Porsche Designs builds a high performance bicycle

The folks at Porsche Designs have entered yet another new market as they have introduced a line of high performance bicycles offering high performance features – and a very high price.

The new Porsche Designs bicycles have taken a similar approach in their lineup to the Porsche vehicles, with the two models being the Porsche Bike S and Porsche Bike RS (Rennsport). The Bike S is the entry level, with a lightweight aluminum frame weighing just 26.5 pounds. The aluminum Porsche Bike S rides on a set of 29” DT Swiss rims wrapped in low rolling resistance tires designed to offer great wet traction and a set of Magura hydraulic brakes provides excellent stopping power. Finally, the Bike S features an 11-speed Shimano Alfine transmission setup and a maintenance free toothed belt drive system.

The Porsche Bike RS is for someone who demands the most out of their bicycle and the carbon fiber module monocoque chassis weighs just 19.8 pounds (the seat neck, front fork and handle bars are also carbon fiber). The Bike RS features a similar high end braking system from Magura and low rolling resistance tires but the 29” Crank Brothers racing wheels replace the DT Swiss wheels on the Bike S. The Bike RS also adds a 20-speed Shimano XTR transmission system for precise shifts and a huge range of gearing.

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