted on the brake lever, the sweet-toned brass bell is always within easy reach
  • You can mount the bell on the right or LH lever, whichever is more convenient

'Brompton Black Edition
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. 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.'

Would you like to try out a Brompton?
Test rides available at our Leeds, Aberdeen and Canonmills, Edinburgh shops - see our demo bike page.

Technical Specifications

Brompton S6L Black Edition  
FrameBrompton steel folding frame
Front Carrier BlockFitted to head tube to enable instantaneous front bag mounting (bag not supplied)
Gearing6 speed (3-speed hub + 2-speed derailleur)
BrakesDual Pivot sidepull road bike brakes
Seat Pillar
Brompton Standard
WheelsBrompton 16 inch alloy wheels with Brompton tyres
HandlebarsS-type flat bars
Rear SuspensionFirm Suspension
MudguardsFull chromoplastic


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.