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.
The Baum Corretto looks good in any paint selection but I’m especially digging this crystal blue scheme. See more of this beauty over at the Baum Flickr.
You’ve heard the saying “If I were a rich man”. Well, that’d be the barrel I’d prefer to stare down. Baum and Busyman, two of Australia’s finest. See more here.
Around the time of the Australian Custom Bike Show, Baum Cycles sent me photos of Darren’s own 650B Extensa MTB. Because it was going to be unveiled at the show, I wanted to wait a little while before posting it. I know a lot of you want to see more MTB content on the site and I can’t think of a better offering to the gods of dirt.
Built with SRAM’s XX1, this is a die hard MTBr’s dream machine and it’s already got me contemplating my own 650B MTB.
See more below!
The Australian Custom Bicycle Show is this weekend in Australia and this bike is only one of the prime examples of Australian craftsmanship that will be on display. As part of the Rapha Continental Australia, Darren Baum worked closely with Rapha to design one of the wildest Baum Corretto paint jobs I’ve ever seen. Integrating the Rapha Gazzet Paper seamlessly into the wet coat creates a one-of-the-kind aesthetic.
The build? Pretty straight forward with full SRAM Red, ENVE clinchers, Fizik saddle and custom Busyman Bicycles bar tape to top it off. Check out more high-res photos of this beauty in the Gallery and if you’re in Australia, get your ass to the ACBS this weekend.
Why blend in when you can stand out on the trails. This insane Baum Cycles Exserta MTB has my interest piqued like a peacock’s plume. Check out more at the Baum Flickr.