Photo Gallery: Custom Hand Made Bicycles from NAHBS

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

-Award Winners List and Photo Gallery Highlights-

Here at RoadBikeReview, we are big fans of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). It is a collection of bike enthusiasts who appreciate and enjoy the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into each and every one of these works of art. Builders come from all over the world to feature the fruits of their labor. There are bikes of many different categories including road bikes, cross bikes, mountain bikes, touring bikes, tandems, commuters and more!

Hot this year seemed to be the “gravel grinder” bikes. Basically a cyclocross bike fitted with really wide tires and often times with disc brakes. Throughout the show, you will find bikes made from all different kinds of material including steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber as well as bamboo and hardwoods.

Take a look through our collection of images from the show. Let us know what your favorite is in the comments below.

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


Photo Thumbnails (click to enlarge)

Besides gravel grinders, things that caught our eye were:

  • Disc brakes on road/cross bikes
  • Rotor showed a new crank that measures power in each leg separately
  • A mini-velo made out of hard wood
  • New Stratus jacket from Mavic with some nice features
  • New pedals from Sampson
  • More!

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 Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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