Baum Cycles Cordata

Baum Cycles Cordata

Darren Baum has certainly come a long way from tacking two frames together at the age of 14 to make a tandem. Darren, and the team at Baum Cycles, must now be Australia’s most complete modern frame builder. They are specialists in titanium and steel, and produce not only world-class road frames, but the Land Rover Defender of touring bikes and a hardtail mountain bike that’s deceptively pretty: it’s also scalpel sharp.

The Cordata is the stainless steel extension of Baum’s off-road arm, complemented by the titanium Exerta and Extensa. Each frame is designed according to the personal dimensions of the customer, and it is this part of the process to which Darren Baum pays special attention. When he was 17 years old and starting to break into the Australian elite racing circuit, he was involved in a high speed crash from behind by a car traveling at 130km/h. Since his recovery, Darren focused on biomechanics in an attempt to discover how good frame design can benefit performance. One thing you can be assured of, a Baum Cycle will ride and fit as good as it looks.

You can browse the collection of Baum Cycles on their flickr page, and there’s a great mini-doco on Darren by director Mick Sowry on the Baum Cycles blog.

Baum Cycles Cordata
Baum Cycles Cordata
Baum Cycles Cordata
Baum Cycles Cordata
Baum Cycles Cordata

  • Crazypandakills

    Mmmmmm.how much would one have to pay ? Might have to increase my hourly rate! No no I’ll sell some shares,the kids will be a little diso at the reading of my will.but who cares the price to ride such a bike will never be so good.don’t tell the wife

  • Lew

    Nice bike, but mountain bikes are so hard to comment on as they are a bunch of parts essentially, and that is just personal choice vs money.

    Also once the terrain becomes more than a steel or Ti hard-tail can comfortably manage a mass produced Ali soft-tail does the job well enough for the bespoke fit to be mostly unnecessary.