Cory Rosene Stainless Steel Cyclocross Bike
Cory Rosene is new to the bike building world, having apprenticed under David Bohm for the last 2 years. Rosene has honed his skills for his Interbike debut, with a stainless steel cyclocross bike. Not only this Rosene’s first foray in to building with Reynolds 953 stainless steel, it is also his first cross frame.
Rosene designed this bike to be raced, utilizing stout chain-chain stays to add additional stiffness. Like many steel bikes, Rosene utilized beautifully crafted lugs, but unlike many cross frames, the bottom bracket is also lugged. This was an important consideration for his design, which uses a combination of bead-blasted and polished surfaces passing through a green skeleton. This emphasizes the lugged construction of the bike, blending modern materials with classic aesthetics in a seamless vision of performance and beauty.
For color, Rosene utilized a hand-mixed pigment, composed of raw earth to create the unique green color. A close look at the paint reveals little specs of slightly darker green, subtly mimicking a candy-apple surface.
Rosene further demonstrates his craft through the use of a hand-built lugged and polished stem, and seatpost, as well as a custom fabricated rear brake cable stop.