24k Gold Extreme Mountain Bike – World’s Most Expensive Fatbike?

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We’ve seen gold plated bikes before – Peacock Groove had their gold plated 29er at NAHBS, there are gold plated BMX bikes like this Hutch Trick Star, and a number of other custom builds out there if you look around. Earlier this year, Aurumania introduced their Gold bike Crytal Edition, a 24k gold plated Swarovski crystal adorned fixed gear that claimed the title of the “most expensive gold bike in the world.” At just under $110,000, the Aurumania fixed gear is certainly an example of opulence, but the House of Solid Gold fatbike takes things to the extreme.

It’s safe to say the 24k Gold Extreme Mountain bike now holds the title for the most expensive gold bike now. How much? Find out next.

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Tagged with an outrageous price tag of $1,000,000, the 24k gold plated fatbike is making the rounds this week, first spotted on MTBR, and for good reason – love it or hate it, this thing would certainly turn some heads. Most gold plated bikes we’ve seen usually include the frame, fork, and some of the components and wheels depending on the build. On the Beverly Hills Edition 24k Gold Extreme Mountain Bike (that’s its actual name by the way), nearly everything is plated, right down to the brake rotors. Which begs the question; how durable is 24k gold plating? Especially when used for a disc brake?

Ah, who are we kidding. If you’re spending one million dollars on a gold plated bike you would have the coin to buy an ordinary Salsa Mukluk to actually ride. This one stays on display so you can say you own the world’s most expensive fatbike, which is what The House of Solid Gold is all about. After all, where else can you find $15k shoe laces, or a $375k soccer ball? If the entire bike cloaked in 24k gold isn’t enough bling for you, the THSG head badge is made from 600 Black Diamonds, and 500 golden saphires, while the bike is adorned with chocolate brown alligator leather.

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As an added bonus, the bike includes a gold plated water bottle complete with chocolate brown stingray covering. Built with the help of Iditabike founder Dan Bull, and Sukeun Chun the owner of Veloworks Bicycles (Editor’s Note: THSG lists Veloworks as the contributing bike shop, though we assume they mean Veloworx), Santa Monica, each part was electroplated with 24k gold in the US. Claiming over 750 hours to complete, sale of the bicycle includes white glove delivery by the artist anywhere in the world.

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If you are fortunate enough to have $1,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket, the Beverly Hills Edition will be limited to just 13 pieces, which will be laser engraved with the artist’s signature, date, and include a certificate of authenticity. Each bike will be customized to suit the owner’s needs so you won’t be forced into owning a 21″ Mukluk if you’re 5’7″. Hugh Power, The House of Solid Gold’s CEO says that the majority of the proceeds (80% or more) from the gold bike will go to The Way to Happiness Foundation International – which is a non profit associated with the Church of Scientology.

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Comments

wes - 12/24/13 - 11:21am

Pedals are on the wrong way around, tut tut

PBJoe - 12/24/13 - 11:21am

$1,000,000 and the leather is still Alligator? Please. At this price point I expect nothing less than whale scrotum, it’s what all the oligarchs are using these days.

larsv - 12/24/13 - 11:25am

makes me sad…

CDG - 12/24/13 - 11:40am

So an Endomorph on the rear AND they don’t take PayPal? Forget it… They had me until that.

Gabe - 12/24/13 - 11:42am

Certificate of Authenticity? Because you know, those cheap Chinese knock-offs are going to undercut the resale value of this thing!

Tad Dickman - 12/24/13 - 11:45am

Yes but how much does it weigh and can you set it up tubeless? That will be the deciding factor for me.

Ajax - 12/24/13 - 11:48am

B..b..b…bling!!!!!

Shredit - 12/24/13 - 11:55am

One million dollars for most premium fat bike? I jump in it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjWYbcbpiWA

Shredit - 12/24/13 - 11:57am

One Million Dollars for most premium fatbike? I jump in it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjWYbcbpiWA

talkinSmack - 12/24/13 - 11:58am

I was in until it benefited Church of Scientology… guess I’ll just burn all this cash instead.

MarkV - 12/24/13 - 12:16pm

Gold! Diamonds! Fat Bike!?!? Church of F’n Scientology? Good God, so bad in every way I nearly threw up in my mouth! Limited Edition Replica hitting Walmart soon I bet…

Bill - 12/24/13 - 12:17pm

If one looks closely at the pedals in the picture with the water bottle, you will notice the pedal body is installed backwards. Attention to detail…..

Champs - 12/24/13 - 12:23pm

“When you join Co$ at the basic membership level, you’ll get a free tote bag to show your support for Scientology… at our million dollar OT VIII level, you get this horrible, tacky bike.”

Rowan - 12/24/13 - 12:38pm

Doesn’t even have hydraulic brakes…?

Speedy - 12/24/13 - 12:57pm

BikeRumor, I commend you. You are getting good at trolling your readers. Kudos.

thegermandiesel - 12/24/13 - 1:05pm

Just goes against about everything, so wrong & sad

Robin - 12/24/13 - 1:15pm

What kind of Rap music does one play when riding this bike?

