This ridiculous thing you see here is a stationary exercise bike by a company called Ciclotte. What makes it ridiculous is not its carbon fiber, unicorn fart and pixie dust construction, nor the on-board computer that can let you choose between 12 different ride settings.
Nor is the artsy design ridiculous. Okay, it’s a little odd, but it definitely stands out, and it looks so good, I doubt you’d end up using it as a clothes hamper. On second thought, the Pikachu handlebars are a bit ridiculous.
No, what makes this thing ridiculous is the $10,700 price tag. Add the average state sales tax, and you’re over $11,500 for a bike that can only be ridden in your fancy home office with a lake view (which costs extra, by the way). You know what else can be had for $10,700, give or take a few?
– Cannondale SuperSix 2 road bike with full Sram Red – $4,600
– Scott CR 1 Comp spare training bike – $1,700
– Trek T1 track bike – $860
– EighthInch Scrambler V3 singlespeed beater – $600
– Trek Speed Concept 2.5 Tri bike – $1,980
– CycleOps Fluid indoor trainer – $300
– A half-dozen spare tire sets – ~$600
And guess what? All five of the bikes above can be used with the indoor trainer or–and I know this is a novel idea–taken outside and ridden on the street! But, I guess for the cyclist with more money than brains, the Ciclotte is certainly cooler than just about any other stationary bike on the market.