This bike is where it all began. It is named after the white whale in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, a metaphor for our obsessions and the fight against our own nature.
It is a triathlon bike made to conquer another whale – the Ironman. It’s black and white detailing includes Achab, The Pequod and Moby, the style reminiscent of sailor tattoos.
We don’t imagine this bike could ever be torn away from a modern Achab, but we wouldn’t stop you from trying.
“The sea, Homeric and Biblical, is the realm of monsters, of terror and of the immense deep that human intelligence struggles to understand. The white whale against which Captain Ahab fights stubbornly and uselessly is a blinding symbol of evil and the absurdity of the world. The ship is a microcosm of society, and the maniacal hunt for the whale reflects the determination of human beings to dominate nature, bending it to their will, possessing it. The gloomy end throws a fatalistic light on the significance of human adventure. The narrative is dense with symbolic meaning that is revealed at every step by the richness of the text, drawn from the tragic vision of life that Melville had, by his sense of the hopeless ambiguity between good and evil, between which human beings oscillate without the possibility of making definitive choices”.