Spengle Launch One Off 24ct Gold Wheelset for $13,000

Feb 21, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

If you thought mountain biking was getting more expensive just wait until you hear the huge price tag for Spengle's one-of-a-kind 24ct gold wheels.

The one-off wheelset comes to a total cost of £10,000 ($12,951 USD) and for that kind of money, you would expect something extra special. To start with Spengle take their standard carbon monocoque 27.5" wheels and coat it in 24ct gold leaf which is a process that was started in June 2019 and is all done by hand.

Pius Brauchart, Spengle CEO said: “The bicycle wheel represents a unique visual canvas – kinetic art in its most pure form. Art and sport are both deep passion points and with Spengle Gold we saw an opportunity to blend these two worlds together. There’s something very compelling in mixing the traditional craftsmanship of hand-laid gold leaf with cutting edge materials science, and it has resulted in a visually stunning wheel.”



Apart from the gold leaf coating the 27.5" wheelset is stock and comes with a lifetime warranty and a '30-day satisfaction guarantee'. The ultra bling wheels will be delivered worldwide for free but you must wait a little while before delivery as Spengle want to show off the wheels at a few bike shows across Europe before sending them to the buyer.

Find out more here.


233 Comments

  • 242 3
 This is the kind of content I want to see.
  • 157 11
 Do you own a network of gyms in Moscow?
  • 91 6
 F’ck yes! Now I can show those dentists just how f’cking poor they are with their dirty little Yetis!!11
  • 23 2
 @JohnnyVV: Who are you? The Saudi Crown Prince?
  • 33 1
 I bet Mike Levy loves this sh*t.
  • 20 1
 I would have bought a pair for both my bikes but sadly they're not 29.
  • 18 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Moscow, Idaho has a pretty rowdy gym scene
  • 11 5
 @samdeatley: but do they have as much love for gold as Russian mobsters in fitness industry?
  • 8 0
 @WAKIdesigns: no, but they do love themselves some John Deere green and lifted diesel trucks
  • 6 6
 @samdeatley: yeah but that means those wheels are not for them. Sunrims Double wides on B52 stealth bomber ebike would be more appropriate for them...
  • 5 1
 @WAKIdesigns:

You've had some good comments over the years, WAKI, but this one is by far the best.
  • 7 6
 @z-man: Whatever happens don’t ride them in Israel on one of those YT press camps. A sniper will take you out convinced that you are a Saudi prince
  • 23 0
 I was sold by the 30 day guarantee.
  • 7 0
 @samdeatley: asking for a friend - What exactly is a "Rowdy gym scene"?
  • 3 1
 @chriskneeland: Sir, I am certain you mean Dubai. Saudi's are dirty. Or so I heard while snow skiing in a mall in Dubai.
  • 6 3
 Au-ver the top, methinks.
  • 7 0
 This gold, pure gold Jerry.
  • 4 0
 @JohnnyVV:

Perfect for my Vitus Sentier Ladies 15"
  • 3 0
 Beautiful? Kinda I suppose - beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Materialistic? Totally and shamefully, like the sickening amounts that Pro football players get paid and Arabian Shiek's diamond encrusted Lambos.
  • 4 1
 @alex-smith: lots of straw hats and banjo music.
  • 1 8
flag WAKIdesigns (Feb 21, 2020 at 13:51) (Below Threshold)
 @samdeatley: how’s that during Black History Month?
  • 11 1
 This is the kind of random and inane comment section this product deserves.
  • 2 0
 Bargin, I’ll take 10!
  • 3 0
 @downcountry: Purchased for Grim Donut.
  • 1 0
 @samdeatley:

