Your Favorite Beautiful Bicycle 2022 Results! The Top Six

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on December 20, 2022

You voted, and here are the results of the Your Favorite Beautiful Bicycle 2022. These are bikes we've decided to highlight that have come through our doors. Most are custom bike builds, each done up to the rider's specific needs, expectations, and wants. As a result, each of these bikes is unique and won't likely be found anywhere else. 

For those who missed out, here's what happened. We took a vote to find your favorite of our list of Beautiful Bicycle entrants. We revealed bikes 12 through 7; finally, here are bikes you voted for the most, from 6th all the way up to your vote for Favorite Beautiful Bicycle of 2022.  

THE BIKES IN QUESTION

6th - A 3T EXPLORO RACEMAX INSPIRED BY THE LAND OF 10,000 LAKES - SEE MORE

Maybe an homage to the land of 10,000 lakes (but really more like 12,000) isn’t to everyone’s taste. That’s okay! But consensus shows that you all really liked this bike. We can't blame you all; this bike is truly one-of-one. 

SCOR 4060 LT custom bike build in purple at contender bicycles

5th - A METICULOUS SCOR 4060 LT - SEE MORE

This one might not have the custom paint of the 3T gravel bike above, but this SCOR 4060 LT has anodized color-matched bolts almost everywhere. Even the bolt that attaches the TRP DH-R EVO Gold brakes was not only custom anodized but is color-matched to the existing anodization. This bike is flashy, but its the small details that'll keep you staring at this bike.

open mind california custom bike build at contender bicycles

4th - AN ELEVATED OPEN MIND CALIFORNIA - SEE MORE

Thanks to its made-in-California construction, the OPEN MIND California one cuts weight and adds a more communicative ride profile as well as a whole other level of craftsmanship. MIND California isn't as much about flash as it is about substance, and a 4th place vote shows how much you all value its engineering. 

Colnago Carbitubo bike Dura-Ace at Contender Bicycles

3rd - RYAN'S COLNAGO CARBITUBO - SEE MORE

This Colnago Carbitubo is the only vintage bike to make the list, but its 3rd place finish indicates its value. We appreciate its carbon construction - which you can see through parts of the clearcoat - and that Colnago saw fit to build two separate downtubes! Come for the double downtube, stay for the rest of the build.

2nd - A STRIKING SCOTT SPARK ULTIMATE - SEE MORE

This SCOTT Spark Ultimate wasn't a custom build, but SCOTT did such a great job with this bike that we couldn't help but share the build. This bike features SCOTT's newly hidden shock, the best of everything from Fox and SRAM, and Trickstuff brakes we couldn't help but geek out about.

1st - A FOREST GREEN TIME ADHX - SEE MORE

This custom TIME ADHX build was our runaway winner of our voting process, with a final score 40 percent higher than the second place finisher. The green-tinged clearcoat is an adventrous window into what near-perfect strands of carbon fiber look like. A truly beautiful bicycle.

That wraps up Your Favorite Beautiful Bicycle 2022. We appreciate the participation, and the enthusiasm with which you all voted and shared your thoughts. We're fortunate enough to have truly outstanding bikes come through our doors daily, and it is thanks to you all that we have as many cool bikes to share with you all as we do.

Here's to 2023. May it have even more Beautiful Bicycles!

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 beautiful bicycle 2022 collage at contender bicycles


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