Great Bikes from America’s Best Framebuilders

It’s not easy to whittle all the work NAHBS exhibitors put into their bicycles down to a measly little ten. And it’s totally unfair. I left off some great bikes (Best Road Bike winner, David Kirk, you are missing from this list, as is Best TIG Welding, by Kent Eriksen), and I kept my focus narrow — only bikes from USA companies (Raleigh, Cherubim, Tsubasa, Officina Battaglin, my sincerest apologies). So, know this: This list is a super elite list of makers I think you, GP readers, would do well to consider for your next bike. But it’s not an exhaustive list. It is simply and humbly a great starting point for building respect and beginning to lust after an American handbuilt bike.

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Matthew Ankeny