Building The World’s Most Expensive Bike Ever! | GCN Tech Show Ep. 36

Building The World's Most Expensive Bike Ever! | GCN Tech Show Ep. 36



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Hot in the world of tech, is Trek. Having a snoop around online this weekend meant that we got a glimpse of a new e-bike. We’ve not heard anything official from Trek, so we are hoping this isn’t an early, or late April Fools, as it looks great. It’s the Domane Plus! It comes with a Bosch battery providing 350w, which also powers up the integrated daytime running lights and according to the spec sheet it will also come equipped with a Sram Force 1x groupset too. More info on it when we have it!

We’ve been thinking about those lightweight bikes we talked about a couple of weeks back and whilst having a crazy lightweight bike isn’t necessarily that practical for all. We’ve decided to try and build the world’s most expensive bike! Ok, we haven’t actually built it, but we have scoured the internet to source the most expensive components for every single part of a bike. We wanted to try and get an idea of just how much the most expensive bike in the world could cost – in theory.

Let us know in the comments if we missed any super expensive components.👇

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32 thoughts on “Building The World’s Most Expensive Bike Ever! | GCN Tech Show Ep. 36”

  1. The list that Oli and I chose include….
    Frameset – Custom Parlee Z-Zero
    Paint Custom Paint job – Fatcreations
    Seatpost – Schmolke TLO UD
    Saddle – Gelu K3
    Wheels – Lightweight Meilenstein Obermeyers
    Tyres – Dugast Strada Silk Tubulars
    Skewers – Tune U20
    Pedals – Speedplay Nano Zero Ti
    Campagnolo Super Record rear mech, front mech, shifters, battery & cables
    Powercordz Brake Cables
    CeramicSpeed Oversized Pully wheel system 3D printed Ti
    Chain – Muc Off Nano
    Chain Rings – Rotor Qarbon, Fibre-lyte inner ring
    Chainset & Computer – THM Clavicular SRM with PC8 bundle
    Bottom bracket – CeramicSpeed
    Bottle Cages – Lightweight
    Bottle Cage Bolts – CarbonTi
    Handlebars and stem – Custom 3D printed titanium cockpit
    Expander Plug – CarbonTi
    Stem Top Cap – Kapz Custom Headset Cap
    Brake Calipers – THM Fibula
    Cassette – Rotor Titanium
    Headset – Chris King Titanium
    Handlebar Tape – Cinelli Leather
    Bar End Plugs – Schmolke

  2. Sorry guys, I have to dissapoint you…

    in 1997 Bjarne Riis tossed his Pinarello Timetrial bike, value : $60'000 …
    beaten by a 22 year old bike that was actually built… darn it

  3. KCNC cassette is more expensive. comes in at about 599 euros i believe.

    also brackpad shoes, ligthweight sells them for 100 euros per set

  4. Check out the fairwheel bikes lightest bike in the world the parts are all boutique you may find a few parts that more expensive.

  5. A little late to the party here buuuttt….
    https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/4284/build-your-wheels-on-a-set-of-7000-hubs
    A couple of off the shelf items http://www.executivestyle.com.au/audis-bike-weighs-less-than-an-apple-macbook-gh7xtz
    I do recall some four or so years ago the lightest bike (4.46kg or something) was a frankenbike of off-the-shelf items where shifter levers from one place, custom shifter housing, SRAM internals… every little component was custom or ordered and the whole kit and kaboodle was $56k

  6. You missed bar tape, the paint cost is way too low. You should have changed the wheel bearings. You also need a bike fit for that and have someone to assemble all this 😉

  7. Thank you gcn for the inspiration so that I can buy more stuff online. Be sure to follow me at Instagram matthewfeelthewind

  8. About the purple Cannondale, those bike stands don't work well with disk brake bikes. Guessing he just was leaning on it. Side note-The super nice bell kills me 🙂 most of the time I watch your videos late night, while in bed. I have house mates who are sleeping etc. and bam the damn bell ring ring ring. I need to be fast on the volume button as to not wake people. Other then that keep rocking.

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