Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (R)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with R). If you want to find a unique bike that fits your personality, review this list.

The list is probably not complete, so if you want to contribute, please leave a comment below.


Razik Bicycles

Located in Lindon, Utah, United states, Razik builds “vortex” carbon frames.

Razik Vortex
According to the manufacturer, the frame of Razik Vortex is incredibly lightweight without reducing strength or performance. “In fact, it has no rider weight limit. The intricate latticework tube structure is custom tuned in each piece for unyielding rigidity while still maintaining the ability to damp vibration for all-day epic adventure comfort.”

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Rebolledo Cycles

Rebolledo road bike
Rebolledo road bike

Founded by Mauricio Rebolledo, the company specializes in made to measure track, road, cyclocross and randonneuse bicycles using only the finest steel tubing.

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Reeb Cycles

Reeb Road Soda
Reeb Road Soda. “Our design approach started with our aggressive geometry first in mind. Taking cues from race mountain bikes, we’ve made a road bike that fits very comfortably, while being super stable at speed. The Titanium tubeset we use ensures a supple ride, while making the bike a nimble hill climbing monster. Our steel tubeset has been chosen specifically for this bike, which helps give it a unique ride quality and performance.”

Founded in 2011, the company is located in Longmont, Colorado, United States. Reeb is the backward spell of “beer”: “We use 100% American Made, True Temper OX Platinum tubing and hand weld them one at a time here in the Rocky Mountains of ColoRADo craft beer country. REEB is the smile that comes from having a post-ride beer around a campfire. RIDE BIKES. DRINK BEER. REPEAT.”

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Renovo Hardwood Bicycles

Renovo Aerowood
Renovo Aerowood: handmade in Portland, Oregon.

Renovo was founded by Ken Wheeler, whose background includes the design and manufacture of the Wheeler Express, a 4 seat composite airplane and a variety of projects before that. He was joined by his son Stuart. Located in Portland, Oregon, United States, the company pioneered the concept of building engineered hollow hardwood bicycle frames since 2007. According to the company, the tests have showed that the wood absorbed vibration four times better than carbon and much more than any material of equal stiffness. “This produces the highest ‘stiffness to smoothness’ ratio, delivering both comfort and confident handling that effortlessly reels in the miles.”

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REPETE cycles

Located in Prague, Czech Republic, REPETE was founded by two Czech framebuilders – Mikolas Voverka and Robin Fišer. They are constructing frames from Columbus steel tubes, an Italian manufacturer with a long-standing history in cycling. REPETE REborn won the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2015 Best Road Bike award.

REPETE REborn, NAHBS 2015 Best Road Bike award winner
Equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS drivetrain and Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels, REPETE REborn won the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2015 Best Road Bike award.

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Retrotec & Inglis Cycles

Inglis road bike
Inglis road bike.

Retrotec Cycles founded in 1992, and Ingles Cycles founded in 1996 by Curtis Inglis. He builds custom handmade steel bicycles under the name of Inglis cycles but continues building Retrotec bikes when orders came in.

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Rex Cycles

Rex Cycles CSR-FL road bike
Rex Cycles CSR-FL road bike

Located in Sacramento, California, United States, Rex Cycles specializes in custom frames, mechanical and frame repairs, parts and our complete bikes. They specialize in road racing, touring, and tandem bicycles, and the unique S and S Bicycle Torque Coupling travel system. The company was founded by Steve Rex in 1987. Steve Rex is a self-taught frame builder, having gained inspiration while studying abroad in Bristol, England. Upon finishing college he took machining and welding courses and began experimenting with frame building. He would fix bicycles for customers by day, and build frames at night. His business has grown steadily over the years, and he is now a highly regarded builder.

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Rich Adams Hand Built Bikes

Founded by Rich Adams, the company is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States.

“When done right, the classic steel road bike is like no other. Good stiffness for accelerating and climbing, enough flex for comfort and road feedback, simple lines, and practical workmanship create that special riding experience. The jack of all traits, steel is the chameleon of frame materials capable of a wide variety of ride characteristics simply by adjusting the geometry and tube selection.” –Rich Adams

Rich Adams road bike
Rich Adams road bike. There are two stock geometries to choose from, Race and Club. The Race has a longer top tube, lower head tube, steeper angles and a short wheelbase. The Club geometry has a shorter top tube, 25mm head tube extension, and slacker angles with a longer wheelbase. Made-to-measure custom frames are still available for a $150 upcharge. This incorporates your body measurements, measurements of your current bicycle and your personal feedback on riding style and anatomy.
Size specific tube selection – 27.2mm seat post standard – Choice of cable routing – 1″ or 1/18″ steerer tube

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Richard Sachs Cycles

Richard Sachs road bike
A Richard Sachs road bike

Richard Sachs has been building bicycle frames since 1972, and he works alone. He builds only 4 to 6 frames each month. People sometimes wait 7-8 years to get a Richard Sachs bicycle.

“Since 1972 my initial and singular goal has been to create a well-made, hand-built, made-to-measure bicycle frame. Through the years I have been able to combine my experience in the sport with my artisan approach to framebuilding to develop a predictable, repeatable construction assembly that enables me to produce a perfectly straight, well-balanced frame, ideally suited to the needs of each and every client placing an order.” –Richard Sachs

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Rock Lobster Cycles

Rock Lobster road bike
A Rock Lobster road bike

The company was founded by Paul Sadoff and located in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Sadoff is buiilding frames since 1978. His frames have been ridden at the Olympics and at world championship cyclocross and mountain bike events in many parts of the world.

Rock Lobster frames are built using a variety of materials and methods. While most frames are TIG-welded, fillet brazing and lugged construction are available on most steel frames. Almost any degree of artistic touches are available as well, depending on budget. All aluminum frames are TIG welded and then artificially aged or heat-treated by an aerospace quality facility. Frames are aligned to within .020. Steer tube sizes of 1 and 1 1/8 are available on road and mountain frames. All threads are English and all frames are fully prepped before leaving the shop. Both powdercoat and wet-paint finishes are available, the stock finish being a powdercoat (single color) with a wet-paint clearcoat is included in the price. All sizing and geometries are custom as these frames are built one at a time.

“My aim is to build frames that do not hold the rider back from the highest level of performance and enjoyment. The trophies in my shop were not won at bike shows…they were won at races all over the U.S.A.” –Paul Sadoff

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RR Velo

Located in Royal Oaks, California, United States, RR Velo was founded by Edgar Chavez. Every RR Velo frame starts with a one-on-one conversation with founder/framebuilder to discuss ride quality preferences, geometry, paint and other options. The company is currently producing road, mountain, Cyclo-Cross, Time Trial and Triathlon Frames. Each model and size has its own tube set to deliver the ideal ride for that particular discipline. Stock geometry and sizing is available, but they can can built your fully custom carbon dream machine, too.

RR Velo Fusion road bike
RR Velo Fusion. All Fusions are made with the very best carbon tubes which are manufactured in the U.S. They offer the very best balance between stiffness, lightweight and ride quality while remaining one of the most durable tube sets. Fusions are available with standard or internal routed cable housings. Standard or 30 mm integrated Bottom Brackets and with an integrated seat posts option which can be tailored to your needs. Frames can be ordered with either sloping or traditional top tubes. Another feature is if a customer needs a head tube extension, our construction techniques allow us the capability to make a frame that doesn’t appear to have a standard extension. This makes for a better looking frame.

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Other manufacturers


* According to the wikipedia, “boutique manufacturing is a method used for the custom production of certain products in limited quantities by hand or with a restricted level of automation.”. (Boutique manufacturing on wikipedia)

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