Brompton 2020 CHPT3 Folding Bike

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In this featured video, Brilliant Bikes is going to tell you About Brompton 2020 CHPT3 folding bike.

Here’s what Brilliant Bikes has to say about the Brompton 2020 CHPT3 folding bike

They’re all gone!

This seems to have been the most popular / sought after Brompton yet.

We we’re lucky enough to take a look at one before it left us for it’s new home.

In this video we unbox it and show the features that make this bike different to the standard Brompton:

  • Machined clamps and fold release lever.
  • Unique colors / logos.
  • Special edition saddle.
  • Black textured titanium extremities with titanium forks / rear triangle to reduce weight.
  • Schwalbe One tires.
  • Ergon GE3 handlebar grips.

Watch the video for complete details

About the Brompton CHPT3 2020 folding bike

Beginnings

David Millar met with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.
David Millar met with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.

In 2015, David Millar met with Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. David expressed he rarely used a bike in the city, only for training and competing. The conversation turned to what would be the best Brompton for a die-hard roadie, not a pastiche but a bike that was lightweight, stripped-down, dynamic to ride but useful day to day.

That conversation created the collaboration and was the moment the idea for the Brompton x CHPT3 was forged.

Testing

The first prototype of the Brompton x CHPT3 come to life in 2016.
The first prototype of the Brompton x CHPT3 come to life in 2016.

2016 saw the first prototype of the Brompton x CHPT3 come to life. David had been using a series of different Bromptons the previous year, working out through trial and error the spec required for the CHPT3 version.

His racing DNA shone through, the brief was simple: lighter, stiffer and more aggressive in ride and feel, in fact, it was even simpler, could we make a Brompton feel like a BMX?

It seemed appropriate that it’s testing ground was the 2016 Tour de France where David and Ned Boulting rode them before and after stages for three weeks all over France, even over some of the highest cols along the route.

Development

2017 saw the CHPT3 Brompton development continue, production was scheduled for the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.
2017 saw the CHPT3 Brompton development continue, production was scheduled for the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.

2017 saw the CHPT3 Brompton development continue, production was scheduled for the end of the year, titanium parts were being stockpiled at the new factory in London and Scwhalbe worked on producing the tan wall tyres that would match David’s racing bikes.

The bike went with David everywhere and was becoming well known in the road cycling scene, the final production prototype was delivered for the 2017 Tour de France, where once again it was ridden throughout the race displaying a versatility that impressed everyone.

The CHPT3 Project Manager at Brompton, Andrew Finkill, embraced the challenge of creating a new type of Brompton with CHPT3: the first production bike was ready to go.

2018 edition

2018 saw the first special editions come off the factory line, initially limited to 500 bikes, it soon became clear that demand would exceed supply. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.
2018 saw the first special editions come off the factory line, initially limited to 500 bikes, it soon became clear that demand would exceed supply. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.

2018 saw the first Brompton x CHPT3 special editions come off the factory line, initially limited to 500 bikes, it soon became clear that demand would exceed supply.

The three years since the initial meeting between Will Butler-Adams and David Millar had seen more than product development, it created a relationship built on mutual respect, both Brompton and CHPT3 became fascinated by each other’s worlds of cycling.

The 2018 edition joined these two cycling disciplines together, combining practicality and performance.

The combination of titanium forks and rear triangle, custom tyres and saddle, ergon grips and the overall look and feel morphed the bike from commuter to racer without losing any of its core identity.

The Brompton CHPT3 2020 folding bike edition

CHPT3 folding bike. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.
CHPT3 folding bike. Photo courtesy of Brompton folding bikes.

The Brompton CHPT3 2020 is not just the bike that every serious cyclist should have thanks to its performance credentials, it’s also the most aesthetically thought-out bike in the Brompton range.

That’s in no small part thanks to David Millar’s design sensibilities. Drawn to creators and others who are in the artistic world – we meet one who inspires him.

