Custom Carbon Fiber Bikes

Handmade in Minneapolis

Custom Carbon Fiber Bikes


Appleman Bicycles is a one-man shop that builds custom carbon fiber bikes.  Using my Composite Materials Engineering background every frame is highly engineered with custom layups and geometry.  I build every bike by hand for incredible quality, strength, and durability.

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What Sets Appleman Apart?

Custom Layups

I engineer a custom tube set for each rider based on their height, weight, and riding style. By modifying tubing diameter and layup schedule, stiffness is tailored to provide an excellent ride. Whether you’re 5’2 and 120 pounds or a 6’4 gorilla, I can build a bike from the ground up around you.

One Man Shop

The guy who answers the phone is the same guy who builds your frame. It is extremely important to me to deliver excellent service and communication. The end result is an amazing bike, with no surprises during the ordering process.

Unique Finish

  Everything about my frames is strength and durability related; even the finish. Frames come standard with a beautiful raw carbon finish. With regard to logos, I’ve merged my creative side with my materials engineering side. I build bikes with carbon, titanium, and wood logos for a unique, durable look.

Awards & Accolades

Best Carbon Bike: NAHBS 2014

VeloNews chose Appleman’s mountain bike as the best carbon bike! Appleman won Best Carbon Fiber bike at NAHBS 2014!


Cyclocross Magazine Editors Choice

“Best Dream Bike Builder”

Appleman awarded Editors Choice Award for Best Dream Bike Builder

Cyclocross Magazine Review

CXM loved their custom Appleman ‘cross bike! Read the full review here.

Appleman Cyclocross Bike Review

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