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Baum Bikes

The Corretto is the crowning achievement of Baum Cycles, and possibly the finest bespoke performance road bicycle in existence. A result of exhaustive testing and minute fine-tuning, it’s one of the few truly custom bikes in the world, from the manipulation of the titanium tubeset used in its construction, to the geometry of the frameset ...mated precisely to the rider’s individual style, to the legendary paint quality Baum’s reputation is built on. Self-expression is at the core of every Corretto, and as a bicycle it’s skillset is as broad as it is specific, from Grand Tours to Gran Fondos. The Baum Corretto is a shining example of our core doctrine. In a world cluttered by ubiquitous carbon engineered for the mean average, we found the Corretto to offer the biggest contrast to the five-size bicycle industry norm. This is the frameset professional cyclists lust after when they retire, when they’re no longer constrained by sponsor obligations, carbon schedules, and frames built for common denominators. Don’t believe us? Just ask Cadel Evans. Baum Cycles builds the finest custom performance road bicycles in the world out of steel and titanium in Geelong, Australia. Baum’s hallmarks are a fanatical attention to detail, extremely personal geometry/frame construction, and second-to-none paint quality. Conceived on Australia’s Great Ocean Road and carefully assembled in Geelong by a former aerospace engineer, Baum, takes custom framebuilding to the absolute limit. Baum externally butts every single titanium tube on their range-topping titanium frames. Every. Single. Tube. Not only does this shear as much weight as possible from the frameset, it also gives Baum the opportunity to tune the ride almost precisely to their individual specifications – for you. Depending on your input, we assist Baum with building the perfect frame for your weight, age, riding style, riding habits, and aspirations as a cyclist. It doesn’t particularly matter who you are, where you are in your riding career, or what kind of shape you’re in – Baum can dial in the exquisite ride of your frame for decades to come. Attention to detail is Baum’s other pillar, beyond just perfect welds at every tube junction. Their paint is world-class, and like all other aspects of Baum’s manufacturing process (from dropouts to headtubes), done completely in-house. Every logo and minute, intricate facet of the bike’s patina is painted, with decals totally eschewed. The insides of the tubesets, an area no one save the builder will ever see, is perfectly clean. Even the bottom bracket threading is a work of precision art, with just enough perfectly-faced threads for a bottom bracket – no more, no less. Read More Less

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