NAHBS: Hand Made Bikes Photo Gallery


-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 ยป 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:

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 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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