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January 05, 2012

Gucci’s First-Ever Bike

By Jordan Kisner | Accessories

Courtesy Gucci.K

With the rocketing popularity of bike shares in cities worldwide, a pair of wheels has become the must-have cosmopolitan accessory. Luckily, Gucci, which, as we noted in our November/December issue is experiencing its own renaissance, has teamed up with another iconic Italian brand, the high-end bicycling manufacturer Bianchi, to create the fashion house’s first line of bikes. Designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, the hot wheels come in two models: a white-steel-single-speed City edition with custom-leather grips for city cycling; and a black-carbon-fiber monocoque Urban model built to transition well from the street to the countryside. Add a helmet and gloves—also designed specially by Giannini—and you’re ready to ride in style. Urban bike, $14,000; City bike, $6,200; gucci.com.