2000 and Fine.. and Brompton News..

January 13th, 2009 Posted in Events

We’re back on deck after a relaxing couple of weeks off, with a full plate for services, and a couple of nice custom builds coming up, so 2009 is off to a pretty good start.

We’ve had a few questions about the 2009 Brompton updates and changes, so here’s the lowdown.

The big change is the new Brompton Wide Range hub from Sturmey Archer which gives the 6 speeds a 302% gear range. Click for the big version of this this diagram for some comparisons..

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You can read all the gory details here. The other changes are in saddles, pedals and lightweight front wheels.

The 2009 bikes will be in Australia around March/April.

Like with everything, as the Aussie dollar has lost ground, prices have gone up, with a M3L now starting from $1649, but we can’t say enough good things about the bikes. They really are the best folders we’ve ever seen.