Ciclotte (http://www.storeciclotte.com/) has designed an innovative stationary bike, for which they want $10,000. I’m cool with that; good design is worth money, and this is a cool looking thing. My problem with the Ciclotte exercise bike is not the price, but rather the fact that they charge an extra $2000 for one made out of Carbon Fiber.
That’s right, carbon fiber — the less-strong building material whose only advantages are (a) ease of coercing into aerodynamic shapes and (b) light weight. This is a stationary bicycle. It does not need to be aerodynamic or lightweight.
They will also charge you $1000 to attach an iPad holder.