New Mercedes-Benz Bike Sports Selection 2009/2010 Makes its Debut
Mercedes launched their Mercedes-Benz Bike Sports Selection 2009/2010 – bikes aimed at a diverse of array of cycling enthusiasts
by Thomas Philips | 01 June 2009
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It’s June, ladies and gentlemen, which means it’s time to get outside and start enjoying the beautiful summer air. To help you get started, Mercedes has launched their Mercedes-Benz Bike Sports Selection 2009/2010 – a collection of bikes aimed at a diverse of array of cycling enthusiasts. For the off-road lovers, there’s an aluminum framed full-suspension mountain bike featuring SRAM gearing, Avid Elixier CR disc brakes and a set of DT Swiss X 1800 wheels. The price: 3999 Euros.
If you prefer to stay on the road, you may be interested in the Limited racing bike, weighing in at 6.9 kg and limited in number to only 100 units. Highlights include a carbon-fiber frame, Carbotec monocoque carbon-fiber fork, SRAM RED 20-speed gears, SRAM RED carbon-fibre pedals and a set of DT Swiss RR 1450 “mon chasseral” RWS wheels in white. The cost: 4999 Euros.
For the more casual riders, the Mercedes-Benz Bike Sports Selection offers two choices: a fitness bike and a trekking bike. The fitness bike, priced at 1099 Euros, features an aluminum frame in Sport or Comfort editions, a suspension fork with 80mm of travel and SRAM X.5 27-speed gears, while the trekking bike (priced at 1349 Euros) also features an aluminum frame in Comfort or Sport versions, a suspension fork with 80mm of travel and SRAM X.5 27-speed gears. Other highlights include a Shimano hub dynamo, Busch & Müller lights, a metal protective cover and a Topeak luggage rack.
And last but not least, for the space-conscious and children, there are two final options: a folding bike and a kid’s bike. The folding bike (1699 Euro) boasts a full suspension frame offering 40mm of travel in the front and rear, and when folded, measures 80x80x35 cm. As for the kid’s bike, it comes in either red or white and costs 299 Euros.
Mercedes-Benz Bike Sports Selection 2009/2010: New, exclusive bikes from Mercedes-Benz
Stuttgart, June 01, 2009
Mercedes-Benz has presented a new collection of exclusive bikes with an outstanding level of technical features. In addition to the Mountainbike and the racing bike, which are limited editions to a particularly high technical standard, the Foldingbike impresses with its unique fold-down technology. Mercedes-Benz has also carefully updated its tried-and-tested bike models, with several detailed improvements. This means that for its bike collection, Mercedes-Benz offers the same outstanding level of quality as for its premium automobiles.
The Foldingbike is a real gem in technical terms. It features a patented folding mechanism that impresses by being particularly easy to operate. Folding and unfolding the bike takes only a few seconds, and no tools are required.
- The cleverly designed mechanical system allows two different folded positions:
- In the Shuttle position the frame is folded together, but the bike can still be pushed and steered - ideal for easy carriage using public transport.
When completely folded down, the Mercedes-Benz Foldingbike requires very little space indeed. In this position it only measures 80x80x35 cm, enabling it to be stowed in the high-quality carrying bag which is also supplied. Accordingly the bike can be easily accommodated in the car boot, camper van, office or yacht as a constant companion.
The folding frame of aluminium has a suspension travel of 40 mm at both front and rear, and this is adjustable for individual riding comfort. A Shimano 8-speed derailleur gear makes for relaxed cycling, while disc brakes ensure a high level of safety. A side stand, protective metal cover and a variable luggage rack make this extraordinary bike outstanding for day-to-day use. The new Mercedes-Benz Foldingbike is available in silver or white, and costs 1699 Euro.
Mountainbike All Mountain Limited 2009
Even the roughest tracks and off-road biking adventures are sheer pleasure with the new Mountainbike from Mercedes-Benz. Limited to a worldwide edition of 100 examples, this bike is emphatically a high-end product. The lightweight, fully sprung aluminium frame in an exclusive MB design has a suspension travel of 125 mm at the rear and 120 mm at the front. The suspension fork features a lockout function and remote steering.
The Mountainbike also shines with top-class components such as the SRAM X.9/X.0 27-speed gears, Truvativ NOIR carbon-fibre pedals, Avid Elixier CR disc brakes and a set of DT Swiss X 1800 wheels. This high-tech bike is supplied with a damper pump, and is available in three frame sizes in matt black/matt white at a price of 3999 Euro.
Limited racing bike 2009
This new, competition-standard racing bike tips the scales at only 6.9 kg, and is available from Mercedes-Benz 2009 as a limited edition of 100 for particularly dedicated and demanding sports cyclists. Its outstanding attributes are based on the very best components available in the market: high-end carbon-fibre frame, Carbotec monocoque carbon-fibre fork, SRAM RED 20-speed gears, SRAM RED carbon-fibre pedals and a set of DT Swiss RR 1450 "mon chasseral" RWS wheels in white. This extraordinary racing bike is available in five frame sizes in carbon/white/red, and costs 4999 Euro.
Mercedes-Benz has made detailed improvements to its well-proven Fitnessbike, which is available in Sport or Comfort editions (Comfort has a low crossbar) and in several frame sizes. From now on, frame size XL is also available. The high-grade components include an aluminium frame in an exclusive MB design - now in white, absolutely the height of fashion - a suspension fork with a travel of 80 mm and a lockout function, SRAM X.5 27-speed gears and disc brakes at front and rear. The Fitnessbike costs 1099 Euro.
Matching the new E-Class, a classic in the Mercedes-Benz bike collection has a trendy copper brown metallic/white paint finish this year, and is now also available in XL size for the larger bike enthusiasts among Mercedes-Benz customers: the Trekkingbike. Its improved features include a trekking frame of aluminium in an exclusive MB design, available in four sizes as either a Sport or Comfort edition, a suspension fork with a travel of 80 mm and a lockout function, SRAM X.5 27-speed gears, disc brakes with an integral immobiliser on the front wheel, a high-quality touring kit which includes a Shimano hub dynamo, Busch & Müller lights, a metal protective cover and a Topeak luggage rack. Price: 1349 Euro.
For both small and adult bike enthusiasts, Mercedes-Benz also continues to offer the Kidsbike for 299 Euro and the highly successful Mountainbike for 2790 Euro. All these bikes are available from Mercedes-Benz dealers.
Bike clothing 2009
The Mercedes-Benz collection of clothing specifically tailored for biking fun is also new. It is made from practical, breathable, fast-drying and skin-friendly materials. The trousers have separate bike panties with high-quality, sewn-in seat padding for first-class saddle comfort.