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Spengle Gold is just that: A one-off, 24ct gold & carbon wheel set for €10,000

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Spengle announced a new one-of-a-kind set of wheels for those times when your diamond-studded $20,000 e-bike really needs that extra bit of bling. The Spengle Gold adds hand-laid 24-carat gold leaf over their carbon monocoque wheels – which they say are a genuine piece of art that can actually be ridden.

Spengle isn’t shy in saying that “spokes suck“, and their 3-spoke, 650b wheels make a visual statement that harks back to the early days of triathlon. Coating a set of wheels in gold was no easy task, and the project began back in June of 2019. They spent months applying individual gold flakes piece-by-piece. The cost? a clean €10,000.

These wheels are exclusive (to say the least), with a “Limited edition 1/1”. We take that as there will be a single pair of these made, ever. I’m just a lowly writer, but I vote that Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have a wrestling match in space, and the loser has to buy these wheels for the winner, plus make a matching €10k donation to charity.

Why make such a wheel? According to Pius Brauchart, Spengle CEO:

“The bicycle wheel represents a unique visual canvas – kinetic art in its most pure form. Art and sport are both deep passion points and with SPENGLE Gold we saw an opportunity to blend these two worlds together. There’s something very compelling in mixing the traditional craftsmanship of hand-laid gold leaf with cutting edge materials science, and it has resulted in a visually stunning wheel.”

Before their sale, the Spengle Gold wheels will be displayed at bike shows in Europe, starting with Kolektif in Berlin. After that, they’ll hit Bespoked in Bristol, and the London Bike Show. Sale will include free worldwide shipping, a lifetime warranty, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Spengle.com

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Kevin VanDeventer
2 years ago

Finally a 30k mtb build is attainable!

veloriderkm
veloriderkm
2 years ago

Lifetime warranty?

Padrote
Padrote
2 years ago

all u haters can kiss my gilded halls

David Suto
2 years ago

I guess we truly are back to the gilded age…
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Bewer
Bewer
2 years ago

This is another kind of covering the inability to produce a competitive carbon wheel. First make a wheel running before you try to dazzle the biking world.
I have never seen a Spenglerinnen wheel of the new generation running. Have a look on the website a you will see all the restrictions of a prototype version (i.e. only Shimano freehub, only certain sprockets). This is not. future product, just an attempt to ventilate the dead product of the late 90th.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
2 years ago

Fun fact these wheels are banned in all mass start road races outside of mens masters 50+.

Robin
Robin
2 years ago

Well, I guess Spengle answered that age old question: how much gold is too much gold? However much it takes to cover a curvy three spoke wheel.

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

BR, posts about golden parts tend to tarnish your image.

Bewer
Bewer
1 year ago

After a period of one year Spengle seems to be out of business. The website is still existing, but without any functionality. Obviously it was a short story of the relaunch. Officially there is no statement existing to confirm the exit of the business.
Poor for those who have purchased the wheels with „lifetime warranty“. So short can a life be!

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