No. 22’s run of accolades at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show continued this past weekend in Sacramento, Calif. The Canadian brand that hand builds titanium frames in Johnstown, N.Y., walked away with three new trophies to add to its already impressive cabinet.
The 2019 show was arguably the company’s best show yet. No. 22 Drifter X picked up the Silca Incorporated Build and Campagnolo Best Build awards. Additionally, No. 22 added the illustrious Best in Show award keeping it in Canada for the second year in a row after New Brunswick-based Altruiste won the accolade in 2018.
No. 22’s showcase bike was a stunningly finished Drifter X, their newest model, with a gold to purple anodized fade and a sharply finished gold and black No. 6 fork. The bike was built with a Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 groupset, Bora One 35 wheels, a matching Silca frame and floor pumps, a Campagnolo saddle and anodized titanium fenders.
The company has certainly garnered a lot of attention at NAHBS in recent years. In 2015, their Broken Arrow won Best Cyclocross Bike. Their success continued in 2017 with their best Campagnolo Equipped Reactor road bike. In 2018, they showcased a lovely Drifter and were presented with the Special Judges Exhibit Award and the People’s Choice Award.
No. 22 also picked up finalist ribbons in the Best Road Bike, Best Finish and Best Tig Weld categories.
Another Canadian presence at NAHBS was T-Lab. The titanium frame builder out of Montreal picked up the award for Best Boyd Build and a finalist ribbon for Best Gravel Bike.
Meanwhile, Toronto’s Blacksmith Cycle handed out the Dealers Award to New York’s Breismeister Bicycles for this steel gravel disc bike:
NAHBS will travel to Dallas, Texas in 2020 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.