Dude I live there and the scene is very tired
  • 1 0
 @zmums: me, too. I live up on The mountain. Let’s ride sometime
  • 90 0
 Well for 13K, at least they have free shipping.
  • 6 4
 When the wheels are more extensive than the whole Dream bike, ridiculous
  • 78 0
 Why are there two Friday Fails posts this week?
  • 13 0
 I thought it was an early April Fools release!
  • 41 0
 Dr. Evil, can I paint this gold? It's kinda my thing, you know.
How about no, you crazy dutch bastard?
  • 46 7
 Would you like a Shpengle and a pancake?
  • 12 1
 Bong and a blintz?
  • 11 1
 Pipe and a crepe?
  • 5 0
 Menthol and a muffin?
  • 5 0
 well then there is no pleasing you
  • 4 0
 I like GOOOOOOOOOOLD
  • 3 1
 Flapjack and a cigarette?
  • 1 1
 Shpoke and a shitwheel.
  • 38 1
 And for our next trick, we will build a wheel people actually want to buy, maybe.
  • 36 2
 Someone will still by these, throw them on their their Unno Dash with their Trust fork and eleven six shock and claim they're worth every penny
  • 88 3
 No they won't. They'll forget they ordered them by the time they arrive and they'll sit in a box in their auxiliary warehouse next to their 5 ferraris with 8 total miles on the odometer. Oh and they'll probably figure out how to deduct this from their taxes.
  • 3 0
 @Sardine: sure it's a #truestory #ceolife
  • 26 0
 Best part of these wheels is they increase in value over time!
  • 20 0
 These are full-on poverty. I'm waiting for the Louis Vuitton - Supreme collaboration wheels.
  • 2 1
 For 65 899 $us
  • 18 0
 Perfect match for my Turbo Levo SL Founders edition. Where’s my black card..
  • 17 2
 I was actually searching for gold rims for my red bike. I thought it would look cool (some ferrari’s have this look). Turns out nobody makes gold rims anymore. These ones are a bit pricy though...
  • 16 0
 Pricey?? C'mon.. you know we don't talk about money in Switzerland
  • 16 0
 Comedy gold
  • 14 0
 Why though?
  • 12 0
 ...extend in Emirates...
  • 17 3
 It is just a publicity stunt. I bet the wheel does not even exist, just photoshopped. Try to order, I am sure you'll get an email saying it was just sold.
  • 2 0
 Just because
  • 2 0
 @RedRedRe: From the article you have commented on: "The ultra bling wheels will be delivered worldwide for free but you must wait a little while before delivery as Spengle want to show off the wheels at a few bike shows across Europe before sending them to the buyer."

