In a world of instant gratification, patience is a concept that's nearly been forgotten. But sometimes the wait, the anticipation, is an important part of the fun. This week we feature a bike that spanned over a year from the initial dream to delivery of a truly amazing ride. A stunningly good gray, gold, and green Baum Corretto surely worth the patience endured.
The bright green stripes laid on a matte grey base provide plenty of pop on this machine. The golden trim adds a classy touch, one that's always game for a ride.
After much back and forth, the cleanliness of SRAM Red eTap was the winning choice for shifting the bike. But this is no ordinary Sram group. The rear derailleur was outfitted with gold titanium pulleys from Ceramicspeed. As if that wan't enough, the standard SRAM Red crankset was dropped and instead replaced with a THM Clavicula SRM, giving wattage no matter the conditions without adding weight.
We appreciate the details, and few people execute details as well as Baum. The elegantly paint matched cockpit is paired with custom leather bar tape from Busyman.
The details don't stop there. In Baum tradition, the paint continues to the seatpost while being topped by a custom Busyman/Fizik Curve saddle.
Choosing the perfect wheel isn't always easy but the Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer is rarely a bad choice. For a pure climbing wheel it's nearly unrivaled. Coupled with EE Cycleworks brakes, the Corretto will get down the hill with the best of them, too.
Was a year of dreaming worth the wait? We definitely think so and we're proud to have helped this dream come true in the greatest way we could.