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The special bicycles that are created for the super-rich

Here are not normal bicycles but special ones that are created for the rich.

Trek Madone 7

Trek is one of the most famous bicycle brands in the world. This is the first time the car is auctioned at the Lance Armstrong Foundation Gala and is priced up to $ 75,000.

Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition

Auramania is a French company that has produced limited edition gold bicycles that look very classic and expensive.

With a simple, minimalist, and elegant design, the crystal version comes with gemstones and diamonds encrusted in the frame. These are not ordinary bicycles but something very subtle but extravagant that only a connoisseur knows. The bicycle is priced at $ 114,000.

Kaws – Trek Madone

The Kaws Trek Madone bike is a perfect blend of style, comfort, and elegance. The model was designed and tested by Lance Armstrong, a famous figure among cyclists. This model is priced at 160,000 USD.

The aerodynamic design offers great balance, ergonomic seats, and handlebars that are easy to control, plus the bike is very light and flexible.

Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept

The Trek Yoshimoto Nara bike looks quite funny and quirky with its bright blue and gold frame, especially it comes with beautiful illustrations. The Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept has a number of advanced features and functions that allow the driver to maneuver in tight spaces while maintaining body balance.

Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed ​​Concept has a selling price of up to $ 200,000.

24k Gold Men’s Racing Bike

Everything from the steering wheel to the wheels and seats is covered in 24k gold. Goldgenie has meticulously planned every corner of the bike’s body to give it a beautiful look and feel.

The frame is brighter than the sun, the driver also feels super comfortable thanks to the fine leather seats and is also decorated with diamonds and other gems. Owning this model is the dream of many people, but the price of $ 393,000 is not everyone can afford.

Trek Madone Butterfly

Named completely literally, this all-new model of Trek has been controversial with animal protection groups for its use of butterfly wings in its design. Damien Hirst, the creator, places the butterfly wings on the bike’s frame and rim. The bike is aesthetically pleasing, decorated in pink and purple patterns. The bike is priced at USD 500,000.

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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 3)

6. Scott

Scott is famous for cycling bikes and is a desirable brand worldwide. Its bikes have a stylish design as well as reliable quality. It is a Swiss company that produces different types of bicycles, winter sports equipment, sports darts as well as motorsport equipment.

The company was founded by Ed Scott, who worked in Sun Valley in 1958. For the first time in history, the brand has produced aluminum skis, a great accomplishment for the brand.

7. Cannondale

Cannondale is a famous and successful bicycle brand in Canada. The history of this company is also extremely interesting. Cannondale was established in a loft above the melon factory. Joe Montgomery and his team started the company by selling outdoor products. The company name is derived from the Cannondale train station opposite the road.

Currently, Cannondale is a specialist brand and is the largest brand that offers the latest stylish bike models. Bicycles of this world-famous car company are very easy to use and are affordable, suitable for the majority of users.

8. Specialized

Specialized is a well-known American bicycle brand, is a manufacturer of bicycles, bicycle components, and related products based in Morgan Hill, California.

Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard, a bicycle enthusiast who sold his Volkswagen for $ 1,500 to make a trip around Europe and buy some parts of Cinelli bike to bring to the US. Sinyard began importing Italian bicycle components but the company also started manufacturing its bicycle parts in 1976.

It is the only spare parts brand involved in creating bicycles and their products are exclusively dedicated to their bikes and become very successful. Specialized products are also imported and exported to other countries for sale all over the world. The products are available at all price ranges to suit all consumers.

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3. Marin

Marin is the most famous and best bicycle manufacturer in the world founded in Marin County, California, the USA in 1986. The company specializes in mountain bikes but also offers several other variants. Many bike models are named after locations in and around Marin County.

Marin’s first bike was the Madrone Trail. In 1988, the Marin Team Titanium bike became the industry’s first leading mountain bike. At this time Marin began to name the model after Marin County landmarks, including Muirwoods, Bolinas Ridge, Pine Mountain, Indian Fire Trail, Eldridge Grade, and Hidden Canyon.

In February 2012, Marin was acquired by a European investment company. In recent years, the Marin brand has maintained a focus on providing a range of models for both trails and sidewalks, including bicycles with carbon fiber construction.

4. Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ranks fourth among world-renowned bicycle manufacturers, is a premium bike manufacturer based in Santa Cruz, California, USA – founded by Rob Roskopp, Mike Marquez, and Rich Novak in 1993. Their bikes always have the latest and affordable styles, which is a notable attraction about this brand.

5. Kona

Kona is a famous Canadian bicycle company founded in 1988 by Dan Gerhard and Jacob Heilbron in Vancouver. Kona is the first brand to produce a series of mountain bike frames. Using a variety of materials including carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, and steel, Kona’s bikes have been sold in more than 60 countries around the world.

Kona has a long tradition of supporting cycling. Many of the top riders who were members of the Kona team include Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) won the Italian bicycle race in 2012, Steve Peat (England) and Greg Minnaar (RSA).

Greg Minnaar was the champion of the Dirt Bike Race world downhill (World Downhill) in 2012. Besides, there are Fabien Barel (FR) who won the world downhill cycling race (World Downhill) in 2004/2005, and mountain bike racing champions. Also, more than 200 world and national champions were won by Kona riders.

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The most famous bicycle brands in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Bicycles are the most commonly used vehicle worldwide. Most models today are quite easy to use and are not too expensive. Bicycles are also great for exercise to exercise and stay healthy. Cycling is the representative of the civilized and healthy lifestyle that the whole world is aiming for.

There are many bicycle brands in the world manufactured with different prices to meet the needs of all classes and users. The latest versions are constantly being launched by brands with increasingly new, modern, youthful, and dynamic styles to attract young people.

Among them, sports bikes are the hottest product line compared to other types of bikes. This car is not only colorful but also suitable for many different personality styles so customers can choose and choose according to their own needs. A sports bike is not only attractive but also affordable, inexpensive, and quite versatile.

The world-famous bicycle brands have been launching many products in this sportbike line, the only difference between the models is the price. Which bike company is famous, the price will be much higher than that of an unknown brand.

Here, we would like to introduce to you the top of the most famous bicycle brands in the world and some of the most expensive bicycle models today.

1. Giant

Giant is the best and top-ranked brand for bicycles. They are also the most popular and most used bikes in the world. Its bikes are built with great features as well as the best designs.

It is a Taiwanese brand that was founded in 1972 and was started by King Liu. The company has many small offices in many countries such as the Netherlands, China, and Taiwan, etc. Their bikes are the best in features and design.

2. GT

GT is a famous American bicycle company founded in 1979 in Santa Ana, California by Gary Turner and Richard Long. GT is known from the start for the development of BMX bikes and designed their “triangular” cardboard frame. They still carry on such design to this day.

The company’s vision is to focus on creating reliable, quality, durable, and innovative chassis. After great success with BMX models, GT began to create its mountain bikes (MTB) and soon they expanded to many other bike models.

Today, they continue to innovate and apply the latest technologies. GT is one of the first brands to introduce 29’rs wheels for the bicycle industry today. GT sponsors many racing teams and individuals, including famous riders Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.

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The history of sports bicycles and cycle sport (Part 2)

Cycling began to become a popular sport in Europe in the 1890s with improvements in road conditions and the introduction of some classic sports one day continues to this day.

After France and Belgium, races were introduced in Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. In 1903, the Tour de France was established and still held every year so far. Next comes the big three-week tours of Italy (Giro d’Italia) and Spain (Vuelta an España).

Normally, Giro is held in May and June, Tour de France in July, Vuelta in September, and World Championships in October. Prizes in these races amount to $ 2.5 million. Only in Tour de France.

European road racing races were sponsored by bicycle makers until the late 1920s when national and regional teams were introduced. After World War II, with the decline of bicycle manufacturers, teams began turning to various sponsors, including carmakers, insurance companies, and banks.

The professional bicycle racing season now begins in January with races in Australia and Malaysia, continuing from February to October in Europe and the United States, in Asia in November and December. For most racers, a season of about 120 days stretching over eight months.

For most riders, a season has about 120 days of competition stretching for eight months

In the UK, racing fell in popularity after the turn of the 20th century, with the advent of cars. Bicycle tracks are gradually closed. However, in Asia and Australia, it is not so, the roads usually have a lot of spectators for races such as Tour Down Under in Australia, Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia and Japan Cup.

