So far as bikes are concerned, German workshop, Canyon, are amongst the best in the business and if you’re lucky enough to have ridden one of their steeds, you’ll be well aware that they are a cut above from a performance and comfort point of view. It’s for this reason, then, that we always sit up and take notice of any collaborations they’re working on here at Coolector HQ and the latest is the rather spectacular looking Canyon x Kraftwerk Bicycle.
A celebration of one of the most iconic musical influences of a generation whose music has inspired an awful lot of people, Kraftwerk were chosen as a collaborator in this mesmerisingly stylish contraption that will only be made available in an extremely limited run of just 21 bikes. The Canyon x Kraftwerk Bicycle is a technically-accomplished steed which is a nod to Kraftwerk’s iconic aesthetic and the legendary music they delivered.
The performance capabilities of this miraculous bicycle from Canyon is, as we’ve come to expect from the brand, entirely beyond compare and when you add in the exclusive nature of it and the spectacular visuals on offer, there are going to be few bicycles more sought after than this one over the next few months. The Canyon x Kraftwerk Bicycle truly is at the forefront of performance – it boasts a Grand Tour-winning frameset coupled with SRAM’s wireless eTap groupset and Zipp’s all-conquering 303 Firecrest wheels for a quality of ride like nothing else out there.
With a design aesthetic which takes its inspiration from Kraftwerk’s iconic live appearances and unwavering technical precision, the Canyon x Kraftwerk Bicycle delivers a phenomenal hand-finished design that reflects the band’s clarity and innovative approach to their music. The end result of this meeting of minds in music and bicycle design is a limited edition steed as unique as Kraftwerk itself and for lovers of eye-catching designs and genre defining music, this bike is a must.
It is the unique geometric pattern, which was conceived from Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hütter’s own design, that is the real stand out feature of this bicycle and it is one of the most complex ever applied by the Canyon Design Team. Every reflective strip is cut-to-measure and then hand-laid with exceptional care and painstaking precision. Needless to say, this isn’t a quick part of the crafting phase and it is a process that takes over seven hours per bike frame. So, it’s easy to see why they’re only making 21 of these amazing rides.
One of a Kind Riding
There will be a real tangible sense of just how exclusive your bike is if you’re one of the lucky 21 to get your hands on one of these Canyon x Kraftwerk Bicycles and every owner of this breathtakingly stylish and well put together bike will receive their steed in a specifically crafted Canyon Bike Guard which also comes with a celebratory commemorative pack with some details about the bike and how it’s been crafted.
Kraftwerk fans are likely to gravitate towards this bike in their droves so if you’ve got hopes on making this your next mode of transportation, you’ll definitely need to move quickly as when the 21 are gone, they’re gone. A stunning example of craftsmanship and a real indication of Canyon’s attention to detail and striving to always deliver the best.
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