Best New Builder
Winner: Cryptic Cycles
Cryptic Cycles took home the prize for Best New Builder with this ultra-clean and ultra-light carbon fiber road bike. Everything about a Cryptic frameset is customizable according to the preference and riding style of the customer — right down to the lay-up of the carbon fiber tubes used to construct the frame. Materials are either manufactured in-house or sourced from the finest suppliers available. The result is certainly expensive, but given the amount time, effort, and craftsmanship that go into building each one-of-a-kind frame, it's easy to understand why you might make such an investment.