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Brompton Launches New Handlebar Configuration

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With the H Type, Brompton Bicycle Ltd is launching its first new handlebar configuration for 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

Brompton Launches New Handlebar Configuration

With the H Type, Brompton Bicycle Ltd is launching its first new handlebar configuration for 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. 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. H type 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.

Other news from Brompton is that the company has been awarded its first Eurobike Gold Award for its innovative Brompton Oratory Jacket, launched in London last August. In a ceremony it was further announced that the Oratory Jacket was one of just ten products to be awarded a much-prized Gold Award, signifying that the jury considered the product demonstrated “outstanding achievement in design and innovation”.

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