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The Extans Akhal Sheen bicycle features real 24k gold accents

The limited edition, high-luxury design is the latest entry in the British design house’s line of carbon-fibre Akhal bicycles.

Inspired by high jewellery, Extans line-up of exclusive high-end luxury bicycles are limited to only 19 pieces, all of which feature a striking aesthetic of distinctive 24k gold accents and handcrafted carbon detailing. 

It showcases stunning craftsmanship and beautiful design reflecting the philosophy of the Extans design house, and expresses a modern, simplistic, and elegant style, with a focus on the use of quality lightweight materials to create an instant icon.

The Akhal Sheen bicycle by Extans
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Featuring a carbon monocoque frame in rich midnight blue, the Akhal Sheen also sports a CNC machined head, dropouts and seat clamp all from a single solid aluminium billet, and is handmade in England.

The carbon fibre helps Extans deliver a lightweight bicycle weighing in at only 9.5 kg (21 pounds).

The forged carbon bike stand features a CNC machined aluminium base and is a sculptural piece in its own right, perfectly marrying functionality with a beautifully minimal aesthetic, allowing the bike to be displayed as a piece of art when not in use.

The Akhal Sheen bicycle by Extans
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Akhal Sheen bicycle: a true collectable

This bike isn’t just beautiful to look at. It’s as impressive in specs as it is in decoration.

Components include Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100 brakes, Mavic Ellipse Pro carbon wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Tires, fabric ALM Ultimate Shallow saddle, Shimano Alfine crankset, and Gates Carbon Drive CDX transmission with single-speed gear ratio.

Yes, it is expensive (upwards of $20,000) but with the Akhal Sheen Extans is interested in creating artistry.

It unites a meticulous precision and attention to detail with a dazzlingly luminous appeal making it the new collectable in high-calibre bikes.

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