Working with Mosaic Cycles in Boulder, Colorado on the GBL CX has been one of the neatest experiences in my cycling career.   Framebuilder Aaron Barcheck’s knowledge combined with that of Chris Soden, Master Bike Fitter and owner of Pro Peloton Cyclery, we were fortunate to have the best advice around.  Chris and I had several conversations about the bike fit, components that would work best for a small woman like myself to race cyclocross and of course, how it was going to look.

This past weekend at NAHBS in Sacramento, California, the Mosaic GBL CX got to enjoy a few minutes in front of the camera and several drooling spectators… before she heads out for some much anticipated dirt road riding.

As you can imagine, she got a lot of attention.  I do believe that every young girl at the show (usually walking hand in hand with their dad – super cute) found their way to her side.  And how could you blame them, with the perfect paint design by Lance Johnson of DBQ Partners and a superior application by none other than Spectrum Powder Works in Colorado Springs, she was a shining star.

The thing that really brought this bike together, that finishing touch that made her glow, are her wheels.  Built by the best from the best.  We are so pleased to have the support of Stan’s No Tubes, DT Swiss and Bike 29 for the Mosaic GBL CX wheel build.  Weighing in at just 1310 grams for the set (with tape and valves!) these beauties where hand laced by George Wisell of Bike 29.

Starting with Stan’s No Tubes ZTR Alpha 340 rims and their superior tubeless technology, I was not intimidated by the task of seating our Schwalbe Racing Ralphs in the hotel room with just a floor pump.  Its just that easy.  Sorry, no photos, it was a pjs and coffee kind of task.

Opting for bladed aerolite spokes and 240 hubs from DT Swiss, Lance suggested the color scheme, and of course he was dead on.

Joining our front wheel to the bike, we have nothing short of an Enve Cross fork, light stiff and strong!  Securing it all in place, Cane Creek graced us with a black 110 headset.  After a tutorial with the designer of the 110 at Frostbike, I have no doubt the it will be the last one she ever needs.  Thanks to Paul Components (and the lovely ladies who work for him) the front brake is held nicely in place with the Funky Monkey Front cx brake hanger.

The addition of Easton EA70 bars and an EA90 stem in white and EA70 seatpost continued the theme with black and white components.  Thankful for a super short reach, these bars are very popular with the ladies and their bike fitters.  They also come in a full range of widths, these are a 38cm!

Atop the seatpost, with carbon rails and an incredibly sleek design, Terry thrilled us with the FLX Carbon.  With the slender shape, lightweight design and the reputation of Terry to back it up, I can’t wait to get some time on this saddle.

Thanks to Shimano and their electric innovation, we have pedaling, shifting and braking, three things that make riding a bike a heck of a lot of fun.  A smart design for small hands, I’m anxious to place my hands on the hoods of this perfectly fit, gracefully electric Ultegra Di2 Mosaic GBL CX.

Studio photos, pricing for your chance to own a Mosaic GBL CX and reviews coming soon!

By Sarai Snyder – Boulder, CO

 

 

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