Builders for Builders: a Lost & Found Custom Bike Raffle for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

This year, I’ll be covering the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s Triple Crown events: Lost & Found, Grinduro, and the Downieville Classic. My intent with this is to grow the Stweardship’s presence, help them raise money and spread the stoke for the Lost Sierra. Jumping on board with this project is just the icing on the dirt cake!

“Custom frame makers Sklar, Stinner, Mosaic, and McGovern have teamed up with world-class component makers ENVE, Chris King, SRAM and WTB to create four unique and beautiful custom bicycles that will be raffled after the gun goes off for the Lost and Found Gravel race. All proceeds will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is a non-profit organization that builds and maintains multi-use trails in the Sierra Buttes, Tahoe, Plumas and Lassen national forests. Their mission is building sustainable recreation-based communities through stewardship, job creation and hosting world-class events. SBTS has donated an estimated 72,000 hours of volunteer labor, maintained over 800 miles of shared use trails and created nearly 80 miles of new trails since 2003.

The bikes will be exhibited at the Lost and Found gravel race and the raffle will be live, with $20 tickets, from June 2nd through June 15th, hosted by The Pro’s Closet. All donations and raffle ticket purchases are tax deductible.”

Check out more details on these bikes and how to buy a raffle ticket below!

MOSAIC GT-1 -56cm-
Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles turns practical performance goals into a bike of singular personality and beauty in Boulder Colorado. Built from select blends of titanium, frames are available in stock and custom configurations.

The Mosaic GT-1 is closer to a road bike than an adventure bike. The short chainstays and steep head angle provide a snappy feel on the road while the low BB, slightly longer wheelbase, and generous tire size make for stable off-road handling. Discs provide all-terrain stopping force complimenting the big tires. The 3/2.5 double butted titanium tubeset can take abuse all year in any climate. The GT-1 aims at a different category of performance: one of comfort, longevity, and functionality.

Tech/Build Specs
Frame: Mosaic GT-1 Ti
Paint: Custom Builders for Builders Alpine paint layout
Cockpit: Enve Seatpost, Enve 110mm Stem and Enve 42cm Handlebar
Wheels: Enve G23 700c with Chris King hubs
Group: Sram Red 22 HRD
Tires: WTB
Saddle: WTB
Geo: 56cm, see image above

McGovern Cross Plus -56cm-
McGovern Cycles crafts versatile and stylish carbon fiber machines for any type of rider. Chris McGovern’s obsession with bikes led him to start building his own, which developed into a passion to deliver finely crafted carbon fiber bicycles to discerning riders.

Built from carbon fiber in Nevada county California using tube-to-tube construction. Finishing off the rear triangle is McGovern’s clever carbon fiber dropout system with a double-threaded axle nut fixing the derailleur hanger. From gravel to singletrack, the Cross Plus is ready to get rowdy on any type of unpaved surface.

Tech/Build Specs
Frame: Cross Plus Carbon
Paint: Custom Builders for Builders
Cockpit: ENVE
Wheelset: Enve G23 700c with Chris King hubs
Group: SRAM Force 1 hydro
Tires: WTB
Saddle: WTB
Geo: 56cm, see image above

Stinner Steel Refugio – 56cm –
Stinner Frameworks builds top-tier steel and titanium bicycle frames in Santa Barbara California, combining craftsmanship and performance-oriented detail to produce frames designed to excel in their respective disciplines.
The small team at Stinner builds bikes that share their enthusiasm for performance and adventure.

Before smooth asphalt roads swept up and between mountains, there were quiet gravel paths.
The Steel Refugio is made to handle all roads– the paved, unpaved, and everything in between with the grace and elegance of a performance machine, with comfort to explore a little further on each ride. Designed with the liveliness of a road bike and the compliance of a cyclocross bike the Refugio is built to inspire confidence and arouse the curiosity to explore new directions.

Tech/Build Specs
Frame: Stinner Steel Refugio
Paint: Custom Builders for Builders
Cockpit: Enve Seatpost, Enve 110mm Stem and Enve 42cm Handlebar
Wheels: Enve G23 700c with Chris King hubs
Tires: WTB
Saddle: WTB
Group: Sram Etap Red HRD WiFi, 172.5mm 50/34t crank, 11-32t cassette
Geo: 56cm, see image above

Sklar All-Road -58cm-

Adam Sklar has risen to the upper echelons of the American framebuilding community by virtue of his unique aesthetic and willingness to sidestep convention in pursuit of specific performance goals. Each Sklar bike is the unique product of the conversation between builder and rider.

If there is one bike to have in your quiver, this is it. The versatility of the Sklar All-Road makes it easy to hop out the front door to explore long dirt roads with your friends and keeps the door open to the opportunity for spontaneous singletrack exploration. The Sklar All-Road is built to feel at home on smooth asphalt, muddy cyclocross courses, singletrack or the local B-roads as the possibilities with a wider-tired drop bar bike are endless. When the goal is to enjoy being outside, do some pedaling and just ‘get out there’, this is the bike for you.

Tech/Build Specs

Frame: Sklar All-Road
Paint: Custom Builders for Builders
Cockpit: Enve Seatpost, Enve 110mm Stem and Enve 42cm Handlebar
Wheels: Enve G23 700c with Chris King hubs
Group: Sram Force 1×11
Tires: WTB
Saddle: WTB
Geo: 57.5cm Frame, 577mm top tube, see image above

Raffle tickets are $20 a piece at the Pros Closet.

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  • Dobry

    This is cool and fun and for a good cause. I’m off to buy some raffles!

  • Eric Hancock

    All these bikes are beautiful. They are all too big for me, but I still gave them money. Great cause.

  • Harry

    Shame it seems to be for USA only, Id have paid shipping when I won! :-)

    • Yeah, quite a bummer. Turns out there are all sorts of rules about raffles…

  • showlowitsqueentlee

    that Skylar is like it was custom built for me. even the saddle height it spot on. been pouring over the pictures like i already won it. 😍

  • Sebastian Burnell

    Sklar has grown on me big time. So elegant!

  • showlowitsqueentlee

    that Skylar is like it was custom made for me. my exact size. looking at the pictures like i already own it.

    • Never heard of that builder 😂

      • showlowitsqueentlee

        oh man. why did i see skylar? maybe you should add a y to your name. rolls off the tongue.

  • Chris W

    Any idea of the BB to saddle height on the Sklar? Looks like I could jam on that, although maybe with some setback.

    • It is “optimized” around 780ish mm for that dimension. +/- a few cm would be golden.

  • Stormy Williams

    I would love to buy a ticket – but it doesn’t accept locations outside the US. is it ‘fuck off’ Canadians?!

  • Matt

    The description on The Pros Closet site lists the Mosaic at 54cm. I’m assuming that’s right, and that the 56 cm listed above is incorrect?