FIRST LOOK: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS V11

FIRST LOOK: MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS V11

Historically speaking, when it comes to an infusion of Formula One culture seeping into the world of road cycling, until now it’s been Italian car maker and perennial F1 competitor Ferrari making the only inroad through both Colnago and Bianchi sourcing.

Now, thanks to a licensing deal with British based N+ bikes, the Mercedes AMG Petronas  moniker can be found in the weekend group ride!  You might wonder, why is a German car brand’s bike coming from England? Formula 1 race fans know that like a majority of F1 teams,  Mercedes’ ga-zillion dollar racing effort is actually based in England.

The AMG bike is licensed through N+ and is painted at the Mercedes F1 factory in Brackley, England. Three models are available, each with SRAM drivetrains (Force and Red) from $6000-$12,000 with special Pirelli tires and carbon railed German made saddles using Alcantara leather.  It is especially cool to see the bikes share the same livery as the F1 cars raced by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Similar to that first seen on a Parlee tri-bike, the air foil covering the disc brake caliper is a nice touch.

 

The one-piece carbon handlebar/stem combos are available in three sizes: 40/42/44cm width with 90/100/110/120mm stem lengths.

 

The signature of the person who painted the frame and saw it through its build is found on the top tube.

 

Looks just like your garage right? The carbon fiber bike stand is a stand-alone item that fits up to 38mm tires and sells for $650.

 

In addition to the road bike, the N+ group is also making available two models of an equally sleek looking electric city bike at $3200 and $4500.

For more info: Mercedes AMG Petronas 

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