Calling it the first bike ridden by Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, the new Aurum Zevra road bike is as limited edition as it gets – a recreation of the unique zebra-striped prototypes the two Tour, Giro & Vuelta winners rode in Aurum’s early development stages. Only 21 signature edition production bikes are being made, a nod to the number of stages in a Grand Tour, with a build kit ready to empty anyone’s wallet…

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition lightweight carbon road bike

The Aurum Zevra is the first limited edition for the new premium road bike company of Basso & Contador, meant to recreate those early development prototypes…

A_bikes, a new carbon road bike of Basso and Contador, 6.19kg

Contador’s own similar 54cm Aurum Magma Zevra build weighs just 6.19kg on his scale!

…back when we spotted teasers of the project simply code-named A bikes at the time.

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21

all photos c. Aurum

But under the eye-catching black & white zebra-striped paint job that gives the bike its name, is a standard Aurum Magma – built around its UCI-approved, made-in-Taiwan 850g carbon frame.

Aurum Magma road bike, lightweight carbon disc brake road race bike by Basso and Contador, geometry

That’s the brand’s debut and still only premium carbon road bike, combining lightweight construction, race-ready geometry & stiffness, all-day rider comfort, and the latest modern tech like neat integration, subtle aero shaping, disc brakes, thru-axles & room for up to 30mm road tires.

Aurum Magma road bike, lightweight carbon disc brake road race bike by Basso and Contador,tech details

Limited edition build details

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21, cockpit

The twenty-one Aurum Zevra-edition Magmas get a suitably top-tier build, starting with a current Shimano Dura-Ace R9100/R9170 series Di2 groupset and ultra-premium German carbon Lightweight finishing kit.

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21, signature

And even get both Basso’s & Contador’s signatures at the seat cluster.

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21, crop

That includes a set of Lightweight Mileinstein Evo carbon wheels, Lightweight Bügelhalter carbon stem, Lightweight Kompaktbügel carbon handlebar & Lightweight Leistungesträger carbon seatpost – all handmade in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Topping it all off is a special limited ZEVRA edition Prologo saddle, and of course inside everything that spins are CeramicSpeed bearings, plus the whole OSPW upgrade to make you incrementally faster.

Aurum Zevra limited edition – Pricing & availability

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21

Aurum Zevra limited edition Magma road bike

In the end, it appears that the limited edition Aurum Zevra is a faithful recreation of the custom-finished Aurum Magma bikes that Basso & Contador actually ride. Only 21 bikes are being produced, and as we go to press just 11 are remaining. You can even pick which number you want.

Aurum Zevra ultra-limited edition premium lightweight carbon Magma disc brake road bike by Basso & Contador, 1 of 21, complete non-driveside

The bikes are available in six stock-sized (50-61cm) with the same geometry & size-tuned construction as the regular Magma. The limited-edition Aurum Zevra bikes retail for 14,900€, with pre-orders accepted now for September 2021 delivery.

If that’s too rich of your blood, there’s still the ‘more affordable’, ‘entry-level’ (wink) Shimano & ENVE build of the original Magma from just 9800€.

AurumBikes.com/Zevra

6 comments

  1. Czechmate on

    « Pre-orders accepted now for September 2020 delivery »
    Sounds like something out of TENET.

    PS: I’m not sure that the two owners of this brand really appreciate analogies of having « rich blood ».

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  2. Josh on

    Well, I love me some good pedantry, so, for a 15,000€ Taiwanese bike with Dura Ace, I’d think they could at least be a little more accurate with the paint description. That’s dazzle/flash paint, not zebra stripes. In WWII it was meant to hide the shape of the Libertyships. In the bike world it’s meant to hide the shape of a Taiwanese catalog frame.

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    • Sean Dowden on

      If you’re going to be pedantic, dazzle camouflage was a WW1 innovation developed by the Royal Navy. By the time the Liberty ships were painted in a similar way it had been around for almost 20 years.

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