Alchemy – Best Carbon Lay-Up
Alchemy’s handmade carbon frames certainly stuck out in the sea of titanium and steel bikes at NAHBS. Alchemy won the Best Carbon Lay-Up Award for the company’s brilliant hand crafted carbon work.
More info: www.alchemybicycles.com
Price: $3950 frame, fork, headset
Availability: Four stock sizes available starting in May
SyCip – Best Experimental Bike
SyCip’s electric assist “go anywhere bike” won Best Experimental Bike. The e-bike’s fat tires are perfect for hopping curbs or taking back roads while running errands.
SyCip’s front rack is specifically designed to fit a six-pack.
The custom crankcase is built around Shimano’s mid-drive motor and it uses the same tubing as the front rack for a perfect match.
More info: www.sycip.com
Price: $2500 frame
Availability: 3 weeks
Eriksen – Best TIG-Welded Frame
Known for immaculate TIG welds, it was no surprise that Kent Eriksen Cycles won the award for Best TIG-Welded Frame.
Ericksen’s precision with each TIG-weld was evident from top to bottom of every bike the company displayed at NAHBS.
More info: www.kenteriksen.com