Prizes for best of the best at North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Some categories not rewarded as 2012 winners can't be beat.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is being staged this weekend in Denver, Colorado. The prizes for the best bikes and construction methods have been announced. In three of the categories no awards were given. A statement from NAHBS said: "In the best steel construction category there were no entries. In the best utility bicycle category there were three entries, and the judges were unanimous in their opinion that none of those entries measured up to the standard of last year's award winners."
Best finish: Winter Bicycles
Best Theme Bike and Peoples' Choice: Moots
Best new builder: Avery County Cycles
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Best of Show: English Cycles
Best carbon construction: Alchemy Bicycle Co.
Best steel construction : No award given
Best road bike: Bishop Bikes
Best lugged frame: Bilenky Cycles (Ephgrave Tribute Road)
Best experimental design: No award given
Best TIG frame: Steve Potts Cycles (Titanium 29er Hardtail)
Best titanium construction: Kent Eriksen & Black Sheep Fabrication (UIMA Phat Bike)
Best alternative material: Boo Bicycles (Boo Glissando townie concept)
Best city bike: Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno (Cherubim Rambler)
Best mountain bike: Retro-Inglis Cycles (Retrotec Triple 29+)
Best cyclocross bike: Mosaic Cycles (Mosaic XT-1 Cyclocross Di2)
Best tandem: Black Sheep Fabrication (Jack's Tandem) & Calfee Design (Calfee Dragonfly Time Trial Tandem with Couplers, Di2 and Aero BarStems)
Best utility bicycle: No award given
Best track bike: Matsuda Cycle Factory
NAHBS showcases the talents of frame builders around the world whose functional art form is the bicycle. Since its first year in 2005, NAHBS has grown from a show with 23 exhibitors and 700 attendees, to 8100 attendees in 2012, and 200 exhibitors in 2013.