Mosaic part 2: RS-2 road with Force 22

We are on a roll with Mosaic lately, so here’s another sweet build.

Kris’s Mosaic RS-2 features True Temper OX Platinum tubing,  ENVE 2.0 fork.IMG_0373

Custom geometry and paint are included with every Mosaic at Blacksmith Cycle.IMG_0383

More build details, photos and wheel choices show up after the jump…

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Mosaic RT-1, finally, as promised…

Ok, we’ve teased you about our Mosaic RT-1 shop bike and here are the details:

photo 1Our 15 lb, Di2-powered, carbon-component-perfected, titanium masterpiece.

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2015 Olympia Boost road – to disc, or not to disc?

Disc or caliper? The choice is yours with the 2015 Olympia Boost…
One bike, multiple configurations, pure performance.
Go traditional, or get the added tire clearance and stopping power of disc.
Available in various build options, including SRAM Red 22 Hydro disc…

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We are finalizing our Olympia order this month, with bikes arriving in December, so don’t hesitate to speak to us or visit Olympia’s website to see the entire model range, including our 849 Ultralight which you can visit and ogle in the shop anytime.

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Cafe du Cycliste on the way…

Our most lusted-after French clothing brand – Cafe du Cycliste – is back.
2015 Fall/Winter order is now en route, so drop by to reserve your favorite items.

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Btw, the clothing is drop dead gorgeous, smartly technical, and built with quality to last.

Oh, and yes, the rumors are true.
We have updated Our Brands, up top, and also added a definitive list of our entire catalogue of new bikes, in the aptly named The List.
Check em both out.

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Lots happening…

Lots of quick updates as we head into the 2015 model year!!

First, we are having our annual in-store wheel and frame blowout…come talk to us about killer deals of up to 40% off all remaining 2014 models including carbon wheels and in-stock frames and bikes, such as our Blacksmith Mosaic RT-1:

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Second, we are now up to date with all 2015 model launches, such as the incredible Storck Aerfast, so come plan your next dream bike today and stay on the bleeding edge:

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Finally, we are stoked to be introducing Ritte Cycles to Blacksmith!!
Look out for more info soon, or check out our three in-store models:

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The UNFONDO Lives

Building on last year’s inaugural epic ride, we are pleased to announce the date for our 2014 UNFONDO:

UNFONDO2015Please email info@blacksmithcycle.com to secure your entry. Payment can be made by paypal or in person but spots are limited.

 

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Cross Is Coming

In honor of the fast arriving Cyclo-cross season, 4 killer products worth mentioning…

1. + 2. Our first two new bits of swag are from the 2015 Van Dessel lineup.
Feast your eyes on the all new Full Tilt Boogie and Aloominator CX bikes:

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Full Tilt Boogie carbon – Frameset MSRP of $1999 – Complete builds starting at $2999 – Incredibly light weight, comfortable ride quality, and all day toughness.

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Aloominator – Built in the USA – Frameset MSRP of $1599 in disc or canti – complete bikes starting at $2599 – Stiff, intelligent design for a lifetime of abuse on the road or course.

3. To match your killer new CX rig, you gotta get yourself the world’s only real Cross shoe, the Lake MX-331, available in orange and black, in mens, womens, and wide sizes, $399 MSRP with multiple modular spikes included for course-specific adjustment.

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4. Xentis 2015 UD All-Black carbon wheels are here, with incredible aerodynamics, great stiffness, low weights, and featuring the world’s best carbon brake surface. Available in 25, 42, 58 and 75 mm depths, starting at $1999 and up. Squad 5.8′s pictured for $2599:

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So quit horsing around and get ready for Cross season with Blacksmith Cycle!!

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One Week Only: Scapin Ivor GT Edition

For one week only, come check out the 2015 Scapin Ivor GT Edition.

See it before it heads to Interbike in Las Vegas for international media coverage.
More details to follow after the show, but for now…

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#6 – The Northwesterner – Argonaut custom carbon

For Top-10 build #6 we turn back to the black magic of carbon. But not just any carbon.
Feast your eyes on perhaps the finest custom carbon bicycle on the planet.

We are THRILLED to finally, and officially announce the addition of Argonaut Cycles as the newest bicycle builder on our Top-15 list of greats!

With the pressure was on to get our first design right…Blacksmith Spacebike 2.0:

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The Northwesterner – Claude’s Argonaut custom carbon
Hand-built in Portland, Oregon
Blacksmith / Argonaut design + geometry collaboration
850-gram frame weight with custom carbon layup
Tapered headtube and ENVE fork with Chris King OS inset HS
Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Super Record gruppo + cages
3T ARX Team Stealth with ti bolts and Ergonova Team Stealth carbon
ISP with custom ENVE clamp
Prologo Scratch Nack carbon saddle
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 2 80th Anniversary wheels
Challenge Criterium 23 mm tubulars

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So, how many Benzes don’t we give a fuck about?
10/10 Benzes
Factors: Our first perfect score, befitting of one of the hottest names in the bike industry. Ben Farver aka Argonaut is ON FIRE and we are proud to be Canada’s only dealer. Oh, and this complete super-bike weighed in at 14.5 lbs of velvety smoothness.
Mike’s take: Fresh off his best in show at NAHBS, Ben continues to rock our world with incredibly light, sexy, supple-riding custom carbon bikes, utilizing an incredibly unique proprietary custom monocoque process…I could tell you more, but I’d have to kill you.

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20140709-IMG_4672In all seriousness, we have a Mosaic-style man crush on Ben and Argonaut in general. We are tickled teal to be Canada’s only dealer and one of just several homes worldwide for this elusive and unequalled brand. Come discuss your own Argonaut today. I was lucky enough to take Claude’s bike for a spin, and the combination of ride quality, agility, sense of lightness and explosiveness is…truly incredible. Even spacebikey.

Special thanks to Viktor Cahoj for the incredible photographs, for Embrocation Journal for the online love, and stay tuned for a refresh once Claude’s Xentis wheels arrive ;)

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#5 The Smooth Operator – Baum Corretto Titanium

For customer build #5 we move to a titanium masterpiece from down under…

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13886052323_7db48af9f0_kVanessa’s Baum Coretto – The Smooth Operator

Frame hand-built in Australia
Custom selected + butted titanium tubing
Blacksmith designed long-distance geometry
1+1/8″ headtube with BSA BB
ENVE 1.0 fork
Chris King Headset
Custom Blue (S)teal GTR scheme
Shimano Dura Ace 9000
3T ARX II stem + Ergonova bar
Enve 27.2 carbon setback post
Fizik Arione 00 Donna saddle
Xentis Squad 2.5 tubular wheels
Xentis Swisstop brake pads
Continental Competition 25 mm tubulars

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So, how many Benzes don’t we give a fuck about?
9.7/10 Benzes
Factors: Unique teal and yellow design, impeccable quality of craftsmanship, mind-altering titanium ride quality, under 15 lbs built, and did I mention how pretty she is?
Mike’s take: The titanium masterpiece we all want to ride. Get down here to design your very own nearly-priceless piece of rolling art, today.

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By the way, did your last bicycle manufacturer mail you a paint sample to be sure your favorite teal color was just right? Well, Baum did. Come talk to us about the Blacksmith + Baum full custom experience today – we are pleased to be one of two Baum dealers in all of North America.

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