North American Handmade Bicycle Show Reviews and News


Don Walker Cycles Singlespeed

Builder and NAHBS event organizer, Don Walker, shows us the bike he built for close friend, team member and new sponsorship manager for NAHBS, JC Breslin “Pudge”. The light and responsive singlespeed bike features Reynolds extended seat tubes, Columbus tubing, Surly dropouts, an oversized Paragon 44 headtube, Ritchey fork, fillet brazing and includes a comical […]

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Guru Cycles Photon

Guru manufactures sophisticated and technologically advanced full carbon, titanium, and steel frames our of their Montreal facility. Phil is brought by a Photon one of their most popular models to show us. A key reason why Guru makes custom bicycles is for fit, something Phil also covers in this interview. To get a hold of […]

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YipSan Cycles – Cafe Racer

Take a look at Renold Yips newest creation, the YipSan Cycles Cafe Racer. A nostalgic sleek cafe racer that is an homage to the bikes some of us rode growing up. The Schwinns with the fliped handlebars to mimic the racing motorcycles of the time, complete with iconic banana seat. Renold has taken that youthful […]

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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 a party at Hot Italian, March 1, […]

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Erin Hartwell joins NAHBS team

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Olympic and world championship track medalist, Erin Hartwell, has joined the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the new position of sponsorship manager. Hartwell currently runs Athletics Cubed, Inc., a sports management company based in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. Prior to this, after ending his professional cycling career in 2001, he occupied high-level coaching […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Rolf Prima Wheels

What began in the 1980’s as a curious engineer’s infatuation with improving the established bicycle wheel has evolved into one of the most innovative and successful bicycle component brands in the world.

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NAHBS 2011 – Chris King’s Cielo Cross Bike

“Camino Cielo, “Sky’s Pathway”, is a narrow road that runs along the top of a ridge in the Santa Ynez mountains behind Santa Barbara. After rolling off the shoulder of La Cumbre Peak, Camino Cielo continues south for several miles roughly paralleling the coastline and the Pacific Ocean several thousand feet below. It’s on this […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Shamrock Cycles Cyclocross Bike

“Shamrock Cycles is a custom frame building shop dedicated to providing hands on service and delivering the best possible product to my customers. I provide custom road, track, mountain and cross frames as well as complete bike builds at affordable prices.”

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NAHBS 2011 – Crumpton Cycles Road Bike

“Persistence and dedication. Crumpton Cycles continues to strive to deliver our best in carbon fiber bicycles. Each bicycle frame made to order for individual riders, and Nick Crumpton still personally designs, builds and finishes each frame in his studio in Austin, Texas. Crumpton Cycles combines carbon fiber tubing of the highest standard from Edge Composites […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Cysco Cycles Fixie

“At the age of 18 I was introduced to mountain biking, igniting my passion for cycling. I answered my calling and pursued a career in cycling. Under the watchful eye of David Lynskey, the founder of Litespeed, I instilled my passion for cycling into every frame. In that time I had the opportunity to build […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Don Walker Cycles

Don Walker Cycles is a one man shop with a solid reputation for building high performance bicycle frames. Each frame is handcrafted from start to finish utilizing only the highest quality materials available today. The latest technology tubing offer a variety of options to create a one of a kind machine that blends with your […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Cyclelogical

“As bicycle commuters, we see a need for durable, versatile, and practical commuting gear. After researching the existing market extensively, we found absolutely nothing that matched all of our needs for practical and efficient commuting. We, then, took upon ourselves to develop our own line of gear that we believe is the best out there. […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Dromarti

Beautiful handmade Italian leather cycle shoes, Traditional leather cycling mitts and Italian bicycle frames.

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NAHBS 2011 – Parlee AC/DC Z5

A custom one off painted Parlee Z5 for a certain customer in Arizona. This Parlee Z5 has been painted and themed with an AC/DC “Back in Black” themed paint job that continues even into the components. Rumored to be the original SRAM Black groupset, this bike made it’s debut at NAHBS weekend.

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NAHBS 2011 – Sarto Cycles

The Sarto Workshop has been making frames to clients’ specifications for over 30 years. As the first company in Italy to specialize in the production of tube-to-tube carbon fiber frames, Sarto is proud that every aspect of the process is controlled in-house, from inspecting and mitering the tubes to painting the finished frame. A finely-tuned […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Dornbox Performance Bicycles

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NAHBS 2011 – VanLoozen Bikes

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NAHBS11 – BaileyWorks

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NAHBS 2011 – Magnolia Cycles

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NAHBS 2011 – Vendetta

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NAHBS 2011 – Speedhound Bikes

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NAHBS 2011 – Naked Bicycles and Design

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NAHBS 2011 – Engin Cycles

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NAHBS 2011 – Moth Attack

Before there were frames, there was a moth attack. Or at least a moth infestation one morning in the Los Angeles kitchen of Megan Dean. It was one of those situations where one could either get annoyed or motivated, and Megan choose the latter. Launching Moth Attack after perfecting her skills with master frame builder […]

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NAHBS 2011 – CHERUBIM by Konno Cycles

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