The men’s marathon and the racetrack were first held at the 1896 Olympic Games; women participated in the Olympic in 1984 and 1988 bicycle races. Mountain biking, a cross-country race on rough terrain, became an Olympic event for men and women at the Olympics 1996 in Atlanta. The Atlanta Olympics also mark the first Olympics in which professional riders are allowed to participate in road racing and time limit racing races.

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The history of cycle sport (Part 1)

Cycle sports include professional and amateur races, held mostly in continental Europe, the United States and Asia. Since when has sports bike racing been started?

Cycling as an official sport since 1868, with a 1,200-meter race between the fountains and the entrance of Saint-Cloud Park (near Paris). The winner of this race is James Moore, an 18 year old British racer.

On November 7, 1869, the first city-to-city bicycle race was held between Paris and Rouen. Again Moore was the winner with the distance of 135 km in 10 hours 25 minutes. While road racing became popular for a few years in continental Europe, in England, road degradation made the sport unsuitable, and thus cycling sport focused on the test or time tracking.

In the United States, the first recorded cycling sport race was held in May 1878 in Boston. Almost all of America’s first races are on track, in long races. In the 1890s, a number of motorsport races were held from Boston to San Francisco.

There were many competitions in cities such as Denver, Los Angeles, and St. Louis and Salt Lake City. The sport received tremendous boost when one of the famous cyclists, Charles M. Murphy made a trip behind a train and traveled a mile in just 57.8 seconds.

History of sports cycling

Another special form of racing that flourished in the United States in the 1890s was the six-day bicycle race (since the races usually begin at midnight and end at 10 pm ) nonstop with prizes of up to $ 10,000.

This form of racing was transformed with the one-man team to two-man teams in 1899, and the six-day races remained popular in the 1930s. Although no longer held at In the United States, these races continue to attract a lot of riders in Belgium, Italy, France and Germany.

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The development of bicycles from the 20th century to the present

Bicycles became an increasingly important means of transportation in Europe during the first half of the 20th century, but the demand for bicycles decreased significantly in the US from 1900 to 1910 due to the advent of cars.

By the 1920s, bicycles gradually turned into a children’s toy and in 1940, most bicycles in the US were made for children. However, in Europe, bicycles are still widely used.

During the first half of the 20th century, bicycles were continuously developed to suit the diverse needs of consumers. The system of multi-plate tires that can be exchanged back and forth while running was developed in France from 1900 to 1910 and gradually improved over time.

In 1930, the European Bicycle Racing Organization allowed riders to use this system. Previously, if a driver was to be changed during the race, the driver had to stop, remove the wheel to change the desired plate, and reinstall it. This is extremely time consuming. This system helps riders save a lot of time when they want to change the speed of the car.

Around the middle of the 20th century, many other devices on bicycles were continued to be built and perfected such as handbrake systems, lighter pedal cycles, dinamo-powered lights on wheels and tires.

The narrower design helps reduce friction allowing the bike to move more smoothly and smoothly. These bikes became very popular in Europe especially in the UK in the 1950s and were always improved during the remaining decades of the 20th century. Bicycles gradually became a popular hobby. of many people.

Bicycles in the beginning of the 21st century

Since the beginning of the 21st century, bicycles have begun to improve drastically with the development of technology. In design, the chassis is made of different materials to reduce weight but still ensure their durability and aerodynamic requirements.

The bike balance is calculated and simulated by computer software that allows the production of bicycles that are safe for drivers. New technologies applied such as making carbon fiber parts or electronic self-shifting system make the bike more modern.

Up to the present time, bicycles have always been improved in parallel with the advancement of science and technology to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of users. 

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How were bicyles in the 19th century?

The invention of bicycles has had a great impact on society, both in culture and in promoting the industrialization of modernization. Thanks to bicycles, many modern vehicles such as cars and motorcycles were later invented.

So, how were bicycle look like in the 19th century?

E.C.F. bike model Otto in 1880

In 1885, John Kemp Starley, the grandson of inventor James Starley, created a safety bicycle with two equal-sized wheels mounted in an empty metal frame. The car is fully equipped with parts such as brakes, chain-drive sleds. This is the prototype of a modern bike. Approximately 2 to 3 years later, this model was put into mass production and widely available.

The Rover model was invented by John Kemp Starley (grandson of James Starley) in 1885.

