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Appleman Bicycles fabricates custom carbon fiber bicycles! We also repair damaged carbon fiber frames.  Hours by appointment only.
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"5. Aesthetics - I like the timelessness of the raw carbon frame."
"He brought my vision to life — I absolutely love the look and feel of my bike."
"From the first contact to the final product, Matt was a pleasure to work with!"
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Michael Smith
3 weeks ago
I had an emergency repair on my Cervelo S5. I cracked the chain stay in two places. I called Matt and asked how fast he could return it without compromising quality. He said he could have it out of the shop the same day it arrived. He did just that, with an incredible repair as well. I cracked the frame two weeks away from Bike 2 DC for National Police Week. I had trained numerous miles and hours. I needed my bike back fast. Between Mojo Cycles in Matthews, NC and Appleman Bicycles. I was taken care of well and with outstanding work. I highly recommend Matt and his impeccable service. Easy to talk to and clearly explains what he can or cannot do in the way of repairs. Mike Smith Matthews, NC
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Kevin Shriver
a month ago
I was looking at the 2016 Velo News Buyer's guide and saw that Appleman Bikes was the only bike in the Boutique section. This bike deserves it and I can't really improve on the comment. "..makes some of the most beautiful custom carbon bikes around, and every detail is a testament to his workmanship." Matt Appleman made sure the fit was perfect and that I understood how the new electronic shifting worked. He also wanted to know if my knee tendinitis went away, and it did. Just had a great gravel ride this weekend and I can easily say, after owning it for a year, I can't imagine getting a better bike. To quote VeloNews again "custom tube lay ups and geometry ensure the perfect fit and ride". I really can't say much more.
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Jim Rose
11 months ago
When I initially contacted Matt, I was immediately impressed by his knowledge of carbon fiber and how pleasant he was to speak to. After contacting a number of custom fiber frame builders, I ultimately decided to go with Matt because: 1. As a composite engineer, Matt has the experience and indepth knowledge to design and specify the diameter and layup each tube in the frame he was building for me. I found this more attractive than most carbon builders who simply bond off the shelf carbon tubes together. 2. While Matt specifies the design of each tube, he relies on a custom carbon tube maker to make the tubes. One other builder I spoke to makes his own tubes in house. While this is certainly an acceptable approach, in my view, it is better and less expensive for the builder to concentrate on designing and making the frame, while a specialty carbon tube company make the tubes. 3. By no means are Matt's frames inexpensive. However, his frames are less expensive than several other custom carbon frame builders, while providing a very high level of composite engineering and know how to the process. 4. Matt's focus on ride quality, not weight. I was not interested in an ultralight frame. 5. Aesthetics - I like the timelessness of the raw carbon frame. Too many carbon bikes look trendy when purchased, but then look dated in a year or two. During the design process, Matt was great to work with. He was patient and answered all my questions. He even went beyond what is normally expected and sent me a specially sized stem for my current bike to try to get a sense of the geometry he was proposing. While skeptical, I gave it a try, and much to my surprise, like it. The final geometry is very close to what Matt proposed in the beginning of the process. The frame arrived about 2 weeks ago, right on schedule. Now that the frame is built up, I have managed about 50 miles on the bike. The bike is awesome. I really like the fit. I'm more relaxed on the bike. The bike feels great. I have been riding steel and Ti for probably 25 years. Every once in awhile I would get the itch to get a carbon bike and would go test ride a Trek, Specialized, etc. I always walked away saying I don't like the way they feel, either really harsh or disconnected from the road. The Appleman is not like that. It feels solid, connected to the road. The frame is also stiff, but somehow smooth on all but the worst pavement. I noticed the stiffness on sprints and climbs. Maybe it is because I was on a new bike, but it sure seemed I was going faster with less effort. Overall, this is an awesome bike.
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Gregory Capelle
a year ago
Great experience from the first phone call to receiving the frame back. :) Spoke to Matt on the phone and he gave me a quote that turned out to be spot on. Also found another crack I had missed, sent me pictures so i could OK the additional work. Frame was done in exactly the time quoted and the work looks great. Best of all, no weight added on the scale. First class work and customer service. Would do it again.
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matthew graham
2 weeks ago
I recently purchased a new custom Appleman cyclocross bike with this past weekend being my first opportunity to put it through it's 'paces'. As this is my first carbon bike, I admittedly was wondering what the ride quality was going to be like as my current road bike is Ti. and my current cyclocross bike is steel. I was immediately impressed as it seems to have the best qualities of both; very quick out of the saddle – great power transfer and lateral stiffness with a road feel that quite resembles the smoothness of my Ti road bike. It fits like a glove and like any great bike it ‘encourages’ you to ride hard, which tends to put a big smile on your face. Although spec’d for cyclocross racing, it’s not twitchy at all and is perfectly at home on the road. When looking at my Strava data from one of my first rides, I noticed I set a PR on a tricky, steep downhill road section that I ride every so often. In thinking about the ride, I remember how solid the bike felt at speed and how well it tracked through that section, instilling quite a bit of confidence. As further testament to the high quality build & fit, I also found myself riding in the drops quite a bit, which I almost never do on my other bikes. Last but not least, the look and finish of the bike is great – by far the coolest looking bike I have, which is saying a lot as all my other bikes are high end custom builds from specialty frame builders. Kudos to Matt Appleman for building me such a great bike and I should add, the attentiveness of Matt through the whole build process was fantastic; very quick to answer questions and responsive / accommodating to tweaks to the spec.
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Emma Appleman
7 months ago
From beginning to end Matt was great to work with. He brought my vision to life — I absolutely love the look and feel of my bike. My Appleman is awesome in all situations, long gravel rides, road hill repeats, commuting to work and everything in between. Get an Appleman — you will never need to buy another bike again!
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Philip Briandet
a year ago
I have now clocked a few miles on my new Appleman. My first impressions was correct, you have built me the best fitting bike I have ever had a chance to ride in my 45 years of cycling and its exactly what I wanted. It has a very good power transfer, stiff where necessary, yet compliant and very stable at any speed on any road. I was surprised upon unpacking the bike, it looked a lot better than I expected; from the pictures of other Appleman bikes I had seen on the web, I was expecting a rough and industrial look and feel, what I have got is a bike that is very neatly finished, looks fantastic and professional.
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Koen Janssens
2 years ago
From the first contact to the final product, Matt was a pleasure to work with! Cannot say enough good things about this cooperation. I found Matt by coincidence just looking on the internet for custom frame builders. I almost decided to go with someone else, but a couple of emails and phone calls made me decide otherwise. Matt really lets you design the bike aesthetically and based on your measurements, the frame is built. What I like about the design is the fact that you can really see that this product is handbuilt, which to me is a good thing! I have not had a chance yet to take the bike out for a really good and long ride, but I'm sure it rides equally awesome as the way it looks. But I will definitely update later on with the exact details on the ride characteristics. The fact that Matt offers a 25 year warranty on the frame, really means he stands behind his work. Hopefully I will get a chance in the future to work with Matt again on another frame.
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