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The 25mm Tire Advantage

As the old Pontiac slogan says, “Wider is better”.   I swapped out my worn 23mm tires for some new 25mm tires. I’ve heard claims of lower rolling resistance, better cornering, and more comfort. Because of the increased air volume, I was able to decrease…

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11 Jun 2012 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Rides no comments

CX and Gravel Bike Versatility

Appleman Bicycles has been testing it’s new cyclocross/gravel road disc bike on the trail! While our “CX” bike can certainly be raced hard, it’s also a versatile bike that can do all types of road and trail riding. Having clearance for large tires means that…

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14 Mar 2012 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Bikes, Blog, Rides no comments

Girl Bike Love Interview

Girl Bike Love conducted a fun interview touching the history, reasoning, and purpose behind Appleman Bicycles. Read the entire interview.   Here’s a small exerpt… This week we are brining you a very special interview with Matt Appleman, owner, founder and builder at Appleman Bicycles…

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02 Feb 2012 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

Pre NAHBS Bike Rumor Interview

Appleman Bicycles was interviewed by BikeRumor.com   BIKERUMOR: What have you been working in since NAHBS last year?   MATT: Appleman Bicycles has laid down quite a bit of carbon since NAHBS last year! Options for frames have expanded since last year. New options include:…

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19 Jan 2012 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog, Media no comments

What Makes a High Strength Bicycle?

People are often hesitant on the structural value of carbon fiber begging the question: What makes a high strength (or weak) carbon fiber bicycle frame? The following text gives an overview of distinctive properties of carbon fiber bicycles.   Material Properties The inherent weakness of…

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30 Nov 2010 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog no comments

On the Move: A New Workshop, A New City

Resurrected from the archives… this was Appleman Bicycles first blog post.   I am happy to announce that we have just moved from sunny Orange County, CA to a 4-season Minneapolis, MN! The size of the new workshop has increased dramatically to make room for our…

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15 Nov 2010 Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Blog no comments