Fair Wheel Bikes Part 1 – Sub 11 Pound $40,000 Road Bike

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Fair Wheel Bikes didn’t bring anything toooo wild this year (that, or our expectations have become too high), but in terms of shock value, the bill for the road bike above was enough to shock.

The basics: It’s a Crumpton road bike for a ~215lb rider, but it is a 10lb 12oz bike built up to be strong enough for normal riding. Nick Crumpton made the stem and bonded it to the Schmolke handlebar. It’s one of the lightest frames he’s ever made at about 780g for about a 57-58 size. What’s special about this is that Nick Crumpton typically builds for feel and performance over weight, but, you know, special projects are fun.

With the frame taken care of, next came the customer’s spec – he wanted everything purple and pink. That’s where Fair Wheel Bikes came in.

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

The chain is from KMC and has their DLC finish, which can be dyed. Inner plates are all pink and roll around new KCNC spider web chainrings.

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Fork is the $1,800 THM Scapula with integrated front brake. That price includes the THM Fibula rear brake.

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Other specs include THM Clavicla cranks, Dura-Ace Di2, Recon cassette, New Ultimate seatpost, Extralite hubs, CX Ray spokes and AX Lightness carbon rims. Tires are Kufo Elite Jet, which are sub-160g…and those aren’t the lightest tires they make.

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Saddle is from Parts of Passion. They dyed the Kevlar pink before weaving it into the rails. Cheap, for sure.

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Total cost is $26,000. For the bike.

He’s also getting a full carbon hard-shell case for the bike that’ll be another $22,000 to $23,000

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

2012 Fair Wheel Bikes Crumpton 10lb crumpton road bike for 26 thousand dollars

Comments

Steve - 09/15/11 - 11:04am

CEO of what company ?

Kovas - 09/15/11 - 11:10am

ahhh, to be a cartel lord…

kent - 09/15/11 - 11:15am

Holy shit
$40,000 thats more than specialized s-works epic 29er xtr

Maple Leafs - 09/15/11 - 11:25am

So, the carbon case costs just as much as the bike itself.

I didn’t know there were bike cases for weight weenies.

dgaddis - 09/15/11 - 11:35am

There’s more weight to lose there, for free even. Flip the stem, lower it (could keep the bars in the same position they are now), cut off the excess steerer, ditch the top cap and bolt.

dgaddis - 09/15/11 - 11:37am

Ah, nevermind. The stem is bonded to the bars, too late to flip it now.

Chris - 09/15/11 - 11:44am

All that money and the bike is still ugly as ass. Go figure.

Steve M - 09/15/11 - 11:48am

3D voilet ano is coming back. Next big thing.

snakeboat - 09/15/11 - 12:33pm

@Kent, now THAT’s funny! That being said, I actually want the spec, this things too wispy for my tastes…

Chris - 09/15/11 - 1:50pm

They could probably shave a gram or two and potentially save the owner from a potentially nasty gash by trimming down the exposed rear skewer. Kind of surprised they’d let a detail like that slip through.

Galen - 09/15/11 - 1:55pm

Rob English built himself an 11lb bike with a STEEL FRAME that costs a heck of a lot less than $40k. Check it out:
http://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/custom-superlight-road-bike-v2/

With a carbon frame and an off the shelf Red or Super Record set of shifters and derailers, that would easily go below 11lbs.

moz - 09/15/11 - 2:29pm

I can’t make out where does it say 0-60 mph (0-100 kph).

JoeKing - 09/15/11 - 3:07pm

In the unlikely event the 215lb. owner actually rides it he’ll be exceeding the weight limits of the saddle, seatpost, cranks, forks & pedals(?). The TUFO elite Jets are only recommended for time trials & road races on SMOOTH pavement as well.

I suspect he’ll be using it as often as his Lamborgini, Harley Davidson, Revo & trophy wife….ie. at dinner parties to impress guests.

Peter Adamkovics - 09/15/11 - 4:28pm

I assume he would use his trophy wife a lot more often…. assuming she doesn’t have a headache…. ;-)

“JoeKing – 09/15/11 – 3:07pm – I suspect he’ll be using it as often as his Lamborgini, Harley Davidson, Revo & trophy wife….ie. at dinner parties to impress guests.”

Jeff Johnson - 09/15/11 - 4:54pm

Art is Statement AS No Shield can defend the Artly projected lance…
Although this is obviously just Artwork , I lost a sponsor through making a newfangled Alloy Freewheels’ palls go spinning backwards once upon a time….

RandyL - 09/15/11 - 6:30pm

You can get a Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate for a lot less for the same weight with life time warranty on the frame…

greg - 09/15/11 - 8:48pm

the tires are tufo, not kufo. the kmc Pink Lady chain is not dlc. the dlc chains have black outer plates and black, gold, or red inner plates. dlc is always black, as i understand it. the pink is a teflon coating.

Gillis - 09/15/11 - 8:58pm

hmm. I’m guessing its for Robin Williams.

Xris - 09/15/11 - 9:53pm

I don’t even care of the bike is pink and purple, it looks alright, light weight but functional, I’m sure after the customer is fitted up the steerer tube will be trimmed. But all that aside, 10lbs is still insane while I try to get my bike below the 13lb mark without going over 20g’s

Robin - 09/16/11 - 3:15am

It’s a project bike for a customer and as such it sports things interesting to the customer and/or builders. Comparing it to stock bikes isn’ t really relevant. If FWB and the customer were interested only in the lightest bike possible, they’d have build a bike 2-3 lbs lighter. In fact, FWB has done in the past for Interbike. I imagine if the owner wanted a Cannondale Super Six Evo or something else that a lot of other people have, he would have easily purchased one. Maybe he already has one.

FWB’s project bikes are always interesting. Also last year in their blog, they profiled Rob English’s custom time trial bike.

WannaBeSTi - 09/16/11 - 8:59pm

Weak!

Flickwet - 09/23/11 - 2:28pm

Dont gotta be hatin on it, just cuz you cant swing it it is the shizzle and be happy that a rider is puttin down for sweet bling

moz - 09/24/11 - 9:58am

@ Flickwet. It is not about hating, it is about common sense. Not even Warren Buffet would’t buy a 40.000$ bike.
Not because he is old but he is not that stupid to through away money for something that even Yusen Bolt can overtake you in a straight line on it.

moz - 09/24/11 - 10:03am

While you being on it.

kane - 10/13/11 - 8:00am

“RandyL – 09/15/11 – 6:30pm
You can get a Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultimate for a lot less for the same weight with life time warranty on the frame…”

who bloody cares…

its a Cannondale not a totally custom Crumpton

BBB - 07/10/12 - 5:13pm

I don’t know what looks more ridiculous on the roof of an expensive car, a $40.000 or a $40 bike?

Tobias - 02/01/14 - 10:08am

Creation, new limits, job creation a job well done worthy of apriciation rather than envy.

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