Shimano GRX Limited Edition Gravel Groupset - Baum Orbis

Shimano GRX Limited Edition Gravel Groupset - Baum Orbis

An outtake from last years Handmade Bicycle Show Australia, this Baum Orbis was fitted with a 'GRX limited'  groupset from Shimano.  Featured here is the 2 x 11s speed mechanical drivetrain, and hydraulic brakes.   There is a flat bar version available with what looks like the easily recognisable XT shifter and brake lever.

High polish finishes are an anomaly in the sea of anodised ensembles - so it was a breath of fresh air to see this.  Even if it's limited to some degree.

The finish and assembly of the Baum Orbis fuselage invites you to zoom - zoom - zoom in.  You won’t find any flaws - just magnified perfection.



The 2x option has a rear derailleur suit to a maximum 34t cog.  The 1x version uses the XT cassette up to 42t. 




The groupset also offers a carbon wheelset - 25mm internal / 32mm high and minimally branded.  


Now a thing of the distant past in the MTB sphere, the GRX mechanical front derailleur is a classy component, with a chrome plated finish.  You'll also note the superb soldered finish by Chris Fry who has been with Baum over a decade, and is a man of many talents, wrenching at the pro-tour level at Tour Down Under when he's not at Baum Cycles.  Follow him on instagram @velotechnics.





S Y M M E T R Y at its finest.


Baum Cycles - website

7 Seabright St,

North Shore 3214


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