Building functional, practical, enjoyable bikes is exactly why Andy Hampsten loves being involved with Hampsten Cycles. Pouring his many years of cycling knowledge in to each project, Andy and brother Steve have made a name for themselves in the custom bicycle industry. Displaying for the first time at NAHBS, the Hampsten booth was bustling each day with curious consumers.
Boulder, Colorado based Mosaic Cycles continues to push the envelope with handmade bicycles. Offering many newer options like BB30 bottom brackets and larger headtubes while still keeping that classic handbuilt touch. Aaron Barcheck, a former welder for Dean, specializes in both steel and titanium while beautifully crafting road, mountain, and cross bikes from both materials.
Moots Cycles has been a leading force in the custom titanium bicycle market since 1981. Having extensive knowledge with the unique characteristics of titanium, Moots has long been known for their clean, precise welds. For 2011, Moots is focusing on their RSL (Race Superlight) line of bicycles. Offering lighter, stiffer titanium bikes than ever before, Moots is a force to be reckoned with.
The one and only Gary Fisher was on hand at NAHBS, mingling around, looking good as always. Fisher stopped by the MF booth for an improptu interview, proving to us what a great storyteller he really is.