There is something to be said about companies that specialise in only one or a few things rather than try and do everything and Mosaic is just such a company.
It is a bit like restaurant menus. There are the menu’s that are short and only have a few dishes on. Those are the restaurants that are confident that they have a limited offer, but each plate of their food is executed well. Then, there are the restaurants whose menus are long and complicated. Customers struggle with choice and the dishes vary in quality.
Mosaic, a small but rapidly growing builder based in Boulder, Colorado is like a great steak restaurant. They work predominantly with titanium and do a few different styles according to individual tastes; a road, a cross, an MTB and a gravel model. They do also produce some stainless steel models, but it certainly isn’t their focus.
After gaining experience as an apprentice and having spent a lifetime dreaming about it, Aaron Barcheck started Mosaic in 2009. Including Aaron, a master builder, Mosaic is now five people strong; sometimes five and a half when counting shop dog Yoda.
Mosaic’s growth has been steady and controlled. When we met them, they inhabited their second workshop, but preparations to move to a larger space are already underway.
Finishing for titanium frames is all done in-house in their own blast chamber with a choice of polished, satin and etched combinations of frame and logo details. With a simple Mosaic logo around the top of the downtube, it is a ‘look’ that Mosaic is cultivating to be their own.
Producing around five bikes a week, the bulk of their business is done in the USA. They do have resellers around the world, but as Aaron states; it isn’t so easy to find the right partner to help sell the products into markets with the same enthusiasm that we sell in the USA.
We hope Mosaic finds more resellers in Europe; it would be quite exciting to see one of these machines on the local roads.