For many individuals cycling can be a great way to stay fit and healthy and a mean through which they can become socially active. There are also various organizations and individuals that emphasizes on cycling for shorter distances as it will be a good change in their unhealthy routine. But for some individuals cycling can be a passion, they can enjoy its riding, can get peace of mind and soul and can also show their talent by participating in some cycling event. Advanced technology, innovative artistry and better material have made bicycles long lasting but on the other hand have also made them expensive. Here we have the list of top 10 most expensive bicycles in 2015, their tremendous prices can make you really astonished.
10. Litespeed Blade Bike – $40,788
This innovative bicycle is designed with so many characteristics that are simply superb. Before the deigning of this bicycle, titanium was known as a mysterious material from which the frames of bikes could not be made but this perception of individuals was changed in the late 1980s when Merlin and Litespeed designed the first leading titanium frames. The stoutness of Litespeed Blade Bike bicycle is made up of mainly titanium alloy and carbon fiber and it offers matchless ride quality and exclusive riding experience. It’s well formed head tubes, massive tube and sharp blade edge backbone aid in better performance. It is an expensive bicycle but this high quality, innovative bicycle runs extremely fast.
9. Electric Assist Bicycle By eRockit -$44,000
This expensive two wheeler vehicle is featured with Nano-phosphate lithium battery and is a creation of German innovator Stefan Gulas. The lifetime of this battery is almost 50,000 kilometers distance or up to ten years that is really worthy. It is an extraordinary, elegant and contemporary bicycle having worth of $44,000 but is superb for rich and energetic riders who love to ride but not to pedal all the time. It seems more like a hybrid between a motorbike and a bicycle rather than any other thing. With the charged battery the rider can accelerate for sixty to eighty kilometers and if the battery get empty then it can be easily recharged by pedaling.
8. Montante Luxury Gold Collection -$46,000
The Montante Luxury Gold bicycle is a magnificent and exotic bicycle that offers you an immense pleasure of riding and makes sure that you are riding with most intense comfort and luxury. It is not an ordinary bike as it is covered with 24 carat gold leaf and is encrusted by 11,000 Swarovski stone. It is an Italian bicycle for women, designed by bicycle manufacturer Montante and is simply elegant. The python leather finish, road brakes, traditional dynamo and leather seat of dramatic style are the specific characteristics of this sensual bicycle.
7. Rare Tiffany & Co. Silver Mounted Lady’s Bicycle – $50,000-70,000
This classical and luxurious bicycle was designed in 1890 and has worth of $50,000 to $70,000. It is an exclusive and rare bicycle as only few such classical and splendid bicycles were designed and one of them referred to one of the most famous actresses and singers Lillian Russell of the late nineteenth century, who was widely renowned not only for her beauty and grace but also for her voice and performance. This appealing bicycle is featured with Brook’s leather howdah, engraved ivory handles and Tiffany fixed equipment system.
6. Chrome Hearts x Cervelo – $ 60,000
Chrome Hearts x Cervelo is a racing mountain bicycle that was fabricated by Chrome Hearts in collaboration with famous cycle maker Cervelo in 2010. It is an amazing blend of luxury and speed and is creatively adorned with plush leather, precious metals, custom design and fabulous rhinestones making it a splendid mountain bicycle that can flawlessly perform in competitive events like cross country races and triathlons. It is an appealing piece of art, however its worth is high but it is considerable, luxurious and attractive transport.
5. Trek Madone 7 – Diamond – $75,000
This exorbitant bicycle is a rare and exclusive piece among mountain bicycles and is beautifully adorned with 7 one carat diamonds and 100 dazzling and precious white stones. This was the same model controlled by the great Lance Armstrong when he achieved his 7th Tour de France title. This historic bicycle was designed by collaboration of Trek, Nike, gem dealer Alan Friedman and artist Lenny Futura. Instead of its great history it is also adorned with real diamonds and that is very striking. This stunning and rich two wheeler item satisfies all the needs of a rider and makes him feel proud and happy more that any other ride on the world class motorbikes.
4. Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold Bike – $ 114,400
It is a unique and exclusive bicycle having no match. This is a bicycle that everyone will wish to have a close look and its beautiful detailing will mesmerize everyone and that’s why it is at 4th spot in this top tens list. Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold Bike is flawlessly designed with 24 carats of gold that is enough to keep anyone ecstatic. It is a limited edition bicycle as total ten units of this bicycle are available in all over the world. Its seat is very comfortable and the handlebar grips are designed with high notch skin. The bicycle is beautifully embellished with over 600 extraordinary Swarovski crystals that are lined on the framework to the logo on the crossbar. Its creative design, traditional arrangement with exclusive adornment makes it so appealing in just one look.
3. Kaws – Trek Madone -$160,000
It is an amazing bicycle that is widely renowned as being run by the Multiple Tour de France champion and courageous cancer survivor Lance Armstrong during Vuelta Leon y Castilla Race and its worth is extremely high. Trek bike and KAWS have worked together for this special piece of art. The bicycle characterizes KAWS’ signature; having “chomper” teeth pattern on the frame and rims. The signature cartoon style of New York based artist Kaws in the form of chomper pattern, transformed the wheels into two big spinning mouths. It is artistically adorned and painted with dark and yellow color by the great Graffiti artist Brian Donnelley and has extraordinary adornments and outstanding aerodynamic that can impress anyone.
2. Trek Yoshitomo Nara – $200,000
This expensive bicycle holds the artistic value and signature aesthetic of Nara’s art. This innovative bicycle is an extraordinary work of creativity by Yoshitomo Nara, a Speed Concept bike by Trek that is embellished with his signature, appealing cartoon figures and Livestrong symbol. It was designed for extreme competition and therefore perfect for racing. Its framework was designed of carbon fiber that aid in light weight and fast speed of the bicycle. The purpose of designing of this bicycle was to honor Lance Armstrong, who struggled and survived cancer in the late 2000’s. It was exhibited at an occasion arranged by Lance Armstrong and Nike having a motivation of increasing cancer cognizance.
1. Butterfly Trek Madone – $500,000
The Butterfly Trek Madone is listed as the most expensive bicycle in 2015 having a worth of $500,000. This exclusive and expensive bicycle was designed by Damien Hirst and he adorned this stunning bicycle with real butterfly wings rather than artificially made wings. According to him, he utilized real butterfly wings so that the bicycle glimmers in the same way as the butterflies shimmer when the light strikes with them. The butterfly wings were beautifully placed onto the actual framework and periphery of the bicycle.
This bicycle was ridden by renowned Lance Armstrong in the 2009 Tour de France. It was embellished to offer salute to Armstrong for his return towards cyclic career. This bicycle is an amazing piece of art and an outstanding amalgamate of modern technology and natural beauty and all these things give the bicycle a graceful and glorious look. The designing of this bike also got some critical acclaim as the PETA was strongly against this masterpiece of art due to the use of real butterfly wings and violation of animal’s rights.