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Paul Skilbeck

Sunday 09 April 2017

2017 Bespoked Awards

The list of award recipients at the 2017 Bespoked

2017 Bespoked Awards
Feather Cycles, back after three years away, received several awards. Photo: Paul Skilbeck

Every year Bespoked invites leaders in their fields to select bicycles and products that they consider stand out. For 2017 Bespoked changed the format of the awards, moving away from the ‘Best’ title. “We feel that due to the individual nature of the bicycles at Bespoked every bicycle is the 'best' for the person and purpose it is intended.” reads a statement on the show website. In some cases, the Steve Worland Innovation category, for instance, the judges unexpectedly chose more than one recipient.

Two awards were made by public vote: one supported by Columbus, and the other an Enve Build Off award.

Here is a list of the award winners. A full photo set will follow in a few days when pool photos are made available from the Bespoked photo studio.


ROAD BICYCLE


The Cyclist Magazine Choice

English Cycles carbon and polished steel bike received a nod from The Cyclist Magazine.

English Cycles carbon and polished steel bike received a nod from The Cyclist Magazine.

  • Hartley & Talbot ‘Isen’
  • Swallow ‘Ironbridge’
  • English Cycles, carbon & polished steel


Road.cc Choice

Donald's green bike was one of three selected for Road.cc Choice.

Donard's green bike was one of three selected for Road.cc Choice.

  • English Cycles, carbon & polished steel
  • Donard, green bike
  • Toad, road bike
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MOUNTAIN BIKES

Singletrack Magazine Choice

A distinctive fat bike from the University of Iowa walked away with the Singletrack Magazine Choice.

A distinctive fat bike from the University of Iowa walked away with the Singletrack Magazine Choice.

  • University of Iowa, Arrowhead fat bike
  • Curtis Bikes, full suspension bike
  • Dear Susan, ‘Old School Trails’ Cleland revival bike

 

CYCLOCROSS

Grit CX Magazine Choice

Ted James poses with his Grit CX Magazine-winning 953 cross machine.

Ted James poses with his Grit CX Magazine-winning 953 cross machine.

  • Ted James, 953 cross bike
  • Evanson, Richard’s personal bike
  • Ex-Centriker, pink bike

 

TOURING

Cycling UK Magazine Choice

English Cycles took the Cycling UK Magazine Choice with this belted winter bike.

English Cycles took the Cycling UK Magazine Choice with this belted winter bike.

  • English Cycles, winter bike
  • Feather Cycles, lilac 650B touring bike
  • Sven, Pathfinder adventure tour bike

 

TOWN/CARGO BIKE

Urban Cyclist Magazine Choice

This curvy fixie from Paulus Quiros got a nod for the Urban Cyclist Magazine Choice.

This curvy fixie from Paulus Quiros got a nod for the Urban Cyclist Magazine Choice.

  • Feather Cycles, retro direct bike
  • Paulus Quiros, singlespeed
  • Brevet, V


TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

It was little surprise to see Llewellyn Cycles Cadenza lug work receive the award for Technical Excellence.

It was little surprise to see Llewellyn Cycles Cadenza lug work receive the award for Technical Excellence.

  • Llewellyn Cycles, Cadenzia frame
  • English Cycles, winter bike
  • Whippet


OUTSTANDING FINISH

Feather Cycles retro direct bike won for Outstanding Finish.

Feather Cycles retro direct bike won for Outstanding Finish.

  • Feather Cycles, retro direct bike
  • Rohan Frameworks/EDC, Bicycle for Misadventure
  • Brevet, V


NEW FRAMEBUILDER

  • Donard
  • Merivale


STEVE WORLAND INNOVATION

Another obvious choice - Calfee Design's carbon Manta Pro took the Steve Worland Innovation award.

Another obvious choice - Calfee Design's carbon Manta Pro took the Steve Worland Innovation award.

  • Calfee Design, Manta Pro
  • Academy Tools, low-cost jig
  • Duratec, Single-weave carbon fiber frame


INDUSTRY AWARDS

Brooks

Rowan Frameworks EDC won the Brooks Industry Award.

Rowan Frameworks EDC won the Brooks Industry Award.

  • Rowan Frameworks, EDC
  • Hartley Cycles, 26” all road
  • Boneshaker, Le Menusier

Columbus

Merced's amazing sausage dog cross bike picked up the Columbus Industry Award.

Mercredi's sausage dog 'cross bike picked up a Columbus Industry Award.

  • Mercredi, sausage dog
  • Condor Cycles, Classico SLX
  • The Bicycle Academy

Chris King

  • Feather Cycles
  • Rowan Frameworks
  • Mercredi

Campagnolo

Engineered Bicycles got a from the Campagnolo Industry Award.

Engineered Bicycles got a select for the Campagnolo Industry Award, although not with this bike.

  • Wittson, Supresio
  • Nevi, Stelvio
  • Engineered Bicycles