10 of The World’s Most Expensive Bikes
Anyone can dream!
When you think about your dream bike, you’re probably imagining which features you’d like it to have or what concept you’d like to make with your custom bike. While there are heaps of affordable quality bikes around, getting the best of every feature will rack in thousands upon thousands of dollars. Some mega enthusiasts will invest thousands of dollars on a top of the range break system, for example, or a highly aerodynamic carbon fibre frame.
But cycling is not just a hobby or a form of exercise— it is also a lifestyle. If you’re curious to know, here are 10 of the most unique and expensive bikes out there, from least expensive to most outrageous!
1. Electric Assist Bicycle by eRockit
44,000 USD (56,500 AUD)
Many people call this the human-hybrid machine, and they’re not wrong! This bike has a built-in battery that can last for up to 10 years, great for those who want to ride a bike but do not wish to pedal all the time. This is a human-hybrid machine allows you to ride electrically or pedal while riding. It gives a boost to the bike’s motor – you can go even faster if you pedal while riding on battery.
2. Montante Luxury Gold Collection
46,000 USD (59,150 AUD)
If you’re looking for a sleek and aesthetic bike that’s easy on the eyes, the Montante Luxury Gold Collection is definitely one you should look at (never mind the price tag…). This women’s bike has a leather saddle and traditional road brakes, dynamo, and a unique hand-sewn python leather grips, but it’s the lathering of 24k gold and Swarovski crystals that anyone in their right mind would fawn over.
3. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike
60,000 USD (77,100 AUD)
A beautiful and luxurious bike that will catch any eye – this is the legacy of the Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike. Just looking at this bike will make any bike collector happy. The combination of its leather seat, CH motif plugs, silver cross, and artwork finish definitely dishes out a bike with its own character and personality.
If you look at it more closely, you will think that it looks like a combination of a time trial bike and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The bike build itself only costs around 6,000 USD (7,700 AUD), but the design and aesthetic modifications are what makes it so expensive and you will never see this in any other bike.
4. Trek Madone 7 – Diamond
75,000 USD (96,300 UD)
At first glance, the Trek Madone 7 – Diamond may not look like a showpiece bike that you would display at a show, but you’ll be surprised to know that this was auctioned for $75,000 during the Lance Armstrong Foundation Gala last 2005.
How come? If you look very closely, you will see diamond embellishments and designs on specific areas of the bike. It also has a 14-carat yellow and white gold plaque studded with several yellow Genesis diamonds.
5. Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike
114,000 USD (146,400 AUD)
The Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike is the first one on our list to cost more than 100,000 AUD. This simple and sleek bike carries a hefty price tag because of its gold-plated wheels, spokes, and frames. It also has Swarovski crystals, further heightening the luxurious feeling you will get this with bike.
The saddles and grips of this bike are made of top-tier leather material. This bike has a leather badge at the front part of the bike to display the limited-edition number of the bike. Aside from the bike itself, Auramania also offers a crystal and gold wall rack worth 6,000 USD (7,700 AUD), which you can use to display this phenomenal piece of moving art.
6. Kaws – Trek Madone
160,000 USD (205,500 AUD)
The Kaws – Trek Madone is a bicycle associated with Lance Armstrong. At an auction, this was sold for the above mentioned 160,000 USD. The most unique features of this bike include Kaws’ signature “chomper” teeth design on the wheel rims and frame of the bicycle.
Apart from its design, it also has amazing accessories and smooth aerodynamics. The combination of these features and the association with Lance Armstrong is why this bike commanded such a high auction price.
7. Trek Yoshimoto Nara
200,000 USD (256,900 AUD)
The Trek Yoshimoto Nara was ridden by Lance Armstrong during the 18th stage of the 2010 Tour de France’s race. A Sotheby’s charity auction was held after, and this particular piece was sold at $200,000.
Aside from its obviously smooth and fast performance, what sets this bike apart from others is its design. It has a cartoon theme of flying UFOs, kids in boxing gloves, and a Livestrong logo.
8. 24K Gold Men’s Racing Bike
390,000 USD (500,900 AUD)
This bike from Goldgenie is handcrafted, and everything from the handlebars to its seat is covered in 24k gold. It has a bright exterior framework and comfortable leather seating. It is covered with heaps of precious stones, including diamonds.
9. Trek Butterfly Madone
500,000 USD (644,000 AUD)
Worth two thirds of a million dollars, this bike was sold at Sotheby’s cancer benefit auction. This particular bike was used by Lance Armstrong in the 2009 Tour de France, which is one of the main reasons why this is such a hot commodity. It has real butterfly wings on its concrete frame and rim— an aspect of the bike that PETA was very clear about.
10. 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike
1,000,000 USD (1,290,000 AUD)
This phenomenal talking piece, designed by Hugh Power, is the world’s most expensive bike. Also known as the Fat Bike or the Beverly Hills Edition bike, the framework of this unforgettable cycling machine is 24k solid gold, so it’s probably best that you treat this more as a bike for display than a vehicle. This bicycle also has diamond embellishments, customised emblems, and a seat made of alligator, among other features.
Get Your Dream Bike at Stead Cycles Beresfield
Looking for your dream bike in Australia? Whilst we certainly do not expect you to request a 24k gold, diamond encrusted art-cycle, Stead Cycles can absolutely offer the best bike for any type of practical bike activity, but we do not just stop at providing bikes—we also offer accessories and equipment to make sure that you get to experience a seamless journey with the bike you will get from us.
Find your wish-fulfilling bike at Stead Cycles today by contacting us on 02 4966 2141 or visiting us at www.steadcycles.com.au.