Mercedes-Benz and Rotwild have introduced the new AMG GT inspired GT S bike.
Now usually when we hear about high-end automakers dabbling in bicycle design, the result is a road bike – recent examples have included bikes made in collaboration with companies such as McLaren, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Joining the likes of Porsche, however, Mercedes AMG has decided to go with a mountain bike. The sports car and performance brand within Mercedes-Benz recently joined forces with German bicycle manufacturer Rotwild, to create the limited-edition Rotwild GT S.
Designed to set new standards for high-performance mountain bikes, the Rotwild GT S was built for competition and features an ultra-lightweight frame with solarbeam yellow and carbon black accents. Bumps are handled by a 100-mm ThirtyThree fork from Italian brand Formula, and an Ergon SRX saddle is used.
The bike also has carbon fiber handles bars with Shimano XTR Di2 2 x 11 drivetrain gearing that allows several gears to be shifted in sequence, and other notable highlights include Formula AMG R1 Racing FCS disc brakes and 29-inch carbon fiber wheels with Continental Race King tires……oh and a water bottle cage!
Also included with the bike is a package including a Thule protective transport case, a Topeak shock pump, and various other Topeak tools contained in a rescue kit.
According to Mercedes' parent company Daimler, the GT S was developed using feedback from the AMG Rotwild MTB racing team, was developed for the toughest off-road conditions.
If you are tempted by this machine then be warned that production will be limited to 100 units and pricing starts at cool £7,345.
Here is a list of the full spec for the bike...
AMG GT S Riding Package
ROTWILD RHS 1.5 Tapered Ti
Formula thirty three 100 Speedshift Lockout
Pro Tharsis XC Flat Top DI2 carbon fibre
Pro Tharsis XC DI2
Pro Tharsis XC carbon fibre
Ergon SRX AMG carbon fibre
Shimano XTR 36-26T. ACS-Ring
Shimano DI2 XTR Shift Switch
Shimano DI2 XTR-2
Shimano DI2 XTR-11 GS DM Plus
Shimano XTR 9000 11-40T.
Formula R1 FCS
Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 carbon fibre
100-15/142-12 ILS-Integrated Lock System
Continental Race King
Racesport Compound 29x2.20
Ergon BX2 Bag
Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite
Topeak Bike Pocket MT
Topeak Rescue Box
Topeak Tyre Lever
Carbon-Fibre Bottle Cage
Team Riding Experience
Topeak Pocket Shock DXG
ROTWILD Hardshell Bag
Topeak Lineup Stand 29
Thule Round Trip Pro
Matt carbon fibre / solarbeam glossy