NAHBS 2015: Unbelievable Samurai Cycles segmented titanium disc brake road bike

Like Cykelmageren, Groovy and Cherubim, Samurai brought out the kind of bike that challenges notions of what a bike could or should be. These builders make things that certainly aren’t for everyone, the looks rarely fall into standard notions of what bikes should be, and the details are often astounding. Samurai’s titanium road bike checks […]

NAHBS 2015: Connor Wood Bicycles Hits a Home Run with Louisville Slugger Bike

Wooden bicycles are nothing new in the world of NAHBS, but the show’s location in Louisville this year made it perfect for a collaboration. Yes, we’re talking about that famous lumber that ends up as one of the thousands of baseball bats to come out of the Louisville Slugger factory. After receiving the American White […]

NAHBS 2015: Shamrock Wows with Winning Paint, Beautiful Steel

Straight from the mountains of Indiana, Shamrock Cycles is consistently becoming a show favorite of many. Aside from providing one of the better heckling camps at the local cross races, Tim O’donnell has been building incredible steel bikes out of Indianapolis for years. Enlisting the finishing services of Corby Concepts for special projects, Shamrock had […]

NAHBS 2015: Sojourner Cyclery’s wooden beauties & Snyder’s new commuter, more

Sojourner Cyclery likes to use natural FRPs as opposed to man-made FRPs. Translation: Wood is nature’s “Fiber Reinforced Polymer”, which has been around long before carbon fiber was created in a lab. To be more specific, builder Jay Kinsinger uses walnut to create things like this disc brake road bike, a tandem that’s been ridden […]

NAHBS 2015: Matter Cycles’ gorgeous steel gravel road bike & SlayRide hardtail

Matter Cycles popped up last year building chromoly steel bikes out of Boulder, CO. We were so impressed with them, one of us commissioned them to build a fat bike. That build process is chronicled here, and the finished product was on display in their NAHBS 2015 booth. But first, there was their WolfBeard gravel […]

NAHBS 2015: New Builder, Love Baum Bicycles

Love Baum is an interesting name for a bicycle company, but like other names before it the title stems from two individuals, Chad Lovings and Bryce Baumann. Together, the duo design and build bicycles in Denver, Colorado having met in Rifle, Colorado, while studying the art of frame building with Koichi Yamaguchi. Chad and Bryce shared a vision for creating […]

NAHBS 2015: Moonmen Build First Steel Bike with Components from Idyllic Cycleworks

Ever since we laid eyes on the first Moonmen fat bike, the small builder out of Fort Collins, Colorado has had our attention. Started by Todd Heath and Ryan Mckee, Todd cut his teeth in bike building with James Bleakley of Black Sheep for almost ten years. Starting with a fantastic titanium fat bike with […]

NAHBS 2015: Unbelievable Lugs from DiNucci Cycles and Cherubim

Depending on who you are talking to, the concept of NAHBS can be a bit difficult to explain. As bike people, most of us get it, but to the average Joe the idea of a multi thousand dollar bike that to the uninitiated looks similar to the old road bike hanging in their garage can […]

NAHBS 2015: Black Cat Bicycles

If there was an award for Best Stem at NAHBS, Black Cat Bicycles would certainly be in the running, if not the hands down winner. Sort of a Black Cat calling card, the stem is a modern take on the old one piece Bullmoose bars that still offers a stiffer interface at the bar. Only after […]