The Bikes

Custom to the Core!

The Bikes

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 Dropouts

Appleman carbon dropouts are bonded and carbon wrapped for the lightest, strongest, and most durable design.

Down Tube

Premium carbon fiber layup engineered for an ideal balance of torsional and flexural stiffness for the rider. Taper-Oval design for lightweight comfort.

Carbon Wrapped Joints

All joints are carbon wrapped with proprietary tube-to-tube techniques for incredible strength and durability. No joint is solely bonded.

Smooth Joints

Large fillets and tapered carbon layup maximize strength and minimize stress risers.

Custom Tube Layup

I 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 Tube

Taper-Oval Design to maximize front end stiffness and rear end comfort.

Unique Logos

Even our logos are engineered! Titanium, Copper, Brass, Wood, and Carbon logos provide a one of a kind aesthetic.

Custom Geometry

Custom geometry is included with every Appleman because everyone can benefit from a more comfortable position.

No-nonsense Internal Routing

Fully guided internal cable routing is visually tidy and mechanic friendly.

An Appleman is the culmination of years of carbon fiber experience, engineering, and artnot 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.

Standard Features

  • 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

Optional Features

  • 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! Read the full review here.

CX Magazine review of Appleman

Cyclocross Magazine Editors Choice

“Best Dream Bike Builder”

Appleman awarded Editors Choice Award for Best Dream Bike Builder


Outside Magazine


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