Bicycles are generally an affordable means of transport that the public as a whole can afford to buy. However, with each general rule, there are exceptions. There are bicycles that are more expensive than cars, although they are numbered.
Here are the top 10 most expensive bicycles in the world, updated 2020.
1. 24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike – $1,000,000
Coming in first place is the “24K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike”, which is designed and launched by Hugh Power, this is the world most expensive bicycle in the market costing a million dollars! Also known as the “Beverly Hills Edition” or “Fat bike” woth the framework made of 24k pure gold, this bicycle is less of a vehicle and more a work of art.
There are also several high-tech features incorporated in the body, and each part of the bicycle is electroplated and certified. Customized emblem, diamond embellishments, chocolate brown seats made of alligator skin are some of the artistic features that add on to the design’s extravagance.
2. Trek Butterfly Madone – $500,000
Coming in second place is the Trek Butterfly Madone which costs around a whopping $500,000!
Imagine a bicycle which literally gives you wings! With this one, you get just that.
This bicycle is an artwork decorated in pink and purple pattern by Damien Hirst and it was bought at an auction for that price.
Although it’s beautiful, some animal rights activists called it barbaric due to the fact that the bike utilized real natural wings from butterflies.
This Butterfly Madone – one of the most expensive bicycles, was sold at an auction and the profits collected were donated to raise funds for the Lance Armstong Foundation, a cancer benefit program.
3. 24K Gold Men’s Racing Bike – $393,000
You would think that a bike that’s mostly plated in gold would be the most expensive bicycle here. This bike is a handcrafted and gold-plated racing bicycle from Rolls Royce. You will be totally amazed by this bike because everything from the handlebars to the wheels and the seats is covered in 24K gold.
The bicycle’s body has a stunning look. The framework shines brighter than the sun, feels super comfy thanks to the fine leather seating and is also adorned with diamonds and other precious stones.
4. Trek Yoshimoto Nara Speed Concept – $200,000
Fourth on the list is the Trek Yoshimoto Nara which costs around $200,000. Its appearance looks fun and quirky with its bright blue and yellow framework and beautiful illustrations.
This bicycle was sold in the same auction as the one Butterfly Madone was sold in.
It was previously ridden by Lance Armstrong in some of the big cycling events, and it’s made of carbon fiber.
It was also auctioned off to help the foundation.
5. KAWS: Trek Madone – $160,000
Not far behind is KAWS: Trek Madone which was launched in affiliation with the Livestrong foundation’s fight on cancer.
The KAWs bicycle launched by Trek Madone is what we call the perfect blending of style, comfort, and elegance. The model was designed and endorsed by Lance Amstrong, a well-known figure among bicycle riders.
The design shows excellent balance, the ergonomic seats and handlebars are not difficult to control, plus the bike is very lightweight and hence extremely flexible.
6. Aurumania Crystal Edition Gold Bike: $114,000
You would think that a bike that’s mostly plated in gold would be the most expensive bicycle here.
Aurumania’s Crystal Edition Gold Bike costs $114,000, which is a lot lower than the Butterfly Madone (but that one was mostly priced higher due to charity).
This bike was first released in 2008 by the Scandinavian company Aurumania. It was built by hand and was plated with 24 carat gold. It was the most expensive bicycle at the time.
The Aurumania’s showpiece was decorated with over 600 individual crystals from Swarovski. It also has a Brooks brand leather saddle and handlebar grips made from brown leather.
7. Trek Madone 7: Diamond – $75,000
Trek Madone is a popular name in the bicycle industry, loved by bicycle lovers and adventures. The sport bicycle looks professional, is armed with a set of super cool features and guarantees the ride of your life.
In the same auction as the other Treks, this Trek Madone 7 – Diamond was also sold for a whopping $75,000.
This bike has 14 carat yellow and white gold with seven 1-carat diamonds which makes it be one of the most expensive bicycles in the world. In fact, their diamonds are embedded in the spokes of the bicycle body. There is also a white and yellow gold plate placed in the front section of the frame which enhances the glizt and glamour of the vehicle.
8. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo: $60,000
On sixth place, you’ll fine the Chrome Hearts X Cervelo mountain bike which costs around $60,000. The regular edition would cost about 10 times cheaper.
This bike was released by Casa de Chrome in collaboration with Cervelo. It’s expensive because of the artwork, silver cross, leather seat and motif plugs.
9. Montante Luxury Gold Collection – $46,000
Next up, you have the Montante Luxury Gold Collection which comes at $46,000.
This bike’s parts can be separated into 4 main areas, the Golden Leaf, the Wood, Swarovski stones and also the Python.
They use a 24 carat golden leaf to cover the frame and other components. They use high quality wood for the anterior and posterior fenders, and covered further by elm lacquered leaves.
Even the borders have a 24 carat golden leaf. As for the pedal supports, they are made from hardwood walnut.
Apart from that, they have 11,000 Swarovski stones used all around the bike. As for the python element, they actually use a Brazilian ball python leather to cover various parts including the saddle and handlebar. It’s no wonder it’s so pricey and in the list of one of the most expensive bicycles in the world.
10. eRockit’s Electric Assist Bike – $44,000
On 10th place, you’ll find the most expensive electric bike on this list.
Unlike regular electric bikes, this eRockit assist bike is really fast, and can go up to 50 miles per hour. The usual electric bikes would cost a thousand or up to a few thousand at most.
This eRockit electric bike costs $44,000, which is a lot higher.
Are you fascinated to know about these super cool and super expensive bicycle? Most of the bikes here are one of a kind or of a limited edition, and they’re simply good to look at. Not everyone can afford them though.
This list of most expensive bicycles may change in the future, if they decide to auction off even more expensive bikes, or create bikes that are futuristic. Don’t forget to update amazing news with us!