The $32,000 Fixed Gear Bicycle: UBC Coren

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Are you in the market for a cutting-edge fixed gear bike? Got a $32,000 budget for your next ride? Then the UBC Coren might be the bike for you.

Are you in the market for a cutting-edge fixed gear bike? Got a $32,000 budget for your next ride? Then the UBC Coren might be the bike for you.

Built with the type of carbon fiber that is usually associated with Formula 1 cars and the aerospace industry, the Coren features a different looking frame (with a sort of ‘hump’ in the top bar) and uses a belt drive instead of a chain. According to PavedMag, the bike also comes in a singlespeed version (with disc brakes), and an electric-assisted version is in the works.

CycleEXIF states that each one of these Coren bikes takes about 40 hours to build, and while you might think that a carbon fiber bike like this would be extremely light, it looks like the finished product weighs about 7.7kg (~17 pounds).

The Coren bike was designed by Christian Zanzotti and is being produced by UBC, which is more widely known for producing carbon fiber components for the automotive industry.