Anyone who follows the news from general media – and even the main trends on social media – will have noticed that Australia is currently fighting against the damages caused by a large bushfire. Companies and citizens are joining forces to help both the victims and those who are trying to respond to the damaging effects – via words of sympathy, assistance on the ground or financial support.
In that sense, metal 3D printing manufacturer Titomic and Vaaru Cycles, a specialist in the design of titanium road bikes are raising money for the bushfire appeal by auctioning a luxury, 24k gold-plated titanium bike now on show at the Dubai International Bicycle Exhibition.
With a reserve price of US $25,000, the bike would be the most luxurious titanium cycle ever produced. With a 24k gold and pearl white finish, it required more than 100 hours of master craftsmanship. Produced with Titomic Kinetic Fusion, the bike includes high-performance componentry from SRAM, ENVE, Lightweight, Brooks, and Vittoria.
“Considering the enormity of this bushfire catastrophe gripping much of Australia and seen by the rest of the world, we wanted to contribute to the bushfire disaster appeal, and to help in the long road to recovery to the many people devastated by the fires,” said Titomic Managing Director Jeff Lang. “While we have placed a reserve price of $25,000, given the interest in the bike at the show we’re hopeful that the sale price will be much higher, as it’s the most luxurious titanium cycle ever produced.”
“Titanium has a ride quality like no other material,” added Lang. “It’s light, strong but provides a silky ride with less vibration coming through the frame than other material. This results in less fatigue on the rider with very minimal weight penalties over carbon fibre. Titomic’s partnership with Vaaru and its founder James Beresford, will produce world’s most luxurious titanium cycles which incorporate artisanal design and the best high-performance materials.”
James Beresford, Founder of Vaaru, added about the auction: “We have watched in horror in the UK as the enormity of this catastrophe has unfolded, so we’re more than happy to do our bit and contribute to this appeal.”
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