It may have been delayed by a year due to COVID, but British Cycling are now heading to the 2020 Olympics, and they’ll be cruising around Tokyo on special limited edition Brompton x Team GB folding bikes with roaring lion Brooks Cambium C17 saddles & Brompton messenger bags. The bikes are so limited that you’ll have to hunt to find one, but the saddle & bags can be found online to show solidarity with the British Olympians.
Brooks & Brompton Team GB Tokyo 2020 Olympic edition gear
Now with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally here, British folding bike maker Brompton & saddle maker Brooks England have unveiled a partnership long in the working as a bit of home team pride. Starting back at the London 2012 Olympics Brompton had already been supplying British athletes with their iconic folding bikes to get around the Olympic village and to their training centers.
Last year, Brompton even invited members of Team GB to their London factory to see the bikes being made, only their travel to Tokyo got delayed.
Pairing with Brooks, Brompton set out to make the team folders, a special edition Cambium saddle, and a few more pieces of choice gear available to the public, just in super limited quantities.
Brompton x Team GB special edition folding bike
The Brompton bikes themselves are standard 16″ wheeled, steel M6L folders, with a unique semi-transparent red-lacquer finish, completed with white & blue detailing and limited edition Team GB 2020 graphics, and feature a 6-speed internally geared hub.
Only 2020 of the special edition bikes were made (apparently plus a special on-of-a-kind 2021st add-on) being sold for £1835. Of course they all sold out online. But… Brompton says you should check with your local Brompton Junction store or authorized retail shop, because there are likely some out there that are still available to buy.
Team GB Brooks C17 all-weather saddle
On top of the special Brompton x Team GB edition folding bikes are this custom Team GB Brooks C17 All-Weather Saddle, and you can actually get ahold of one right now.
From a technical standpoint, the saddle is a standard Brooks Cambium C17 All-Weather saddle with its vulcanized natural rubber top with waterproof nylon inside. The comfortable, flexible top is mated to steel rails with anodized aluminum rivets with a weight of ~464g.
The limited Olympic Team GB edition C17 saddle sells for £140 via Brompton, and features the grey roaring lion logo of Team GB on the nylon & natural rubber top.
Brompton Team GB Lion Graphic messenger bag
There are also even three colors of Team GB hardshell Dashel urban helmets, made in the UK for £85 to protect your head as you cruise from one Tokyo 2020 Olympics viewing party to the next.
All of the Brompton & Brooks x Team GB supporters gear is available exclusively through Brompton online, and in very limited quantities. Order yours now to show your support for Team GB at the Olympics.