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.
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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.