Today, FYXO and I took the trip down to Geelong to visit Darren at Baum Cycles. After we toured the new Baum facilities, we ate some lunch at a local cafe and took to the You Yangs trail system.
The next few hours, I spent all my energy chasing after a neon streak in the bush. In fact, it became a point of fixation for me, as I struggled to keep up with the extremely fit rider pedaling this machine.
Ryan works at Baum and he rides a Baum. This bike is the fruit of his labor at Baum and it’s one of the company’s most famous rides. Or at least one of my favorite rides from the company.
SRAM XX1, ENVE, Chris King, you name it, it’s got it and then some. Like a bright chartreuse paint job with neon pink accents and a carbon Selle Italia saddle shell – leather saddle just get wrecked on a MTB anyway…
For me, the thing I brought away from this ride was seeing a Baum completely smash these trails. In an age where digital presentation is everything, I rarely see a Baum outside of the photo studio. It really brought the reason why Darren builds these machines to the forefront.
Baum makes MTBs fit for thrashing their local trails and that’s exactly what Ryan did. All afternoon… Stay tuned for more photos from my Shop Visit and MTB shred sess with Baum. For now, check out more photos of this rad bike!
I have a thing for purple bikes and this singlespeed BAUM Extensa is making me feel all warm inside. Seriously, wow. Head over to the BAUM Flickr for more!
Baum are the king of the race car-inspired paint jobs and this Martini road is a perfect example, right down to the seat tube logo. Damn! See more of this insanely-dialed road bike at Baum’s Flickr or catch them at the UK Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend.
Man, this bike looks so good. It’s like how a bike looks going to a cocktail party. Super classy build from Baum!
Yikes! I should have warned you that this is NSFW on a Friday. Baum’s neon paint jobs are killing it! First that MTB and now this Ristretto track bike. See more of this eye-melting machine at the BAUM Flickr!
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that I’ve got a hard-on for BAUM’s work. Ever since visiting their shop a year ago, I’ve been paying very close attention to the torrent of work that flows into their Flickr stream.
Maybe when I strike it big in the “industry” and move to OZ, I’ll have one of my own, but the likelihood of that happening is slim. Until that day comes, I’ll just enjoy shooting photos of beauts like this Corretto road bike and hastily take it for spins around the block from Shifter Bikes in South Yarra until I find the perfect wall to shoot it against. In this case, I opted for brick, instead of this black wall.
Side note: people ask me why I use walls for bikes like this. The answer is simple: I can’t afford to replace anything on this bike if it were to fall over…
When I saw this pop up on the Baum Cycles Flickr last night, I lost my shit. Not that Baum isn’t always killing it but this neon Extensa SS MTB is completely insane. I love the neon pink accents on the RockShox! See more at the Baum Flickr!
Even if you’re not into disc brakes on cross bikes, you’ve gotta admit, that’s one Beautiful Bicycle! Head over to the Baum Flickr for more! I betcha it feels like riding a piece of surgical equipment. So good.
Now, I’m guessing the two newest rides that popped up on the BAUM Flickr today are going to the same owner. This Cubano and Bandit are identical. Both meant for speed at a different scale and both are dream bikes to their respective audience. Wow. The Bandit frame ( 2lb 15oz ) is the only one like it in the world. A true one-of-a-kind race machine. You can read about it here and by now, we all know the Cubano…
See more photos at the Baum Flickr.
It’s not everyday that BAUM photographs one of their Corretto track bikes, so when I saw this, I had to share. Check out more of this GTR metallic black, venom green and Dura Ace track build at the BAUM Flickr.