Mosaic's titanium disc brake XT-1 cyclocross frame won Best Cyclocross Bike at NAHBS 2013. ©Cyclocross Magazine

Mosaic’s titanium disc brake XT-1 cyclocross frame won Best Cyclocross Bike at NAHBS 2013. Read our review of a custom one in Issue 20. ©Cyclocross Magazine

On Thursday before NAHBS 2013 started, we showcased a custom titanium disc cyclocross from Mosaic Cycles (with photos, video) that we’ve had the good fortune to test over the last few months and will be telling print and digital subscribers all about in Issue 20.

It’s clear that the judges from NAHBS have had the same visual impression of Mosaic’s work as we did, in that the titanium frame, with polished logo and integrated seat mast built by Aaron Barcheck was awarded the 2013 Best Cyclocross Bike award. Congrats to Mosaic Cycles on the award. It’s evidence that Barcheck’s cyclocross racing experience and decade of building titanium frames have melded together nicely to form the Mosaic XT-1.

Stay tuned for more photos on Mosaic’s NAHBS 2013 cyclocross bikes, and for more hand-built artisan cyclocross frames, stay tuned to our NAHBS 2013 page for full coverage of the cyclocross bikes and parts from Denver, Colorado.

All 2013 NAHBS Saturday winners below.


DENVER, Colo. — The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is pleased to announce the first group of the 2013 NAHBS Awards. The second group will be announced at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday’s Awards
Alchemy Bicycle Co. — Best carbon construction
No Award given — Best steel construction
Bishop Bikes — Best road bike
Bilenky Cycles — Best lugged frame
No Award given — Best experimental design
Steve Potts Cycles — Best TIG frame
Kent Eriksen & Black Sheep Fabrication — Best titanium construction
Boo Bicycles — Best alternative material
Cherubim by Shin-Ichi Konno — Best city bike
Retro-Inglis Cycles — Best mountain bike
Mosaic Cycles — Best cyclocross bike
Black Sheep Fabrication & Calfee Design — Best tandem
No Award given — Best utility bicycle
Matsuda Cycle Factory — Best track bicycle

In the categories that received no award, a spokesman for the judges explained, “In the best steel construction category there were no entries. In the best utility bicycle category there were three entries, and the judges were unanimous in their opinion that none of those entries measured up to the standard of last year’s award winners.”

The categories to be announced on Sunday are: Best new builder, Best finish, Best theme bike, People’s choice, President’s choice, Best of show.