The latest unbelievably detailed, handmade carbon road bike to come out of Festka’s Czech workshop is this Spectre Porcelain dream build. The lightweight & stiff, full-custom Spectre carbon road frame served as the blank canvas, before taking Bespoke to a new level. Festka’s art director brought in local artist Michal Bačák to create the one-of-a-kind masterpiece, ornately blending the bike buyer’s love of porcelain collecting, road cycling, and even details from his home life into the intricate design. The result, a custom race-ready road bike like no other… one that tells the story of its rider.

Festka Spectre Porcelain hand-painted, 24k gold detailed road bike

The Festka Spectre Porcelain shows just how far the Prague bike builder can take full-custom, personalizing this superbike to the limits of imagination… and the limits of an unlimited budget. A $35,000 price tag would rule out most cyclists, but for this Bangkok-based avid bike & porcelain collector, it seems like money was not an object.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

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Festka essentially has two levels of each of their bikes these days – the standard Core that uses stock geo & standard paint jobs, and Prime that throws in the possibility for customizable geometry, frame tuning & almost limitless paint options. This Spectre Porcelain is literally another level.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Festka calls it Bespoke, and it is where they take customization to the extreme, personally guiding their most exclusive clientele to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces, often around a theme, to tell a personal story.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

The owner of this bike is Bangkok collector and cyclist Suratchaj Chenyavanij. Over a little more than a year Festka art director Tom Hnida worked with Chenyavanij to create the bike, pulling in renowned Czech artist and illustrator Michal Bačák to create his personal story in porcelain. Michal fused Portuguese Azulejo & English Churchill Blue Willow styles to decorate the bike by hand, drawing out the story in cobalt blue and real 24k gold on top of the white porcelain base.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Every element was carefully designed & overseen by Chenyavanij, incorporating his kid’s names, his penchant for travel & several details of his hobbies in the intricate hand painting.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Spectre Porcelain – Complete build details

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Beyond just a showpiece, the Spectre Porcelain is a race-ready carbon road bike with an enviable build kit.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

A new SRAM Red AXS eTap wireless 2×12 groupset with integrate Quarq power meter provides the drivetrain. But no red logos allowed, so Festka stripped those off to hand-paint them to match too.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Custom painted carbon stem & saddle round out the most custom bits, plus ceramic bearings dropped into the Lightweight Fernweg wheels, some light eebrakes & a Chris King headset.

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

“I have many custom bikes, but only now I see what custom really means. Festka has surpassed all my expectations,” says Suratchaj Chenyavanij, the bike’s owner.

Festka Spectre Bespoke – Tech details

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

Under that porcelain-effect white & blue paint job, it’s easy to forget that this is Festka’s premium everyday race bike. With tubesets machine wound in the Czech Republic specifically to the individual cyclist’s needs, the Spectre promises UCI-certified race-ready stiffness, impact strength & durability all at roughly 900g.

This Spectre Porcelain sticks with rim brakes for a classic lightweight setup, but disc brakes are also an option. Of course the bike features a painted to match full carbon Columbus Futura tapered fork with a 44mm headtube, plus 130mm rear spacing & QR drops, a pressfit BB86 bottom bracket, 31.6mm seatpost, and clearance for 28mm tires.

Pricing & availability

Festka Spectre Porcelain art road bike, hand-painted full custom Bespoke 24k gold detailed race-ready carbon road bike

The standard Festka Spectre frameset begins with a price around $4500/4000€, but obviously we know the sky is the limit. Even before you start throwing in the killer build kit, the time and craft put into the finish on the one-off Spectre Porcelain. In the end, for the $35,000 pricetag, the buyer got a fully-custom Bespoke superbike with custom painted frame, fork, saddle, stem & AXS groupset – telling his unique story.

Festka.com/Spectre

23 comments

  1. El Pataron on

    With the way I treat my bikes? Ugh. That beautiful marker/paint/what-you-will would be wrecked in short order. And just to be extra snide: $35,000 certainly doesn’t buy good taste these days, eh?

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  2. Jeff on

    All they effort in the frame and then they stick that hideous SRAM group set on there? What a shame. Dura-ace would have been such a better choice. And if the owner ever decides to ride the bike it will function better too.

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    • Crash Bandicoot on

      My first thought. A fine machine like this needs Dura Ace or Super Record. Looks like someone putting Ling dong brand tires on a Rolls Royce.

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      • Jeff on

        Pretty sure that no one has ever said that SRAM is nice to look at. Because it’s not. While it is my opinion, it is a widely held one. As for performance, it is also pretty well accepted that Shimano performs better than all the rest. SRAM competes on the spec sheet and Shimano competes in the real world.

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  3. Tom on

    I’d never do something like this to a bike I own – I just don’t treat them well enough. And I’d be worried as hell about where I lean the thing. But this thing is extraordinary and beautiful. More power to the guy who commissioned it, at least it truly is a work of art, rather than some gussied up, chrome plated marital aid..

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  4. Chris on

    Beautiful for sure!….but what a waste. Really? A painted saddle, I’m never surprised by the stupidity of rich people. That money could buy a lot of underprivileged kids bikes, and still have plenty left over for a quality ride for yourself. So gluttonous!!

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  5. Don't call me Francis on

    INCREDIBLE bike!!! Thanks to the owner for envisioning and then doing this, to the artist for his unbelievable work, and to Bikerumor for covering it! I wouldn’t want one but I SUPER appreciate the imagination, effort, skill, and execution.

    Speaking of imagination, I imagine that all you folks who love to tell others how to spend their money were just thrilled to have your playmates steal your toys, to have others tell you what you should and shouldn’t have, what you did and didn’t deserve. But envy has become normalized. : )

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  6. CampagnoloForever on

    I know it’s not a big deal but to paint the seat post it would be nice. I can that’s a beautiful frame, not a beautiful bike because it’s look-a-like another a-la Sram.

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  7. K-Pop is dangerous to your health on

    Looks like this former Eastern Bloc country is doing quite well. Never hear and bad news, and bicycles for the .001% Did a skip a decimal point? Yep. Chew on that!

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