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Brompton's new CHPT3 is a suitably stylish folding bike

Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike
The Brompton x CHPT3 is a very stylish fold-bike (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

Brompton has added a new CHPT3 derivative to its folding bike portfolio.

The result of an interesting Mediterranean cycling city collaboration, the Brompton X CHPT3 draws its inspiration from Girona, a place many professional cyclists call home.

Former Tour de France stage winner, David Millar, desired to have a city bike worth riding. The collaboration of his own brand, CHPT3, and Brompton, has delivered the outcome of that vision.

Considered by many to be some of the best folding bikes, the proven Brompton design applies to this stylish fold-bike, giving it an exceptionally low standover height and unrivalled agility. With a blend of steel and titanium used for the frame and fork construction, the Brompton X CHPT3 has a compliant ride and outstanding material durability.

Delivering David Millar’s idea of a slicker high-performance folding city bike, the Brompton X CHPT3 features some choice components and an inspired colourway.

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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Ergon grips are ergonomically excellent and suited for gloveless riding (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Cable routing can be challenging with a fold-bike, but the CHPT3 edition's is tidy (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Nothing says urban style quite like a tanwall tyre (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Like all Bromptons, this new CHPT3 version folds easily to fit under a desk (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Small but well engineered and detailed, Brompton's CHPT3 has great city bike presence (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

The pivot mechanism is securely engineered and easy to operate (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Satin grey and bright red colours are inspired by Girona's cultural heritage (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

The suspension block gives you maintenance-free terrain absorption, perfect for those bumpy streets (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Like any good city bike, the Brompton CHPT3 has adequate reflectors (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

The Brompton X CHPT3 keeps it real, with a steel mainframe (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Delightful fold-bike icons on the crank arm, illustrating CHPT3's thoughtful design inputs (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)
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Brompton x CHPT3 Special Edition Bike

Schwalbe tyres have a low rolling resistance without sacrificing grip (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

The bike’s centre mainframe is grey, with a red front section and black fork. Behind the red suspension block is a black rear triangle. Curation of the Brompton CHPT3’s colour matching is excellent, with red Ergon GE1 Evo Slim grips and a scarlet saddle nose.

Mechanically this folding city bike running an entirely adequate six-speed drivetrain, to get you anywhere in a crowded town centre on time.

City bikes can unexpectedly encounter slick and slippery marble walkway surfaces and Schwalbe’s One tyres might be small in diameter, but they do measure 35mm across the tread, to ensure all the grip – when you need it.  The Schwalbe tyres are also an important element so this Brompton’s fashion nous, with their tanwall construction adding some dynamic colour contrast.

Desiring an elegant and purist appearance, the Brompton X CHPT3 has been sensibly configured with any cargo rack mounts.

David Millar and Brompton’s product planners have not sacrificed this new limited edition bike’s ability to facilitate your lifestyle as a digital inner-city nomad.

Each Brompton CHPT3 comes with its own sling bag, capable of stowing a 13” laptop. It also features air-mesh panels for superior breathability when riding along and a PU waterproof coating to prevent moisture ingress if you are caught out by the elements, on your daily commute.

The first release of this special edition Brompton X CHPT3 will be available to purchase soon from Brompton's website and will retail for £2,295.

BROMPTON x CHPT3 Specs

  • S6E - X Black Edition
  • CHPT3 Satin Grey main frame
  • CHPT3 Fire Red front frame
  • Textured black superlight extremities
  • CHPT3 Barrivell print decals
  • 6 speed
  • Standard gearing
  • CHPT3 saddle - Titanium Rails, CHPT3 Print, red nose
  • Special Ergon GE1 Evo Slim grips in custom Fire Red 
  • CHPT3 firm red suspension block
  • Schwalbe One 35-349 tyres
  • Options - Standard, Extended or Telescopic seat-post in black

BROMPTON x CHPT3 Sling Bag

  • 840D Ballistic Nylon with Polycarbonate PU waterproof coating
  • Printed Chpt3 Barrivell Print Polyester lining
  • 9L capacity
  • Padded laptop sleeve (up to 13”)
  • Breathable air-mesh rear panel
  • Front-strap secure zipped pocket for ease and speed of access to your essentials
  • 2 further secure zipped pockets
  • YKK Aquaguard zips
  • Seatbelt-style webbing with adjustable stability strap
  • Reflective printed logos