NAHBS Reviews and News


North American Handmade Bicycle Show Award Winners


Here’s a look at all the award winners from the 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, California.

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2017 NAHBS bike show winners


The gathering of the handmade bikes concluded yesterday with over 180 exhibitors showing off their wares in Salt Lake City, Utah. Awards were handed out, in three categories of Riding Discipline, Construction, and Overall Design.

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NAHBS 2016: Matter Cycles – TwoStoke long travel Plus bike


Boulder, CO based Matter Cycles is a one man shop producing some true mountain bikes like the 150mm travel TwoStroke Plus bike and Benefat fat bike.

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NAHBS 2016: REEB Cycles new full suspension prototype – the SqWEEB


Owned by the same guy who runs Oskar Blues Brewery, REEB Cycles is based out of Longmont, CO and they are now producing a 27.5 Plus bike with 135mm of travel.

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Spurcycle’s elegant (and long lasting) bell


If you ride busy trails, having a bell on your bars is all but a must. One of our favorite noise makers is the Spurcycle bell, which is both elegant and easy on the ears.

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NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Option B+


An industry group effort combines to bring this rally Plus hardtail to life.

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show returns to Sacramento Feb. 26-28


12th year for popular show features bicycle craftsmen (and women) across all categories. Showcase provides access to the bicycle art and trend setters of the bicycle industry.

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NAHBS 2015: And the winners of this year’s show are…


Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the awards ceremony for their creativity, vision, and craftsmanship. Here is a run-down of some of this year’s winners.

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NAHBS 2015: Eclectic mountain bikes highlight show


The return of a legendary steel builder, new carbon layups, and everything in between highlight the mountain bike offerings at this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show.

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NAHBS 2015: Fat bikes abound at handmade show


With winter pounding the east coast, demand for fat bikes has skyrocketed. This dramatic rise in interest was evident at the North American Handmade Bike Show with an array of builders showing their latest fat creations.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey carbonates Break-Away travel bike


Ritchey has been building their luggage-checkable Break-Away travel bikes in steel and titanium for years. This year company adds a three-pound carbon frame option.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike


Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Handmade Preview: Ritchey unveils Swiss Cross Disc CX bike at NAHBS


Ritchey gives us a sneak peak at what they’ll be showing at this weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, starting with the new Swiss Cross Disc.

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2013 NAHBS: Highlights and Winners from Denver


The 2013 NAHBS or North American Handmade Bicycle Show took place in Denver this year, and showcased US and international handmade bicycle frame builders. It encompassed everyone from larger companies, to one-person operations, whom all have the passion and love for handbuilt bikes. The bikes are predominantly made from steel and titanium and aluminum, and […]

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NAHBS: Hand Made Bikes Photo Gallery


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is a combination of beautiful art and amazing craft work. Highlighted in our photo gallery here is just a sampling of the 2013 edition of NAHBS from Denver.

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2013 NAHBS News – Denver venue, NAHBS AB, Tokyo College


Denver Show Venue & Host Hotel The deals are done and the contracts signed. All systems are Go for NAHBS 2013. The venue is: Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver, Colorado 80202 This venue is just a block from one of Denver’s main bicycling arterials, the Cherry Creek Trail, which runs alongside N.Speer Boulevard. The Denver […]

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NAHBS Coverage – Best of Show, Videos and Photos.


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) was held in Sacramento, CA this year and was bigger than ever! Mtbr and RoadBikeReview strive to provide you with as many video interviews and photos as possible. We setup a video/photo booth on the show floor and schedule appointments with the builders. Some are brand new guys […]

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Buying & Building the Steve Potts 2012 Award Winning Ti Bike


Introduction by Francis Cebedo We get a little bit of a different look at this Steve Potts Ti Hardtail. The perspective from the buyer’s point of view is represented by Peter Tsang who is a regular forum member (aka “tburger”) on Mtbr and also a good friend. Read on to follow Peter’s bike building journey […]

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Rob English – 18.5 lb Custom SS 29er


Clean, simple, light. Those 3 things embody this custom singlespeed 29er from English Cycles. The look of the bike is very clean, if you like internal cable routing, Rob English is a master at it. The graphics and visual appeal compliment the design with a simple baby blue color and white graphics. But the biggest […]

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NAHBS 2012 Award Winners – 2013 Location Announced


Mtbr’s coverage of NAHBS continued with day two today and we shot video interviews with 23 builders! The videos will be live soon. All of the builders were great and today’s list included names such as Craig Calfee, Steve Rex and Steve Potts. We also interviewed builders from as far away as Italy (Pitz!) and […]

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NAHBS Photos – Moots, Form, Priority Cycles and more


I have been attending the North American Handmade Bicycle Show since 2006 when it was in San Jose. It was in San Jose again in 2007 and the Mtbr crew traveled to Portland for a great show in 2008. Indianapolis, IN and Richmond, VA were too far for our travel budget, but we attended again […]

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NAHBS: A Look Back – Ritchey P-29er


In continued preparation for the 2012 NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) next week (March 2-4) in Sacramento, we are taking a look back at some of the most popular bikes from last year’s show in Austin. The Ritchey P-29er was definitely one of the most popular bikes from the show and the production version […]

