Mosaic Cycles?

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  • 12-13-2012
    justaute
    Mosaic Cycles?
    All,

    I've been looking into frames built by Aaron at Mosaic, but have had limited success. Any input, experience, or review is appreciated.

    Another option I'm considering is the Lynskey Pro29 VF frame.
  • 12-14-2012
    kamper11
    I've looked at the 29er at a local shop and it was smoking drop dead gorgeous - have not ridden one. The welds were so smooth and clean it was truly a piece of art sitting on their floor.
  • 12-14-2012
    justaute
    Thanks for the feedback. I've heard Aaron does terrific work. Just wish I can find more "ride" experience. I'm a bit on the heavier side (~205 lbs) and one of the key issues is lateral flex in titanium frames.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kamper11 View Post
    I've looked at the 29er at a local shop and it was smoking drop dead gorgeous - have not ridden one. The welds were so smooth and clean it was truly a piece of art sitting on their floor.

  • 12-14-2012
    jw06
    Mountain Flyer magazine had a write up on Mosiac:

    Testeed: Mosaic 29er All Mountain Hardtail Mountain Flyer Magazine
  • 12-17-2012
    justaute
    Read it. Thanks. I guess there just isn't much information out there on Mosaic.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jw06 View Post
    Mountain Flyer magazine had a write up on Mosiac:

  • 12-17-2012
    kreater
    not to hijack your thread but have you considered Form Cycles, amazing work and a bit less expensive.

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  • 12-17-2012
    justaute
    You're fine. I have looked into Form and am quite impressed by the Ti Prevail. Although less expensive, it's still quite a bit more than a "gently" pre-owned Mosaic.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    not to hijack your thread but have you considered Form Cycles, amazing work and a bit less expensive.

  • 12-17-2012
    kreater
    oh sorry did't know it was a pre owned frame. :D
  • 12-17-2012
    justaute
    No big. I think I'm down to the pre-owned Mosaic and a new Lynskey Pro29 VF. Can't quite make up my mind. :madman:



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    oh sorry did't know it was a pre owned frame. :D

  • 12-18-2012
    slowridemo
    I love the Mosaics I have. Heck I have two more on order hopefully shipping out very soon, but you say you are looking at buying a pre-owned one and you're concerned about flex at your weight. I would trust Aaron to come up with tube selection that could make a bike stiff if you asked for it.

    The question I have is: was the previous owner a similar weight to you and did he place the same emphasis on stiffness you are?

    Every bike is custom, so Aaron would have designed it for the first owner. If you and he are similar then you are probably good to go. If not, then it's hard to say.
  • 12-18-2012
    Walt
    Mosaic is rad
    Just wanted to chime in and say that Aaron builds great stuff and supports a lot of local (ok, no longer local to me, but still) causes that are bike related. Great stuff, you won't be sorry.

    -Walt
  • 12-18-2012
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  • 12-18-2012
    justaute
    Thanks guys. Good stuff. Just need to figure out what I'm giving myself for Christmas -- Mosaic or Lynskey. I don't think there's a bad option here.
  • 12-19-2012
    AKamp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by justaute View Post
    Thanks guys. Good stuff. Just need to figure out what I'm giving myself for Christmas -- Mosaic or Lynskey. I don't think there's a bad option here.


    I think the Mosaic is a better option if the prices are similar
  • 02-11-2013
    dickt3030
    My LBS deals closely with Mosaic. Every one that I've seen on the floor has been an amazing piece of work.. steel, stainless, ti.. he does a great job with all of it. Super clean welds, internal routing, and tons of other options I've seen. I'd go Mosaic.