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Above Category spends plenty of time gracing our pages, and rightfully so. This Baum Coretto deserves every last glance it gets, though it may not get the attention it deserves. You see, this Corretto has a mate at home, which we featured in Volume 10. Yes, you got that right, Zio has built two absolutely stunning Baum frames into some of the best riding bikes on the planet.
Clearly the paint screams, yet somehow by the touch of Baum, it's not overwhelming. How that is, I have no idea. But the way Baum has mixed in the touches of black along with the bare titanium on the rear, the contrast somehow keeps this bike from going over the top.
Built with nothing less than Shimano's top-tier Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 and ENVE Smart 6.7 wheels, the complete bike is something of a dream build. A painted-to-match ENVE stem and seatpost keeps everything tied together.
It's almost as if Above Category is in some sort of challenge we aren't privy to. Like they've decided that each build they do has to go slightly further over the top than the last. Take it to another level. Kudos to these guys, they are killing it right now.
photos by Above Category and words by Brandon Elliott