Brompton has launched its first new handlebar configuration in seven years. It joins Brompton’s existing offering of three handlebar styles – the M, S and P Types.
The H Type has been developed in response to requests from taller riders and from those wanting a markedly more upright riding position. The height of the grips from the ground has been raised by 60mm compared to the classic M Type; forward reach to the grips from the saddle increases by around 13mm.
This additional height and reach has been achieved by spacing the handlebar hinge 30mm further away from the headset allowing the overall length of the support to be increased by 60mm. While this means that the hinge protrudes further from the bike than on other models, the highest point on the folded bike remains the saddle, so the H Type fits into all existing transportation bags and covers.
The weight increase over an M Type is approximately 100g (varying slightly depending on the gearing option chosen, as the cables necessarily vary). Pricing will be the same as the other model types.
The H Type is for those who like to travel with unhurried style, taking in the journey along the way. It will certainly extend the Brompton’s appeal to the tallest riders but will also appeal to all those seeking an upright riding position, with good visibility.
The key models come properly kitted out, ready for the road, with mudguards and lighting fitted as standard. For those looking for weight savings, each of these key models can be built to a superlight specification (with the suffix "-
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