But this year, Brompton HAS introduced some new things... both changes to the bikes themselves, and new accessories for them!
So what's coming in 2013 for Brompton buyers? First, let's address the changes to the bikes...
|2013 Brake lever - click to enlarge.|
|2013 Crankset - click to enlarge.|
|2013 Rims - click to enlarge.|
Two other, less significant changes are with the handlebar grips and tires. The former will now be black instead of grey, and the M, H, and S grips are changing shape slightly to make them more comfortable. In keeping with that change, the standard Brompton tires will now be solid black, instead of black and grey, and will have the 100psi inflation pressure prominently displayed in white lettering on the sidewall. I wish all tires would make that information as obvious as that!
|2013 Dynamo light - click to enlarge.|
Now, about the new accessories...
|2013 Tool kit - click to enlarge.|
|2013 Bottle mount - click to enlarge.|
For a company known for making few if any changes from year to year, 2013 promises some truly interesting and useful new developments.
Now, some of you may be wondering... "What about the rumors of an electric assist bike from Brompton?" Well, while it's true that it's in the works, progress has been slower than they'd hoped, and it's unlikely we'll see such a bike until 2014 at the earliest, and it's like to be later than that. Brompton is firmly resolved to "get it right" when they enter the e-bike market, and would rather delay the introduction than offer an unsatisfactory product. So, if you have your heart set on such a bike, you'll have to be patient a while longer. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything new. Meanwhile, watch for the 2013 Bromptons to start arriving here just before the end of the year! And come check out our 2012 stock while it lasts!