Photos courtesy of Ventum Racing

When a bike becomes so unique, so exotic, and so insanely custom that money becomes no object, you’ve entered the realm of the bikes that complete our tag-team two-bike round up today – the Ventum One Signature Edition, followed only in writing by the PG Bugatti Bike.

Designed specifically for triathletes, the Ventum One Signature Edition is far more than just a bike but rather, a completely immersive bike-buying experience. What does that entail? Well, aside from purchasing a super-aerodynamic racing machine sporting many of the finest components money can buy, the bike is just the beginning. Included in the cost is a first-class ticket to the Ventum facilities in Scottsdale, Arizona, where you won’t believe the treatment they provide.

Spending two days and nights at a five-star resort, the “Signature Experience,” as they’re calling it, starts at their in-house Faster Wind tunnel, which happens to be the same facility where the bike was developed. A full day with engineers and fit specialists ensures that every aspect of the bike and riding position is fully optimized to you for maximum performance.

These speed gurus know better than to leave it at that, as you’ll then move out to the beautiful open roads of the Arizona desert to test your new speed weapon. Of course, what’s the fun in just riding when you can be professionally photographed with stunning scenery in the background? Yep, they have that covered as well.

What about the bike itself? After all, this whole experience simply wouldn’t happen without it. Prepare to let the dollar signs roll as we take a look at the beauty that is the Signature One…

The uniquely-aero frame with a patented built-in water bottle begs to be ridden at top-speed in a straight line for miles on end, and the fully-custom graphics all but guarantee to create that rider-to-bike connection crucial for maximum enjoyment. After the custom frame, the other most eye-catching components have to be the CeramicSpeed 3D Printed Hollow Titanium pulleys and the Lightweight Autobahn Schwarz-Edition wheelset.

Rounding out the build are Shimano Dura-Ace derailleurs and shifters, crankset with Pioneer Shimano Dual Leg Power Meter, a Pioneer head unit and more ceramic, carbon and titanium bits to make you say, “Did they just do that?” The answer is “Yes, they did,” and it can be yours in a full-size range for a cool $32,500.

Certainly, no bike can come close to a price like that. Oh wait, the PG Bugatti Bike can…

Smooth, fully-carbon joints and clean lines are just the beginning in this ultra-high end, singlespeed, urban bike. Luxury retro bike-brand “Pimpgarage,” aptly known as “PG” by the likes of Orlando Bloom, Lady Gaga & Christolph Waltz, partnered with über-car brand Bugatti to create a bike that strives for perfection.

Have they done it? CEO Manual Ostner, who started the company in 2004 and has since transformed it into a premium brand known for state-of-the-art hybrid custom bikes and exclusive E-Bikes, seems to think so.

He states, “We had the vision of building the ultimate bicycle to go with the ultimate car; ultimate in design, workmanship and performance.” One look at the bike and you can quickly tell that it’s not your ordinary hipster city-bike.

Photos c. PG Bikes

PG partnered with numerous of the world’s top carbon-component companies whose products find their way into 95% of the bike. Utilizing a company named Bernd Kussmaul, the precision processes they design for building the Bugatti auto line find their way into collaboration with each of the component-specialized manufacturers.

Merelli Performance Carbon Technology, who designed, developed and manufactured several best-in-class carbon products for Formula 1, was responsible for the futuristic-looking frame. Weighing less than 5kg (~11lbs) for the complete bike, it forms the basis of the only 667 bikes to-be-produced available in 8 unique colorways. On that note, Bugatti customers can even have their bikes matched to their cars, that is, if they can afford it – the PG Bugatti bike is reported to cost around $39,000.

With the ability to have the bike “individually tailored” to its owner, there’s no doubt that you’ll end up with one hell of a bicycle showpiece. However, anyone actually considering riding their new $39k bike should probably read the fine print. The website includes this little addition with an asterisk – “The special bike is a piece of sports equipment which is not intended to be used on public roads.” However, if you can afford a bike this expensive, you can probably afford your own private roads as well.

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By: Hunter Armstrong

23 COMMENTS

  1. That Bugatti bike looks like a load of sh1te on paper and is probably worse in reality. What is the idea of removing the chain stay and seat stay, just to make it look different or is there an actual purpose. Also some brakes would be an idea

    Least the TT bike is a proper bike even if it does raise the Fred tide mark to new stellar heights

  2. ““Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”

    – F. Scott Fitzgerald”

    “Yes, they have more money”

    -Earnest Hemmingway

  3. I came here with popcorn for the comments, but leave in disappointment.

    1. That’s not a photo of the Bugatti bike, it’s a rendering. Notice the chainring and highly suspect brake line routing to a nonexistent brake.

    2. Money has as much to do with being rich as looks have to with being beautiful. These are related terms, not synonyms.

    • Champs, that’s absolutely a rendering. But the brake line doesn’t go to a nonexistent brake; it goes to a hidden V-brake in the fork crown, as used on the THM Scapula. There are lots of things wrong with the rendering, but a nonexistent brake isn’t one of them.

      You mention beauty. As long as we’re quoting Lost Generation writers, I’ll go with my personal favorite, Dorothy Parker:

      “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

  4. I have a feeling the “public roads” disclaimer is a way for the bike to not be required to have all the usual reflectors and junk attached to it…as if that stops a builder from leaving it all off anyway.

  5. Getting pro photos of yourself riding in a straight line while surrounded by yes-men is the caviar of Fredliness.

  6. I know a pro triathlete who rode a Ventum for a year or two – he podiumed at 1-2 Ironmen races so it is a legit piece of TT machinery ( he is now flogging Look and placing similarly). The Ventum is priced similar to most premium TT bikes in most cases – a DA setup with regular wheels will run $6-7K, if you want Electric Shifting and snazzy carbon wheels you are looking at about $10K.

    If there are folks who want to spend an extra $20K to get a paint job and a VIP experience – more power to them. Maybe I can sell them a $5,000 water bottle someday…

  7. Ventilateur is interesting bike but they never sorted out that front end that would not even be ok a an entry level TT bike

  8. The components on the second bike look dead cheap, you can probably find the same bike in China for 200$ or less.

    The TT bike is OK but you can probably get a bike that is better with the exact same components for a fraction of the price mentioned here

  9. 11 pounds for a carbon singlespeed? Am I missing something? Is it an e-bike? That unacceptable for a bike with not gears, “95% carbon bits”, and only one brake.

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