Extans design house is proud to be exhibiting their new luxury bicycle, the Akhal, at Salon Privé this year, showcasing stunning craftsmanship and beautiful design in two limited editions, the Shadow and Shine.
The brand philosophy at Extans is to produce design that expresses a modern, simplistic, and elegant style, with a focus on using high-quality lightweight materials to create iconic objects that last.
The Akhal bike was inspired by the Akhal-Teke horse, one of the rarest purebred horses in the world, known for their endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. The pure form aesthetic of the bike reflects its namesake, with the black and shimmering cremello coat of these horses inspiring the volcano black and silver-sand white finishes of the Shadow and Shine editions respectively. Like these beautiful creatures, the Akhal has been shaped with energy, harmony, and balance, poised with elegance yet employing a design language that embodies movement and finesse.
Featuring a carbon monocoque frame, the Akhal also sports a CNC machined head, dropouts and seat clamp all from a single solid aluminium billet, and is handmade in England. Ninety-nine limited editions of the black chrome-plated Shadow and the bright chrome plated Shine are available, made to order, and Extans offers a bespoke customisation of the Akhal to allow the rider to co-create a one-off piece that expresses their individuality.
Perfectly marrying functionality with a beautifully minimal aesthetic, the forged carbon bike stand features a CNC machined aluminium base and is a sculptural piece in its own right, allowing the bike to be displayed as a piece of art when not in use.
Devoted to creating artistry in personal biking, The Akhal hopes to inspire a strong emotional connection between rider and bike, with a refined beauty that is designed to elevate the riding