Storck release Aernario Signature Edition

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

by Mat Brett   January 16, 2014  

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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

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A penny shy of 15 Grand Rolling On The Floor

Bargain.

Sean

Sean

posted by seanieh66 [193 posts]
16th January 2014 - 8:22

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

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posted by netclectic [116 posts]
16th January 2014 - 12:54

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netclectic wrote:
11.8kg? I think I'll save my money Wink

ahem. yes.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7233 posts]
16th January 2014 - 12:59

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£15k for a bicycle with a frame MIA ?

Pure marketing BS.

posted by Hector Ch [52 posts]
16th January 2014 - 13:11

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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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posted by andybnk [90 posts]
16th January 2014 - 13:43

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Guys it is 5.38kg (11.8lb) not 11.8 Kg!

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posted by bikemadjo [42 posts]
16th January 2014 - 14:22

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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?

posted by McDuff73 [44 posts]
16th January 2014 - 15:12

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Crazy it's less than 6kg with di2!

Specialized Allez 2009, Campagnolo Centaur 10, Campagnolo Shamal Wheels. 8.3kg

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posted by Miles253 [190 posts]
16th January 2014 - 15:21

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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.

posted by Sadly Biggins [261 posts]
16th January 2014 - 15:51

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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?

posted by MNgraveur [31 posts]
16th January 2014 - 18:08

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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.

posted by Camcycle1974 [9 posts]
16th January 2014 - 19:09

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Stunning.

posted by belgravedave [163 posts]
16th January 2014 - 20:42

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not much there for 15 grand imo, I would rather have the basic or platinum version ...

posted by Karbon Kev [663 posts]
16th January 2014 - 21:23

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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.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
16th January 2014 - 21:35

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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...!

posted by 700c [541 posts]
16th January 2014 - 21:44

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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.

posted by MNgraveur [31 posts]
17th January 2014 - 1:44

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seanieh66 wrote:
A penny shy of 15 Grand Rolling On The Floor

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.

posted by robert_obrien [117 posts]
21st January 2014 - 12:49

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