Top 7 Most Expensive Bicycles In The World

Bicycles used to be one convenient mode of transportation back in the day as people use them to commute to school and work. With the presence of motorcycles, bicycles have been less common to be used especially for far distance traveling.

Unlike cars and other engine-powered vehicles, bicycles operate in a more simple mechanism making it far much cheaper. With that being said, there are still many bicycles out there that will cost more than your typical car and are comparable to other posh cars like Porsche and Ferrari.

Here we would like to share with you the top 7 most expensive bicycles in the world that will leave you in shock.

7. Trek Madone 7 Diamond ($75,000)

Sitting in 7th place on our list will be the Trek Madone 7 Diamond which was sold in the annual auction of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Gala in New York in 2005 for the price of $75,000.

Its high price is due to the patterns on the bicycle that are so unique resembling the 7 diamond shape made out of real diamonds. The bike is also equipped with 14-karat gold and white gold embedded with 7 pieces of 1-karat Gemesis diamonds.

6. Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition ($103,700)

This gold bike was made by Aurumania, a French company that specializes in rims, wheels, and spokes that are covered in gold and decorated with some of the finest Swarovski crystals.

The handlebars and saddle of the bicycle were made using the highest quality of leather with the logo being displayed at the front showing a limited edition number series. For the hefty price tag of $103,700, this bicycle is the 6th most expensive bicycle in the world.

If you like something extra, Auramania also offers a basket covered in gold and crystal installed on the bicycle for an additional price of over $5,000.

5. KAWS Trek Madone ($160,000)

This bicycle has a trademark feature of a chomper teeth design on the frame and rims of the wheels. This bicycle is as high as $160,000 showing that any Lance Armstrong bicycle will have such a high value on them.

Not only that but the bicycle is also aerodynamic, equipped with some of the best accessories and many more. The riders of this bicycle have won numerous races thanks to its convenient design that brings comfort to them.

It was auctioned at Sotheby's for cancer promotion and it was made as a routine bicycle for Lance Armstrong.

4. Trek Yoshimoto Nara Speed Concept ($200,000)

Another bicycle which was auctioned at the Sotheby's but this time comes at a higher price of $200,000. As some of you might have guessed, the name clearly states Yoshimoto Nara who was a Japanese artist that painted and decorated the whole bicycle with a cartoon theme, a flying UFO, and the logo 'Livestrong'.

What made this bicycle so special is that it was also ridden by Lance Armstrong himself during the 18th event of the Tour de France. The bicycle is also very light since it was made out of carbon fiber frames.

3. Goldgenie 24K Gold Men's Racing Bike ($393,000)

The bicycle that is covered in 24-karat gold was a production of Goldgenie and was sold for $393,000. Goldgenie has operated for decades specializing in coating electronic devices like the iPhone and Samsung smartphones.

Some of their biggest clients will be David Beckham, Jamie Foxx, and Elton John. Every part of this bicycle was made out of metal including the gear and chains that are also covered in pure gold.

If that is not enough, the seat is made from a limited edition San Marco leather, and the tires will be the SR4 racing tire. You can also decorate the frame of this bicycle with precious stones by paying an extra of around $400,000.

2. Butterfly Trek Madone ($500,000)

Several months after the end of Tour de France in 2009, the Trek Madone ridden by Lance Armstrong at the final track in Paris was sold in the Sotheby's auction for $500,000. The proceeds however will go towards cancer funding.

The bicycle was designed by an English artist, Damien Hirst using many butterfly patterns covering the whole frame of the bicycle which is made from carbon fibers. Some people did not take it well as the Ethical Treatment of Animals called this bicycle a 'horrific barbarity'.

Nevertheless, this wonderful bicycle still stands as the second most expensive bicycle in the world.

1. 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike ($1 Million)

The only $1 million bicycle on this list will be the 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike which was made by the renowned ultra-luxury brand, House of Solid Gold. The bicycle made its first appearance in 2013 as it is the most expensive bicycle in the world to ever be made.

There were only 13 units of bicycles ever produced and each one was handcrafted using some of the best materials that money can buy. The bicycle had special brown alligator seats with the whole frame of the bike plated with 24-karat gold.

Each purchase of this bicycle comes with a deluxe gold-plated water bottle featuring brown stingray skin. All bicycles will also have an engraving with the artist's signature, dates, and numbering as well as a certificate of authenticity to show to your friends.


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