Have you ever wondered about the price of some of the most expensive bicycles? While professional bicycles can cost you an arm and a leg, there are some that are worth way more than that.
In this post we take a look at some of the world’s most expensive bicycles ever to be sold at auctions.
Trek Madone 7 – Diamond
This bike was unloaded at the annualLance Armstrong Foundation Gala in New York in 2005 and was sold for 75,000 dollars. The cost is because of its valuable embellishments, which includes a Diamond 7 emblem set in a spoke design with precious diamonds. In addition, there is a Diamond 7 plaque in 14-carat yellow and white gold dotted with seven one-carat yellow Genesis diamonds.
Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike
A French company,Auramania, came up with this excellent bike design that goes for an impressive 114,000 dollars. This is because it features a gold-plated frame, wheels, and spokes, as well as Swarovski crystals. The saddle and grips are made of first-class leather and a leather badge at the front of the bike shows the limited-edition number. Auramania also sells a crystal and gold-adorned wall rack for more than 6,000 dollars.
Kaws – Trek Madone
This bike got a good looking 160,000 dollars at an auction. This demonstrates that any bicycle related with Lance Armstrong is worth a fortune. The bicycle includes Kaws’ signature “chomper” teeth design on its frame and wheel rims. It also flaunts splendid aerodynamics, fabulous accessories, and loads more. Now you know why it’s worth the high cost.
Trek Butterfly Madone
Damien Hirst placed the real butterfly wings on the bicycle’s solid frame and rim. This bike was utilized by Lance Armstrong in the 2009 Tour de France race. It was sold at an amazing 500,000 dollars at a Sotheby’s cancer benefit charity auction, making it the most expensive bicycle on our list. However, the use of butterfly wings caused upset fromPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which named it a “horrific barbarity”.
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