Brooks celebrating 150 years with special bike collaborations

Brooks England is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. If 50 years is honored with gold, 150 is apparently honored with bicycles.

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To celebrate, Brooks invited various bike builders and companies from Europe, Japan and the U.S. to create their interpretations of a “Brooks bicycle” with the theme of copper. Copper has long played a key role in Brooks products, particularly as its iconic saddle rivet.

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The special-edition models, called “Dashing Bikes,” will be on display at the Brook’s flagship store in London throughout 2016 and sold worldwide in limited numbers.

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Collaborators include UK-based companies Condor, Brompton, Pashley Cycles and Moulton Bicycle Company. From across Europe, other collaborators include Dario Pegoretti of Italy; Schindelhauer, Tout Terrain and Canyon Bicycles of Germany; Achielle of Belgium; Skeppshult of Sweden; Pelago of Finland; and Moustache of France. Beyond Europe, Brooks is also working with Toykobike of Japan and Minnesota-based Salsa Cycles, which will produce a top-level gravel grinder.



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