MTB at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

The double chainstays

The double chainstays (Image credit: James Huang)

Last weekend, over a hundred master framebuilders, tubing manufacturers and component suppliers crowded the San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose, CA to share information and show off the latest in the growing business of hand-building bicycles. On hand at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show was a solid mix of legends of the game and the up-and-comers; from Richard Sachs and Brian Baylis to Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles.

Cyclingnews sent its resident U.S. tech head, James Huang, to prowl the aisles and generally lust after the one-of-a-kind creations and creative innovations that can only come from the hands-on individual framebuilders at the show.

Among the pristine fillet-brazed steel frames, handmade titanium cantilever brakes and custom-carved lugs, he found plenty of off-road bikes to desire including Craig Calfee's bamboo mountain bike and a unique two-niner from Aherne Cycles featuring dual chainstays.

Visit Huang's NAHB day 1, day 2 and day 3 reports for the whole scoop.

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