Mountain bikes offer great speed and sturdiness. Designed for off-road riding, and often built with suspension and thick tires that can handle almost any terrain.
And like with any consumer product, there is a market for the most expensive mountain bikes. In this list, we will take a look at some of the most costly mountain bikes ever:
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7. M55 Terminus E-Bike – $35,200
The M55 Terminus E-Bike looks like something out of a Steam Punk movie, combining modern and classical aesthetics. According to the manufacturers, they have integrated Formula 1 technology into the bike. This was done by using special grade materials, air shocks at the rear, and floating disk brakes. The frame of the bike is made of aluminum.
The M55 Terminus E-Bike retails for a price of $35,200.
6. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike – $60,000
This mountain bike was born out of the partnership between the luxury brand Chrome Hearts and racing bike manufacturers Cervelo. The bike has a totally unique black and white aesthetic, clearly looking like a luxury high-performance mountain bike.
The use of rhinestones, motif plugs, and leather seats add to the luxury look. You can snatch this beauty for $60,000.
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5. Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold – $114,000 (Value Today)
The first bike to break the $100k barrier on this most expensive mountain bikes list is the Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold bike. Worth roughly $114,000 today.
Only ten of these limited edition bikes were made by the French manufacturer Aurumania. With each limited-edition number engraved at the front of the leather badge on the bike.
The spokes and the frame of the bike are made with 24 Karat gold. While the crossbar of the bike is decked out with six hundred Swarovski crystals.
4. Kaws Trek Madone – $160,000
The Kaws Trek Madone isn’t a luxury mountain bike like the others we just mentioned. This is a bike made for professionals by professionals. In fact, Lance Armstrong rode this bike in 2009 at Vuelta Leon y Castilla Race.
This Kaws bike was sold at a charity auction at Sotheby’s for about $160,000. The charity benefited a cancer society.
3. Trek Yoshimoto Nara – $200,000
The Japanese artist Yoshimoto Nara designed this bike in collaboration with the world-famous bike brand Trek. This bike was created in honor of Lance Armstrong and his fight against cancer. Lance Armstrong rode this bike during the Tour De France.
This Yoshimoto Nara bike was sold for $200,000 at a Sotheby auction, with all the proceeds going to a charity.
2. Butterfly Trek Madone – $500,000
Now we are entering the big leagues as this next bike was valued at half a million dollars. This bike, like the two above, was custom-made for Lance Armstrong as he rode the Tour de France in 2009.
The bike was later auctioned by Sotheby’s charity auction by the Livestrong Foundation.
This bike caught such a high price because it was designed by Damien Hirst and was the first bike Lance Armstrong rode to celebrate his return to cycling again after fighting against cancer. The bike had real butterflies on the rim and frame to give it a unique look.
1. House of Solid Gold 24k Gold Extreme Mountain Bike – $1,000,000
The most expensive mountain bike today is the House of Solid Gold 24K Gold Extreme edition. The name might have given it away but if you are still unsure why this bike is at the top is because the mountain bike is made from pure 24k gold.
The bike comes with a gold-plated water bottle and an alligator skin saddle to ride on. This was a limited series mountain bike, and only 13 of these exist in the world.
You can expect to pay $1,000,000 for this solid gold bike.
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