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Mercedes Bike Selection

Somehow, we’ve gotten used to automakers releasing special edition bikes so it doesn’t surprise us anymore when another brand comes out with their latest two-wheeled offerings.

We’ve seen Maserati , Audi , McLaren , Range Rover , Mini , and even Shelby come out with their own bicycles in the past few months, and now German automaker Mercedes is getting ready to jump on the bandwagon. Best of all for Merc, they’re actually releasing a number of products instead of just one.

Some of the new products that have been released range from a full-suspension mountain bike to a high-end carbon fiber racing bike, to fitness bikes, and yes, even kid bikes with their own set of training wheels.

The full-suspension mountain bike weighs only 12.8 kilos and comes with a Fox Racing F32 RL suspension fork, a DT Swiss suspension strut, a 30-speed x.9 gear shift system from SRAM, hydraulic AVID Elixir 5 disc brakes, and DT Swiss X1900 wheels. All in all, the Mercedes mountain bike, and all the trinkets that come with it, will cost you an exorbitant sum of €3,299, which is about $4,650 based on current exchange rates.

Hit the jump for more of these two-wheeled creations.

If racing is your thing, Mercedes also has something that should whet your appetite. Their new ultra-exclusive racing bike comes with a carbon fiber frame and uses SRAM Red gearshift components and lightweight DT Swiss RR 1450 racing wheels, making it one of the lightest race bikes – it weighs only 6.8 kilos - you’ll ever find. Needless to say, and similar to the Mercedes mountain bike, this racing bike isn’t for the cheap of heart and wallet. One piece will set you back €4,999, or about $7,000 based on current exchange rates.

There’s also a trekking bike that comes with a Busch & Muller lighting system with Shimano hub dynamo, a mudguard and a luggage carrier that retails for €1,399 ($1,970) and a new fitness bike with a lockable Suntour XCR suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes for a more palatable €1,199 ($1,700).

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Mercedes’ new line of bicycles. Whatever your choice may be, one thing remains evidently clear: automakers are feeling the bicycle craze and we’re thinking that there’s plenty more where they came from.




11 comments:

I agree with you. These bikes can never compete to those others bicycles. Those the wheels are fantastic having those different colors.

Agreed. Bike would be the best solution for fuel crisis and its environmental friendly as well. However, the price of the bike seems not so friendly on out wallet.

Honestly, the bike look so ordinary compare to their production vehicle. Hell, I cannot figure out on why these car manufacturer keeps on extending their merchandise when it doesn’t have stunning to offer.

What I’ve noticed is the pink one. It looks so feminine and stylish. But generally,
I won’t spend my entire money for this one. Its very expensive, $4650? Are you kidding?

Hmm, it seems that Mercedes is really cashing in on this bike trend. Imagine that, they have actually released three different units at once. And all of those are really looking good.

Well, one thing that I like about these carmakers building bikes is that they really carry over the quality of their work to these two wheelers. The Merc line is really a fine example of that.

One thing that I like about these bikes is the frame that they opted to use. Those frames will definitely be able to provide these vital components with the bike

Well, this one definitely exemplifies the saying “If you can’t beat them, join them”. I wonder who would be coming in next, Toyota bikes anyone?

Just when I thought that the bike craze has already died down, Mercedes suddenly comes out with these models. But they do actually look good, especially the mountain bike, which has a unique feel to it.

haha. Nice one! If a bike racing would be held..I’d be there to watch or even joined in the competition. IMO, using a bike would be a great choice to save fuel, helps the environment and a form of exercise as well to improve your healthsmiley

I have seen a lot of bike edition that was released by other "car manufacturer". And Honestly, they look so boring to me! I bet one of this days, these car companies would held a bike racing event.

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