To the delight of cyclists and commuters alike, Brompton is a London-based brand that has been trying to make transportation easier for over 40 years. In that vein, the manufacturer has now unveiled their titanium-made foldable T-Line, and its makeup is beyond impressive.
The new folding bike boasts an entirely reimagined composition from front to back, barring the seats and handlebars, with over 150 specially-designed weight-saving components. As the first of its kind, the T-Line serves as the esteemed company’s lightest bike by miles, as they’ve managed to shed 37% of their standard steel bike’s makeup thanks to its titanium frame, all the while assuring that it remains as durable as the remainder of their catalog. The bike is akin to a carbon road bike in terms of weight, tipping the scales at just 7.45kg. But its strength is more in line with steel, aided in part by its first-of-its-kind steel-armored carbon seat post that adds loads of durability.
Developed over “three years of limitless thinking,” it’s clear that Brompton’s latest innovative act is one of their most notable to date, as the brand has managed to construct the new bike from a distinct process they’ve never tackled before. The T-Line boasts a 60-gram derailleur and a compact drivetrain that is geared toward metropolitan performance. It will also be available in a pair of formats, the ‘One’ and ‘Urban,’ the latter of which makes use of the brand’s newly-implemented 4-speed gearing system.
Brompton’s latest reveal will not be easy to come by just yet, as the bike’s first release in the U.S. is limited to a mere 50 units. Going forward, however, we can expect the British brand to have more in store. For the time being, the T-Line is available in an exclusive balloting system through Brompton’s website, where it will be selling for $4,999.