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Like many other custom bikes, this one has a story. Unlike some other custom bikes, this one has some very elite stablemates at home. Todd, also known as #reptodd is the Shop Manager at Above Category. To say he knew what he was looking for when ordering this frame is an understatement:
I first met Kevin from Mosaic Cycles 3 years ago randomly on a ride in San Diego while he was there on a road trip from Colorado. He was riding his then-new Mosaic RT1 with Campagnolo Super Record EPS. I immediately fell in love with how simple and clean his bike was and how beautiful the welds and finish quality were. I put it in the back of my mind that I needed to own one someday.
Fast forward a few years and my path with Mosaic would cross again working at AC and seeing them come and go with very satisfied clients. One day, a client wanted us to check out his bike for a mystery noise so I took it for a quick spin. I was blown away by how quick and lively it felt, yet how comfortable it was. The next day I ordered one.
Three weeks later it arrived and felt even better than the bike I had tried as it was built with my exact fit and for my weight and riding style. In July I joined Aaron from Mosaic and 4 other riders on a team for the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race in Boulder. It was a very cool experience riding with a group of guys all riding bikes that Aaron had built himself.
This is my first Ti bike and I truly could not be happier with my choice; the 3-year wait (Todd is referring to the time from first sight of a Mosaic to delivery, turnaround time typically hovers around 4-6 weeks from order to delivery - BE) was worth it. Kevin is still riding that same frame I first saw him on too.
Enve 1.0 Fork
2010 Campagnolo Super Record Group-172.5, 36/52, 11x27
Campagnolo Hyperon Ultra Two Carbon Clincher Wheelset
Continental Grand Prix 4000SII Tires w/Continental Race Light Tubes
Time iClick Carbon Pedals
Syntace P6 Seat Post
Tune Wurger Skyline Carbon Seat Post Collar
Chris King Headset
King Ti Cages
Ceramicspeed Bottom Bracket
Ceramicspeed Rear Derailleur Pulleys
fi’zi:k 00 Chameleon Bar
fi’zi:k Cyrano R1 Stem w/BarFly fi’zi:k Garmin Mount
fi’zi:k Antares R1 Carbon Braided Saddle
fi’zi:k Superlight Tacky Bar Tape
We'd love to thank Above Category for sharing this incredible build with us. Head over to their site for more information on this particular build as well as the other incredible builds that they produce.
photos and words by Above Category