Appleman Bicycles builds premium quality custom carbon fiber frames! Frames are configured for road, cyclocross, gravel road, and track riding styles.
Denver will be my 3rd NAHBS! I’m very excited to show off a few great bikes this year!
Strength and durability are key design aspects. I build the entire frame and all of the frame parts out of carbon fiber to make one glorious, unified structure. Dropouts, cable stops, seat stay bridges, and our unique 3-dimensional carbon fiber logos are all made by hand out of carbon fiber.
Every frame gets custom geometry and a custom tube set. Custom tubing allows me to tailor a frames feel/stiffness to your riding style, weight, and needs.
A comfortable rider is a happy rider!
-Matt Appleman, Owner-Framebuilder
Paul recieved a spectacular birthday present from his wife… a new Appleman!
Custom tubing that is geared for comfort and an upright position will keep Paul riding all day long. The Brooks saddle (and bar tape) pays homage to his time working in England. A Campagnolo Chorus group, Hed Ardennes, and 25mm tires will provide a superb ride. The custom integrated AppleStem handlebar rounds out the build in true Appleman style.
Neo, from Thailand, had one request for his custom road frame: make it as unique as possible. Other than that request, I had a clean slate to design the frame to make this the last carbon frame Neo would ever want. The frame was accompanied by an Enve 1.0 fork and matching Thai themed AppleStem Handlebar.
I used the Thai flag as my inspiration for the frame design. 5 stripes, the middle stripe twice as thick as the others. On the frame, the red and blue stripes start wide on the head tube/top tube and become narrower as they approach the seat tube. Red stripes run the full length of the seat stays and up the integrated seat tube!
Thai themed logos on the integrated AppleStem handlebar. Red and blue carbon stripes and silverized carbon Appleman logo are all 3-dimensoinal… beauty you can feel.
High gloss clear coat gives the frame depth and crispness. Appleman logos are made out of a custom silverized carbon fiber.
You can see the red glint of the stripes making there way up the seat stays towards the seat tube. Also, the customer like the assymetrical seat stay from the “DNA Bike” that I used a similar design for his frame.
Silverized carbon head tube badge. The carbon can be seen through the silver so it reflects the light differntly depending on the conditions.
Enve’s short and shallow drop bar with Enve stem makes for and incredibly stiff, light, and comfortable handlebar. Integrating the combo makes it stiffer and saves about 25 grams!
Steve appreciated the CX/Gravel/Do-all bike that I brought to NAHBS this year and wanted one in his size! It’s almost an identical twin to the NAHBS bike, except with the 2012 Sram Red groupset, integrated seat tube, and custom geometry. Steve’s new custom bike will take him wherever he wants to go, every day in every condition! Custom geometry and carbon fiber tubing will make this bike perfect for everything from smooth roads to gravel roads to the hammering at the Tour of the Battenkill.
The bike weighs in at 17 pounds. Strong, stiff, light, and durable, this bike is built to be ridden everyday in every condition.
One of the best features of this bike is the internal cable routing. Cables run inside the frame keeping them off your hands/shoulder when cyclocrossing, keeps the mud out the cables, and makes for an overall very clean aesthetic.
Disc brakes and internal cable routing make for a spectacularly clean seat tube cluster. Notice the seat stay bridge… “A” is for Appleman.
Like many Appleman custom frames, Bill’s was designed and built for a wonderful combination of comfort and speed. Every tube diameter, wall thickness, and layup schedule were optimized for a comfort/stiffness balance. There’s nothing bone-chattering about Appleman.
This beauty came in at 914 grams. With the Enve 1.0 upgrade, Bill’s Campagnolo Super Record group and Enve wheels… this is going to be a lightweight rocket machine. To add to the comfort… we’re throwing in a pair of 25mm wide tires with the frame to prove that they are true bliss.
I loved making these logos! Bill wanted subtle orange logos with a white outline. He also wanted the big block Enve 1.0 logos on the fork removed and replaced with an Apple on the fork blade shoulders.
Concept: A custom road frame built around the rider that utilizes Campagnolo EPS electronic shifting and pays homage to his Italian-American heritage.
Design Considerations: Custom geometry and custom made tubing was produced for a custom feel. Ride feel was tailored to be towards the comfortable end of the spectrum. Special attention was paid to the internal cable routing and electronic shifting wire/battery.
Material Choice: Custom carbon fiber frame with integrated carbon handlebar/stem.
Construction Notes: Custom carbon tubes are designed around customer's weight and riding style. Tube to tube construction makes for a strong, durable, customizable frame. Carbon dropouts and seat stay bridge are all made in-house.
Finish Notes: Red/green theme requested by customer to match his Italian-American roots. All logos are cut out of carbon fiber fabric and applied to the frame.
Concept: Lumberjack theme. Actual plaid fabric is used in conjunction with wooden logos for a fun, but not over-done theme.
Material Choice: Custom carbon fiber frame.
Design Considerations: Like a lumberjack, this bike is a rough and tuff bike built for strength and durability. Built with a simple 1X11 drivetrain and rigid fork, this bike rely's on rider skill rather than suspension to get you through the trail. Custom geometry is suspension corrected for a rigid or suspension fork. I designed a custom tubeset withstand the impacts of mountain bike biking. A custom chainstay and seat stay assembly allows for massive mud/tire clearance. This bike features internal cable routing for a clean look, easy cleaning, and dirt free cables.
Finish Notes: I like to integrate carbon fiber, composites and themes into my frames... not just paint them on. Any bike can be painted the same way, but it is very difficult to integrate a design into a frame. There is no paint on this frame except for a clear coat around the logos to seal them. This frame features Lumberjack plaid panels with wooden logos. I used internal cable routing and an integrated handlebar stem for a clean look.