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Only 50 bikes will be released worldwide... and they're 15 grand a throw

Storck are producing 50 Aernario Signature Edition bikes to mark the 50th birthday of head honch Markus Storck.

If you fancy something a little bit special and you have a spare £15,000 kicking around that you don't know what to do with (that's all of us, right?) then this might be just what you're looking for.

Storck say that they’ve upgraded the carbon and resin used for this model, and that they've gone for a raw hand-polished finish (as opposed to lacquer). They reckon that the raw finish is possible ‘because of the ultra high manufacturing quality’ that they're offering.

Few decals are used here, Storck going for the ‘less is more’ approach. Spend £15,000 on a bike and you don't need to shout about it, and multiple logos are just so vulgar. You do get a Storck logo, Markus’ signature, and a serial number on the top tube... and that's yer lot.

The Signature Edition bikes are built up with some very select components including a THM Scapula CT fork, German handmade THM Powerarms G2 cranks, and a set of superlight THM Fibula Carbon brakes. Each of these has a matt clear coat finish to complement the frame.

Each bike also comes fitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, Storck’s own Platinum bar and post, plus a Lightweight’s Obermayer wheelset – so Storck haven't made any concessions to budget here.

The saddle pictured has been customised to Markus’ anatomy, whereas the ones on the Signature Edition bikes for sale are standard Selle Italia Monolink SLRs.

The frame weighs 790g and Storck give the complete bike weight as just 5.38kg (11.8lb) in a size 57cm.

If you want one of these bad boys for yourself – and you have a few quid tucked away for a rainy day – go to www.storck-bicycle.cc/road-bikes/aernario-signature-2014The rest of us... maybe after next payday. 

Technical details 
Frame
• Original Aernario Mould
• Platinum Technology
• Upgraded fibre/resin choice
•790g

Design
• Natural carbon, hand polished
• Painted black on black
• Markus Storck signature

Sizes
• 47, 51, 55, 57, 59 cm

Fork
• Original THM Scapula CT
• Reworked Layering Plan
• 275g
• Matt black clear coat

Brakes
• Original THM Fibula
• 110g without brakepads
• (60g front / 50g rear)
• Matt black clear coat

Chainset
• Storck Powerarms G2
• 400g
• Matt black clear coat

Wheelset
• Lightweight Meilenstein
• Obermayer Custom
• Customized aero f/hub
• Tubular
• 415g front, 560g rear

Groupset
• Shimano Dura Ace Di2
• Internal battery pack
• Standard or compact

Components
• Storck ST115 stem
• Storck Platinum comfort seat post MLP135
• Selle Italia Monolink SLR saddle
• Storck Platinum comfort road bar RBC180
• Schwalbe Ultremo Tubulars

Price
• £14,999

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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seanieh66 [196 posts] 3 years ago
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A penny shy of 15 Grand  24

Bargain.

Sean

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netclectic [136 posts] 3 years ago
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11.8kg? I think I'll save my money  3

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dave atkinson [6330 posts] 3 years ago
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netclectic wrote:

11.8kg? I think I'll save my money  3

ahem. yes.

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Hector Ch [55 posts] 3 years ago
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£15k for a bicycle with a frame MIA ?

Pure marketing BS.

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andybnk [97 posts] 3 years ago
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hmm would've got one as winter bike but not without Campagnolo on it, I'll pass then!

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bikemadjo [72 posts] 3 years ago
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Guys it is 5.38kg (11.8lb) not 11.8 Kg!

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McDuff73 [79 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah build few keep the prices high, they didn't see the fools who are easily parted from their money coming now did they?

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Miles253 [198 posts] 3 years ago
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Crazy it's less than 6kg with di2!

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Sadly Biggins [272 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't think I'd risk it on the roads near me. Oh well, I'll have to find something else to spend the £15k that's burning a hole in my pocket.

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MNgraveur [96 posts] 3 years ago
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Seeing as it comes with tubulars, I assume Storck also supplies a driver and a van to follow you around with spare wheels?

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Camcycle1974 [9 posts] 3 years ago
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Given the spec it's actually not that outrageous. That wheelset alone is 4k+ and the groupset 2k+ 5k on the frame leaves 4k for the best finishing kit money can buy. It's the equivalent of a Porcshe GT3 or similar in motoring terms so the price is going to be high. If money were no object i'd buy it.

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belgravedave [274 posts] 3 years ago
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Stunning.

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Karbon Kev [691 posts] 3 years ago
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not much there for 15 grand imo, I would rather have the basic or platinum version ...

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allez neg [496 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't have £15k and therefore shall not buy one.

If people have, and do, I'll not mind or judge.

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700c [1171 posts] 3 years ago
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MNgraveur wrote:

Seeing as it comes with tubulars, I assume Storck also supplies a driver and a van to follow you around with spare wheels?

Myth.

Have no problems with my tubs at all.

Cyclcross riders seem to manage just fine as well...!

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MNgraveur [96 posts] 3 years ago
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Attempt at humor....

It's not really a myth that tubs can flat. Been there, done that, hiked home in the sleet. Cross is different.

Anyway, it's a freaking gorgeous bike. I'm contemplating selling an organ to buy one. And if I could afford one,I'd definitely pony up for the van to follow me with spare wheels.

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robert_obrien [118 posts] 3 years ago
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seanieh66 wrote:

A penny shy of 15 Grand  24

Bargain.

Sean

I'm always a bit suspicious when an item designed and manufactured abroad and therefore probably priced to meet a local price point (in this case euros) conveniently hits a sterling price point (albeit a very high one in this case). That said, I know nothing about economics and am prepared to be educated.