It sure would be hard to show them off at a few bikes shows across Europe if they didn't exist eh?
  • 4 0
 @RedRedRe: I just got a reply back that said "Wait...seriously?"
  • 5 0
 @RedRedRe: try to order, bet you are more likely to have a confirmation email - they sit approximately 3ft from my desk ????
  • 11 0
 What is the warranty policy if the gold scuffs off when you try to seat the tire.
  • 22 4
 Beheading by the Sultan himself!
  • 6 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Mr Bone-Saw?
  • 12 0
 I am holding out for the platinum jewel encrusted 29er version.
  • 1 0
 hmmmm that's some solid thinking!
  • 11 0
 I’m about 90% convinced they built this just to troll PB commenters.
  • 3 0
 we can neither confirm nor deny such a rationale
  • 12 1
 Spengel wants it...Spengle needs it...my...precioussssss
  • 9 0
 27.5, I bet it’s not even boost
  • 3 0
 And probably can't run tubeless
  • 1 0
 @dfbland: jeez... just the thought of trying to pick tape and gunk off the rim if - or when - the seal goes.
  • 8 0
 1 plastic wheel....check 1 can of gold spray paint...check 10 million mtb'ers getting goofed on.....CHECK!
  • 10 1
 Get them on the grim donut!!!!
  • 9 0
 I would put a chain on it and wear it around my neck.
  • 8 0
 Do they come in 26 inch?
  • 3 0
 I recall back in 2018 (?) Spengle made they claim that people would look as a traditional spoked wheel as the od looking wheel, and that these one piece wheels would be the new norm. Death to traditional spokes in 2 years was the claim I managed to glean from them. How's that going, Spengle?
  • 3 0
 I know someone who has these on his bike for a review....nuff said...
  • 3 0
 @Danmcdan: I raced against a guy who was an ambassador for them. Strangely he wasn’t running the back wheel. Must have had an issue with it.
  • 3 0
 @Danmcdan: I guess after that review, spokes will die? I'm waiting for that milestone moment, and it just doesn't seem to happen. I think Spengles crystal ball may be broke.
  • 1 0
 @privateer-wheels: there’s a LOT of flex....some might call it compliance.....or a sine wave Smile
  • 6 0
 Needs more Swarovski Diamonds.
  • 5 0
 Uhhh.... sorry guys I cant ride today, dont want to get my new wheels dirty.
  • 2 0
 I'm thinkin' the opposite. Just imagine the looks as you're powerwashing the mud off at your local trail centre.
  • 6 0
 These comments will be pure gold.
  • 5 0
 Is mountain biking getting like skiing? IE it would be improved with a bunch of guillotining? Starting to look that way....
  • 8 6
 No mountain biking will never become as douchy as skiing..... it simply can't be "sanitized" to the same level. For every dentist lightly riding their brand new top of the line Santa-Cruz with $1500 carbon wheels, there are one hundred real MTB'ers who actually understand what the sport is about. Whereas with Skiing the ratio is more like 50/50 in my estimation. Also I think the rate of minor injuries inflicting real pain is simply too high in mountain biking that only the real crazies push through the learning curve. Those are my hopes at least.
  • 3 0
 @jaytdubs: one good shin smash on platforms really makes you evaluate your choice of recreation
  • 8 0
 @jaytdubs: if you can’t see that MTB as already been sanitized for the masses, you are blind
  • 3 0
 Imagine trying to argue with the manufacturer for a warranty replacement?
At least if you smash this wheelset, you can get some of your money back by taking the wheels to one of those "cash for gold" places.
  • 4 0
 It might be gold, it might expensive, but it’s still a flawed concept. Conventional spokes made from gold now that’s where it’s at!
  • 6 0
 Wut.
  • 5 4
 Times have changed... You need more than a loud hub these days...
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: diamonds help
  • 2 0
 @halo-wheels can we get some platinum vortex rims and diamond encrusted Supadrive hubs while we're at it?
  • 5 0
 For that special doude in Miami
  • 5 0
 "They see me rollin'
They hatin'"
  • 9 0
 ....but they'll never catch these ridin dirty.
  • 5 0
 Is there setting to filter out all Spengle content?
  • 5 0
 You can’t polish a turd but you can gold leaf it
  • 5 1
 FOR THE SAKE OF GOD !!!! WHY ?????????????
  • 10 11
 Not that the fat fu*k rides, but they are hoping Trump will by a set. They look right up his alley
  • 4 0
 @stuaci: he does have a gold toilet, so...makes sense.
  • 4 0
 @stuaci: I was going to say these look like they came straight out of Trump Tower.
  • 2 0
 Because they can
  • 1 0
 @yoyo21: fify "for the sake of gold"
  • 4 1
 Why not put a sign on your bike "Scumbags! Im a douche bag please nick my bike!" haha
  • 4 0
 perfect match for my gold tooth
  • 4 0
