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
Best road bike: English Cycles
Best mountain bike: Alchemy Bicycle Company
Best cyclocross bike: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best track bike: Sarto Antonio Cycles
Best tandem bike: Co-Motion Cycles
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
Best fillet frame: Rex Cycles
Best TIG frame: Kent Eriksen Cycles
Best Layup: Argonaut Cycles
Overall Design Division
This is the awards for complete bikes with a theme, concept or heritage story.
Best Artisan: DeKerf Cycle Innovations
Best finish: Caletti Cycles
People’s choice: Alchemy Bicycle Company
President’s choice and Campagnolo Award: Bixxis
Best new builder: Cryptic Cycles
Which bike is your pick of the show?
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. 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, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.