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What do you get when you merge one of the planet’s most opulent automobile manufacturers with one of the most opulent bicycle brands on the planet? Well, people, that’s the birth of the J.Laverick Aston Martin .1R, a lovechild spawned from a splendid collaboration between two iconic British luxury powerhouses. They’re coining it the “world’s most exclusive, cutting-edge, and painstakingly crafted road bike.” This isn’t your run-of-the-mill bicycle; it’s a masterpiece. Every single Aston Martin .1R is a unique creation. There’s no assembly line churning out identical bikes here. And we can’t tell you exactly how many will grace this world because each fortunate buyer who ventures into Aston Martin’s “multi-award-winning” online configurator receives an exclusive invitation to have their very own, one-of-a-kind Aston Martin .1R handcrafted at the Aston Martin HQ in Gaydon, UK.
This astonishing titanium road bike employs a blend of 3D-printed titanium joints and meticulously designed carbon fiber tubes to achieve a lightweight yet robust structure without a single unsightly bolt marring its sleek exterior. Aston Martin’s design team boldly proclaims it to be a world first, and I must say it’s a magnificent amalgamation of two-wheel performance and four-wheel finesse. To call it a “sports bike” would be stating the obvious. Aston Martin’s Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, takes the concept to a whole new level, dubbing the Aston Martin .1R a “titanium hypercar on two wheels.”
As I alluded to earlier, the hallowed grounds of Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters are where a new owner can meticulously handpick and install their preferred bells and whistles (literally) after choosing from Aston Martin’s iconic color palettes, mirroring those of the luxury automaker’s most coveted vehicles. You get to personalize the tubes, lugs, forks, stem, seat post, and handlebar drops through the aforementioned configurator. And yes, you can even select your preferred saddle and handlebar type. As for the price tag, that’s still shrouded in mystery, but it’s safe to assume it will command a premium compared to most other J.Laverack bicycles, which usually kick off at around $5,000.
Now, it might not match the blistering speed of a brand-new Aston Martin supercar, but the Aston Martin .1R is arguably the swiftest (and most resilient) bicycle we’ve ever laid eyes on. Borrowing engineering and design insights from the illustrious ($3 million) Aston Martin Valkyrie, the .1R proudly showcases elements like the bicycle’s 40-micron badges and wheel design. Even the stem and wheels bear resemblances to the hypercar’s manufacturing methods. According to Aston Martin, “The hypercar’s wheel design can be glimpsed in miniature in the titanium piston caps of the brakes on the bike, while if you inspect the beautifully machined cups on the threaded bottom bracket of the .1R, you will notice parallels with the central wheel nuts on an Aston Martin Valkyrie.”
A two-wheeled masterpiece forged in the fires of automotive and cycling ingenuity. The J.Laverick Aston Martin .1R, a bicycle that not only redefines luxury but propels you into a world of bespoke elegance and engineering excellence. It’s the kind of ride that leaves you wondering if it’s a bike or a work of art. But in the end, why choose? It’s both.
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