The place is it acceptable to journey a golden bike value $24,000?
On the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? Throughout an exhibition at Sea Otter?
If you happen to’re as cool as David Byrne, you can at all times take it to the Met Gala — after shopping for your $50,000 ticket, after all.
In spite of everything, this special-edition bike from Colnago desires to embody the golden spiral trophy of the Giro d’Italia, the coveted Trofeo Senza Tremendous. Because the famend race has entered its 106th version this yr, Colnago has made simply 50 of those opulent bikes, which the corporate named the Colnago Gioiello, or “jewel” in Italian.
So possibly additionally cruising round on an Italian Grand Tour now following the Giro?
Colnago Gioiello restricted version carbon highway bike adorned in gold & diamonds
It’s the newest bike meant to “make the entire world respect and admire the Italian spirit,” Colnago mentioned in a press launch. “And that’s precisely what occurred with the newest bicycle now we have created.”
Based mostly on the corporate’s present C68 body, the brand new mannequin will get a gold leaf end and frequent accents of Colnago’s signature ace of golf equipment image.
Different particulars that “ennoble” the Colnago Gioiello embody a gear cage with 3D-printed oversize pulleys in titanium. Caps on the bar ends and through-axles get gold leaf as effectively. The spokes of the hand-assembled wheels? Additionally gold.
Most vital of all, nevertheless? The bottle cage…in gold.
“Lastly, the component that hyperlinks most immediately with the Trofeo Senza Tremendous is the 3D printed bottle cage, additionally coated in gold leaf, which includes the spirals of the Corsa Rosa image.”
Oh yeah, we expect there’s a diamond within the headset cap, too… as a result of why not?
The strictly restricted Colnago Gioiello prices €22,000… or about $24,000, in keeping with the corporate announcement.