The Australians had a good run on the third stage of the 2013 Tour de France, with Simon Gerrans of Team ORICA-GreenEDGE crossing the line first, a whisker in front of Cannondale’s Peter Sagan. Gerrans now wears yellow and are today’s ambassadors of Australia’s cycling culture, along with Cadel Evans, but Baum Cycles is another, continuing to forge a reputation overseas for reliable, highly finished and world class frames.
The Corretto GTR is one reason why Baum Cycles are held in such high regard both at home and abroad. Inspired by the Ford GT 40, the Corretto is Baum’s flagship model, assembled from CWSR Grade 9 certified tubing with custom butting according to each individual order. Alongside a CNC butted and relieved bottom bracket shell and head tube, the Corretto can be customized to accommodate the most individual requirements—including race number mounts.
This regal red and gold Corretto is a fine example of the standard you can expect from Baum Cycles, all titanium and specially fitted to accept Shimano’s Di2 electronic group set. An ENVE wheelset and 11-speed Campagnolo Super Record group set accent the top shelf frame, but the finishing detail is the custom leather handlebar tape and saddle, upholstered in matching red and gold, by another Victorian local, Mick Peel of Busyman Bicycles.