LoveBaum – Best New Builder
LoveBaum Bicycles’ Chad Lovings won the prestigious Best New Builder Award with impressive details and ingenuity found throughout his gravel road bike.
Having built just four bikes in his career, Lovings is certainly an up and comer to watch.
More info: www.lovebaumbicycles.com
Price: $1850 frame
Availability: 4-5 months
DiNucci – Best Lugged Frame
DiNucci Cycles won the Best Lugged Frame Award with a frame that captivated fans and attendees thanks to its bare-metal state.
While paint and finish work can hide imperfections, Mark DiNucci shared his flawless craftsmanship at NAHBS with several lugged varieties.
More info: www.dinuccicycles.com
Price: $5300 frame and fork
Availability: 8 months
Cykelmageren – Artisan Award
Cykelmageren’s artistic details and ingenious designs were the hit of the show with every tiny detail meticulously planned out and executed for aesthetics. Cykelmageren developed this bike specifically for the NAHBS Artisan Award category and then took it home.
Each component on the Cykelmageren road frame was hand crafted by builder Rasmus Gjesing. The brakes were built using a bandsaw rather than the more typical CNC machine process.
The shifting and brake systems were the most interesting aspect of the Cykelmageren design. A small click of the shift knob sets in motion a visible mechanism of chains and gears working together on the underside of the handlebars.
The Cykelmageren brakes work simply by squeezing and pulling back the cables for a simple yet elegant stopping system. The brake cables are strung with small nuts for added industrial character.
More info: www.cykelmageren.dk
Price: Estimated $200,000 – yes, seriously