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The World’s 10 Most Expensive Bikes: Cycling With Style

What is the most expensive bike in the world? The winner is still Trek Butterfly Madone, checking in at half a million dollars. No less than Lance Armstrong used it in the 2009 Tour de France. Would you buy one? Or maybe you can settle for the “cheaper” bikes on our updated 2020 list of the most expensive bikes in the world:

  1. Trek Butterfly Madone: $500,000
  2. Trek Yoshimoto Nara: $200,000
  3. Kaws: Trek Madone: $160,000
  4. Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike: $114,000
  5. Trek Madone 7: Diamond: $75,000
  6. Chrome Hearts X Cervelo Mountain Bike: $60,000
  7. Montante Luxury Gold Collection: $46,000
  8. eRockit’s Electric Assist Bicycle: $44,000
  9. Litespeed Blade: $40,788
  10. Phanuel Krencker’s ‘Bicyclettes de Luxe’: $34,425

Cycling is great for the environment as a bicycle does not emit any noxious fumes and biking is also wonderful for health. There are many reasons why you should take up cycling according to Bikeradar.com. The health benefits of

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Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics

In this video, you see a cyclist testing new aerodynamic wheels from Zipp. Swapping your wheels may seem like a small change, but can make a big difference. From his tests, the rider discovers:

  • With conventional wheels, he can ride 20 minutes at an average speed of 41.12 kph with an average power of 379 watts.
  • With the Zipp 808 NSW aero wheels he rides 51 minutes at an average speed of 41.13 kph and average power of 344 watts.

Before looking at power and energy, I should go over two small details.

First, how do you measure power? Cyclists can measure power by installing a small computer, called a power meter, that measures the input torque at the pedals or crankshaft and records the rotation angle at timed intervals. If you know the torque and angle, you can calculate the input energy. Dividing this energy by time gives you

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