Are these some of the most beautiful bikes you’ve ever seen?
The judges at the annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show clearly thought so, as each of the bikes pictured on this page was handed a prestigious award.
The show has been going since 2005 and brings together some of the finest handbuilt bicycles from around the world. It’s held over three days and there were more than 150 exhibitors this year, which must surely make picking the best bikes tricky.
“There were so many novel bikes exhibited this year, it was truly a spectacle. I’m very pleased with how the show turned out, and all of the exhibitors and attendees I spoke with shared the same enthusiasm and energy of the show. It was a special year for NAHBS,” said Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS
Best in Show Award: Altruiste Bicycle Company
President’s Choice: SaltAir
Judges Special Award: No 22 Bicycle Company
Best Mountain Bike: Altruiste Bicycle Company
Best Cyclocross Bike: Triton Bikes
Best Gravel Bike: Breismeister Bicycles
Best Tandem Bike: Chapman Cycles
Best Track Bike: T°RED Bikes
Best Road Bike: J.P. Weigle
Best City/Utility Bike: SaltAir
Best Finish: Enigma Bicycleworks
Best Artisan Bike: Black Sheep Bikes
Best New Exhibitor: Eyewater Bicycles
Best Lugged Frame: J.P. Weigle
Best Fillet Brazed Frame: Bishop Bikes
Best TIG Welded Frame: Bingham Built Cycles
Best Lay Up Frame: Crumpton Cycles
Additional awards from select sponsors were also given:
The Columbus Awards went to the following:
Don Walker Cycles
The Campagnolo Awards went to:
Enigma Bicycle Works
And the SILCA Award went to:
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.