The first time we saw Alchemy was the 2012 NAHBS show, where the headline was their fighter jet-looking Arion aero road bike. They don’t make that model anymore, the Helios has taken over as their flagship model. And so it’s that bike that carries the honors of celebrating their 10th anniversary with an over-the-top custom build, paint and layout.

10 Year Anniversary Edition Alchemy Helios custom carbon road bike dream bike build

10 Year Anniversary Edition Alchemy Helios custom carbon road bike dream bike build

Select all the options and you’ll get a specially painted frame with paint matched high end parts from SRM, Ceramic Speed and ENVE. The “base” build gets a gorgeous, deeply colored and glossy paint scheme, with individual frame numbers in carbon fiber under the tinted clear coat. It comes with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 with hydraulic disc brakes, and it goes up from there.

10 Year Anniversary Edition Alchemy Helios custom carbon road bike dream bike build

Starting at the front, you can add a 14-karat gold head badge (+$3,000) to match the downtube logo and other accents.

10 Year Anniversary Edition Alchemy Helios custom carbon road bike dream bike build

A custom tinted/painted SRM power meter crankset is an option (+$2,500), which will look just right with the paint-matched CeramicSpeed OSPW derailleur that comes on the bike. A matching CeramicSpeed bottom bracket is part of the package, too. Naturally.

Base price for the bike, which includes a custom-made bike case from Los Angeles based Eliel Cycling, is $16,000. Place your order now, each one is custom made with your geometry, hand built in Denver, CO.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, it’s just the price of a “cheap”, compact car and this would be the “best” bike vs. not the best car. Perspective and priorities I say! 😉

  2. I’m sorry, say what you will but there is nothing to justify spending 16k on A BICYCLE, regardless of how flash it may be. I mean for under 10k, you can buy a Ducati Monster 797 and say what you will, that’s a LOT more bang for the buck than a somewhat dull looking plastic bike with a nice paint job….

    • Well that’s an apples to oranges comparison if there ever was one. I think what you meant to say is there is nothing that would justify you spending money on such a bike. What justifications you like don’t necessarily apply to other folks, although I’ve no doubt that they would love to have you tell them what’s justified and what isn’t.

      Why not worry about what you’re going to spend money on, and let others spend money as they see fit?

    • By the same logic no one should drive anything more expensive than a Mitusbishi Mirage. Face it bikes aren’t logical purchases dont worry about what other people buy.

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