 Spengle's CEO's first name is Pius. Perfect.
  • 1 0
 sorry @johnnygolucky , no great conspiracy, just a standard Austrian name
  • 1 0
 @SPENGLE: is website traffic up?
  • 3 0
 now they're just marketing to the dentists... they're not even hiding it anymore.
  • 4 0
 Was wondering why my teeth cleaning cost $7000 yesterday.
  • 3 0
 Didn’t someone on the forum say the lads from Sick Bikes had a pair of these each? ????????‍♂️
  • 4 0
 Pollution that's not even worth the bytes it's stored on.
  • 3 0
 Thouse should be putted on some free ride bike with lowered suspension to 20mm
  • 3 0
 Can't believe they didn't list the weight. How am I meant to make an informed choice?
  • 2 0
 I would have considered them with the center dipped in gold fading to black towards the rim. Too much added rotating mass for me in this version.
  • 1 0
 Neil says it best....Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming, ... There were peasants singing and drummers drumming, ... Flying Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun
  • 3 0
 Peasant wheels. I'm holding out for the Founder's Edition.
  • 4 1
 So no ones mentioned that it has a Paisley pattern?
  • 1 2
 How much would the market have to hate a product for it to need to be COATED IN GOLD and engraved to look like Prince's bidet?
  • 2 0
 Now loic bruni should have a set on his dh bike as he is the golden boy of downhill
  • 2 0
 I know of an Obese Orange who would be all over this if he was into biking instead of golfing Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Still probably lighter than the old Sun Ringle Double Tracks I had on my old Big Hit
  • 2 0
 Pole needs to make a CNC Frame from a Gold Block to complete my dream build
  • 2 0
 About $50 of gold leaf material used here - I might have been less meh if they did actually machine them out of gold!
  • 1 0
 I'm the guy that did that purchase - it was sufficiently large and unusual that the card company initially declined it ????
  • 1 0
 @SPENGLE: You could do with a PR rep
  • 2 0
 Everyone should be buying gold right now
  • 3 1
 Where does the rotor mount?
  • 2 0
 I want these bigly. mount em up to my one size fits all unno
  • 2 0
 I guess not even gold can save these wheels
  • 4 1
 Pathetic
  • 2 0
 These will end up in Dubai
  • 2 0
 If only Sick! had survived a little longer.
  • 2 0
 Has anyone bought a regular one?
  • 2 2
 Proof that 27.5 is the best? Or proof as an antique trophy that 27.5 indeed used to exist before the pinkbike 29er apocalypse
  • 2 0
 ........ to commemorate their first sale.
  • 2 0
 Where’s the rest of the bike though?
  • 2 0
 Really feels like value when the blurb on the website has a typo in it :-/
  • 2 0
 The doomsday clock just ticked a little bit forward.
  • 1 0
 Haha! The gold isn't going to make them any stronger, my test set only lasted two trails at bike park Wales.
  • 2 0
 If they'd just said they were Kashima, nobody would have batted an eyelid.
  • 1 0
 fu************* we missed a trick there!
  • 1 0
 Honestly thought it was a solid gold derailleur cage from cycling tips at first..
  • 1 0
 I'm just here for the comments!
  • 6 0
 wait and refresh, wait an refresh, etc.
  • 3 2
 Ride them anywhere west of Germany and they're as good as gone.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, no, I'm good.
  • 2 0
 Pr stunt done ok!
  • 2 3
 Would you like a Droplink and a waffle? Bfe and a crape? Soul and a Blintz?
  • 1 0
 Does buing these count as "investing in gold"?
  • 2 1
 The dentists are going to flip when they see this.
  • 2 1
 @spengle...F&%$ OFF! Is this a joke or an insult?
  • 1 0
 I think there's a third option you missed off
  • 1 0
 By my calendar, April 1st is still a ways away.
  • 1 0
 Whoever has these will be the coolest guy on the mountain
  • 2 0
 Bike theifs rejoice.
  • 1 0
 *Note:
Engraved, sterling silver cocaine platter optional.
  • 1 0
 I’ll take 2 sets....or none!!!!
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU. #dripdrip
  • 2 0
 nope
  • 1 0
 It's called an advertising budget and they are just spending some of it in a way that will get people's gums bumping about a brand that hardly anyone had heard about.
  • 1 0
 The dope is strong in the Spengle camp.
  • 1 0
 They have lifetime warranty against thieves as well????
  • 2 0
 FAKE NEWS!!!
  • 1 0
 Damn, they're sold out already. Bummer. ):
  • 2 0
 nope, just checked - you are good to go????
  • 1 0
 LOL. Is this a rim brake wheel!?!
  • 1 0
 I want to buy these, blow them up, and try to send them back for warranty.
  • 2 0
 I'm not wanting to be a pedant here, but surely the act of 'blowing them up', would literally destroy them, as in a million pieces of carbon fibre?

