Fair Wheel Bikes Part 1 – Sub 11 Pound $40,000 Road Bike
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.
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.
Fork is the $1,800 THM Scapula with integrated front brake. That price includes the THM Fibula rear brake.
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.
Saddle is from Parts of Passion. They dyed the Kevlar pink before weaving it into the rails. Cheap, for sure.
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