Here are some bikes to get you thinking you might mortgage your yurt – if it was possible to get a mortgage at all these days.
– Saracen Zen 1
‘650 | www.saracencycles.com
A hardcore hardtail mountain bike for serious trail abuse. Punches so far above its mid-price weight that it fists thin air.
– Lapierre Spicy 916
‘3500 | www.hotlines-uk.com
Look at it shine! Despite the 916’s bump-loving 160mm rear travel, it’s as capable racing up a hill as it is flying back down.
– Cannondale Vintage Ultra
‘1250 | gb.cannondale.com
Modern tech plus kickstand, bell, light and leather saddle. A retro-futuro road warrior.
– Charge Team Duster
‘1000 (frame only) | chargebikes.com
This titanium frame can be built up into a bike that can handle just about anything. Here it is in XC race-winning guise.
– Colnago Ferrari
US$15,500 | www.colnago.com
This rebranded Colnago Extreme Power celebrates Ferrari’s 60th anniversary. It features more carbon than a pencil factory.
– Mercedes-Benz Folding Bike
‘tba (due October 08) | www.mercedes-benz.co.uk
Fits in the boot of a CLK but still has disc brakes, five gears and suspension.