AUSTIN, Texas (VN) — Late on Sunday afternoon, just before the close of the show, NAHBS organizer Don Walker took the stage at the Austin Convention Center. As he read the list of the jury’s winner, each builder brought his winning bicycle to the stage. From the small, enthusiastic crowd came cheers of support and celebration. For many frame builders, earning a distinction at NAHBS is the culmination of years of refining their craft.
Unfortunately with so little time to photograph bikes before the show closed (and I had to get on a plane) I wasn’t able to shoot most of the winning bikes. My keen eye did pick the Ellis, the Anderson and the Bilenky as strong favorites. For more images check the builders’ websites.
Best in Show-Dinucci Cycles
By Bicycle Category:
Best Road Bicycle-Ellis Cycles
Best Track Bicycle-Six Eleven Bicycle Co.
Best Offroad- Black Sheep Bikes
Best Tandem-Eriksen Cycles
Best City Bike-Signal Cycles
Best Carbon Fiber- Strong Frames
Best Steel- Bishop Bikes
Best Titanium- Kish Fabrication
Best Lugged- Bilenky Cycle Works
Best Fillet Brazed- Vincent Dominguez Cycles
Best Paint- KirkLee Bicycles
Rookie of the Year-Cory Rosene
People’s Choice Award- Naked Bicycles
President’s Choice- Anderson Custom Bicycles