When he's not leading the Dothraki
or saving the world from Steppenwolf
, Jason Momoa is also an international ambassador for Specialized Bikes and, apparently, a keen mountain biker. Recently, the brand decided to surprise him with a custom painted Turbo Levo e-bike to celebrate his role as Aquaman in the Justice League and his own film.
And who better to paint it than Tony Bauman? Tony is the man behind several incredible recent projects including Bryn Atkinson's Snakeskin Norco Range
and Jill Kintner's Queen of Hearts
hardtail, so he has plenty of pedigree with these intricate designs.
Specialized were apparently happy to give Tony free range to let his creativity run wild on this project and that's exactly what he did. He got the brief in April last year and Tony immediately jumped on the project hoping to give Jason a bike that would "blow him out of the water". After 80 hours of labor, he emerged with an awe-inspiring, aquatic frame plus a custom helmet based on Aquaman's tattoos and suit.
Here's a behind the scenes look at how the bike came together and Jason's reaction when he first saw it:
There are plenty of details to appreciate when you look closer here.
Specialized completed the build with a SRAM drivetrain and brakes, Fox suspension and lots of in-house parts
Jason gives it the once over
The helmet also gets the stamp of approval
Learn more about Tony's work here
, and follow his latest projects on Instagram, here