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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The gathering of the finest handmade bikes in the land 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. Riding Discipline Division Fully complete...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Sean Walling has been building road and cross bikes under his Soulcraft brand since 1999. I had a chance to chat with Sean Walling from Soulcraft at the recent North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Sacramento recently. Sean's reputation as a no-nonsense bike builder has allowed him to...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Caletti's road race special provided the canvas for one local artist to paint his masterpiece. I've known John Caletti (Caletti Cycles) for many years now and he is just "over the hill" from RoadBikeReview's headquarters. He has been crafting beautiful, hand made bikes from steel and titanium...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Nick Crumpton specializes in only one frame material: carbon. The Type 5 Disc is gravel ready and has options for Di2 (click to enlarge). Nick Crumpton (Crumpton Cycles) has been around for a long time building frames starting in the 90's. But he has specialized in custom carbon since 2004 and...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    This bike is not only ultra light, it has a finish that is dazzling to gaze at (click to enlarge). I first met Rob English at the NAHBS show in Sacramento back in 2012. At that time, this young Eugene, Oregon based craftsman was very new on the scene with several interesting bikes including his...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    WTB says the Horizon tire measures the same overall diameter as a 700x30mm road tire. WTB is set to unveil a new 650b endurance road/gravel tire dubbed the Horizon 650x47c Road Plus TCS [tubeless compatible system]. The new rubber will make its official coming out on bikes from Hunter and...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    This year, NAHBS returns to Sacramento on February 26-28 and hopes to break attendance records (click to enlarge). The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is the biggest and longest running bicycle industry event designed to showcase the talent of handmade bicycle frame builders from...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Each handcrafted piece is a reflection of the builder's skills and imagination. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the...
  9. Components, Wrenching
    The North American Handmade Bike Show isn't just about bikes. In fact, much of the show includes handmade lifestyle items such as clothing, hats, and other accessories. The show's laidback atmosphere fosters creative conversations between legends, rookies, and fans. Like most gatherings of...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Europeans have long used electric assist bikes, better known as e-bikes, as a form of urban transportation. This trend has been slow to take hold in North America but new electric assist systems are making it easier for frame builders to make the transition. At the North American Handmade Bike...
  11. Cyclocross
    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. With many builders stepping away from building standard 'cross bikes, a huge influx of gravel-specific rigs was seen throughout the show...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    The North American Handmade Bicycle Show served up another fierce competition for the Best Road Bike award this year. As usual, expectations ran high. Each bike is a reflection of its builder, with themes and details that varied considerably from bike to bike. From intensely detailed and...
  13. Cyclocross
    The Geekhouse Mudville for NAHBS. © Heather McGrath Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix. In New England, the Geekhouse team-and their bikes-are easy to spot...
  14. Cyclocross
    Moots "Suitcase of Courage" travel 'cross bike at NAHBS 2014. © James Thomas Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. This article was written by James Thomas. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix. The...
  15. Cyclocross
    Alchemy's newest 'cross bike at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix. Colorado-based Alchemy brought both cyclocross and gravel bikes to...
  16. Cyclocross
    SRAM's JP McCarthy's ultimate Eriksen titanium cyclocross commuter. © Cyclocross Magazine Editor's Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix. SRAM CX1 product manager JP McCarthy...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Ritchey Break-Away Carbon is made to be broken…apart. And then reassembled. Our reveal of new Ritchey product continues today as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) kicks off in Charlotte, N.C. this morning. As we mentioned in an article yesterday, we spied some new...
  18. Cyclocross
    Our reveal of new Ritchey product continues today as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) kicks off in Charlotte, N.C. this morning. As we mentioned in an article yesterday, we spied some new Ritchey bikes when we stopped by their offices last week-they let us take photographs, but...
  19. Cyclocross
    Last week we got a sneak peek at the bikes Ritchey will show at this weekend's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Charlotte, NC. We were sworn to secrecy until the end of this week and get to show you one bike today and two tomorrow. First up-the new Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    -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...
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