Mosaic is opening their small-batch approach to handcrafted titanium bikes to gravel & all-road with new stock Gravel Series sizing for a revamped GT-2 45 gravel bike. Taking the wide stock sizing range concept they debuted on the RT-2 road bike, new stock gravel and all-road sizes bring down the cost of a US handmade ti bike frame, and cut delivery times to just a few weeks.
Beyond shimmering titanium, Mosaic also adds two new custom paint programs. The new Artist Series brings three subtle splatter color schemes to top off your ti. Or the more flashy Cockpit Series leaves your titanium tubing untouched, but goes over the top on fork, stem & seatpost!
Mosaic stock Gravel Series, US-crafted gravel & all-road bikes
Boulder, CO based Mosaic says that with so many options for cyclists looking for custom, handcrafted bikes, they’ve always looked at how they can stand out. Every frame they produce is custom, but Mosaic fabricates even fully custom geometry frames in batches in a streamlined production process that allows them to deliver custom frames in just six weeks (while many comparable custom framebuilders measure lead times in months.)Now, like the RT-2 before it, a revamped Mosaic GT-2 gravel bike gets a stock sizing update. That both brings the cost down on the US-made titanium frames, and lead times to just three weeks. There’s probably no quicker way to get a titanium bike made in the USA, than a batch-made Mosaic.
What does Mosaic stock geometry mean?
Calling the new GT-2 45 a stock-sized bike is a bit of an oversimplification really, as there are 18 different stock sizes available. There is a broad nine size range to pick from (XS 48cm – XXXL 62cm, with just 1cm steps in the middle of the range). But then, each of those nine are also available in either the slacker/more upright/shorter reach Gravel GT-2 45 geo or faster/shorter wheelbase All-Road GT-2 AR geometry. I imagine almost anyone looking for a Mosaic gravel bike will find the fit they need, and for those that don’t full custom is still available (as a $500 upcharge).
Stock geometry tech GT-2 45 vs. AR – Tech details
Beyond the tweaks of geometry to tailor the ride of the GT-2 to more or less aggressive riding style & technical terrain, the adventure gravel GT-2 45 adds extra tire clearance for up to 700x45mm tires, while the gravel all-road GT-2 AR with its shorter chainstays fits up to a 40mm tire.
The new stock size GT-2 is welded in Colorado from straight-gauge 3A/2.5V titanium. It features flat mount discs, 12mm thru-axles, a replaceable derailleur hanger, a traditional 68mm threaded bottom bracket, a 27.2mm seatpost, clamp-on front derailleur, and two standard sets of bottle cage bosses.
Mosaic stock GT-2 45/AR gravel/all-road – Pricing & availability
The stock geo Mosaic GT-2 Gravel Series start at $3900 for a frameset alone (frame, ENVE fork & King headset), with plenty of options for upgrades available. Mosaic says many buyers add-on internal rear brake routing (an extra $300), some opt to add custom geo (+$500), and a few top it off with a stock paint scheme (extra $1200) instead of the included brushed/polished finish. Just for comparison, the Mosaic’s top GT-1 gravel bike sells for $6400 with custom geometry, or $6900 with stock paint.
The GT-2 is also unique (like the RT-2) in that it is also available in pre-configured complete bike builds. Including 45 & AR variants, six complete bikes are offered with mechanical GRX/Ultegra, Di2, or SRAM Force mechanical or AXS builds from $6490-8250 complete.
Stock G-Series framesets will be delivered in up to 3 weeks; and depending on component availability, complete bikes will also be ready in the same short timeframe.
Mosaic Artist Series limited edition paint jobs
On top of the new stock Gravel Series, any of their other new bikes, or even bikes coming in for a refurbish & repaint, Mosaic is adding the second round of their Artist Series paint jobs. This one called Kaleidosaic comes in three color schemes: Graphite, Chartreuse and Polar.
Painted by their sister company Spectrum Paint and Powderworks, the intricate Artist Series is a limited time add-on to give Mosaic owners a unique look. The complex overlays, fades & splatters would add $1800 to the GT-2, or on level-1 bikes like the GT-1 an extra $600.
Mosaic Cockpit Series limited edition paint jobs
If you (like me) think it would be a shame to cover up those pretty and timeless titanium tubes with paint, maybe the Cockpit Series paint is more your bag. A new addition to Mosaic’s unique finishing, Cockpit Series adds a touch of color to your bike’s fork, stem & seatpost.
Again a limited run of certain designs, now Cockpit Series comes in: Stripes, Splatter & Paisley. There’s a lot more freedom to customize here, so buyers can pick and choose from any of the 35 Mosaic stock colors to personalize their look. Go for subtle, or you know… paisley. Again, available as an option on any new Mosaic ($1200 extra for the GT-2, $600 extra for a GT-1), as well as a repaint or upgrade option for current Mosaic owners.