• Anthony Little
  • Derek Yarra
  • December 20, 2016
  • AC Reviews, mosaic, Twelve Days

The Quintessential Mosaic

Up until this point, the Twelve Days has been a celebration of bright, occasionally bombastic, and always beautiful paintwork. Day Seven's bike is a marked departure from the theme, an ode to clean, brutal minimalism, absolutely devoid of pigment. It's a classic raw titanium firestarter: Mosaic's RT-1. Bound for Argentina, this RT-1 has a few special touches that make it sublimely worthy of entrance into the Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds.
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Subtle contrast. Simple aesthetics. Brushed and etched metal, standing on its own.

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In Merriam-Webster's English dictionary, this image is situated next to "Weldporn".
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Zipp's new 454 NSW unique wheel shaping is inspired by the fins of a humpback whale, which help the wheel's stability in almost all conditions.
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Quarq's new D-Zero powermeter handles wattage duty, while SRAM's peerless eTap group changes gears.
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fi'zi:k adds Italian flair to the cockpit, supplying the saddle, stem, bar, and tape in any color we like - as long as it's black.
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Will raw titanium ever go out of style? It's like asking if the shape of the Porsche 911 ever will - an easy answer: No.
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The Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds ebbs closer to the finishing stretch tomorrow, when we'll take a nautical voyage into the azure depths of 30-ish hours of paintwork.