Baum Corretto

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  • Bet it rides like a dream, with the boras.

    Not a fan of blue decals, but hey its your BBQ.

  • Good thing is, they're removable if desired. :)

    Yeah, pretty sweet ride like this. Although, I went out with the Shamal Mille wheels this weekend and they are super nice as well. Running 28's on those, super plush.

  • Still prefer the shouty Campag wheels + gumwalls, but this version looks awesome!

  • Cheers Harry! I still have that set, no worries. :)

  • Are those WTO wheels ?

  • Sorry @Zed, missed this comment.

    Yes they are, 45mm.

  • Any updates on this?

  • Not really, still going strong. Took it out on the first ride of this decade today!

    Might be looking into some new wheels in the near future, powermeter works like a charm so quite happy with that. Bar tape might be up for renewal.

  • This bike never ceases to cheer me up.

  • Luckily for my wallet, the same goes for me haha.

    I’d be keen on getting a gravel type kind of bike next to the Baum though. I love the Orbis but it’s crazy expensive. Then again, the bar’s been set with this Corretto. ;)

  • I'd say it bloody has!

    Aesthetically speaking though, not sure if two bikes cut from the same cloth will even out. Modern disc group sets are also pretty boring looking. Would you be set on another Baum or you got any other frame makers in mind?

  • Baum is always an option for me to consider but I’m open to other brands.

    I’ve had a nice experience with Baum and I don’t mind repeating that at a certain point.

    But of course, there’s other things and brands to consider as well, I’ve seen that Bastion, Prova, Saffron, Condor & Spoon I.e all make pretty nice bikes as well. To some it might be comparing apples to oranges but you’re also talking different price points in some cases.

  • Depends, I’ll always be in favor of Campag so it’s an easy choice for me.

    I work in the industry and have thus tried all brands, both rim and disc, electronic and mechanical and I’ve always preferred Campag over the other brands.

  • Nope, totally get it. Reckon we’re pretty lucky to live at a time when small batch bike production is booming with such high finishes.
    Certain makers do stick to mind more than others recently. Would personally love a Tomii or a Bishop. Maybe one day.

    Was pleasantly surprised by super record hydro. Mechanically simple but got along with it well. Totally would

  • New hoops, Bora WTO 33.

  • Still looking very nice! Not a fan of tanwalls on this though.

  • I know, they’re nice though. First time tubeless as well for me on the road.

  • I am not into campa wheels so i was wondering whether there is any technical reason for the spoke pattern of the rear wheel?

  • Yes there is. It's called (Mega) G3 pattern. Tried and tested and to be found in the majority of Campagnolo wheels nowadays.

    Please see­ogies/g3_geometry

  • Cool thanks, the video at the end explains it nicely

    Do you happen to know whether G3 in fact makes a difference (i.e is measurable) or whether it is more on the marketing side of things?

    Ps awesome photos

  • I got a pair of SHAMAL MILLE nice and stiff and a lovely ride .

  • Let’s put it like this...... if you see a brand like Campagnolo using this tech across the board including their Bora range, you can rest assured there’s more to it than mere marketing.

    I don’t have the numbers to back it up but having owned and used the Shamal Ultra / Shamal Mille / Zonda DB / Bora One 35 and 50 / Bora One DB / Bora Ultra 50 / Bora WTO in 33, 45 and 60mm which all feature G3 pattern, I’ve got some experience with these wheels. It’s not the easiest wheel to work on if you don’t have the right tools or training, but then again, I’ve never ever had an issue with them. Everything from Paris-Roubaix cobbles to Dolomites descents.

    Replacing a freewheel body i.e is a walk in the park, don’t worry about that type of work. In case of a broken spoke, I’d recommend getting it serviced by the Campag service center. Unless your dealer has been trained accordingly, I wouldn’t let them touch it.

  • And they look the absolute business. I wouldn’t recommend wet winter rides with a lot of grid on the road as it might impact the brake surfaces’ esthetic but other than that, fantastic pair of wheels.

  • Don't worry they only used in summer .using my winter bike now.

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Baum Corretto

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