French luxury brand Hermès will release two ultra-lightweight, carbon filter bike models next month: Le Flâneur d’Hermès and Le Flâneur sportif d’Hermès. Big whoop, right? Yes, considering the cost of the bikes: $10,750 each. Handmade and available in three colors, charcoal, red, and white, the bikes will surely turn heads and boost your cool points.
Hermès’s François Doré, who headed the project, told WWD he wanted to create “real bike[s], not a decorative object,” describing the new models as “simple, efficient, easy to use, pleasant, and elegant.”
All the luxurious trimmings of Hermès are present in the bikes: bull calf leather saddles, a shock-absorbing frame, belt-driven transmission, hydraulic disc brakes, and the option of eight or 11 gears integrated into the rear wheel hub.