Darren Baum trained and worked as a certified aircraft engineer and stainless steel TIG welder before becoming a frame builder. His cycling career began as an A grade rider before a car accident in 1990 sparked a long-term interest in how biomechanics and bike design can be used to increase performance.
Baum is all about hand crafted bicycles and operates from Australia. They love cycling and as they say, the proof is in the pudding. The Baum Corretto bike is one of very few titanium frames in the world with every tube butted with an individual rider in mind. In their own words: “It’s the ultimate scalpel, a perfect tool. Part jewel, part weapon, maybe two or three parts secret lover — this is as good as we make them.”
The Field Grey, Morpheous Purple Corretto is a treat for the eyes. You can see more images on Baum’s Flickr page.