Custom Palace Skateboards x Cannondale Bike by Virgil Abloh
At the end of 2020, Palace completed their Rapha collaboration with a few Cannondale co-branded bikes. Designed for use by EF Pro Cycling athletes, the exclusive bikes were only available to regular customers through a charity raffle, unless it’s Virgil Abloh, of course.
Probably one of the best Instagram flexes from the founder of Off-White ™, Abloh’s Cannondale (donated in January) is a special variation of the Palace x Rapha model that has a few nifty features that elevate it beyond a simple object. collection and guarantee that it is much faster than the Supreme off-road motorcycle from a few years ago.
It’s immediately obvious that Abloh’s edition is replacing the suspension bars with custom-grip Flat 3 handlebars, although it takes a keen eye to realize that his bike also opts for reverse gears with a single chainring. front for ease of use. While it retains the same SystemSix Hi Mod frame and HollowGram Knot aero wheels used on the raffled race cycles (and a Palace water bottle), the exclusive verbiage on the down tube indicates that it is Abloh’s bike and Abloh’s bike alone.
Abloh is of course no stranger to unique and special editions – his own signature is a favorite element of personalization. Not only does Abloh own a lot of exclusive luxury goods himself, he’s also a huge fan of making unique creations for his equally cool friends. Do you remember Brooks Koepka’s custom crampons? What about Drake’s multi-million dollar jet?
No, the Abloh’s Palace Skateboards x Rapha x Cannondale bike isn’t up for grabs, but there are plenty of fast SystemSix bikes out there that are race-ready and available for purchase.