March 14, 2017 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – 2017 marked the 13th year of the NAHBS, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show highlights superb craftsmanship in areas including frame and bicycle building, wheels, custom components, and even clothing and accessories.Founded in 2012 by Bryce Gracey and Mike Smith, No. 22 is a boutique brand offering titanium frames and complete bikes that is fast gaining a reputation for quality rides.
Finally, while not a Canadian company, Métier Velo, based in Salt Lake City, is named after owner Jamie White’s Montreal-born wife. White’s bikes feature 3D printed titanium lugs which are joined with carbon tubing.
Riding Discipline Division
Fully complete bikes, paint and component choices factor into the judging (aesthetic impact and correctness of the discipline)
Best City Bike/ Utility Bike – Shamrock Cycles
Best Road bike – David Kirk
Best Mountain Bike – Skylar
Best Cyclocross Bike – Donhue
Best Gravel Bike – Mosaic Cycles
Best Track Bike – LOW
Best Tandem Bike – Santana
Best Experimental Bike – Rock West Composites
Best Artisan Bike – Black Sheep
Construction categories: All bikes presented for the construction categories (lugged, fillet-brazed, TIG-welded and carbon layup) are presented as naked frames. To make the frames easier to inspect, they are presented with a fork, headset and stem. Painted bikes are deemed ineligible.
Best Fillet Frame – David Kirk
Best TIG Frame – Eriksen
Best Carbon Layup – Alchemy
Overall Design Division
Theme: These are complete bicycles with a description of the theme, concept or heritage the frame builder is portraying. These bicycles will be judged with an eye toward the overall execution of the theme.
Best New Builder – SaltAir
Best Columbus Build – Breadwinner
Campy Award – No. 22
Best Theme – Peacock Groove
Best Finish- Black Magic Paint
People’s Choice- Tallerico
President’s Choice- Enigma Bicycles
Best In Show- Peacock Groove
To view the entire catalog of studio images from the show visit here.