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by Scott Penzarella on March 11, 2012
To the discerning eye, nothing is more pleasurable than visiting the bike industry artists at the annual North American Handmade Bike show (NAHBS). Nowhere else in the bike industry do more custom, handmade bicycle builders, accessory specialists, among others, unit to show off their works for art.
Once again, Studio Velo visited the show to see old friends, check out the latest show pieces and walk the booth to see if there is something our store is missing... in an effort to not only satisfy our own bike fetishes but to ensure we are offering our clients the best the industry has to offer.
Per usual, the exhibition was filled with world-class artists from around the country and beyond.
One small 'manufacturer' of a cycling essential, King Cages, showed off the multi-use features of the world's best bottle cages: Bottle Opener.
One thing we are most proud of is the presence of several of our bike brands. I know most of you get a chance to see ( or in many cases ride & own) much of this road jewelry, but we can't not showcase to the rest of you some of the more beautiful creations from Independent Fabrication, Cyfac, and Guru.
Worlds can't possibly express what photos can. Check out some of the standout bikes we saw at the show.
The new Indy Fab Ti FLW Cross Bike -- wow!
Custom painted Enve bar, stem, Fox Fork, post & more on MTB -- classy
New SSR Max -- the Stainless Steel Road frame made for the big boy
Belt drive anyone? On SSR -- Hit the streets with style
Looking for a more traditional city bike -- say no more!
Guru - hand-crafted in Canada - enters the mtb world with style. Stainless 29er
The new Absolu from Cyfac -- now ridden in the Pro Peloton.
When it comes to uncompromising paint detail, few do it as good as Cyfac. Who says white is passe?