Montenegro Manufacturing NAHBS 2016

While going back through my pics from the show, I was trying to figure out who this was cause the logo on the downtube is not very clear. Luckily Bike Rumor published this excellent interview with Hernan Montenegro today so the mystery was solved. Hernan does these carbon frames in Los Angeles and you can learn more on his website.

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Low Bicycles NAHBS 2016

I lived in San Francisco for most of the 90s and left when things starting getting kinda crazy with the first dot com thing. Well things have gotten A LOT more crazy there since, so I was very happy to discover that a framebuilder was making a go of it in my old home town. The other cool thing is that Andrew Low is focused on aluminum, a material that seems to have been largely forgotten. Finally, Low Bicycles are no-nonsense, purpose-built race machines. I talked to Andrew for a while and he is a super cool guy. He’s only been doing this since 2010! Anyway, more pics after the jump, plus a video of Andrew talking at Mission Workshop.

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Victoria Cycles NAHBS 2016

I’m not super happy with the way my pics came out from the Victoria Cycles booth but this black and tan (yes, beer) 650b mtb was one of my favorite bikes at the show. In fact,  of all the bikes I saw at NAHBS, this is the one that most made me want to just get on and ride away. These frames are built by Dave Hill in Salida, Colorado and the company is named after Dave’s wife, who I talked to briefly while snapping these pics. You can see a few more after the jump.

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