We know that the bike - the most common vehicle in the world.
And he became so because of its lightness, size, lack of fuel, the relative safety and low cost.
But it's not about these bikes.
7th place. Koga Kimera (from $ 4,999).
Dutch Koga Kimera - it is almost car, "Formula 1", and it is made to ride in a circle - velosprinta.
Until the very last screw bicycle made from composite materials, and its aerodynamics designed on a computer.
The gear ratio at the Koga Kimera fixed, the switching system either, and no brakes - in velosprinte all considered superfluous. The development of this model, which can accelerate to 75 km / h, the engineers of the company Koga-Miyata spent over a million dollars.
This allowed them to not only create a good bike, but also to deploy an advertising campaign under the slogan "Bike for a million."
6th place. BMW M Bike (from $ 5,000).
Reason for pride in the Bavarian engineers missing in the automotive field. Therefore, this mountain bike from BMW relatively accessible, simple and rather a nice accessory than a high-tech product. Still frame from the BMW M Bike is made of carbon fiber, it is equipped with hydraulic brakes and oil-air shock absorber, front fork. Therefore, if on most models, the directions above, you can participate in competitions, it's just a good bike for a ride over rough terrain for those who love BMW and is willing to pay money for it.
5th place. Chanel (from $ 28,000).
This city bike fit to compare with the "oldtimers" and not a supercar. By order of Chanel unnamed third-party built only 50 pieces. The lightweight frame is welded by hand from aluminum, the seat is covered in embossed calf leather, the pump has been removed in an expensive leather cover, and set the bike are two fastened to the saddle bags, which in the case which can be used as ordinary urban and worn over the shoulder. In one of them you can find makeup brand Chanel. All 50 bikes from Chanel are already sold, so now you need to look for them at online auctions.
4th place. Delta 7 Ascend Road Bike (from $ 12,000).
Engineers and prorider company Delta7 bikes from the USA especially proud of their not only ultra-light, but heavy-duty frames for mountain and road bikes. These frames are made of carbon fiber and Kevlar and weigh - depending on size - no more than one and a half kilograms. The main know-how of the company - a meshwork tube frame and that the frame is usually designed for a specific weight at Delta7 bikes do not have weight restrictions cyclist. To break this bike is very difficult - much more difficult than to break something yourself.
3rd place. KGS Tier 3 (up to $ 32,000).
American Kevin Saunders - owner velobutika KGS in San Antonio (TX) - For 25 years, building custom bikes, for a specific, carefully measured and balanced client. As a result, he created a model "sit" better than full dress, cost between $ 8,000 and are defined in the humble creator, "workhorse". Road bike model KGS Tier 3, worth more than $ 30 000. According to Sanders, the individual design of the bike - it is the only way to get the velopoezdki true comfort and enjoyment. In the year he released a few of these bikes. And it gives them a lifetime warranty.
2nd place. Litespeed Blade (to $ 39,000).
The most expensive in the high-tech bike - it's light weight. Therefore, most importantly, for the manufacturer to ask for money - this material: light rim brakes instead of fashionable and powerful, but inevitably heavier disk; lightweight and ultra-fast speeds with the switch mechanism electric drive. Litespeed American company takes money for the easiest and "speed" in the world of frame and front fork. List of other components depends on how much the customer is willing to spend. In a good configuration Litespeed road bikes are very expensive, but at the same time weigh only 7 kg.
1st place. BERU f1 Systems Factor 001 (to $ 40,000).
All manufacturers of bicycles literally pray for composite materials. From lightweight, durable and anti-vibration, not only made of carbon frames, but also all the details of the bike - from bushes to handle the shift. English concept is an example of such an approach: even his brakes like a supercar, ceramic-carbon fiber. British concern Beru f1 Systems (famous manufacturer of racing cars "Formula 1") built a bike-concept Factor 001 to promote their technologies. The result was a model for highway driving for long distances on good asphalt. Ultra-light and very rigid frame constructed by each customer manually. Basic equipment worth $ 33 000.