Is your bike made of gold? Adam Blythe’s is.
The perfect bike for a Bond villain, or a former British national road champion turned TV commentator.
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Former WorldTour pro and British national champion Adam Blythe showed off a flashy new gold bike on Instagram this week.
But unlike other bikes merely painted that color, Blythe’s custom painted Genesis is finished with 24-karat gold leaf, providing a true gold hue and texture you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
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The bike is a collaboration with Genesis Bicycles, whom Blythe is an ambassador for, and Fatcreations, a custom paint shop based in the UK.
Other than the gold exterior, the bike is made of carbon but gets a twist compared to traditional Genesis frames with an extended head tube added on by former Olympic medalist Rob Hayles of Carbon Concepts to hide the cables. It’s a look that’s sure to divide opinions.
But at the end of the day, the most important person’s opinion is Blythe’s and he seems quite smitten.
“This bike… completely beyond what I could of imagined it to look like!!!!,” he wrote on Instagram.
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With the new bike, Blythe has serious claim to become the next Bond villain, though maybe he should stick to his current TV commentary gig.