Bike:

  • Edition – CHPT3 Edition
  • Handlebar type – S type (925mm)
  • Gears – 6-speed
  • Rear Frame – E type (no mudguards, no rack)
  • Gear Ratio – Standard
  • Suspension Block – Extra Firm
  • Frame Material – Steel and Titanium
  • Main Frame Colors – Textured Matte Black and Fire Red
  • Extremities Color – Painted Titanium in Textured Matte Black
  • Saddle – Devesa Print Fabric Scoop
  • Seatpost – Standard
  • Lighting – Reflectors Only
  • Tires – Schwalbe One Tan Wall
  • Folded dimensions – 565mm high x 585mm long x 270mm wide (22.2″ x 23″ x 10.6″)
  • Weight – 6-speed: 10.3 kg approx.

Luggage:

  • Front Luggage Mount – No, but compatible
  • Luggage – No, but compatible
  • Bike Cover – No, but compatible

Extras:

  • Toolkit – No, but compatible
  • Additional Info – Fabric Slim Red and Black Grips

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About Brilliant Bikes

We are creating a better place …

where we help you get to work or to the shops or just get out for a ride in a fun, healthy and environmentally responsible way – and with the right equipment so that you are pretty sure it’s not going to be a one way trip.

We started vittually in 2009, selling bicycle tools, spare parts and accessories using the Internet.

In 2013 we opened our first shop in Chobham, Surrey, England so we now provide full mechanical service on all types of bikes (service, repair, upgrades and custom builds) as well as sales of new bikes from Brompton, Frog (children’s bikes), Orbea (mountain, road and hybrid / comfort) and Pashley (British built classic bicycles).

To us, cycling doesn’t mean you have to race at elite level (though is there any reason not to?) – why not just take your bike next time you go to the Post Office or local shops?

But maybe you need to do something, to make your bike better for that ride – repairing something or adding lights to keep you safer – for example?

We hope you will find what you need here to help you keep cycling or re-kindle the love affair with your bike. If you cant find it – please drop us a line by clicking here …….

About OUR place we’re creating for you……

Ours is a place where everyone is treated as a person, with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Maybe you are browsing the internet looking for stuff based purely on price, not thinking about quality, we are competitive though only sell quality products – sorry this is NOT the place for you.

About our stuff…..

We will only supply you with stuff which we would use ourselves – yes including our Brompton.

Why settle for good when you can have BRILLIANT?

However, if you have to pay to park in your local town centre – it may be cheaper to buy and take advantage of our free delivery to mainland UK

Interested in what makes us tick?

Improving – our tagline is “Creating a better place ….” we try and do that with everything, it’s why we ask for so much feedback (sorry if it’s overwhelming). We believe in constant and never ending improvement.

Fun – we are here (probably like you?) to have fun in life and everything we do – we don’t want life to be too serious – after all, we only get one attempt! That also gives us license to be a bit different (special! Some people call it)

Flexibility – we will do our best (as long as it is responsible) to give you what you are looking for. If there is something you are looking for but can’t find, ask us – we may be able to help. If we can’t we will do our best to point you in the right direction. Of course, flexibility means change too – so check back!

Energy – we put our energy into what we do – because we enjoy what we do.

Honesty / integrity – we believe that everyone does the best they can – so we trust you and hope that you will repay that trust.

Respect – treat others as you would like to be treated – it really works for us.

Charity – we will not survive as a business without making money, but we will give a percentage of our profits to charity.

Learning / curiosity – standing still leads to boredom and inflexibility. We aim to keep learning, changing and growing. We don’t know everything, but by constantly learning and using what we learn we will constantly improve.

Helpfulness – we are here to help you ….

Why did we start doing this?

Well, we love cycling (as well as work – it’s the same thing after all) but got fed up with two things:

1/ Ordering stuff and it not arriving when we wanted, or looking reasonably priced until we discovered the shipping charge on the final checkout page or getting the wrong thing (or worse nothing) delivered.

2/ Being treated as stupid because we didn’t know everything. After all no-one knows everything, but some places seem to try and make you feel small just because they can – and that’s not right (in our way of thinking at least!)

So we decided to try and help others by doing it better, and not just better – but brilliantly. Maybe we are not there yet, but we are constantly getting better.

So, get on your bike, push yourself

and help us to create a better place.

We love our work!

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