I was watching a bit of TV on Sunday morning, as you do, when I saw this report on BBC’s “Something For The Weekend“. In the gadget review section of the show, an odd-looking MTB was wheeled on and showcased.
This bike uses a “hybrid drive” to boost the rider’s own pedal power with electric assistance, meaning that there’s no need for a throttle or dodgy thumb switch.
Tim Lovejoy described the bike as “smooth” and “a pleasure to ride”, then we’re hit with the price (at around 1:30 in the video) …. £25,000.
Yes, Twenty Five THOUSAND English Pounds.
That’s mental, that is. I don’t care how “custom” this machine is made for each insensible buyer. I don’t care how well the titanium, aluminium and carbon is engineered. I don’t even care what finishing kit is on the bike. That’s £4,000 more than my 7-seater Dadmobile cost when brand new.
Stupid money. What do you think?