The world of high-end luxury bicycles is a strange one to the likes of me. It’s hard for me to fathom spending thousands and thousands of dollars on a bike, when I can buy a $500 Trek and be just fine. But then again, I’m the type of guy that would spend $1,000 on a new steering wheel for my car, so who am I to judge. But certain bikes are so unbelievably cool, like the Audi Sport Racing Bike, that they make me wish I had Mark Cuban money, despite the fact that I barely ride one.
The Audi Sport Racing Bike, co-developed with CarbonSports GmbH, is probably the most amazing bicycle I’ve ever laid my eyes on. The entire bike is made out of T100 Carbon, frame, wheels, handle bars, everything is made out of T100 carbon. This is the same material that is used to create the cockpit of the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Le Mans winning race car. The entire bike, completely assembled, only weighs 13 pounds. That’s right, the whole bike weighs less than the average teenage girl can curl. The frame alone weighs 29 ounces. It’s simply ridiculous.
The seat is made out of the same Nappa Leather that adorns the interior of the Audi R8 supercar, also. So not only is it incredibly light, but the rider sits in supreme comfort, making multi-hour journeys far more enjoyable. Audi isn’t the first car company to make an extreme luxury bike, but this one might be the coolest. McLaren made one, called the S-Works McLaren Tarmac and Alfa Romeo made one called the 4C IFD, though the Alfa one would probably figure out a way to rust despite being made out of carbon fiber.
Only 50 of these Audi Sport Racing Bikes will be made and they will cost an eye-watering $18,501. That’s a lot for a bike, until you consider that it’s basically made out of race car. Then the $18,501 seems quite reasonable and the bike extremely desirable. If only I was Mark Cuban.