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The Ultimate Commuter Bike by Hermés is Out of Reach

That's one decent looking bicycle, but doesn't look that special in any way except for its price tag.  It costs mind blowing $11,000 without any precious stones or gold on it.

Here is what François Doré, general director of Hermès Horizons, has to say about their new carbon fiber bicycles, which were handmade in France for Hermés by Time: “The idea was to create a real bicycle that people would use for pleasure’s sake, not as a decorative object. It had to be light, comfortable, slightly retro, but with modern technology.”

Did they achieve this relatively modest goal? Absolutely. The Le Flâneur d'Hermès is a lovely piece of machinery, and at just 24 pounds, it's a lot more manageable than the average retro cruiser. Hydraulic disc brakes and a belt drive add the perfect modern touches, while taurillon leather details keep the Hermés spirit intact.

Well, considering the company sells 100% crocodile skin T-shirt for $91,500 at the luxury brand’s Madison Avenue flagship, this bike is actually a bargain.
For those of you who doesn't mind a little more weight to you bicycle, try a similar version made with lacquered stainless steel. frame, handles and saddle in Taurillon Clemence leather at $4650.  A kickstand and front/back lighting are included.

Le Flâneur d'Hermès will be available at Hermés stores in November 2013.

The Ultimate Commuter Bike by Hermés is Out of Reach Reviewed by Blogs on 6:12 PM Rating: 5

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