Think your bicycle is lightweight? It’s probably a clunker compared to this $45,000 racing bike designed by Fairwheel Bikes in Tuscon, Arizona. The speedy bike weighs just 6 pounds–considerably less than the 15 pound bikes used by professional racers.
Fairwheel’s bike, which was shown over the weekend at the Interbike Show, features front and rear brakes, a 10-speed rear gear, a two-gear chainset, and AX Lightness carbon fiber rims with titanium spokes.
The bike isn’t for sale — yet — but Fairwheel has already logged 20,000 miles on the six-pounder. If Fairwheel could figure out how to lower the price, however, it could drum up considerable interest from even casual cyclists.