NAHBS 2013

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The North American Handmade Bicycle Show took place over the weekend, and there is no shortage of coverage around the web. As usual, Urban Velo has one of the best photo galleries from NAHBS, with nice side view profiles and detail shots of many of the bikes. There is also good show coverage at CyclingNews, Bike Rumor, and the Denver Post (for a local perspective on the event). For an adventure bike oriented report, be sure to see this post at Cyclelicious as well. As you can see from the various posts and photo galleries, there seems to be a greater variety of bicycle types at the show each year. All kinds of different frame materials and processes seemed to have been used this year as well, like this bamboo/titanium town bike and an interesting wooden 29er.

NAHBS-Rob_EnglishYesterday, on the last day of the show, the winners of the 2013 NAHBS Awards were announced. Rob English of English Cycles took the Best of Show Award with the time trial bike shown above.

NAHBS-MootsThe Best Theme Bike and People’s Choice Award went to Butch Boucher, Nate Bradley & Eric Hines of Moots for the Moots/IMBA Trail Maintenance bike (perfectly accessorized with a chainsaw and beer).

NAHBS-Shiko-MatsudaShiko Matsuda was able to take two awards back home to Japan, the President’s Choice Award and the Best Track Bike Award for his Level Keirin Racer.

NAHBS-Josh-CulbertsonThe Best New Builder Award this year went to Josh Culbertson of Avery County Cycles

NAHBS-Erik-EstlundErik Estlund of Winter Bicycles took home the Best Finish Award.

Those are just a few of the awards though, so be sure to see the NAHBS website for more. Also check out the photo galleries mentioned above, and feel free to share any others you have discovered  in the comments. There definitely seemed to be something for everybody in the variety of bikes shown this year. I would be curious to hear which one is your personal favorite.

Photo credits: Velosol.com by way of NAHBS


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2 Comments

  1. Richard Masoner February 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    I thought it interesting that no award was given for “Best Utility Bike” because “the judges were unanimous in their opinion that none of those entries measured up to the standard of last year’s award winners.”

    • James Thomas February 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

      I was a bit surprised that there was also no award for “Best steel construction” considering the show’s origins. Apparently there were just no entries for that category.

      Who won the “best utility bike” award last year anyway? Was it Tony Pereira…or was that even a category last year?

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