Brompton and David Millar collaborate on stripped back new bike

Kieran Howells
Brompton and David Millar collaborate on stripped back new bike

The Brompton design team recently worked closely with David Millar to put together a new limited edition collaboration bicycle.

The resulting bike, named the CHPT3, is a stripped back model with no mudguards or luggage. Instead, the team focussed on attention to detail with premium grips and a customised saddle.

Incorporating a painted titanium rear frame and front fork – the first time for Brompton – along with a number of premium touch points, this bike is designed to attract road cyclists who value the weight saving of titanium as well as the attention to detail with the bikes aesthetics.

David Millar commented: “I’d never thought of myself a Brompton rider, as cyclists we tend to pigeonhole ourselves and I am a racing cyclist.  A lunch spent next to Will Butler-Adams changed that, he explained to me the philosophy, ethics and engineering of Brompton and I was hook, line and sinker.  I’d always treated my road bikes as tools, yet tools specifically designed for training and racing, my Brompton on the other hand has become a much more useful tool, a bike that serves to get me from place to place with zero hassle, and, more often than not, lots of fun. 

“I did have one concession, I wanted the CHPT3 Brompton to strike more of a resemblance to a BMX than a race bike, we have stripped it down and made it a little more aggressive and performance led than the classic Brompton.”

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The CHPT3 edition comes with a sparkle fire red front frame, sparkle grey main frame and Titanium fork and rear frame in Black. All bikes have S type handlebars with no mudguards, with a choice of two or six speed gearing. For first time red Renthal grips and special red cambium saddles will be used.

The Brompton Chpt 3 edition bike is limited to a 500 manufacturing run with the potential for a second run if there is enough demand.

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