With NAHBS being delayed for the foreseeable future, we’re getting a lot of showcase builds sent to us to share. For framebuilders, shops, and companies, a lot of energy goes into NAHBS bikes each year, so not being able to show them off can be a huge hit to their plans. Luckily, we support NAHBS, framebuilders, and small brands, so this is a perfect fit for us. This round, we’re looking at these collaboration bikes from Search and State, Mosaic, and Black Oak Velo.
These bikes were the end result of a collaboration among Search and State, Mosaic Cycles, and Black Oak Velo. The bikes were slated to be shown in Dallas at NHABS this year before it was postponed. Search and State focused on the paint scheme and the design aesthetics of the bike, while Mosaic did the frame, and custom parts and Black Oak Velo in Old Greenwich, Connecticut did the bike-build and handled all components and trims.
We did the SAS bike in a custom desert camo and the Black Oak Velo bike in their shop colors. The paired bikes were painted by Spectrum Paint and Powder in Boulder, Colorado. It was a super easy process for us to all get on the same page and we had a common vision from the start: To contribute equal parts and build unique bikes that represented what all 3 of us do best. We are beyond pleased with the results and the only thing left to do is get them filthy and ride the hell out of them.
Full specs for both bikes below. We went all out and left nothing on the table. These bikes are fully-loaded and decked out to the gills. A big thanks from Search and State to Mosaic and Black Oak for including us in the project, and The Radivist for sharing our story.
Mosaic GT-1 Frame w/ ENVE All Road Fork
Ceramicspeed Coated Bearing Headset
Silca Impero Frame Pump
ENVE Road Bar
Mosaic Ti Seatpost and Stem
Shimano Dura Ace R9170 Disc Group
50/34 Chainrings, 11-34 Cassette, MT900 Rotors 160F 140R
Ceramicspeed Coated Bearing Bottom Bracket
Ceramicspeed 3D Printed Hollow 12T Pulleys w/ Coated Bearings
Shimano XTR M9100 Pedals
ENVE G27 Wheelset w/ Industry Nine Torch Hubs w/ Ceramicspeed Coated Bearings
Rene Herse Baby Shoe Pass Extralight Tires
Tubolito S-Tubo Tubes