Many of the frame builders at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show were displaying their latest gravel bikes, but among the rows of drop-bar bikes with fat tires were some sleek and elegant road bikes. Here’s a look at three that caught my eye.
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Cherubim takes a very traditional approach to frame design and construction. This disc all-road bike is the first of its kind produced by the legendary Japanese builder.
The frame is constructed from lightweight Kaisei steel tubing. It features chrome detailing and fender mounts for matching Honjo fenders. The color is dubbed “Care Bear Camo.”
This particular bike belongs to Mike Yakubowicz, owner of the ultra-boutique bike shop Blacksmith Cycle.
We highlighted this Irish builder a few weeks ago for the custom carbon bike the company built for MMA fighter and cycling enthusiast Conor McGregor.
Architectural aficionados will appreciate the paint job on this carbon road bike. It was inspired by the reflection light off Toronto’s Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by Mies van der Rohe.
This Boulder, Colorado, builder always brings a bevy of beautiful steel and titanium bikes to the show. Many titanium frames can be somewhat plain, but bland is a word that could never be used to describe this Ti road bike.
The paint scheme uses Shimano’s company colors in a splatter paint job that extends to the seatpost, stem and handlebar.