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Handmade Hardtail: Mosaic Unveils Titanium MT-2 Mountain Bike

mosaic mt-2The Mosaic MT-2 hardtail; (photo/Mosaic)
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Mosaic sought to build an up-to-date mountain bike for ‘playful, fast’ riding. To do it, it deployed a new streamlined production model with fast turnaround times.

If you want a handmade bike, somebody has to make it by hand. That takes time — sometimes, quite a lot of it. But if you want Mosaic’s titanium MT-2 mountain bike, you should be in for a shorter wait.

The MT-2 is the latest Mosaic dish, and looks like every bit of a clean, titanium hardtail. Mosaic built it as a go-anywhere bike with size-specific straight gauge tubing, clearance for 29 x 2.6” tires, and, notably for the traditionally gravel-minded brand, a 120mm Fox fork.

And thanks to its “Batch Built” program, you could see it in as little as 2 weeks after you put in your order.

mosaic mt-2

Under the Batch Built model, Mosaic uses in-house stock frame sizes to speed up delivery turnaround. The idea is to let the company’s fabricators get a head start on orders.

Mosaic said it’s already got a handful of MT-2 frames waiting in the wings, in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

It’s not quite a custom, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a shorter wait for a handmade bike.

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Mosaic MT-2, GT-2 45 ‘Batch Built’

The MT-2 gets ENVE wheels, a dropper post, and 1x gearing. Once you decide on a size, you can pick from component groupset options and opt for a raw finish or a Mosaic paint layout.

See the chart below for full specs and numbers.

mosaic mt-2 geometry
MT-2 geometry; (photo/Mosaic)

And Mosaic’s traditional Made to Order program remains in play: you can order any Mosaic ride with fully custom geometry, including the MT-2.

The hardtail arrives alongside another new offering that’s also part of the Batch Built program. The GT-2 45 gravel bike comes in 7 sizes from 48-60cm with spec including drop bars, an ENVE fork, and a Shimano GRX groupset.

Just like with the MT-2, you can choose from a range of groupset and finish options and see it in 2-4 weeks.

mosaic gt-2 45
The GT-2 45; (photo/Mosaic)

Mosaic builds all its titanium bikes by hand at its Boulder, Colo., facility. Pricing for the Mosaic MT-2 frame starts at $4,200 MSRP, and the GT-2 45 starts at $4,500. Both are available starting today, through the brand’s worldwide dealer network.

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