The WX-R Vorteq just might be the most expensive track bike ever, at a staggering £25,000… for the frame alone. Once you add a fork, wheels, integrated bar/stem, and full carbon saddle, the cost for a complete bike shoots north of £60,000 (or roughly $80k USD). The bike is aimed specifically for performance at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
WX-R Vorteq T1 Track Bike for Tokyo Olympics 2020
The 2020 Olympic Games are approaching quickly, and everyone is rolling out the latest track bike tech for your enjoyment – and astonishment at the cost. The WX-R Vorteq is also referred to as the T1 or Tokyo Edition Track Bike, and packs some impressive technology to go along with its astronomical price tag.
Two frame sizes are available – Small and Medium.
Adding a fork will cost you another £5,000. It’s an entirely non-standard item, using custom ultra-narrow 12mm x 32mm O.L.D. spacing. This might leave you wondering what wheels are compatible with such a fork…
…and lucky for you, WX-R offers two options. You can choose either a four-spoke front or a solid disc – either costing a cool £6,000. We’re awaiting details for the rear-end of the bike, but it appears that any standard track wheel will work.
For bars, you’ll need their Tokyo Track Edition integrated handlebar and stem, for only £10,000.
The bar width measures a super-narrow 30cm, paired with a unique super-shallow drop.
The seat post topper has two options – fixed or adjustable – either costing £3,000.
If you opt for the fixed seat post, you’ll need to get your hands on their special WX-R saddle, for an additional £3,000.
When it’s all said and done, the conservative cost for a complete bike starts around £60,000, or roughly $80,000 USD. We don’t yet have word on which teams will be using them in Tokyo, but the bike already has full UCI approval.