The Mercedes of Bicycles

Let’s say that you really want a Mercedes but your bank account says that you want something, well, not quite so dear.

Let’s say that you really want a Mercedes but your bank account says that you want something, well, not quite so dear.

Let’s further say that you also have a short commute to work and live in a temperate clime such that rolling in that S-Class would be somewhat pointless because you’d never be able to hear a complete song on the audio system.

Well, there may be a way to have your cake and eat it, too.

Mercedes-Benz is launching its line of model year 2011 bicycles. That’s right: bikes.

For example, there is the Limited, a racing bike with a carbon fiber frame. The total bike weighs a mere 6.8 kg. And it is the bike that Michael Schumacher uses to prepare for the Grand Prix racing season. They’re only building 100 of these.

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There is the All Mountain mountain bikes with a suspension that would be the envy of a G-Wagon and a 30-speed SRAM X.9 gear shifter.

There is even a bike for kids.

All of the bikes were “developed and produced in cooperation with the Hessian premium bike manufacturer ADP Rotwild.”

Which is to say that when you look at the price list (think four digits to the right of the decimal point and euros to boot), remember it is a Mercedes.