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The one found by the Search & Rescue personnel

oreo321321 said:
Just for kicks, what is the most expensive freeride/downhill bike out there?
That would be the one you're riding that doesn't stop 1 millisecond before you go "Oh-Sh..AAAAAAHHAHHHhhh........"
 

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I dont know about free-ride/DH, but this has to be one of the most expensive and stupid bikes available. The worth deffinately did not justify the cost. Although pretty to look at, it was a complete waste of a good RockShox fork and XTR component group.



Colnago For Ferrari CF2 "Schumacher" - Limited Edition.

From what I heard the thing was really really HEAVY for a XC bike and rode like total crap.
I dont know what it cost (I want to say it was $8000-$10,000 for the non-Schumacher edition), but you know what they say...

If you have to ask...
 

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I'm sure someone could fill in the holes for me but...
back in 1992 there was a company who built a lugged beryllium tubed frame and attached a bunch of wacky components to it. I seem to remember that the frame cost about $30K to produce.

...If only I had kept my Mountain Bike mags from back then. Remember Captain Don?
 

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This one is quite expensive - from YetiFan.com:



According to Parker the tooling for this bike costed $300.000!!! Two were built.

Money well spent? Maybe, but you could also buy the ordinary (...) Yeti lineup, a new Phaeton W12, a Humvee and still have enough money left for a nice trip around the world....
 

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smudge said:
I'm sure someone could fill in the holes for me but...
back in 1992 there was a company who built a lugged beryllium tubed frame and attached a bunch of wacky components to it. I seem to remember that the frame cost about $30K to produce.

...If only I had kept my Mountain Bike mags from back then. Remember Captain Don?
Hi,
This company was American and they build some of the most beautiful Aluminium bikes ever, I owned a CompLite it was crafted like a dream and rode awesomely. As far as I remember the Beryllium frame was the lightest ever mountain frame weighting at 1100g (I´m not sure if it is still the lightest) and sold for 28,000$ a piece. It is a pity the company went bancrupt in the mid 90´s and it is a shame Isold my CompLite.
Oh yeah I remember Capnain Dondo, Hug the Bunny and Zap of course, back in that day it was the best Bike Mag ever! It was more than just a Bike Mag. It´s a shame that MountainBike it isn´t the same anymore, it just got bad.
beria
 

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No he said he had a Complite

eman said:
beria, are you saying you spent 28k on a bike frame???
Which was one of American's aluminum frames. A buddy of mine had an American ELF
(extra long front, basically an extralong top tube) and they also had the M16, a frame with chainstays under 16". All these were aluminum and were slightly cheaper than average price for frames made in the usa then, say in the $400 - $600 range. They were decent bikes, but nothing stellar, with big fat welds and usually polished, though they also became known for anodising their frames in the popular colors of the day.

the beryllium frame was a somewhat one-off, show bike, I'm pretty sure they never made more than 2. The aluminum lugs were said to weigh more than the beryllium tubes. I can't imagine why they went belly up.
 

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roflmao..can you imagine the scream of the stoker if they endo'd.....
 

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beria said:
Hi,
snip... As far as I remember the Beryllium frame was the lightest ever mountain frame weighting at 1100g (I�m not sure if it is still the lightest) and sold for 28,000$ a piece. It is a pity the company went bancrupt in the mid 90�s...snip
I remember reading about that beryllium frame. Fancy stuff. But I also remember a blurb a few months later that someone broke into the AMerican offices (or wherever the stuff was being kept) and stole the $28000 bike frame!!!
 
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