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ArtBike! Festive Precursor to NAHBS in Sacramento


ArtBike! kicks off the NAHBS season in Sacramento Event creates color, community and celebration Sacramento, Calif.—ArtBike!, a street art/sculpture/installation art exhibition in support of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is sweeping Sacramento with a indooor/outdoor display that started Saturday February 11th and runs until March 4th. Two high points on the ArtBike! calendar are […]

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NAHBS: A Look Back – Black Cat Bicycles


The 2012 edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is coming to Sacramento, CA on March 2-4. The Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew will be there conducting as many builder interviews as we can during those 3 days. If you have never been to a handmade bicycle show, you should definitely check it out. […]

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Sheila Moon Mimosa Ride!


The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is returning to California for the first time since 2007.  This is the one bike show that you won’t want to miss ~ it is filled with the most beautiful bicycles imaginable! As a special treat, I will be hosting a Sunday Morning Mimosa Ride, March 4, 2012!  […]

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NAHBS Online Registration Stocking Stuffer!


Online Registration Open for NAHBS! The next best thing to giving a handmade custom bicycle as a Christmas gift is a ticket to NAHBS in Sacramento, March 2-4! And what better way to avoid the crush of Christmas shopping than to purchase online? Then come showtime, you will avoid another crowd: those that don’t have […]

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Bicycling Legends will Judge Belt Drive Design Contest at NAHBS


Gates Carbon Drive(TM) Gathers Bicycling Legends and Hall-of-Famers for Belt Drive Bike Design Contest at North American Handmade Bike Show Joe Breeze, Scot Nicol, Steve Potts, Joe Murray, Ross Shafer and Paul Sadoff to judge entries in Gates innovation contest at 2012 NAHBS. (Denver, Dec. 20, 2011) – Gates Corp., maker of the chain-replacing Gates […]

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NAHBS News: ArtBike! returns, Sacto tweed, Low riders, Blog review and much more!


ArtBike! returns at 2012 NAHBS ArtBike! the popular bicycle-themed street art project first held in support of the Indianapolis NAHBS in 2009 will be held once again in the run-up to the Sacramento show. Artists, cyclists, school students and others are invited to participate in this free event, which runs for the month of February […]

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NAHBS HQ Relocates to Louisville, KY


NAHBS HQ relocates to Louisville After four years in Speedway, Indiana, NAHBS HQ is uprooting and moving to the mid-western cycling hub of Louisville, Kentucky, the venue for the 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, and also home to many enthusiastic handmade bicycle fans. Don Walker, the founder and president of NAHBS said, “I will sorely […]

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Gates Carbon Drive Contest for NAHBS


Gates Carbon Drive Enters Three-Year Sponsorship With North American Handmade Bicycle Show Sponsorship includes Belt Drive Bike Design contest that will award $8,750 in cash and prizes to builders who design the most innovative custom bikes with Carbon Drive (Denver, Oct. 21, 2011) – Gates Corp., maker of the chain-replacing Gates Carbon Drive™ belt drive […]

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New NAHBS website, SSCXWC, What To Do in Sacramento, Inglis Classes at CCA, Bike Builders in Car Ads


Sacramento attains bicycle league’s silver status The League of American Bicyclists has recently upgraded Sacramento from bronze to silver status in its Bicycle Friendly Communities program. Tricia Hedahl, executive director of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Coalition, worked with the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Ed Cox, and SABA board member Jeffery Rosenhall to apply for […]

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NAHBS Inviting More New Builders for 2012 Show


Speedway, Indiana-The 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for Sacramento, California, March 2-4, increases its inclusion of new builders by upping the number of new builder tables to 20, up from 14 at the 2011 show in Austin, Texas. Show founder and president, Don Walker, explained, “One of the reasons NAHBS was founded was […]

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NAHBS News: NAHBS Awards Overhauled, Advisory Board Formed, Another Record Year!


NAHBS Advisory Board Formed A group representing several of the different types of exhibitor at NAHBS has been put together by NAHBS founder/president Don Walker. The group comprises: Craig Calfee, Calfee Design; Don Ferris, Anvil Bikeworks; Tim O’Donnell, Shamrock Cycles; Paul Price, Paul Comp; Carl Strong, Strong Frames; Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles; Gary Smith, […]

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NAHBS Awards Get Major Overhaul


Speedway, Indiana – The NAHBS Awards, the popular finale to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, have received a major overhaul including the judging protocol, the awards categories, the meaning of the awards, and the issue of the awards themselves. Show founder and president, Don Walker, said “The NAHBS awards have become a very significant […]

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NAHBS News: Austin buzzing with NAHBS! – Dwan Shepard, Ellis video, lots more


Show founder Don Walker and his fiance Lesley Schommer have been in Austin since Tuesday and say the city is buzzing with NAHBS talk. Excited? We are! There is still (just) time to register online for NAHBS to save money and get in the fast line at the entrance. ________________________________________ NAHBS Welcomes sponsors: Shimano and […]

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NAHBS Newsletter & Erik Noren Tells All


