Gold, platinum and diamonds bike a real luxury

Retired Italian professional road cyclist Mario Cipollini has gone (really) upscale with the launch of a deluxe version of one of our most prominent models: the RB1000.

The $54,000 Luxury Edition of Cipollini’s aero carbon road bike features 40 grams of 18-carat gold, 122 grams of platinum (in the head tube and downtube logos), and 17 carats of black and white diamonds.

Unveiled at the Monte Carlo Like Bike Expo earlier this month, the lavish bicycle is considered a good mix of high quality jewellery and innovative technology. Watch the making of it below: