How Will Hipsters Afford This Gorgeous And Insanely Expensive Carbon Fibre Fixie?
They’re the preferred mode of transport for flannel plaided hipsters, sure, but when a fixie is crafted from carbon fibre by a company with a mastery of the material, it’s downright impossible for anyone not to lust over. Oh, UBC Coren bike, you are purdy. Even if US$32,500 in a stupid amount of money to spend on a bicycle.
You’ve probably never heard of UBC until now, and that’s exactly why they created the Coren. The company has been producing carbon fibre parts for Formula 1 and other high-performance vehicles for years, but recently wanted to develop more brand recognition outside of expensive cars. So they’ve branched out to expensive bikes as well, designing and now manufacturing this masterpiece which weighs in at 7.7kg and uses a belt drive system instead of a chain. It’s beautiful, it’s strong, and unless you made a small fortune selling skinny jeans, you’ll probably never be able to afford one.
[UBC via Fast Co.Design]
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