Monday, February 25, 2013

NAHBS 2013 Faves

A couple folks from Soma flew out to Denver this weekend to check out the 2013 NAHBS.

Here's some of our favorite things we saw at the show.

MKS was there with some awesome new stainless steel toe clips.

We saw a brake lever mounted with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed shifter. Check out the Soma Highway 1 bars!

We woke up to fresh snow on Sunday morning.

We just barely made it back to the bay. A lot of other people were't so lucky and had to spend the night in the airport.

KVA had the new Soma Stainless Triple Cross frame on display in their booth. Those fillets looks mighty nice!

Jeremy Sycip won best Alfine Belt Drive bike for his City Bike build. A small LCD screen displays the gear on the handlebars.

The brass Tanaka Fenders and Cardiff Mercia saddle were a striking accent.

Rick Hunters long tail fat bike was my personal favorite from the show. The custom frame bags and panniers offer tons of storage for back country adventures.

Speedhound had this interesting fender support. Looks like it's designed to hold up a seat bag.

VP was showing off some crazy thin titanium pedals.

Nitto had their integrated decaleur on display at their booth. It mounts to the back of a Pearl stem and replaces the threaded nut. They told me a Technomics compatible version is in development.


Bilenky had the loudest paint job at the show. Peep the 2-tone Bennotto bar tape job.

I was super excited to see this mini Ostrich bag for the ENE Ciclo mini rack. What a perfect combo!

Level had some wold class Keirin bikes on display at their booth. Not as many builders were showing off track bikes this year, but these really caught my eye. 

They won the President's choice award for this beautiful track bike.

Kerin Jerseys!

I spotted this white Soma Everwear mounted to a wooden Ghisallo clincher rims. Looks at those Curtis Odom high flange hubs!

Blaze Bicycles use the Soma Lauterwasser bars with hydraulic disc brakes.

There were Soma bars on quite a few bikes this year. This one is from Doneylope Bicycles from Bellingham.

For those of you who don't follow us on Facebook, here a picture of the Grand Randonneur prototype from the Boulder Bicycles vintage Rene Herse exhibit Saturday night.

The final version will have a matching fork with a threaded steer tube. As you can see, there's clearance for 42mm 650b tires with full coverage fenders. Can't wait to get these in!

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