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Shimano and Primal Sweeten the Prize Pool at NAHBS

  January 24, 2013

Are you a custom bike builder? A fan of beautiful handmade bikes? If so we hope to see you at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, Feb. 22-24. Gates Carbon Drive will have a huge booth featuring some of the most beautiful belt drive bikes ever created. For the second straight year Gates is also holding the Innovative Belt Drive Bike Design Contest, which will award more than $13,000 in cash and prizes to custom bike builders.

Two of our close bike industry partners, Shimano and Primal, have stepped up to sweeten the prize pool for the design contest. Shimano will award an extra $1,000 to the winning bike that best integrates an Alfine internally geared hub with Gates Carbon Drive. Primal, the Colorado-based cycling apparel company, will award a set of 10 free custom team kits to the bike builder with the most innovative and artistic bike entered in the contest. These prizes come on top of the $2,250 in cash and Carbon Drives that Gates will award to five winning bike builders.

The Primal prize will include 10 Race Cut or Sport Cut jerseys, plus 10 Prisma bibs or shorts. Check out their work at www.Primalcustom.com. Primal makes the kits for the Team Gates Carbon Drive singlespeed mountain bike and singlespeed cyclocross teams (mtb jersey pictured below).