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A higher bid of £10,200 was lodged yesterday, but has subsequently been retracted.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.
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.
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.
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.”
Here are the bike’s technical specifications:
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.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.