Many of the frame builders at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show were displaying their latest gravel bikes, but among the rows of drop-bar bikes with fat tires were some sleek and elegant road bikes. Here’s a look at three that caught my eye.
This Mosaic Cycles road bike was painted in Shimano’s colorsJosh Patterson / Immediate Media
This Boulder, Colorado, builder always brings a bevy of beautiful steel and titanium bikes to the show. Many titanium frames can be somewhat plain, but bland is a word that could never be used to describe this Ti road bike.
The paint scheme uses Shimano’s company colors in a splatter paint job that extends to the seatpost, stem and handlebar.
Mosaic doesn’t like boring Ti framesJosh Patterson / Immediate Media
Who knew splatter could look so clean?Josh Patterson / Immediate Media
As one might expect, the cockpit was painted to matchJosh Patterson / Immediate Media
We expect to see a lot more color coordination making its way to production bikes, but maybe not on this levelJosh Patterson / Immediate Media