2020 BAUM Corretto #SaveTheRimBrake - and My Bikes Timeline

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Moafaq
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Image2020 BAUM Corretto [Levitated] by Moafaq Jamal, on Flickr

View in 360: https://www.moafaq.com/360/BAUM/
Virtual Tour inside the factory: https://goo.gl/maps/jHKrTUixUM8gkhk1A

My 30th Birthday Present. And it’s 30 years since Baum Cycles was founded!

Back in 2013, I dreamed of a cyclocross ti disc bike from Van Nicholas and in 2015 from Enigma. In 2020, I decide to go with rim brakes Corretto from BAUM cycles after looking and considering some other bikes from different brands including: Moots Vamoots RSL, Curve Belgie Air, Curve V3, No22 Reactor, AUREN, Prova, Bastion, waltlytitanium.com, and Mosaic RT2.

Finally went with BAUM as I decided to go local made as was living in Melbourne + (most other brands offer in disc only) and I don’t like disc + I visited the factory and everything is done in house from fitting to assembly. I however, hoped to try one of their bikes before I decide to invest on one. Tried Reynolds steel and loves how it rides and I believed Ti would ride as nice but lighter.

Cost indeed was a factor in deciding. I found mostly with my proposed setup (Force AXS etap and good quality aluminum wheelset), cost is around A$10-15k for the brands I looked at. No22, Moots or BAUM. Was going with carbon seat tube but decided to go full Ti.

My aim in cycling is to explore, have fun and keep fit. And I love climbing as you end up with a downhill :D

Initially I knew about BAUM through Jack, owner of Bikes at Brighton where I bought my Cervelo R5 and S5. If you ever wanted to buy Cervelo or Focus, pay him a visit, you will get a good deal!



Brand: BAUM Type: Corretto

Final weight: <with pedals, cages, SRAM power meter, Spurcycle bell and wahoo BOLT>
7.4kg
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Cost:
15664AUD minus 1424AUD GST refund as the bike is now in Saudi Arabia.

Position on bike: a bit upright than my Cervelo R5 but when I go on the drops it's fine to cut winds.
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Went fairly standard with the built to cut cost:
Frame: Custom Ti ~size 52cm
Fork: Enve 2.0 - 50mm
Groupset: SRAM Force eTap AXS
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet 1 1/8"
Headset spacer: Carbon 1 1/8"
Seatpost: Enve 5mm offset 31.6mm
Seat: S Works Romin Evo (Carbon Rail)
Stem: 3T ARX II Team, 90mm - 31.8, 6 deg
Bar: 3T Superergo Team 40cm C-C
Bartape: Lizard Skin DSP 3.2
Brakes: SRAM Force
Crankset: 48-35 with SRAM Force Power Meter Spider 170mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB English 68mm
Chainrings: 48-35 with SRAM Force Power Meter Spider
Cassette: 10-28 12spd
Wheels: DT Swiss PR1400 OXiC Dicut 21mm
QR: DT Swiss
Tires: Schwalbe Pro One 25C Tubeless
Pedals: Ultegra PD-R8000 +4mm
Bottle Cages: King Ti

Order Timeline:
14-May2020: First email contact
21-May: Factory visit in Geelong, Australia
29-May: Deposit
2-June: Bike Fit
1-July: Half Payment
6-July: 2nd Bike Fit (I asked for it :D as I was worried)
18-Aug: in production (says 5-6w to complete)
23-Sep: Estimate to finish
11-Sep: just complete built
Monday 14-Sep: final touches, clean and photography.
15-Sep: Picked for delivery (Couldn't go to factory due to borders closed with covid19!)
16-Sep: Delivered
3-Oct: Took abroad to Saudi Arabia

What Do I think about the bike: As of 1st Nov, I've only done 600km on it. Longest ride was 100km. need couple of months to give review but first impression, compared to carbon road bikes I had, is comfort and feels good on the ground, don’t know how to describe it. Good in climbing and descending (could be the SRAM Force 12 speed the reason!). Still working on best seat position. Might lower bars as I still have room with spacer but worried if this result on more weight on the handlebar.

Current setup with Knog front & rear lights:
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My Bikes Timeline Ti bike was once a dream bike, now it's a Moulton SPEED :D
Image2020 My Bikes Timeline by Moafaq Jamal, on Flickr

Happy riding everyone!
Moafaq

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Very clean build :)

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Very nice, enjoy the ride. Baum is also on my radar, almost local as I am about 3 hours north of Geelong...... and a 60th coming soon😳
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As close to perfection as can be :thumbup: .
Baum's are among my all time favourite bikes, and yours is superb :beerchug: !!

Louis :)

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MrCurrieinahurry wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Very clean build :)
Indeed. Welded by Darren Baum himself :)

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beanbiken wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:04 pm
Very nice, enjoy the ride. Baum is also on my radar, almost local as I am about 3 hours north of Geelong...... and a 60th coming soon😳
Thanks. You should pay their factory a visit, you may like the feel!

LouisN wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:15 pm
As close to perfection as can be :thumbup: .
Baum's are among my all time favourite bikes, and yours is superb :beerchug: !!

Louis :)
Thanks :beerchug:

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by Earlysport

Those welds... 😍

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by keaton

Very nice, and nice crocs!

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How do you find those skewers? What's the weight of them?

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keaton wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Very nice, and nice crocs!
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MrCurrieinahurry wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:30 pm
How do you find those skewers? What's the weight of them?

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It's ok, just not used to this style. find it a bit hard to get the perfect tight (not too tight not too loose). There was an option to upgrade to ti/carbon ones, Tune DC130 for extra 135AUD but said might upgradte later. I was on tight budget 😅

Weight: 42.5 for front, 44.5 for back.
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by rlanger

Doesn't really get much better than this, does it?

Enjoy and ride in good health.

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by markyboy

Very nice build,also lovely photos :thumbup:
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by tonchy

Superb build and amazing pics, well done sir.

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by MrCurrieinahurry

Tbf I think everyone should own one ti bike I really miss my one.
Keep coming back to look at this.

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Very good looking. I always liked the chunky looks of the 31.6 mm seat post.
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by Osoi3900

I've heard trash spoken of him, but in my opinion Baum makes nice frames.

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