Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011


It’s hard to single out just one of the builders with all the incredible bikes and displays at the NAHBS…but for some reason Watson Cycles caught my eye. They had a super fat tire bike on display that was very sweet, along with a bunch of other custom frames.  The company does an incredible job at blending simplicity and unique personality in each bike and I really dig what they’re doing over there.

I talked to Andrew Watson, the company’s owner and craftsman about how things are going with his company.  I’ve also got a couple shots of his “Fat Tire” as well.

I don’t make many predictions, but in my opinion Watson Cycles is going to be the next big thing in the bike building business.  Keep an eye on them.  For more information, check them out at www.watsoncycles.com.


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9 Responses to “ Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011 ”

  1. Troy on March 4, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I didn’t meet a builder at the NAHBS with more enthusiasm than Andrew. He had a great story for each of the bikes on display. He’s definitely on my short list of potential builders when I order my handbuilt bike.

    • Anonymous on March 4, 2011 at 4:24 am

      Yeah, with enthusiasm like that….and his talents for building bikes, Andrew is definitely going places. I’ll be keeping my eye on him. Let me know who you go with for your custom bike.


  2. Steve on February 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Check out more of Watson Cycles bikes at http://www.watsoncycles.com
    The fat tire is not on the website yet because the unveiling was at NAHBS.

    • Darryl on February 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks for including this information. I got the post up so fast that I wasn’t able to provide more details on the company. I talked with Andrew again today and I totally feel he’s the next big thing in bike building.

  3. Annalisa on February 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Very cool. I’d love to go down there and check them out! Waterville, CT has beautiful trails.

    • Darryl on February 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Totally…Andrew’s a great guy. Go check them out.

  4. Shebicycles on February 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Is that a Yeti on the headbadge of the Watson?! OMG – love it!

    • Darryl on February 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      Yeah, very cool…he has a different character on each bike. Some have Yeti’s, others have Octopus, Madussa, and more.

  5. Jim @bikerly on February 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Awesome, Darryl. Your videos are great. I hope you have a few more of these coming. The Fat Tire bike is incredible. I did notice the fork flask. It seems they built this for me.


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