if you picked it all up again, securely packaged it, and shipped it back, then I see no reason why we wouldn't - that's what a lifetime , no questions-asked warranty is there for
  • 1 0
 If Jay Z ever gets into Mtn biking...
  • 1 0
 Bruni should get them, we know he will get gold at World Champs this year.
  • 1 0
 Danggg. Please tell me they will come in super boost LOL
  • 1 0
 the golden era of mtb is opening
  • 2 0
 april 1st already??!
  • 1 0
 Easiest Taco in the world
  • 1 0
 I aint spending $13k on a 23 mm ID rim.
  • 1 0
 Came here only for the comments
  • 2 0
 That's just stupid lol
  • 1 0
 perfect for the new Heckler
  • 1 0
 bet their really light too...
  • 1 0
 They would deffinetly make me faster smashing through rock gardens.....
  • 1 0
 This is right in line for the budget I have set aside for my unicycle.
  • 1 0
 "30 day satisfaction guarantee"
  • 1 0
 How much gold will I lose if I use a tire lever?
  • 1 0
 Lmao April fools joke????? lol
  • 1 0
 This is legit sick lol one for the display tho
  • 1 0
 Are they ebike compatible or not?
  • 1 0
 A must have for the bike parks in Dubai
  • 1 0
 i wanna throw a stick into there as somebodys riding
  • 1 0
 perfect wheels to ride around kremlin
  • 1 0
 Love the free delivery for. $13 000 item.
  • 1 0
 It is so very beautiful, can I has rim?
  • 1 0
 to some people this is a drop in the bucket. unfortunately thats not me
  • 1 0
 I didn't know stupid was measured in karats
  • 1 0
 Now bike parts even dentist cant afford
  • 1 0
 why aren't all wheels like this?
  • 1 0
 For some reason I think Nicholi Rogatkin should be riding these
  • 1 0
 That could be one expensive Taco.....
  • 1 0
 Without Taj's comics this looks like the best jokes we are going to get.
  • 1 0
 Product for cyclists from the arab emirates Lol
  • 1 0
 Alert the Dentists!
  • 1 0
 What? No diamonds!?
  • 2 1
 Gangstaaaaa
  • 2 3
 So what you're saying is Saudi Prince's are still rolling on 27.5" wheels? Lame.
  • 1 2
 $13k for a 27.5” version? Sell it in 29” and you have a deal! #gottagetmymoniesworth
  • 1 0
 How many were sold?
  • 8 0
 Bloomberg bought one
  • 1 0
 Seems reasonable.
  • 1 0
 Bill Gates, is that you?
  • 1 0
 Seriously?
  • 1 0
 Boomerang madness....
  • 1 0
 Balla as fuck!!!!!
  • 2 1
 PB trolling so hard
  • 1 0
 easiest job in the world
  • 3 2
 Thats just disgusting
  • 4 3
 Fuck you spengle
  • 2 0
 Waiting for 29+ compatible version
  • 3 0
 @PinkyScar: why not just golden mullet?
  • 1 0
 maybe next they made 105mm fat bike rims??
  • 1 0
 Cheaper than Kashima.
  • 1 0
 please no one buy these
  • 1 0
 Haha why the f*ck not!
  • 1 0
 No 26"?
  • 1 0
 Dentist hey dentist.
  • 1 2
 Hold onto your wallet everyone!
  • 1 2
 This is a golden opportunity.
  • 2 3
 only available in 27.5?? FAIL!
  • 2 3
 No 29" version? I'm out.
  • 2 3
 We need to star talking about CARBON FOOT PRINT on MTB.

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