The Bikes: Custom to the Core

Custom Layups

Custom engineered carbon tube sets are designed around you and your riding style.  Amazing ride quality is achieved by tailoring the diameter, layup schedule, and stiffness of each individual tube.

Custom Geometry

A comfortable rider is a happy rider… also a fast rider.  Every rider is different and needs different geometry.  Whether it’s a laid back position for 300 mile gravel grinders or a racing bike, an Appleman will feel great.

Quality

Every custom frame is backed with a 25 year warranty.  Using my background in Composite Materials Engineering, I’ve developed a construction method that is extremely robust.  Frames are built using the highest quality USA sourced materials.  

Unique Aesthetic

My standard raw carbon finish showcases the natural beauty of carbon fiber.  Since there is no paint, there is nothing to chip or scratch.  Appleman logos are made out of carbon fiber, titanium, or wood.  I combined my materials background with my creative side and developed a whole new materials-savy aesthetic.

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Internal Cable Routing

Nobody likes cables strung about their beautiful machine!  No-nonsense internal cable routing is not only svelte, but easy to use.  The routing is fully guided to make maintenance a breeze.

Carbon Dropouts

Custom molded carbon fiber dropouts are rock solid and far more durable than bond-in aluminum drops.  Carbon dropouts are bonded and laid up with carbon fiber.  Of course, the dropout uses a replaceable aluminum hanger.

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Choose your type of bike:

Road

KoenApplemanSide

Base price for frame and fork is $4500.  

Complete bicycles are a great compliment to a custom frame.  Contact me for a quote on components.

Cyclocross and Gravel

Joe's Gravel Racer Custom Appleman

Base price for frame and fork is $4500.  

Complete bicycles are a great compliment to a custom frame.  Contact me for a quote on components.

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Mountain

Appleman won Best Carbon Fiber bike at NAHBS 2014!

Base price for frame is $4500.  

Complete bicycles are a great compliment to a custom frame.  Contact me for a quote on components.