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NAHBS 2016 award-winning bikes: Breadwinner Cycles, English Cycles, Argonaut, Sarto and more

The most beautifully made bikes from the recent North American Handmade Bicycle Show

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) took place last weekend and showcased some of the finest hand-built bicycles from some of the finest frame builders and brands in the cycle industry. 

And every year the organisers host the awards, handing out rosettes to the best bikes across a broad spectrum of categories. So without further ado, here are the winners. 

Riding Discipline Division

This is the award for fully complete bikes, with paint and component choices a factor.

Best City Bike/Utility bike: Breadwinner Cycles

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Best road bike: English Cycles

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Best mountain bike: Alchemy Bicycle Company

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Best cyclocross bike: Kent Eriksen Cycles

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Best track bike: Sarto Antonio Cycles

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Best tandem bike: Co-Motion Cycles

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Construction Division

These are the awards for the best examples of bicycle building, from lugged to TIG welded frames and the best carbon fibre layup.

Best lugged frame: DiNucci Cycles

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Best fillet frame: Rex Cycles

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Best TIG frame: Kent Eriksen Cycles

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Best Layup: Argonaut Cycles

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Overall Design Division

This is the awards for complete bikes with a theme, concept or heritage story.

Best Artisan: DeKerf Cycle Innovations  

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Best finish: Caletti Cycles

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People’s choice: Alchemy Bicycle Company

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President’s choice and Campagnolo Award: Bixxis

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Best new builder: Cryptic Cycles

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Which bike is your pick of the show?

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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