Unconventional: Okay, it’s not a mountain bike, but this old-style high-wheeler won
the People’s Choice Award at the show for its creativity, craftsmanship and beauty.
Wood rules: Renovo wooden bikes have grown so
popular in recent years that founder Ken Wheeler
reportedly has 16 people working for him. Their beautifully made,
hollow-framed bikes are said to offer impressive riding quality. The company keeps
expanding to meet the growing demand for their bikes.
Strong Frames Incorporated: Builder
Carl Strong had no trouble coming up
with a name for his Bozeman, Montana,
custom bike company.
New breed: Former aerospace engineer
Jon Acuff of Proudfoot Cycles in Golden,
Colorado, showed off his 29.6-pound,
full-suspension, titanium Proudfat bike.
For 2017 the North American Handmade
Bike Show was held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Over 180 exhibitors came out, most from
North America, but some from Europe
and Asia as well. To no one’s surprise, the
crowds turned out as well. Check out some
of the highlights from this year’s show.;