I would imagine a $45,000 bicycle to look somewhat futuristic, perhaps with big streaking fenders and solar panels. But not the Fairwheel bikes made in Tuscon Arizona, it’s a simple looking ten-speed made almost entirely of carbon fiber making it weight just six pounds! Looks don’t really matter when your racing across pavement passing the competition, this is where strength and lightness come in handy; with carbon fiber wheels, titanium spokes, and everything else being ultra-lightweight. The world’s lightest bike is still just a prototype, but has been tested on over 20k of pavement – it was shown this past weekend at the Interbike Show in Las Vegas.
[InHabitat via TriRig]