Appleman Bicycles is a one man shop that builds handmade custom carbon fiber bicycle frames & repairs damaged carbon frames. Being a full-time framebuilder, I dedicate my time to building amazing bicycles and providing excellent customer service.
The Bikes: I build frames without compromising structure or durability. From the svelte carbon fiber cable stops to the tube layups, Appleman bicycles takes no shortcuts to produce a truly unique frame. Every customer receives a full custom fit for their frame. Custom geometry is built around a customers wants and needs. The ride of the frame is tailored through the use of custom tubing and layups.
The Builder: Riding, racing, and building bikes are what I do. After racing road and track for ten years, a knee injury limited my riding time. I taught myself how to build frames so I could have a bike with a proper fit. I’m back on the start line again racing cyclocross.
The Obsession: The combined beauty, strength, and manufacturing processes of carbon fiber absolutely fascinate me. In college, I earned a degree in Composite Materials Engineering. I have worked in the aerospace, wind energy, and composite raw materials industries as a composite materials engineer. Having seen a wide array of carbon fiber design and manufacturing, I’ve developed my own set advanced fabrication techniques and build them into each frame.
- Matt Appleman