UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) – 2017 Ride Into Spring
Auction Ends: May 20, 2017 10:00 PM EDT

Amazing Rally Bikes

One-of-a-Kind, Hand Painted- sz 54 Artist Themed - Diamondback Podium Race Bike

Item Number
446
Estimated Value
$7,500 USD
Sold
$4,600 USD to kburwell
Number of Bids
20  -  Bid History

Item Description

A true masterpiece! One-of-a kind, hand painted Artist themed bike!

Here’s the story behind the bikes from Rally Cycling Creative Director Sam Wiebe:

"For our donation to the spring auction this year, we wanted a way to truly represent and honor the brave young UHCCF grant recipients our donation is meant to help.

We connected with the families of eight UHCCF grant recipients and asked each kid to share a bit of their story and, most importantly, what they think is cool.

The surveys were awesome. We got fun, unique responses from each kid and we got to work brainstorming ideas about how to distill this colorful information into compelling, cool bicycle art. Our primary goal was to have each kid look at the finished bike, smile, and say, That’s mine!”.

A wise response to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up" inspired Artist. Preston, 9, of Texas “wants to be an artist, because you can use your imagination to create something that people will enjoy looking at forever." In a style reminiscent of Jackson Pollock's iconic abstract expressionism, the bike begins with a black "canvas" and is drizzled with primary colors and finished with baby blue chainstay, fork and logo accents. For those of us who remember it, this bike may also remind us of a certain decade with a very distinct aesthetic. Artist is a 54 cm frame. The bike will be raced by Sepp Kuss of the Rally Cycling team at the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, one of the world’s biggest bike races.

This bike is more than “just” fast, one of eight feather-light carbon fiber race bike donated by Rally Cycling. The bike is truly one-of-a-kind, with a unique, carefully designed paint job that represents the hopes and dreams of Preston, a UHCCF grant recipient.

Tech Specs

A serious bicycle, and the exact frames, components, wheels, tires and accessories that our pros use.

  • Frame Carbon Monocoque Competition Road Frame, UCI Certified, Carbon Drop Outs, w/ Taper Headtube & Press-Fit 30 BB
  • Fork Carbon Competition Road Fork, Carbon Drop Outs, w/ 1.5" Taper Carbon Steerer Tube, Continuous Fiber Technology (CFT)
  • Bar & Stem HED Grand Tour Oversize
  • Components SRAM RED® 11-speed
  • Wheels HED Ardennes
  • Tires Kenda Kountach
  • Bottle Cages Arundel Dave-O carbon fiber
  • Saddle Men  |  Prologo Zero II PAS    Women  |  Terry Falcon X 2   

The final products, hand painted by Minnesota artist Brad Galvin, are truly 1/1 edition bicycles. 

Special Instructions

THE RALLY RACE BIKES WILL REMAIN UP FOR AUCTION UNTIL MAY 20TH!

Bikes will be drop-shipped directly to the address of your choosing (limited to the continental U.S.). Bikes to leave CA for inspection/cleaning and will be shipped to winners the week of June 1st, 2017.