Specialized and McLaren, Colnago and Ferrari, Factor and Aston Martin, BMC and Lamborghini, and now Rotwild and Mercedes AMG are the newest bicycle and auto manufacturers to team up and produce special edition bikes. Given the fact that both Rotwild and Mercedes are German manufacturers the pairing makes sense. The announcement marks the start of a series of bikes with the R.X45, which has a paint scheme directly influenced by the Mercedes A 45 AMG Edition 1.
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Based on Rotwild’s XMS suspension system, the 150mm travel R.X45 is billed as an efficient 26″ All Mountain carbon shredder. The frame featuers a tapered steerer, BB92 PressFit bottom bracket, a replaceable dropout system that is direct mount compatible, a 142×12 rear axle, PM 180 disc brakes, dropper post routing, and an ISCG-05 chainguide adapter.
With a Crankbrothers heavy accessory kit and full XTR Trail build the R.X45 sets itself apart from the rest of Rotwild’s R.X series with a premium spec and premium finish.
The R.X45 AMG will be offered in three sizes, S (430mm), M (470mm), and L (510mm) with full geometry listed here. Like most of these limited editions, don’t expect it to come cheap – the R.X45 AMG will retail for 6,990€ or about $9,280. Orders for the bike will be offered starting in July with expected delivery of September, 2013.