Your Shopping Cart

So far it’s a solo ride.

The Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds: Day Five

Anthony Little |


What can we say about the Baum Corretto that we haven't already said? At the end of the day, after all is said and done (and, as they say, variety is the spice of life), they remain our favorite road bicycles. Lately, we've been accused of "Same Baum, Different Color". It's a fair criticism. After all, one of the only reasons we even entertain the idea of another Baum is to get...yes, another color. But sometimes we build a Baum that isn't just another paint scheme - it's timeless. It's a perfect marriage of aesthetics, function, and class, one that won't ever go out of style. That's this bike, our fifth entry into the Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds.


Deep, dark crystal blue. White. Champagne. Silver. The clean aesthetics of eTap. It's quintessential, in a word.

img_3514 img_3517 img_3492

Chris King - another perennial American-made classic, whose silver hubs complete the bike's understated look.


Lately, we've been smitten by THM's Clavicula cranks mated to an SRM powermeter spider, likely the lightest crank-based powermeter on the market at a smidge over 650 grams. Mated to our usual-suspect ultralight eeCycleworks brakes, the pairing drops weight without sacrificing any performance.


Yes, more eTap. Ever since we had a chance to ride (and abuse) SRAM's works group before it went public, our pick for electronic shifting has been made pretty clear. It's innately intuitive, functional, minimalist, light, and makes for an incredibly clean setup. In a word, elegant - much like the Corretto it's hanging off of.


Baum's immaculate paint work on full display on ENVE's stem and bar.


Zipp 303 rims laced to their silver King compatriots round out the build nicely, with the whole assembly rolling on Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm clinchers. Will we ever tire of this bike? Unlikely.


Thanks for following along on the Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds! Tomorrow's number will take us to uncharted waters for the Twelve Days in more ways than one, with a look befitting an E-Type.

Start your Build Since 2006, we've been creating the world's finest dream bikes with our signature approach to custom builds and customer service. Our Custom Program
AC Everywhere You can find us just over Golden Gate Bridge in California's Marin County. Can’t come to us? We can bring the bike to you. We craft custom bikes for clients all across the U.S. and the world. Contact us