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When car companies make bikes

It’s not uncommon for car manufacturers to use their engineering expertise to meander into the cycling world. Often with more money to throw around than bike manufacturers, they produce some of the most expensive, futuristic bikes available. So if you’ve got a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, here’s our pick of the best.

Aston Martin Special Edition

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Aston Martin’s foray into the cycling world has been in collaboration with Stork. Using the renowned Fascenario.3 frameset, Aston Martin has built the bike up with top-shelf components from Zipp, Sram and THM. With just 107 produced, and costing $27,000 a piece, the chances of seeing this beauty out on your next Sunday morning club run are next to zero.

Toyota Prius Concept Bike

Whilst this futuristic bike won’t ever enter full production, it was an interesting idea nonetheless. With shifting that you controlled just by thinking about it, the Prius/Parlee collaboration may have heralded the future of cycling.

 

PG Bugatti Bike
01.jpgSimply called the PG Bugatti bike, this sub-5 kilogram commuter has been designed in tandem with the Chiron, Bugatti’s three million dollar supercar. Constructed of 95% carbon fibre, and laying claim to the title of the lightest urban bike in the world, this bike will set you back a cool $50,000. That said, if you can afford a Chiron, it’s unlikely to be an issue.

Audi Sport Racing Bike

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The German car manufacturer has produced a number of bicycles over the years, from wooden bikes to e-bikes. A few years ago, Audi teamed up with boutique carbon manufacturers, Lightweight, to produce their first superbike. Coming in at under 6 kilograms, with Meilenstein wheels and Nappa leather, this extremely limited edition bike sold for $19,500.

Which collaborations have we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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