North American Handmade Bicycle Show Reviews and News


NAHBS 2016: Soulcraft Treehorn – road PLUS adventure bike

Sean Walling crafted a bike around WTB’s new 650x47c road Plus tires. Why so wide? Why not!

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NAHBS 2016: Caletti’s Award winning road bike features intricate artwork

Check out John Caletti’s Award Winning (Best Finish) road racer from NAHBS with an intricate hand painted frame. Also featured is Caletti’s “production model” all around bike called the Scrambler.

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NAHBS 2016: Crumpton Type 5 Disc Brake – carbon and custom

If you are looking for a full custom, full carbon frame you will do well to check out Austin, TX based Crumpton Cycles. Featured here is Nick’s new “all-road” version that can pull dirt duty and race crits on Sunday.

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NAHBS 2016: English Cycles 9.9 lbs stainless steel road bike

Rob English designed and built this ultralight weight racer for a very demanding Cat 1 customer with very high expectations. Himself.

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WTB launches 650x47mm Horizon Road Plus tire

New rubber will make its official coming out at the upcoming North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, California, on bikes from Hunter and Soulcraft.

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NAHBS returns to Sacramento Feb. 26-28 showcasing bicycle craft and art

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: Clothing, hats, and other unique accessories

The North American Handmade Bike Show isn’t just about bikes. Much of the show centers around unique offerings from makers of clothing, hats, and other cool accessories.

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NAHBS 2015: E-bikes emerge at this year’s show

E-bikes have been slow to take hold in North America but new electric assist systems are making it easier for frame builders to make the transition. Check out these electric assist creations from this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show.

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NAHBS 2015: Gravel and cyclocross bike gallery

The gravel-racing scene has exploded in the U.S. and this trend was unmistakable at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

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NAHBS 2015: Best in show road bikes

See the winning bikes from this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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Handmade Show: Geekhouse showcases Mudville ‘cross bike

Geekhouse put together a stealth-looking version of their classic Mudville steel frame that featured HED wheels with Vittoria Cross XG Pro tires, a SRAM Force drivetrain, and Thomson components.

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Handmade Show: Lundbeck Rad Dad SS

Engineer Max Lundbeck, shows off his innovative, convertible geared or singlespeed cyclocross frame in the form of his steel Rad Dad SS build at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: Moots “Suitcase of Courage” travel ‘cross bike

The Moots Psychlo X two-part frame joined with S&S Couplers, showcased at NAHBS and was ready for adventure, anywhere.

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Handmade Show: Alchemy showcases new gravel and ‘cross bikes with SRAM CX1

Alchemy shows off their decked out titanium ’cross bike with the new SRAM CX1 groupset and the Aithon gravel grinder bike at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: Festka Bicycle’s Ti Mist and Root and more

Festka Bicycles in the Czech Republic shows us two new Ti bikes, The Mist and The Root. Also shown from the Art Collection are the chromed out Urban Zero and more!

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Handmade Show: The Ultimate Cyclocross Commuter? Eriksen’s Titanium Disc Brake Dyno CX

Eriksen built up this show-worthy titanium cyclocross “commuter,” complete with a Waltworks fork, internally-wired Schmidt dyno hub, and of course, SRAM Force CX1, complete with a whopping 46t X-Sync chainring.

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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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Photo Gallery: Custom Hand Made Bicycles from NAHBS

At the show, you will find bikes made from all different kinds of material including steel, titanium, and carbon fiber as well as bamboo and hard woods.

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Bekes Wooden Cruiser Bike

Attila Bekes from Bekes Wooden Bicycles shows us a bike he built for his wife that’s made out of mostly 1/4″ laminated plywood with a metal dropout, headtube insert and a metal fork enclosed in wood. The bike even features a hidden beer compartment!

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Ventus Custom Cycles Ti Lugged Carbon Tubed Road Bike

Mark Kargol from Ventus shows us the first bike he’s ever built, a titatium lugged carbon fiber, 11-speed Campy touring bike. Mark has been painting frames for 5 years and this is his first year in the frame building market. The bike features a Whisky Parts Co. fork, Curtis Odom hubs, Wheel Fanatyk wood rims, […]

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NAHBS Roadbikereview Videos and Photos and Awards.

Every year, there is a pilgrimage of some of the country’s best bike builders to a city selected by NAHBS to showcase the best hand made bikes. This year, the city was Sacramento and it attracted a ton of builders from around the country and around the world.  The halls were jam-packed each day with […]

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Ritchey Road Logic

Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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