In 1888, Scottish inventor John Dunlop invented pneumatic tires for bicycles. This tire allows the bike to operate more smoothly and smoothly on rough roads, overcoming the disadvantages of solid tires. After that, people also found a model of the frame design called “diamond” with better bearing capacity.

The design of a pneumatic tire and a simple “diamond” frame makes the bike lightweight for smoother, more efficient operation. At the same time, the aforementioned improvements also facilitate maintenance and repair become more convenient.

John Dunlop (1840 -1921) invented the pneumatic tire. He is the founder of the famous Dunlop company specializing in manufacturing tires and sports equipment.

With important aspects of being easy to navigate, safe, comfortable and moving quickly, bicycles became a popular means of transportation for the middle and upper classes in Europe and North America in the second half. 1890. A bicycle with an equally sized rubber tire mounted on a frame with “diamond design” was the first bicycle model for both men and women.

It can be used smoothly. This period was a golden age in the history of bicycle development with a series of improvements that contributed to the completion of today’s modern bicycle model.

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The history and development of bicycle in the world (Part 3)

In 1878, two bicycle manufacturers from England, Otto and Wallace, invented a 2-wheel bicycle called Kangaroo. This is the first widely available bicycle equipped with the most complete slug – fork system. Kangaroo has bigger front wheels that allow it to move faster.

The manufacturers realized that if the wheels were bigger, a driver’s pedal would take the vehicle a longer distance. For that reason manufacturers are racing to make cars with bigger front wheels.

Buyers will have to choose a vehicle with the size of the front wheel to match their foot length to ensure they can be used. This is also the first time people use the word Bicyle (bicycle) to refer to two-wheeled vehicles, using the power of “pedal and run”.

Kangaroo bicycle of Otto and Wallace in 1878

The biggest drawback of bike models during this period was that the driver’s seat was too high, so the focus on the bike was not evenly distributed.

If the front wheel stumbles on a stone or is moving down a slope, the entire vehicle will dive forward while the driver’s foot is stuck on the pedal, plus the control position is quite high so very prone to dangerous injuries, especially head injuries.

In 1879, Bayliss Thomas invented “The Bayliss Thomas” bicycle with a frame made of hollow steel pipes and equipped with front forks. Around the same time, English inventor Harry John Lawson created the first bicycle model to use a chain of slugs. The chain is connected between the forks on the rear wheel axle and the pedal of the operator. This model is called a safety bicycle. This is the forerunner of today’s bike.

1874, By 1878, the first bicycles were produced in large quantities in the United States by the Pope company owned by Albert Augustus Pope.

1880 – 1899: golden age

In 1880, the British inventor was E.C.F. Otto created a “dicycle” bicycle model with two equal sized wheels placed side by side. The driver sits between the two wheels and operates the car with pedals on the sides.

When you want to control a vehicle turning left or right, the driver stops pedaling in the direction corresponding to the direction you want to turn. This model was not mass produced due to its complicated control and difficulty.

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WHO encourages cycling when travelling and exercising

The World Health Organization has encouraged cycling even when traveling and exercising to maintain health promotion activities during the corona virus crisis.

There has been a lot of debate in the UK about health training such as your daily exercise and how far cyclists should go, although the government does not give official guidelines on when or range.

WHO recommends cycling

But WHO has issued a welcome notice that cycling is encouraged, both for transportation and for how to stay healthy during the global crisis caused by the disease.

A statement by the organization said: While many cities around the world are introducing a series of measures to limit social exposure to prevent and slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, many still may need to move around cities to get to work. Meet daily necessities or provide support to the most vulnerable when possible.

Whenever feasible, consider cycling or walking. This provides distance between people. Meanwhile, it helps meet the minimum requirements for daily physical activity, which can be more difficult due to increased distance work, and limited participation in sports and leisure activities. other positions.

The British government has advised that we should all avoid unnecessary travel and social interaction, close restaurants, pubs and clubs, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop cycling.

Charity Cycling UK has issued a guideline for cycling during the isolation of the corona virus isolation, including asking the driver to get as much food and water as possible for your trip, to help you avoid stopping. in store and social contact.

A part of us being able to exercise for as long is a balancing act, and we all need to achieve that balance depending on the context.

The advice of cycling in UK is to go outside long enough to keep yourself in good physical and emotional condition but avoid doing more than that.