Cyclocross / Over the Barriers and Through the Mud

Custom cyclocross frames are designed to match the riders technique, riding style, and terrain.  Every frame gets the full custom treatment with custom tube diameters and layups to tune the feel of the bike for it’s rider. A comfortable rider is a happy rider!

The Enve cyclocross fork and rear end make for massive mud clearance.  No nonsense internal cable routing is fully guided and offers a clean aesthetic.  Cantilever brakes are the norm, but we’re hooked on discs. A disc brake setup is available for the ultimate in braking modulation and stopping power in any weather.

Read the Cyclocross Magazine Dream Bike Review

 Appleman Carbon Cyclocross Race Bike

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.


Standard Features

  • Custom Geometry
  • Custom CX tough tubing tailored for your riding style
  • Carbon Everything: Dropouts, Cable Stops, Logos, and Brake Bridge
  • Carbon Fiber press fit BB30 bottom bracket shell
  • CaneCreek 110 Zero Stack Headset (others available)
  • Enve 1.5″ CX Fork (disc or canti)
  • Internal Cable Routing (fully guided, no fishing!)
  • Smooth tapered joints
  • Nude Finish
  • Logos: carbon, titanium, decal, or wood
  • 25 Year Warranty



  • Disc or Cantilever brakes, no charge
  • Integrated Seat Post (extended seat tube), no charge
  • Di2/EPS internally routed electronic shifting, no charge
  • AppleStem Integrated Handlebar
  • Custom Carbon Fiber Finishes & Accessories, by quote
  • Threaded Titanium Bottom Bracket insert, $50
  • Gloss clear coat, $500

Photo Gallery 

Joe's custom carbon fiber gravel race bike
Joe’s Gravel Racer

Joe wanted a bike that would get him through tough gravel races like the Dirty Kanza 200 and Trans Iowa: something light, durable, and simple.  Custom geometry for all day comfort on gravel and to be at home in a muddy CX race, this bike...

Eric Thompson Appleman Custom CX Bike
Eric’s CX Race Machine

Appleman Bicycles is proud support elite racer Eric Thompson in his quest for UCI points at national level CX races!  Designed and built to withstand Eric’s massive amount of power, handling and stiffness are priorities.  A stiff front end allows the bike to turn on...

Clifford’s CX Racer

This disc CX bike is built for Clifford at CX Magazine.  Read the full review here!   It’s a full on race machine with custom geometry for reduced toe overlap and quick handling.  Built up with the latest Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 parts + HED...