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.
Located in Lindon, Utah, United states, Razik builds “vortex” carbon frames.
Web Site: razik.com
Founded by Mauricio Rebolledo, the company specializes in made to measure track, road, cyclocross and randonneuse bicycles using only the finest steel tubing.
Web Site: rebolledocycles.com
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.”
Web Site: reebcycles.com
Renovo Hardwood Bicycles
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.”
Web Site: renovobikes.com
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.
Web Site: repetecycles.com
Retrotec & Inglis Cycles
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.
Web Site: ingliscycles.com
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.
Web Site: rexcycles.com
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
Web Site: bicycleframes.com
Richard Sachs Cycles
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
Web Site: richardsachs.com
Rock Lobster Cycles
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
Web Site: rocklobstercycles.com
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.
Web Site: rrvelo.com
* 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)