Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles

For 2022 I am proud to work with local custom titanium and steel builder Mosaic Cycles, owned by Aaron Barcheck. For my podcast with Aaron, click below.

 

I raced on a Mosaic steel frame for three seasons during my single speed cyclocross phase, on the Single Barrel team. It was an illuminating phase of racer development in my cycling journey . I learned a lot about the sport of cycling including what it really means to corner fast, thinking about speed not only as a function of making more power but as an act of preservation of momentum, and that while derailuers are a great invention they are not always necessary.

Cyclocross is a ridiculous sport, and single speed racing multiplies this outcome. “Always in the wrong gear”. When I got struck by the lightning bolt of cycling at the age of 15 and tried my first CX race shortly thereafter, I discovered that I was truly not gifted at this particular discipline. It magnified many of my shortcomings: a propensity to over-inflate my tires, a lack of global muscular and fascial tension, and difficulty making torque. Single speed forces these issues.

Fast forward to 2022 and one of my favorite whips is my Mosaic GT1-AR. This is the archetype of a modern titanium gravel bike: durable, dependable, excellent clearance, supreme durability, flawless welds and paint, and all the class.

For all the details on choices such as price, tubing, finish work, components and stock or custom geo, check out Mosaic Cycles


Here are a few shots of my steed. It is equipped with Shimano Ultegra 12 speed components and an Enduro bottom bracket [of course!]

As a Mosaic dealer, I can walk you through the process of manifesting your dream bike into reality, including details such as:

  • frame design and details including all the nuances of clearance, BB drop, CS length, etc
  • finish choices
  • component choices
  • translating your current fit into custom

A deposit for a Mosaic project is $2000. To discuss options book an appointment.