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Porsche Urban Bikes

New Bikes From Porsche So you’ve got the latest Porsche Cayenne, the trophy wife, the mansion in the suburbs, the labradoodle, enough wine in the cellar to last you through to Christmas 2050  and the holiday home by the sea.

But what you probably haven’t got, is a new Porsche Urban Bike.

Porsche has just released two models, Bike S and the Bike RS.

The RS stands for Rennsport which means motorsport, go figure.

Both come with very stylish high quality componententry, which befits a manufacturer of Porsches standing.

The S version has an aluminium frame with carbon fronk forks, gears are provided via a Shimano 11 speed Alfine internal hub, which has a double clutch system for smooth gear changes, wheels are the excellent 29 inch  DT Swiss, and the set-up is complete with Magura Disc Brakes and weighs a respectable 11kgs (24lbs)

The RS version comes with a complete carbon monococque frame. It also features carbon stem, handlebars and seatpost. The RS comes with conventional 20 speed Shimano XTR gearing, 29 inch Crank Brothers wheels and, Magura Hydraulic Disc brakes complete the set up. This one weighs in at 9kgs (19.8lbs)

Price wise? Well if you have to ask you probably can’t afford it. But expect to pay $4500US - $7500US for the respective models.

So are these serious bikes or just showroom pieces? Well obviously I haven’t ridden one, but they certainly look the part and are both very well fitted out with high quality componentry, and they both look stunning. Porsche have been dabbling with bikes since 1999, so there is history there. And if the prices are as quoted, then they are quite reasonably well priced compared to a lot of high end bikes, though these are billed as “urban bikes”, which means they’re neither a true road or a true mountain bike.

Presumably you would use one to toodle off down to the local shop to pick up the paper, or maybe down to the local café for your morning cuppa.

To be honest I don’t think I could see myself doing that, I’d be to scared of the thing getting stolen while my back was turned. But as a status symbol I imagine they would be quite a head turner. Especially attached to the roof of the afore mentioned Cayenne. I wonder if they’re colour co-ordinated to match the cars?

So for the man or woman who has everything, why not get one. If your comfortable driving around in a $300k car then a $7k urban bike probably holds no fears.

 


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