Carbon Bike Repair

Appleman Bicycles can repair your damaged, broken, busted, or cracked carbon fiber frame.

I've been fixing carbon fiber for over 10 years and have a deep understanding of advanced composite structure repair. I started my career building and repairing wind-turbine blades before moving on to aerospace and then bikes.

With a turnaround time of about 1 week (or next-day expedited), you'll have your bike back quickly.


Can carbon be fixed?

It's a myth that carbon can't be repaired. In fact, carbon fiber is one of the most repairable materials and each Appleman repair is covered by a 10 year warranty. Repairs are stronger than the pre-damaged frame, add no measurable weight, and don’t alter the ride of the bike.

Read the Gear Junkie article: Carbon Bike Repair is Not a Myth

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Every repair is unique and will need to be quoted. The size, location, and severity of the damage affects the cost of repair. To give you a rough idea of costs…

  • $250 Small cracks and dings

  • $300-350 Most common damage

  • $400+ Soft, squishy, holes, full breaks, joints damage

  • $50+ add/replace H20 bottle bosses, cable stops, etc...

  • $1200+ Carbon Fiber drop out replacement

Disassembly not required. Save time and money by not having to strip and reassemble the entire bike.

Expedited Turnaround: 24 hour turnaround is available for an additional $100. Same day turnaround by quote.


Raw/No-Paint Finish:
Ride that battle-scar proudly! To get you back on your bike as quickly as possible, repairs are sanded smooth with a no-paint carbon fiber finish. Appleman repairs are as durable as a painted repair, but won’t scratch and chip.

I repair:
Cracked, busted, separated tubes. Car and roof-rack damage. Water bottle and cable stop add-ons/replacement. Any tube, any brand.

I do not repair:
Forks, bars, seat posts, carbon rims, seat masts, or topper damage.


Get your bike repaired

1 – Email pictures of the damaged bike to me ( and I'll send you an estimate with cost, turnaround time, shipping and prep info.

2 – Drop off or ship your bike to Appleman Bicycles. I recommend using BikeFlights "round-trip" shipping. Please include your contact information in the box.

3 – I repair your bike. Contacting you along the way if I notice any other damage, and once the frame is complete. With a current turnaround time of a week (or next-day), you'll have your bike back quickly.

4 - Once the repair is complete, I’ll verify full payment and shipping labels are square, I’ll release or ship your bike.

5 - Get rad! (but not too rad)

Got the repaired frame back and it looks fantastic.
Couldn’t be more happy with it!
— Jesse, WI


Repair FAQ’s

Q: How strong are repairs?
A: Repaired areas of the frame are stronger and tougher than the original frame. I use my expertise to evaluate each repair, rebuild it and improve upon the existing carbon fiber layups to maximize strength and durability.

Q: What is your repair warranty?
A: Appleman offers a 10 year warranty on carbon fiber repairs. Work involving metal like adding cable stops or water bottle bosses are not covered under warranty.

Q: How durable are repairs?
A: The repair will outlast the rest of the bike.

Q: Do I need to remove all the components from my bike?
A: No! I need clear access around the entire damaged tube. Often, this is as simple as moving a cable, or removing the crank. Often times, nothing needs to be removed! I try and make it as simple as possible for you. When shipping your bike, I recommend removing as many components as practical to reduce shipping cost and minimize the possibility of damage.