The North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show (NAHBS) has been going for the best part of the last decade, and brings together some of the finest frame builders displaying truly stunning, innovative and beautiful bicycles of all persuasions. On this page are the award-winning bikes and frames from the show.
While NAHBS does attract frame builders from around the world, it's predominantly a show full of US builders. Many of the standout bikes are created by independent frame builders, this collection of award-winning frame builders demonstrates the diversity of the cycling industry away from the mainstream manufacturers, with an eye on individuality and, well just doing things a little differently because they can and want to.
The best of the best get to walk away with the a coveted NAHBS award, and here are all the award-winners. We’ve included the mountain bikes as well as the road bikes, because they’re all bicycles and too nice not to include. And we have already featured one of the winning bicycles, the new Gravel Racer from Argonaut Cycles.
Best Road Bike: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Mountain Bike: Breadwinner Cycles
Best Cyclocross Bike: Retrotec
Best Tandem Bike: Co-Motion Cycles
Best City/Utility Bike: Cykelmageren
Best Finish: Independent Fabrication
Best Theme Bike: Sycip Designs
Best New Builder: Harvey Cycle Works
President’s Choice: Peacock Groove
People’s Choice: Six-Eleven Bicycle Co.
Best in Show: Argonaut Cycles
You can read our detailed first look of Argonaut Cycle's new Gravel Racer here.
Best Track Bike: Six-Eleven Bicycles
Best Fillet-Brazed: Ellis Cycles
Best TIG-Welded: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Lay-Up: Argonaut Cycles
Best Campagnolo Equipped Bike: English Cycles
More at http://2014.handmadebicycleshow.com. We'll have more information on some of these bikes in future articles.
All images © 2014 Weldon Weaver
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.