Reviews - News - Interviews

Since 2010, I've built awesome bikes and provided top notch customer service. It's not a secret that I have the best customers in the business and I really appreciate that! Here's what others have to say about Appleman-a collection of customer praise, magazine reviews, and interviews. Enjoy.

Appleman Review: Peloton Magazine All-Road Bike

I have to say how happy I am with the frame you made for me, every time I ride it I feel like I am home. I just returned from my trip to Spain and now I am on the way to Haute Route San Francisco.

Everything about this bike feels perfect, it really came out awesome. Thank you for your help with the project.

I also get tons of compliments on the bike when I am riding in groups.

This bike flies.
-Colby Pearce

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Appleman Review: Peloton Magazine All-Road Bike

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Appleman Review: Velonews gravel bike

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Editors Choice CX Magazine: Appleman Bicycles

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Appleman Review: Cyclocross Magazine

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Best Carbon Bike NAHBS 2014: Velonews

.: Best Carbon Bike Award NAHBS 2014 from Velonews! :.

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Appleman Bicycles in VeloNews Buyers Guide!

.: Velonews Buyers Guide :.

“Minnesotan Matt Appleman makes some of the most beautiful custom carbon bikes around, and every detail is a testament to his workmanship.

Carbon-wrapped joints add strength, the carbon dropouts are light and provide platforms for a little extra Appleman flair, and custom tube layups and geometry ensure the perfect fit and ride.

Expensive? Sure. But there are factory bikes that sell for more. This one will be yours and yours alone.”
–VeloNews Buyers Guide 2016

Appleman is the best bike frame I've ever ridden.

.: “BLISS…I could not be happier with the bike. It is beyond all expectations!” -Dean, Idaho :.

“The best and most comfortable bike ever. Thanks so much.”
-Eric, Missouri

“Best riding bike I have ever owned.”
– Brock, South Carolina

Appleman is the best bike frame I've ever ridden

.: "The ride quality is brilliant. None of the frames I've ever used can match the Appleman. The best frame I've ever ridden" -Neo, Thailand :.

“I loved my first [Appleman] frame. The new frame is a little better in every way. A little more comfortable, a little stiffer. A little nicer looking with the taller head tube. A little more responsive and I love the tube shape and logos. The extra fabrication you did for me is great. I wish I was a little faster but that is on me. Overall it is a wonderful ride. As I said I love my first frame and the way it looked but I think I love this one a little more.”
– Bill, 2x Appleman owner

“…My first impressions were correct, you have built me the best fitting bike I have ever had a chance to ride in my 45 years of cycling and it’s exactly what I wanted…”
Philip, Singapore