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Mosaic RT-1, Full-paint titanium with a lightweight Ultegra build

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This titanium Mosaic is a custom RT-1, and uses their top-of-the-line frameset. The RT-1 features size-specific butted tubing, a tapered-steerer Enve Road 2.0 fork, and an oversized 44mm headtube. The lucky owner of this bike chose to give the frame full-paint, and to have the fork matching as well. As usual, the folks at Mosaic do impeccable work … the welds are super clean! The stainless steel headbadge looks great against the paint. Custom geometry was a must for this rider to get the handlebar in the correct location. This RT-1 uses an integrated seatpost, which will add some shock … Continue reading

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Custom Mosaic RT-1, shown in 2013 NAHBS!

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This beautiful custom Mosaic RT-1 is as good as it gets! The butted Ti frame is handbuilt in Boulder, Colorado and has a unique paint job done by Spectrum Cycles. All Mosaic frames are custom built to a riders body proportions, so the fit is perfect! This particular Mosaic was used as a show-bike by Mosaic in the 2013 NAHBS (North American Handuilt Bicycle Show). Mosaic won a “best cyclocross of show” award for a cross bike that has similar construction to this RT-1. Mosaic uses an oversized 44mm titanium headtube that they machine in-house. The seatstays are elegantly thin … Continue reading

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Kona Raijin 29er Titanium Hardtail Frame

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Kona’s excellent titanium hardtail frame, the Raijin, moves into its second year of production with this 2013 model. There’s no need to worry though. After all of the time Kona employees spent thrashing prototypes in the Pacific NW and the great owner reviews its gotten around the internet, the 2013 Raijin is the same as the previous batch except for a couple of cosmetic changes.  Black anodized slider dropouts and the retro Kona downtube panel now come stock on this smooth riding, U.S. made, titanium beauty. The Raijin is a bike to own for a while. Race it. Hammer it. … Continue reading

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