I am really just starting to look at the coverage from NAHBS 2015 online, but I want to take a few minutes to share just a few of the images and links that immediately stood out to me. First, is the bike (shown above) by Rasmus Gjesing of Cykelmageren. His bikes (complete with handmade wooden accent hubs) were among my favorites at the show last year…and it looks like Gjesing outdid himself this time with a curvy stainless steel show bike that earned him the show award for “Best Artisan”. See more of the bike, as well as another set of custom hubs from Cykelmageren, at Gizmag.
Another of the “Best in Show” bikes that caught my attention was the Napa Valley fatbike, complete with porteur rack, by Curt Inglis of RetroTec. You can find a beautiful photo set of the show’s “best mountain bike” featured on The Radivist.
Also at the Radivist, be sure to see the photos of another beautiful rigid mountain (that could have been a contender for best). This 29er by architect, artist, and furniture designer Sean Burns of Oddity Cycles, features a Black Sheep fork, and definitely appears to be somewhat inspired by the work of James Bleakley. Most interesting to me are the seatstays, which bend near the hub (presumably as a flex point) and extend from there to join the middle of the top tube.
To see all of the “Best in Show” winners from NAHBS 2015, check out this VeloNews gallery. Also, as I have already mentioned twice, The Radivist is the place to visit for the best photography I have seen from the show. As I stated before though, I really have only scratched the surface of online NAHBS coverage. I encourage all of you to share links to your favorite bikes from the show, and the best online sources for photos and coverage, in the comments section.