Ben Frederick and The Small Monsters Project Custom Mosaic MT-1

Today, we’re sharing the news that Ben Frederick from The Small Monsters Project has partnered with Mosaic Cycles and has a custom-painted MT-1 that matches the new Ornot x Small Monsters Project Trail Shirt. We sat on this one for a little bit to let the Sea Otter buzz die down so let’s check out John’s photos and a press release straight from The Small Monsters Project below!

The Small Monsters Project is back for its fourth year. Cyclocross and off-road privateer Ben Frederick is continuing his mental health awareness campaign by dedicating his upcoming season to raising funds for The Small Monsters Project Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the stigma around mental health challenges and to provide education and resources around concussion. Since its inception in 2021, he has raised over $60,000 to support those in need.

Ben is elated to bring on a new partner for The Small Monsters Project, Mosaic Cycles. They kicked off the partnership with an MT-1, with a custom paint job layout design by Randy from Mosaic, that matches an Ornot x Small Monsters Project Trail Shirt.

As sappy as it sounds, when I first met with Aaron (Mosaic founder) and Mark (marketing guru), there was an instant connection. I’ve been riding metal bikes for the past 9 years, and entering my Ti era with an American-made, passion-driven bike brand is so exciting. They completely match my vibe and support my altruism as much as my racing. I’m so pumped to start this journey.” – Ben

Ben will add to the Mosaic story through his efforts in 2024; Outfitted with a fleet of Mosaic bikes, Ben will be at key races, fundraising and awareness events through the summer. This fall Ben will bring Mosaic into the elite CX ranks at the USCX Series, Pan Am Championships and then off to Europe for the Christmas Cross Period.

“The best part of my job, and about what we do here at Mosaic Cycles, is that we get the honor of building bikes for exceptional humans, many of whom become our friends. This has certainly been the case with Ben. We believe in Ben’s mission with The Small Monsters project and we’re extremely excited & honored to play a small part in it. We can’t wait to see what Ben gets up to this year, whether he’s bringing American Metal to the ‘cross course, tearing it up on his MT-1, or helping us scheme up some new & monstrous finishwork… It ought to be a dang good time” – Mark

Ben will be racing SRAM AXS outfitted Mosaic MT-1, GT-1 45, and XT-1s frames this year. Also joining the program is Chris King for headsets and Bottom Brackets. The OG sponsor, Ritchey is providing all the finishing kit for the bikes. His head will be protected by Smith Helmets.

Longtime Sponsor Ornot continues their support with supporter/fundraiser items as well as kit. Other sponsors include Challenge Tires, Hunt Wheels, Bivo Bottles, Bobo’s Oat Bars, and Bont Cycling.

We hope Ben and everyone involved with The Small Monsters Project make a splash this race season!