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Mark Beaumont selling his record-breaking round-the-world bike on eBay

£10,000 is leading bid to date for Koga Kimera bike that Scot rode around world on in less than 80 days

Mark Beaumont is selling the Koga Kimera Premium bike that he rode around the world on in less than 80 days to set a new Guinness World Record, with the highest bid on eBay currently standing at £10,000.

A higher bid of £10,200 was lodged yesterday, but has subsequently been retracted. The auction on eBay will end shortly before 10am on Thursday 19 October.

> Mark Beaumont’s record-breaking Koga Kimera - the bike and equipment used for 79 day round-the-world ride

All money raised from the sale of the bike, which Beaumont developed in partnership with Koga including its striking custom paint job, will go to the charity Orkidstudio, which he chose to benefit from his Artemis World Cycle challenge.

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While the Scot had three of the bikes with him on his Guinness World Record-breaking ride, going by his comments on the eBay listing, this is the actual one he churned out the miles on as he circumnavigated the globe in 78 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes.

> Mark Beaumont completes round-the-world ride in 79 days to smash Guinness World Record

He wrote: “This amazing bike has suffered 18,000 miles without fault –  considering some of the broken roads, gravel and dirt, storms and falls, it’s proven incredibly fast, tough and comfortable.”

> Kudos galore on Strava for Mark Beaumont's record-breaking round-the-world ride

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Here are the bike’s technical specifications:

Size: 60

Frame: Lightweight FEM optimized carbon frame built with High Modulus carbon fibre.

Equipped with: Tapered headtube with integrated headset, Internal cables, Press Fit BB, Carbon dropouts for 12mm thru axle, Chain Suck Protection and replaceable rear derailleur hanger.

Front fork: KOGA full carbon for disc brake, 12x100mm dropouts and internal cable routing

Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2 - electronic shifting

Brakes: Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes

Wheels: Corima 32 mm WS.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Griff500 | 6 years ago

Clearly there are a lot of people on here who don't understand the concept of raising money for charity. The comments above comparing the value of a charitable donation, to buying a new bike to ride are hilarious!

Another David | 6 years ago
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He deserves every last cent he gets for it.

janusz0 | 6 years ago
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It's presumably going to be bought by a shop or a museum to draw us in.
It's more than tat - the glory is undeniable.

BehindTheBikesheds | 6 years ago
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some mugs will pay huge sums for a bit of reflected glory tat.

£3.4k gets you a brand new version (full retail) with 11 speed Di2, okay minus the corima wheels but fucks sakes it's worth £2.5k tops if it's in great nick. Rather have the one he didn't use much as opposed to the one he flogged, not that I'd go for this anyway.

nbrus | 6 years ago
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£10K for a worn out bike ... I'll take it ...

earth | 6 years ago
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I'd like to see the full details of that bike.  Looks like he has Panaracer tyres on it and he said he got about 16 puntures in 18000 miles. 

TypeVertigo replied to earth | 6 years ago

earth wrote:

I'd like to see the full details of that bike.  Looks like he has Panaracer tyres on it and he said he got about 16 puntures in 18000 miles. 

Yep, looks like they're Panaracer Race Type Ds. Or some later Evo variant of them, of which there have been three of.

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