Fashion Bikes From Aurumania, Gucci and D&G
While cycling has always been a popular pastime during the warm spring and summer months, it seems that this year, the sport has gone from simply being a fun and effective heart-pumping activity to a full-fledged cultural trend. From the speeding racing bikes whizzing in and out of the traffic-jammed streets in Manhattan to the laid-back cruisers on Venice Beach and Miami’s current DecoBike rental movement, two-wheelers are the new must-have mode of transportation for both outdoorsy types and sportif fashionistas. Label giants Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Swarovski have each added limited-edition bicycles to their collections, while cyclists with large bank accounts can order a custom-built 24k-gold-plated Aurumania Gold Crystal Edition bike for just over $100,000 and have it delivered anywhere in the world. Talk about speedy style.
Gold Bike Crystal Edition by Aurumania, $101,400. Available at Aurumania.com. White logo custom bike by Bianchi by Gucci, $5,000. Available through special order at Gucci boutiques or Gucci.com. Leopard-print bicycle by Dolce & Gabbana, $2,280. Available through special order at Dolce & Gabbana boutiques.