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The World’s 10 Most Expensive Bikes: Cycling With Style

What is the most expensive bike in the world? The winner is still Trek Butterfly Madone, checking in at half a million dollars. No less than Lance Armstrong used it in the 2009 Tour de France. Would you buy one? Or maybe you can settle for the “cheaper” bikes on our updated 2020 list of the most expensive bikes in the world:

  1. Trek Butterfly Madone: $500,000
  2. Trek Yoshimoto Nara: $200,000
  3. Kaws: Trek Madone: $160,000
  4. Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike: $114,000
  5. Trek Madone 7: Diamond: $75,000
  6. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike: $60,000
  7. Montante Luxury Gold Collection: $46,000
  8. eRockit’s Electric Assist Bicycle: $44,000
  9. Litespeed Blade: $40,788
  10. Phanuel Krencker’s ‘Bicyclettes de Luxe’: $34,425

Cycling is great for the environment as a bicycle does not emit any noxious fumes and biking is also wonderful for health. There are many reasons why you should take up cycling according to Bikeradar.com. The health benefits of cycling include:

  • Prevention or management of disease
  • Reduced body fat levels
  • Strengthened bones
  • Improved coordination and posture
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Enhanced joint mobility
  • Increased flexibility and muscle strength
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness

… and more.

Cycling also helps you to look younger, improve your brain power, beat illness, live longer, and save the planet. Plus, you can ward off cancer, lose weight, reduce pollution, enjoy family time, boost your sporting performance, improve your lung capacity, and develop a positive addiction. For these and other reasons, cycling has become popular all over the world. Statista.com reports that the global bicycle market value is expected to zoom up to $62 billion in 2024, from $45.08 billion in 2016.

In this article, we provide a list of the most expensive bikes ever made. These bikes are costly because they are adorned with precious materials and were made for a special occasion. They fetched high prices at auctions which is why they find a place in this list of most expensive bikes. Now, let’s get down to action and elaborate the list:

#10 Phanuel Krencker’s ‘Bicyclettes de Luxe’: $34,425

Besides carbon fiber and chrome, the bike includes custom parts and a frame made by Cyfac. The cycle has a shiny, reflective appearance thanks to chrome paint and mirror-polished parts. Tr!ckstuff supplied the rear and front disc brakes, making this attractive bike an amalgamation of creative design and outstanding parts.

#9 Litespeed Blade: $40,788

This innovative bike offers unmatched stoutness and quality. It provides an amazing cycling experience with its well-shaped head tubes that reduce aero drag and enhance performance, massive tube, and knife-edged backbone. This bike is the result of collaboration between Litespeed and Merlin in the late 1980’s. Renowned European bike brands such as Eddy Merckx have marketed this bicycle.

#8 eRockit’s Electric Assist Bicycle: $44,000

Another highlight is this bike’s battery that can last up to l0 years or 50,000 kilometers. This modern bicycle is ideal for wealthy bikers who do not wish to pedal all the time. Though most e-bikes retail for between $1,000 and $5,000, this one commands a hefty price


The Vintage 2020 Cafe EV Bicycle: Social Distancing With Style

Vintage Electric Bikes

Vintage electric bikes were developed for multiple reasons — the thrill of the ride, helping save gas and carbon emissions from automobiles, getting great exercise, and essentially helping the planet.

Vintage is a transportation company established in 2013 in Santa Clara, California, that engineered and designed its first electric bikes with a vintage aesthetic and world-class engineering. Today, Vintage’s electric-bike engineering has evolved to include a variety of models, from a powerful commuter bike to a rugged off-roader, all integrating the brand’s design ethos.  All of the models are engineered for speed, and outperform other electric bikes on the market. They use lithium-ion batteries paired with direct drive rear hub motors.

Social Distancing made easy with the Vintage Cafe Electric Bike

But during this time when social distancing and personal separation strategies have become so needful, Vintage is launching a new special edition 2020 Cafe bike with up to a 60-mile range, allowing riders to experience exceptional outdoor rides while also exercising safe and now needful social distancing.

The new 28 mph Cafe series also features increased storage capacity with new Suffolk pannier bags, designed to help riders comfortably stow and transport essential travel items for short or longer bike trips.

“As people continue to exercise caution in their daily lives for public safety, we want to remind everyone that Vintage as a brand was built on the idea that riders may use our bikes to improve their lives by forgoing conventional transportation,” Andrew Davidge, Founder of Vintage says. “Regardless of whether someone takes one of our bikes or not, riding instead of taking a car for essential errands is helpful on so many levels: being outside in a safe way, and getting fresh air and exercise while saving gas, all helps people and our planet. And, transporting groceries on the ride back is easier with Vintage’s powerful pedal-assist technology.”  

Vintage Cafe Electric Bike, Bronze

Further, the 2020 Vintage Cafe bike allows riders to explore the road conveniently as a powerful EV machine is capable of speeds up to 28 mph. The bike also doubles as a pedal bicycle. With five power levels of pedal assist, riders can choose the power they prefer with the push of a button. So, the rider can pedal the Cafe like an ordinary bicycle for more exercise, or engage the battery at anytime to experience Vintage’s powerful EV propulsion. 

Vintage 2020 Cafe Electric Bike, Red

The new 2020 Cafe also features more storage capacity with a pair of pannier bags. Made from waterproof, bluesign® material, these Suffolk roll-top panniers include a convenient large outer pocket and additional four-way stretch side pockets to secure groceries or any other essential items, ensuring that riders will be able to pack plenty while running any essential errands. Woven with nylon and cotton blended fabric, the large durable bags weigh 2 pounds for an easy start to any ride while the powerful new 2020 Cafe bike battery allows for easy, convenient and most importantly, safe