Sam - 12/24/13 - 1:16pm

Bill, it actually isn’t installed backwards at all. That would be a tad impossible.

Matt Holland - 12/24/13 - 1:19pm

hmmm how much? and it has isis cranks and cable disk brake?

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 12/24/13 - 1:19pm

Will Smith and I LOVE HER!!! Tom and those types have the money to blow on that monstosity. Its more of an urban HipHop thing l guess. Jay-Z would look Big Pimpin riding down to the Illuminati meetings ploting the enslavement and demise of mankind. Thats hot.

Bernard - 12/24/13 - 1:30pm

I was just explaining to my wife that good bikes simply cannot be had for less than 7 figures, and now I can show her this article as proof. But first I’d like to extend my white gloved flipping off of the artist anywhere in the world. Failing to line up the sidewall lettering and valve stem is bush league.

Chris - 12/24/13 - 2:13pm

Um wtf……
Gold diamonds and churches….. I’ll pass

And to think that the worlds most expensive bike uses something as archaic as mechanical disc brakes.

Seraph - 12/24/13 - 2:21pm

Sam, the body is actually installed backwards; not the spindle, just the body. You can tell because the lip is facing the wrong way. It’s entirely possible that whoever gold-plated the components reinstalled the pedal bodies on the wrong spindles.

But yeah I was totally into it before I saw that the proceeds go to help Scientology.

-s - 12/24/13 - 2:23pm

The pedal body IS backwards. Wow. So much for proper reassembly after plating.

PBJoe - 12/24/13 - 2:24pm

@Sam and Bill,

Actually the pedal BODY is installed backwards, they put the right side body on the left side spindle after plating them. You can tell by the angle of the parallelogram of the pedal. The skew should go away from the seat, not towards it.

satisFACTORYrider - 12/24/13 - 2:49pm

i believe the word is fugly

kyle - 12/24/13 - 2:54pm

you had me at gold avid bb7s.

tinsloth - 12/24/13 - 3:30pm

I can’t believe you forgot about Pope JP II’s gold plated Colnago! And Pope Francis’ Smart Bike… http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/the-pope-gets-a-bicycle

Ripnshread - 12/24/13 - 4:14pm

You would think that for a million bucks you would get better than a Shimano Pro cockpit and Alivio cranks… Why did they gold plate crap?

Speedy - 12/24/13 - 5:19pm

@Kyle- you just won.

Ebenezor - 12/24/13 - 5:51pm

ITS NOT SOLID?!?! Not worth it. ATMO

Jack - 12/24/13 - 6:42pm

First use of brakes wipes off the gold. I would like a roadie like this that uses Mavic Zapp and SRAM Hydro brakes on Scott Drop Inn bars. Maybe a Kirk Precision frame oh.. oh.. no.. no a SLINGSHOT frame….. can you see where I am going

andy - 12/24/13 - 6:58pm

I hope the other twelve get hydraulic disc brakes and the pedals on the right way .its a shame what a million bucks gets you nowadays , apparently its art , I call it a waste of time and precious medal but hey if I was a bored billionaire what the hell right ?

ve - 12/24/13 - 7:24pm

“artist”

I think someone has to create art in order to be considered an artist.

rider - 12/24/13 - 7:36pm

First of all, the bike looks godawfully bad.

Secondly, Church of Scientology…..?, are you fkin serious. Get in your trucks and drive fast and far away from those freakin nutjobs.

Meanwhile, back to mtb…..

xoffender - 12/24/13 - 8:19pm

don’t leave that thing unlocked when you go in a store

Bababooey - 12/24/13 - 8:25pm

Non profit and scientology. Really? The swirling toilet water that is……. that crap. Not to mention that awful paint job. Where’s the overflowing chest hair and button down guido jersey. fuhgeddaboutit

Brakeless Bonnie - 12/25/13 - 12:48am

Gross. Scientology is a creep cult.

Pete - 12/25/13 - 1:55am

Most useless post of 2013.

Mindless - 12/25/13 - 3:44am

I would absolutely ride it.

So. Much. Bling.

Mindless - 12/25/13 - 3:47am

OMFG. Now I have read down to the Scientology part. Get those nutjobs out of here.

tajiri - 12/25/13 - 7:49am

where is the caviar cage?

DDD - 12/25/13 - 8:35am

Alivio? I’m calling prank..

MissedThePoint - 12/25/13 - 11:18pm

A little early for April Fools jokes.

ummmm - 12/26/13 - 2:33am

WTF is Scientology?

Crow - 12/26/13 - 9:46am

Ya’ll better be careful what you say! The Scientology church is notorious for suing for anything and their attorneys put Specialized’s to shame.

Bunyip - 12/26/13 - 2:01pm

Seriously, alivio, mechanical brakes, not even xtr shifter? what a joke. just some a$$hats playing games with my heart

DaleC - 12/29/13 - 7:19pm

I read some of these comments and just shake my head…

Some people actually get it.

Tad Dickman - 01/01/14 - 10:52pm

The saddle looks flaccid.

Frank - 02/18/14 - 1:19am

It’s very expensive, but not the most expensive bicycle. The most expensive bicycle is“Butterfly”, sold for half million and feathered with butterfly

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