Luxury sector has grown and upgraded some bicycle models. Precious metals, rhinestones and gold frames are part of the unique details of the world’s most expensive bikes.
A decade ago we maybe no believe these kind of products and that actually this market sells a lot. From those who really like sports to those that are passionate about collections…
It was possible to select one of the most expensive bikes ever made, sold or even available on the market.
Not for any pocket, but if you like unique and luxury items like the following bicycles, but don’t actually have the money for it… window shopping can be almost as good.
Damien Hirst Butterfly Trek Madone – $500,000
Designed by Damien Hirst for Lance Armstrong 2009 Tour de France. Real butterfly wings were used on the frame and the rims to create this unique design bicycle. Sotheby’s auctioned off the bike, later that year, for the Livestrong Foundation, for a half-million bucks.
Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold Bike – $101,400
It is not a solid gold bicycle, but it is a 24-karat gold-plated bike covered with 600 Swarovski crystals and topped with a Brooks saddle. Although it’s not a solid gold, it shouldn’t be left alone even for a quick bathroom stop.
Tiffany & Co. Silver-Mounted Lady’s Bicycle – $57,000
Today Tiffany’s primarily color is blue, but before that, the jewelry company created a vast collection of luxury products. In the late 90s from XIX century, this lady’s bicycle with ivory grips, a skirt guard, and a Tiffany monogram was designed and created. Restored in 2008 for further auctioning by Bonhams.
Bianchi by Gucci – $15,600
Launched back in 2011 by two of Italy’s most enigmatic brands, the pairing of Bianchi and Gucci was a match made in heaven. It is a carbon-fibre complemented by Gucci cycling helmet, cycling gloves a water bottle, if you wish to fully buy into the expensive bike look.
Fendi Abici Amante Donna – $46,000
Fendi adorned its designer cruiser entirely with leather accessories, including a key and bike chain cover and a GPS navigation holder. It also comes with a detachable case worth $975. If that wasn’t enough, fur saddlebags are included with your purchase.