The World's Most Expensive Bike Isn't Much to Look At
When a bike clocks in at $45,000, I expect it to be roughly 1.5 times as cool as Pee-Wee Herman's bike. Unfortunately for Fairwheel Bikes out of Tucson, AZ, this bike is roughly 0 times as cool as Pee-Wee's bike. I have a bike right now that's 0 times as cool as Pee-Wee's, and I didn't have to spend $45k to make that happen. I spent about $400.
So why would someone drop so much cash on a bike that isn't really cool? Because it's light. Like lighter than any bike ever. Six pounds. Which is the same as about 90 ounces of water. That's pretty light. Of course, you'd have to be a pretty awesome cyclist to really appreciate that slender carriage. Most people I know can't really tell a mountain bike from a road bike, so this would be lost on them. I just like the idea of such a light bike because it would be really easy to throw at someone. I don't know why I'm drawn to that notion, but I just am.
Also, it's not a fixed-gear bike, so it won't interest hipsters, but, then again, what really does?