Most Expensive Bicycles In The World

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Bicycles are a great means of transport and a healthy and economical way to get around. Some are cheap, and some are not. Here we present the most expensive bicycles in the world.

Most Expensive Bicycles In The World

24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike $1,000,000

Built by The House of Solid Gold, and named the “The Beverly Hills Edition”, this extreme mountain bike is also known as a “fat bike”. The bike is handcrafted and overlaid with pure 24K gold.
Taking over 750 hours to build, each part was coated using the electroplating process.
Only 13 of these bikes will be made. Each will feature the manufacturers emblem ‘The House of Solid Gold’ logo, “THSG” which will be embellished and encrusted with over 600 Black Diamonds (6.0 carats in total) and 500 Golden Sapphires (4.5 carats in total).
The seat is made from brown alligator skin.

Not sure if the bike comes with a warranty, so you might want to grab a copy of the ‘The Complete Bike Owner’s Manual

Parts Manufacturer List
  • Frame: Salsa Mukluk XL 21” (Aluminum)
  • Fork: Salsa Fargo
  • Hubs: Salsa (Aluminum)
  • Seat: Selle SMP Pro Ricamata custom with chocolate alligator leather
  • Seat Clamp: Salsa
  • Skewers: Salsa
  • Chain Ring: Salsa 36 tooth
  • Chain Guide: MRP
  • Chain: AMC / gold colored chain
  • Pedals: VP Components -001, end cap customized by THSG and encrusted with Black Diamonds and Golden Sapphires
  • Handle Bar and Stem: Shimano PRO FRS Riser 20
  • Seat post: Shimano PRO Vibe 7s
  • Tooth Cassette: Shimano SLX 36 tooth
  • Shifter: Shimano 10 speed XT Rear
  • Derailleur: Shimano 10 speed XTR Shadow Plus
  • Cranks: Shimano Alivo
  • Crank Bottom bracket: Phil Wood
  • Brakes: Avid Ball bearing Disc brakes
  • Brake Pads: Jagwire / gold color
  • Rim Wheels: Surly Rolling Darryl’s (4 inch wide)
  • Rubber Tire: Surly Front / Endomorph 3.7 (3.7” wide) 29” tall; Back / Larry 3.8 (3.8” wide)
  • Tubes: Inova Front / 26 x 4.0 (tube size – #20310503); Back / 26 x 3.8 (tube size – #20310430)
  • Rim Strip: Surly – Color Red
  • Cable Covers: Jagwire / gold color
  • Handlebar Grips: PDW (Portland Design Works) – Chocolate brown saddle leather “Whiskey Grips”
  • Emblem: The House of Solid Gold’s logo “THSG” is totally encrusted with over (600) (6.0 carats) of Black Diamonds and (500) (4.5 carats) of Golden Sapphires
  • Water Bottle Cage: Bicycle Company – Arundel
  • Water Bottle: Klean Kanteen (Stainless Steel)

10 Next Most Expensive Bicycles Ever Sold

  1. Butterfly Trek Madone by Damien Hirst (2009): Sold for a staggering $500,000 at auction, this one-of-a-kind creation by artist Damien Hirst was a functional road bike adorned with real butterfly wings. While its artistic merit was debated, its price tag solidified its place as the most expensive bicycle ever sold.
  2. The Beverly Hills Edition by Rodeo Drive Cycles (2018): Priced at an eye-watering $1,000,000, this extravagant creation boasts a 24-karat gold-plated frame, encrusted with 11,000 Swarovski crystals. Its ostentatious design and exorbitant price made it a symbol of extreme luxury in the cycling world.
  3. Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition (2013): This limited-edition creation, priced at $114,000, features a 24-karat gold-plated frame adorned with over 600 Swarovski crystals. While not as expensive as the Beverly Hills Edition, its intricate design and use of precious materials earn it a spot on this list.
  4. Kaws: Trek Madone (2013): This collaboration between artist Kaws and Trek Bicycles resulted in a limited-edition road bike valued at $160,000. Featuring Kaws’ signature “chomper” teeth design on the frame and wheels, this bicycle offered a unique blend of art and functionality for passionate collectors.
  5. Trek Yoshimoto Nara (2012): Another artistic collaboration, this Trek Madone designed by Japanese artist Yoshimoto Nara, sold for $200,000. Featuring the artist’s signature characters on the frame, this limited-edition creation was more than just a bicycle; it was a piece of collectible art.
  6. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike (2011): This unique mountain bike, a collaboration between luxury clothing brand Chrome Hearts and bicycle manufacturer Cervelo, was valued at $60,000. Featuring the brand’s signature silver detailing and high-end components, it catered to a niche market of fashion-conscious cyclists.
  7. Montante Luxury Gold Collection (2012): This limited-edition collection of gold-plated bicycles offered by Montante, with prices starting at $46,000, catered to those seeking a luxurious cycling experience. The collection boasted features like 24-karat gold-plated frames and high-performance components.
  8. eRockit’s Electric Assist Bicycle (2010): This high-end electric bike, priced at $44,000, stood out for its cutting-edge technology and luxurious design. It featured a powerful electric motor, top-of-the-line components, and a sleek, futuristic aesthetic.
  9. Litespeed Blade (2005): This innovative titanium bicycle, priced at $40,788, showcased the pinnacle of technological advancement in cycling at the time. Its lightweight yet robust frame and high-performance components appealed to discerning cyclists seeking the ultimate ride.
  10. Phanuel Krencker’s “Bicyclettes de Luxe” (2013): This custom-built bicycle, valued at $34,425, combined traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. Featuring a frame made by Cyfac, a renowned French frame builder, and high-end components, it offered a unique blend of heritage and performance.

These bicycles represent the pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship in the cycling world. While their exorbitant prices might not be accessible to everyone, they showcase the artistry, innovation, and passion that can be poured into this two-wheeled form of transportation.

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