The best handbuilt road bikes at NAHBS

Builders from Italy, Russia, Japan, Canada and the US converge on Sacramento

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) returned to Sacramento this year after a successful visit in 2012. On display, as usual, were aisles upon aisles of lust-worthy bicycles, parts and soft goods. Going to NAHBS with a credit card and a weak sense of self-restraint can be a costly mistake.

As expected, West Coast US builders showed up in throngs as bikes and display booths can be prohibitively expensive to ship for small builders. But this year’s location didn’t stop exhibitors from all over the world from coming to Sacramento though. Artists from Italy, Russia, Japan, and Canada still made the journey to show their wares.

Much of the charm of NAHBS is the access to the makers of the products on display. Rarely do we meet the makers of the things we use on a daily basis. But interacting with the colorful personalities is just as much a part of NAHBS as drooling over the goods can be.

Click through the gallery above for a look at the best road bikes at the 2016 NAHBS.

Indiana's tim o'donnell builds as shamrock cycles. his road bike featured sram's new etap group and internal rear brake routing. the paint was applied by kate oberreich : indiana's tim o'donnell builds as shamrock cycles. his road bike featured sram's new etap group and internal rear brake routing. the paint was applied by kate oberreich
Indiana's tim o'donnell builds as shamrock cycles. his road bike featured sram's new etap group and internal rear brake routing. the paint was applied by kate oberreich : indiana's tim o'donnell builds as shamrock cycles. his road bike featured sram's new etap group and internal rear brake routing. the paint was applied by kate oberreich

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