Most expensive Colnago ever sells at auction for $133,000 - gold and diamonds don't come cheap

Numbered 1 of 50, the Giro-inspired Gioiello road bike includes handcrafted diamond and gold detailing

Detail of Colango Gioiello
(Image credit: Colnago)

A Colnago Gioiello road bike has sold at auction for 120,650 CHF, approximately $133,000 or £107,000, making it the most expensive Colnago ever sold.

The Gioiello, ‘jewel’ in English, is based around a gold leaf decorated C68 frameset, and created to celebrate this year’s Giro d’Italia, with only 50 bikes made. 

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.