Spengle collaborates with artists on spectacular £7K wheels

Swiss brand turns its carbon tri-spoke into a 'dynamic canvas' for a special limited-edition series

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If Spengle’s retro-looking tri-spoke didn’t already have a “unique aesthetic” in the words of its CMO Martin Cox, the new Collections by Spengle limited-edition range comes with eye-popping prices as well as head turning designs. All have been developed in collaboration with artists in Europe and the USA with the most expensive costing £7,378.80.

Limited to a run of just 10 wheel sets per colour way, the bespoke wheels will be launched early September at this year’s Eurobike and available to buy directly from the Spengle website with free shipping.

Spengle Collections Molten Lava

Molton Lava: gold detailing on the most expensive wheels in the collection

The Molton Lava version of the Spengle wheel is the most expensive at £7,378.80. According to Spengle, lava is unique and timeless and a smouldering cauldron of passion. Furthermore, says the brand: “When in sunlight the layered patterns of this wheel dance before your eyes, shimmering as if the earth’s molten core is moving before you.”

Spengle Collections Chromeo wheelset

The Chromeo: “prestige and authority”

The other colour options include the high-sheen Chromeo for £5,418.00, which takes 40 hours of painstaking paint application and emerges with a finish that “catches reflections of the world around it … an ever-changing testament to the power of motion and emotion, forever capturing that fleeting essence of life.”

The Iridescent costs £6,450.00, Neon Glitch £6,708.00, and Popping Cherry has a price tag yet to be confirmed.

Spengle Collections wheelset

The Iridescent wheelset uses five colours which are only visible at different viewing angles

“The Spengle brand has what can be described as a unique aesthetic; it’s never going to appeal to everyone,” said Martin Cox, Spengle CMO. “Right at the outset we made our peace with that idea  – but what if we tried to appeal to people from a different perspective? What if, instead of approaching this as a wheel, we approached it as a dynamic canvas?

“We started looking at the finer details within the curves of the wheel more, changing the thinking from performance and the properties of carbon-fibre, towards a study of how light moves across the blades, how the elbow works with shape and shadow, and how that movement can affect the mood of the viewer.

“It was a wormhole for us, and it led us down a path that we’ve loved spending time travelling and exploring, the result of which is the exciting  Collections by Spengle that we have now and which we are thrilled to be sharing with the world”.

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Established in 1988, Spengle is best known in an off-road capacity, and has race titles ranging from the Crocodile Trophy, an epic 10-day mountain bike stage race in Australia, to downhill speed records to its name.