World’s Lightest Bike, 6-Pounds, $45,000!

Cyclists, like most other outdoor enthusiasts, love their fancy gear, and quite often their willing to pay top dollar for it. If you’re an avid road cyclists for instance, you’ve probably visited your local bike shop and drooled over those $10,000 bikes that are lightweight, fast, and sexy, then gone for a ride, wishing you could afford one of those babies.

But just how much would you be willing to pay to trim some weight off your bike? If you’ve got $45,000 burning in a hole in your pocket, that you might want to consider the new bike from Fairwheel Bikes, located in Tucson, Arizona. It made it’s debut this past weekend at Interbike, and is being billed as the “World’s Lightest Bike,” weighing in at a mere six pounds. This ten speed beauty has been built from the ground up to shave ounces and sports a carbon fiber frame and titanium spokes, along with the usual assortment of equipment.
Fairwheel claims to have tested the prototypes on more than 20,000 miles of road as they strive to test it out and refine the manufacturing process. At the moment, it isn’t available for sale, but could hit the market in the future, hopefully at a more affordable price tag. 
The road bike that I ride weighs in the neighborhood of about 18 pounds, and I personally feel it’s pretty light and offers good performance. I can’t imagine something that weighs just a third of that. I’d love to know how this rides. 

6 thoughts on “World’s Lightest Bike, 6-Pounds, $45,000!”

  1. I can't wait to send a friend this article. He is always telling me to the gram how much lighter his bike is cause he bought this carbon or that carbon. Wow, 6lbs!
    That's amazing it can hold any weight.

  2. LOL! I think I know that guy too Jack! For the really serious cyclists, with plenty of cash, it's all about the ounces.

  3. Have you seen the String Bike? Its not made of string. The string replaces the chain, so the bike is driven using a system of pulleys. Its Hungarian manufacturers, Schwinn Csepel Zrt., claim its ultra efficient:
    http://www.stringbike.com/
    Not sure how much it weighs or costs, but I'd like to have a test ride.

  4. I did see that one some time back too Daniel. Really interesting approach. I'd love to take both bikes for a spin. 🙂

  5. I have to share this one with my freaky 'we are serious cyclists' friends. They will probably kill me because they think that they have best of the best. Yepp, I am mean, but just today. 😀
    ps: thanX Kraig. it's all your fault :D.

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