NAHBS Newsletter 2011#08 2011 Show: Austin, Texas, Feb. 25-27 Contents: Introduction The Lowdown on NAHBS from Don Walker NAHBS Tickets Online Discount Proust Questionnaire: Erik Noren Featured Blog: Chis Bishop Calfee and Bamboosero Tokyo College of Cycle Design NAHBS Has Such Fabulous Sponsors Social Events at NAHBS Introduction to NAHBS (this is for our many […]

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NAHBS Newsletter 2011


NAHBS Newsletter 2011#07 2011 Show: Austin, Texas, Feb. 25-27 Introduction to NAHBS NAHBS showcases the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It aims to be a meeting point for both frame builders and consumers looking for handmade custom bicycles, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a […]

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Austin NAHBS Sets New Exhibitor Record


Austin NAHBS Sets New Exhibitor Record World’s largest show for handmade bicycles hits all-time high in Austin INDIANAPOLIS–While bicycling continues to ride a wave of popularity across the USA, the bicycle-friendly city of Austin will see the largest assembly of handmade bicycle manufacturers in the modern history of the bicycle, February 25-27, at the seventh […]

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NAHBS Newsletter


Advance Purchase Tickets Offer Best Value to NAHBS Attendees Why are we telling you this? It’s not really in our interests to let you know about the price break with an advance online purchase, but it’s definitely in your interests. Not only do you get a $4 discount online, but when you get to the […]

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NAHBS Set to Break Exhibitor Record


The 2011 Edition of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is shaping up to fulfill expectations and be a record setting year. INDIANAPOLIS—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is preparing for a record-breaking year, with exhibitor figures looking set to surpass the mark of 150 set in Portland, Oregon, in 2008. Ten weeks remain until […]

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NAHBS Newsletter 2011#05


Online Registration Opens With New NAHBS Website In case you have not visited recently, www.handmadebicyclehow.com has a new look and new content. You will find information for 2011: where to find the show and where to stay in Austin; but also historical features about the show, the original six builders, a listing of all NAHBS […]

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Exhibitors Flock To NAHBS As Industry Rebounds


Exhibitors Flock to NAHBS as Industry Surges Very strong early exhibitor registrations underscore industry reports of a bounce-back Summary: Handmade bicycle industry weather vanes are pointing to strengthened sales figures following a down period in 2008-9. NAHBS registration figures for the 2011 show in Austin support this. www.handmadebicycleshow.com INDIANAPOLIS – The seventh annual edition of […]

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Hand Made Bicycles – Photos Highlights from the NAHBS


Mtbr forum member (and RoadBikeReview SuperMod) Coolhand attended the North American Bicycle Show this past weekend in Richmond, VA. While in attendance, Coolhand took a whole bunch of photos. Coolhand states that it was cool to meet some of his favorite builders in person, including Sasha White, e-Richie, Zank and others. Below are some of […]

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Shimano NAHBS Day Two and Three Report – Show Winners List


Smiles all around in final day of show, which might be remembered as Year of the Tandems RICHMOND, Virginia – The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show concluded on Sunday afternoon, 28th February. A highly successful show, with an unprecedented three tandems receiving honors at the show awards, this might […]

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Shimano NAHBS Awards Jury Named


Show award winners selected by experienced panel RICHMOND, VIRGINIA–The 2010 Shimano NAHBS Awards Jury has been assembled to determine the outcome of what is seen by some as the most prestigious competition in the cycling world: the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show Awards, an annual contest held at the show, which this year is […]

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Sponsors Make it Best Year Yet for Shimano NAHBS


Media and industry express unprecedented support of handmade bicycle show INDIANAPOLIS – Blue Moon beer will be flowing at the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year, but several other sponsors have come to the show too, which in its sixth annual edition is enjoying the most successful year to date. All 177 booth […]

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Shimano Signs as NAHBS Title Sponsor


Leader bicycle components maker positions itself at forefront of Handmade Market Summary: Shimano has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. INDIANAPOLIS – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show Inc., owner of the world’s leading custom bicycles show, has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with Shimano American Corporation., […]

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NAHBS Set for High Exhibitor Registration Numbers


Custom bike builders active in slow economy Summary: NAHBS looks poised for the second largest exhibitor turnout in the show’s history as builders from around the USA and abroad sign up for the Richmond, Va. show. INDIANAPOLIS – The world’s number one custom bicycles show, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), looks set to […]

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Minnesota Bike Builders Unite for NAHBS


Creative Community Gets Minnesota Island at Richmond NAHBS Custom Bicycle Builders Unite to Attend Key Marketing Opportunity Summary: A group of six Minneapolis bicycle makers have pooled resources to reduce costs for their annual journey to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. In doing so they demonstrate how creativity and community can make small businesses […]

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NAHBS Newsletter: Interbike coverage, 36 Hrs


Time is flying as we build up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show’s first visit to the East Coast, February 26-28 in Richmond, Virginia. This newsletter features some recent news from the world of NAHBS and a call for volunteers. Upcoming announcements will include the 2010 seminar schedule and the opening of online ticket […]

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