CX Racing, Mountain Build, Custom Bar Tape

CX Racing, Mountain Build, Custom Bar Tape

There’s a lot going on at Appleman Bicycles, so I’m going to clump a few topics together!


First off, it’s cyclocross primetime!  Appleman sponsored rider and all around good guy Eric Thompson has had his best season yet!  Undefeated in Minnesota CX scene, Eric has had some great results at UCI C1 and C2 events as well!  Check out Heather Angel’s great pictures at the races (look for Eric’s hi-viz neon yellow kit).

Eric Thompson crushing Green Acres CX on his Appleman

Minnesota Category 1/2 races


  • Metal Cross (2 day)/1st, 1st
  • Baker Orchard Cross/1st
  • Wirth Cyclocross Classic/1st
  • Green Acres CX (2 day)/1st, 1st
  • Velo CX (2 day)/1st, 1st


UCI Elite Races


  • Trek CX Collective Cup, Madison, Wi (2 day)/17th,19th
  • Gateway Cup, St. Louis, MO/11th
  • The MudFund Derby City Cup, Louisville, KY/19th, 23rd
  • Jingle Cross Rock, Iowa City/10th!, 14th, 19th



Rob’s Mountain Bike Build

Rob's head tube cluster mitered

Tight miters make for strong joints.

Rob's Appleman Head tube

After some black magic, the carbon is laid, cured, and gently sanded.



Appleman Bar Tape

Custom Appleman Handlebar tape

Custom black on black Appleman bar tape is available for $25.   Appleman bar tape gets wrapped on all new bike purchases!

Rob’s Road Bike

Yes, the same Rob as above.  Rob will have a full fleet of Appleman custom frames… road, mountain, and soon a gravel bike!  Rob sent this hot pic of his bike all built up with beautiful mango accent parts!

Rob's complete Appleman road bike with Chris King Mango accents


CX Magazine Ad

This advertisement will be going in Cyclocross Magazine Issue #23!  In the ad, Eric Thompson had a leg up on all of his competitors finishing Baker Orchard CX 2 minutes ahead of second place!

Appleman Advertisement Get a leg up on the competition CX Magazine


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