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Titivated Spartan: A Painted Mosaic RT-1

by Anthony Little |

tit·i·vate verb
ˈtidəˌvāt/

informal verb: titivate; 3rd person present: titivates; past tense: titivated; past participle: titivated; gerund or present participle: titivating make small enhancing alterations to (something). "she slapped on her warpaint and titivated her hair" make oneself look attractive.

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Painted titanium is something we typically leave up to the Australians at Baum. When finish is concerned, we're so used to the minimalist nude grey of a media-blasted Mosaic titanium rocket that a painted example is cause for celebration - or at least a showcase, and this one is a true masterpiece.

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No decals here - this is all painstaking masking work. This RT-1 is heading into the welcoming arms of a mountain biker who's converting to the dark side of suffering.

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What better way to show off Campagnolo's new Super Record EPS V3?

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Dura-Ace skewers. Why? They're simply the best when it comes to holding a wheel securely in the dropouts. They're mated to our trademark handbuilt wheels - White Industries hubs, laced 24h two-cross front and rear to Zipp's venerable 404 clincher rim - compliment the details within the fork blades beautifully.

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