The BikesCustom to the Core!
Every Appleman receives the highest level of customization through proprietary tubing and advanced composite engineering. Through variables in layup schedules and tubing diameters, the stiffness of each tube is engineered to match the size and weight of the customer. The result?
An amazing ride tailored for you and how you ride.
Carbon DropoutsAppleman carbon dropouts are bonded and carbon wrapped for the lightest, strongest, and most durable design.
Down TubePremium carbon fiber layup engineered for an ideal balance of torsional and flexural stiffness for the rider. Taper-Oval design for lightweight comfort.
Carbon Wrapped JointsAll joints are carbon wrapped with proprietary tube-to-tube techniques for incredible strength and durability. No joint is solely bonded.
Smooth JointsLarge fillets and tapered carbon layup maximize strength and minimize stress risers.
Custom Tube LayupI take into account rider size, weight, and riding style to engineer custom tubing. By changing the diameter, modulus, and layup of the carbon; the ride quality and stiffness of the bike is tailored to the rider.
Made in the USA!Just like my frames, Appleman tubing is made in the USA. Only the best American sourced materials are used.
Top TubeTaper-Oval Design to maximize front end stiffness and rear end comfort.
Unique LogosEven our logos are engineered! Titanium, Copper, Brass, Wood, and Carbon logos provide a one of a kind aesthetic.
Custom GeometryCustom geometry is included with every Appleman because everyone can benefit from a more comfortable position.
No-nonsense Internal RoutingFully guided internal cable routing is visually tidy and mechanic friendly.
An Appleman is the culmination of years of carbon fiber experience, engineering, and art… not marketing hype.
Cyclocross and Gravel frames are the ultimate Gravel Crushers and CX race machines. Incredibly clean design means you can get incredibly dirty and have fun doing it. My favorite frames to build, cyclocross and gravel bikes are an Appleman specialty.
Road bikes are customized to match you and your riding style. Bikes are built to be ridden and built to last. With our highly customized tubing, an Appleman can be engineered for a stiff sprinters platform, a responsive climber, or a go-fast bike for group rides.
Mountain bikes can be built around 26″, 650B, or 29″ wheels depending on the size of the rider. Custom chain stays and seat stays are fabricated to provide clearance and a great ride for a truly custom mountain bike.
- Custom Tubing Layup and Geometry
- Enve Fork (road/cx)
- Brakes: Caliper or Disc
- Carbon Dropouts: Quick Release or 142×12
- Titanium, wood, brass, copper or carbon logos
- No-nonsense, guided, Internal Cable Routing
- 27.2 or 31.6mm seat tube
- Complete Bike Build
- Nude Finish
- 25 year warranty
- $5200 (road/cx frame and fork), $5900 mountain frame
- Di2/EPS ready, no charge
- Enve 1.0 Fork upgrade (road)
- Custom Carbon Fiber Aesthetic, quote
- Integrated AppleStem Handlebar
- Cantilever brakes (cx), no charge
- Disc Brakes (road), no charge
- 142×12 Carbon dropouts, no charge
- Any size mountain wheel, 24″ 26″ 27.5″ 29″, even + sizes
Awards 'n' Recognition
Cyclocross Magazine Review
CXM loved their custom Appleman ‘cross bike!
Cyclocross Magazine Editors Choice
“Best Dream Bike Builder”