Almond x Linus Summer Bike

This gives the term “beach cruiser” a whole new meaning. Developed in collaboration with Almond Surfboards, the Almond x Linus Summer Bike ($1,300) is based on Linus’ Roadster Classic model, which combines a single speed coaster break with a more commute-friendly frame, and features a handmade cherry wood crate and leather top tube cover, as well as a board rack from Block Surf and your choice of Almond’s sandia fish, pogie fish, kookumber, quadkumber, or sea kitten shortboards.

The Paul Budnitz Bike

You might not know who Paul Budnitz is, but odds are you’ve heard of Kidrobot. Well, now the art-toy brand’s founder and creator is ready to put his stamp on the word of urban bikes with Paul Budnitz Bicycles ($5,500). Available in two models — the commuter-focused No.1 and the play time-oriented, oversized tire-sporting No.2 — these high-end bicycles feature titanium frames weighing less than 3.3 lbs, Budnitz’s signature split-tube Cantilever Frame for a smooth ride and improved responsiveness, Gates Carbon Belts instead of gears and chains, and a variety of handmade parts borrowed from racing bikes. No kidding.

The Autum Epitaph Bike

Ensure that your wheels match the mortuary-fabulous look of your wardrobe with the Autum Epitaph Bike ($3,000). This premium bicycle, designed for the living and deceased alike, is limited to a production run of just 12, and features aged leather on the hand crafted grips, and turn & tuck seat and inserts, a coaster brake, and dual front and rear tires mounted on custom-made alloy rims.

The Ford E-Bike Concept ($TBA)

The Ford Bike is the storied automaker’s look at two-wheeled transportation, and true to typical automotive concepts, it features a tech-filled spec sheet that includes a trapezoidal frame made from aluminum and carbon composite, six-spoke V-design wheels, a hidden carbon belt drive system, a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, a Shimano Rapidfire shifter, an electric powertrain with a motor in the front wheel hub and a lithium ion battery, a range of over 50 miles per charge, and a handlebar-mounted display to keep tabs on the whole thing. As for when — or where — you might be able to buy one? Your guess is as good as ours.  

 

Trek Lance Armstrong Bikes

Help out a great cause and get yourself a one-of-a-kind ride by picking up one of the Trek Lance Armstrong Bikes of Stages ($TBA). These unique bikes were created by artists like Shepard Fairey, Marc Newson, and Damien Hirst, and will be auctioned off on October 2nd in NYC, with proceeds from the sales going directly to The Lance Armstrong Foundation to help fund cancer outreach, awareness, research, and advocacy.

GT Golden Bike

You can’t buy the GT Golden Bike — you earn it. During the Golden Race Series, which consists of 7 cross country mountain bike races, the fastest amateur will be crowned the Golden Bike Winner for that race, and will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the next race in the Golden Bike Series, a commemorative GT Golden Bike, a $250 Sugoi gift certificate and a swag bag of cycling gear. Of course, you have to keep winning in order to retain the Golden Bike. As for the bike itself, winners can choose between GT’s Zaskar hardtail or the Marathon, both of which feature a golden monocoque carbon fiber frame and top-of-the-line XTR components. So get out there, and get pedaling.

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