Custom Carbon Fiber Frames



Appleman Bicycles is a one-man shop that builds highly custom road, CX, and mountain bikes.  

Frames are built by hand in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I use my Composite Materials Engineering

background to build bikes of incredible quality, strength, and durability.

-Matt Appleman


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What sets Appleman apart?

Custom Layups and Tubing

I engineer a custom tube set for each rider based on their height, weight, and riding style.  By modifying tubing diameter and layup schedule, stiffness is tailored to provide an excellent ride.  Full custom geometry is the norm.  I have very few limitations on what geometry and stiffness’ can be built.  Whether you’re 5’2 and 120 pounds or a 6’4 gorilla, I can build a bike from the ground up around you.

One Man Shop

The guy who answers the phone is the same guy who builds your frame.  It is extremely important to me to deliver excellent service and communication.  The end result is an amazing bike, with no surprises during the ordering process.

Unique Finish and Logos

Everything about my frames is strength and durability related; even the finish.  Appleman frames come finshed with a raw carbon finish (+UV protection).  Carbon is much harder than paint and the end result is a frame that has no paint to chip or scratch. With regard to logos, I’ve merged my creative side with my materials engineering side.  I build bikes with carbon, titanium, and wood logos for a unique, durable look.

The Bikes I Build

Custom Appleman Road Bike


Appleman Mountain Bike:Custom Carbon


Appleman Custom CX Bike


From the Media

Cyclocross Magazine Editors Choice Dream Bike Builder Award

Appleman awarded Editors Choice Award for Best Dream Bike Builder

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Best Carbon Bike at NAHBS 2014 from VeloNews

Best Carbon Bike: Appleman NAHBS 2014

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Cyclocross Magazine Review

Cyclocross Magazine: Appleman Dream Bike Review

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