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Retro classics and cutting edge: Best road bikes of NAHBS 2019

A lovely array of custom, handcrafted road builds from the showroom floor in Sacramento

There is always a wide spectrum of weird, wonderful and experimental bikes on hand at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year’s show in Sacramento, Calif., was no different. While gravel and adventure bikes get a lot of fanfare, there’s still a big demand for sleek and stylish road bikes. Builds that push the boundaries and reflect what people want from the machines they are custom ordering find their way to the showroom floor. So did a couple of throwbacks.

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The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is packed up for another year as builders head back to their workshops to prepare bikes for their clients and next year’s show in Dallas, Texas but you can still enjoy this selection of beautiful bikes that were showcased.

Craig Calfee

Slim Chance by Fat City Cycles








Gaulzetti got an honourable mention in the Best Campagnolo build category last year.



A tig-welded aluminum Low from San Francisco.