“The House of Solid Gold” has created the world’s most expensive extreme mountain bike. And probably the most ridiculous. With 13 created for the world market and priced at $1,000,000 a piece, the 24k gold plated “The Beverly Hills edition” mountain bike is also known as the “fat bike.” Even more bizarre is that the company intends to donate 90% of the proceeds of the sales of these to The Church of Scientology.
The Million Dollar 24k Gold Mountain Bike
The House of Solid Gold’s founder, Hugh Power, has been changing the playing field for 30 years designing and creating outrageous objects of art. He is also the designer of the world’s most expensive reading glasses, the CliC Gold’s. Without hesitation, Dan Bull, an internationally recognized ultra athlete and extreme sports promoter who was founder of “Iditabike”, the insanely extreme race through Alaska in the winter, worked with Hugh to bring the world this bespoke extreme bicycle. The modern era of “fat bikes” were basically invented and brought to the world by Mr. Bull’s forsight decades ago.
Handcrafted and overlaid with pure 24k gold, it also boasts a customized chocolate brown alligator seat:
a one-of-a-kind water bottle covered in gold and accented with chocolate brown stingray skin:
and a custom emblem encrusted with over 600 Black Diamonds (6.0 carats in total) and 500 Golden Sapphires (4.5 carats in total):
The 24k gold extreme mountain bike is laser engraved with artist’s signature, dated, numbered and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
Bike Parts /Manufacturers:
Frame –——————— Salsa Mukluk XL 21″ (Aluminum)
Fork –———————– Salsa Fargo
Hubs –———————- Salsa (Aluminum)
Seat ———————— Selle SMP Pro Ricamata custom with chocolate alligator leather
Seat Clamp –————— Salsa
Skewers –——————- Salsa
Chain Ring –—————– Salsa 36 tooth
Chain Guide –—————- MRP
Chain –———————– AMC / gold colored chain
Pedals –———————- VP Components -001
Handle Bar and Stem –—– Shimano PRO FRS Riser 20
Seat post –——————- Shimano PRO Vibe 7s
Tooth Cassette –————- Shimano SLX 36 tooth
Shifter ———————— Shimano 10 speed XT Rear
Derailleur ——————— Shimano 10 speed XTR Shadow Plus
Cranks ———————— Shimano Alivo
Crank Bottom bracket ——- Phil Wood
Brakes ———————— Avid Ball bearing Disc brakes
Brake Pads ——————- Jagwire / gold color
Rim Wheels ——————- Surly Rolling Darryl’s (4 inch wide)
Rubber Tire ——————- Surly — Front / Endomorph 3.7 (3.7” wide) 29” tall; Back / Larry 3.8 (3.8” wide)
Tubes ————————- Inova – Front / 26 x 4.0 (tube size – #20310503); Back / 26 x 3.8 (tube size – #20310430)
Rim Strip ——————— Surly – Color Red
Cable covers —————— Jagwire / gold color
Handlebar Grips ————— PDW (Portland Design Works) – Chocolate brown saddle leather “Whiskey Grips”
Emblem ———————– The House of Solid Gold’s logo “THSG” is totally encrusted with over (600) (6.0 carats) of Black Diamonds and (500) (4.5 carats) of Golden Sapphires
Water Bottle Cage ———— Bicycle Company – Arundel
Water Bottle —————— Klean Kanteen (Stainless Steel)
Their white glove service will hand-deliver it anywhere in the world. But they don’t take credit cards or paypal, only a Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Bank Wire Transfer.
Equally odd is that the company intends to give at least 90% of the proceeds from the sales of these bikes to the Church of Scientology’s charitable organization called The Way To Happiness.*
Update: It appears The Solid House Of Gold website no longer exists after mid-2019. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Jewelry-Watches/The-House-of-Solid-Gold-183092362386943/
Buy the 24k Gold Extreme Mountain Bike here
•*The House of Solid Gold’s CEO, Mr. Power, announced recently his elation about working closely with The Way to Happiness Foundation International, a global non-profit, non-religious charitable organization whose sole mission is to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty the world over through the publication and widespread distribution of “The Way to Happiness” booklet, a common sense guide to better living. The majority, 90% or more, of the proceeds from the sale of this golden bicycle will go directly to this global organization.