NAHBS: Hand Made Bikes Photo Gallery

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-Photo Gallery Highlights and Award Winners List-

Mtbr has been attending the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) since 2006 when it was in our own backyard (San Jose, CA). The show originated in Houston in 2005 and subsequent show venues were (in chronological order): San Jose (twice), Portland, Indianapolis, Richmond (VA), Austin, Sacramento and this year the show was in Denver. NAHBS is a unique event because it showcases the finest hand made custom bicycles from all over the US and includes a few imports from places like Canada, Australia and even Japan and Italy. It is as much a scene for art aficionados as well as bike enthusiasts from many categories including mountain bikers, roadies, commuters, crossers, touring riders and more.

For the past several years, we have had a booth at the events (west of the Mississippi) and we run ourselves ragged as we try and conduct as many video interviews as possible. This year, we took a much simpler approach. Shown here are a few photo highlights from the show.

Also, just announced, here is the list of 2013 NAHBS Awards Winners:

-Alchemy Bicycle Co. — Best carbon construction
-no award given — Best steel construction
-Bishop Bikes — Best road bike
-Bilenky Cycles — Best lugged frame
-no award given — Best experimental design
-Steve Potts Cycles — Best TIG frame
-Kent Eriksen & Black Sheep Fabrication — Best titanium construction
-Boo Bicycles — Best alternative material
-Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno — Best city bike
-Retro-Inglis Cycles — Best mountain bike
-Mosaic Cycles — Best cyclocross bike
-Black Sheep Fabrication & Calfee Design — Best tandem
-no award given — Best utility bicycle
-Matsuda Cycle Factory — Best track bicycle
-Winter Bicycles — Best finish
-Moots — Best Theme Bike and People’s Choice
-Avery County Cycles — Best new builder
-Level — President’s Choice
-English Cycles — Best of Show

Full report by our own Brian Mullin here » NAHBS Highlights

Popular trends were: 650b, 29ers, Ti, gravel grinders and disc brakes on road bikes. For a grid view of all the photos, see the next page:

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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