Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (V-W)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with V and W). 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.


Vanilla Workshop

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Velo Orange

Velo Orange Polyvalent
Velo Orange Polyvalent. The Polyvalent is a do-it-all frameset. French for “many forms”, it is the ideal platform to allow you to build a Porteur, Randonneur, Tourer, or a mixed terrain Racer.
The Polyvalent’s low trail geometry is suitable for a front load bias, so that it holds a line well both loaded and unloaded.
This newest iteration of the Polyvalent takes disc brakes with increased tire clearances. Throw on 650b tires for general use or some knobby 26″ tires for a gravel adventure.
Frameset material: 4130 double butted chromoly steel
Fork: 1″ threaded
Wheel Size: 650B or 26″
Tire Clearance: 650B x 47mm, 26 x 2.3″ (either with fenders)
Rear Spacing: 135mm
BB: English threaded 68mm
Brakes: IS mount disc, 160mm
Seatpost: 27.2mm
Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm
Water bottle mounts: 5
Fender bosses: seat stay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
Rear Dropouts: Vertical with stainless steel replaceable hanger
Frame Eyelets: Double eyelets on rear dropouts for racks and fenders
Internal eyelets on seat stays
Fork Eyelets: Double eyelets on fork dropouts for racks and fenders
Triple thru-bosses on the blades for lowrider racks
Hourglass braze-on for Randonneur or Campeur Racks.
Rear Brake Routing: Easy internal routing for rear brake cable housing/hydraulic tubing
Ovalized top tube for lateral stiffness and easy shouldering

Founded in 2006, the company is located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.

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Vibe Cycles

Vibe Cycles steel fat bike
Vibe Cycles steel fat bike.

The company is located in Boise, Idaho, United States. They build handmade custom built steel, titanium and aluminum fat bikes.

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Victoria Cycles

Victoria Cycles road bike
Victoria Cycles lime green road bike. This bike was designed with the emphasis on lightweight speed. The stays are short and stiff for maximum pedaling efficiency.

Located in Salida, Colorado, United States, Victoria Cycles was founded by Dave Hill. The company is named after his wife and is a one man show, everything from answering the phone, sizing to brazing and everything in between.

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Vittorio Fietsen

Vittorio road bike
A Vittorio road bike. This race bike soldered with Columbus Spirit tubes. Even slightly lighter than the Columbus Life frame set. Also mounted with a carbon fork. The bike is assembled with a Campagnolo Chorus compact drivetrain.

Located in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands, Vittorio was founded in 1935. Today, they sell brand bikes as well as their custom built bikes.

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Vlad Cycles

Vlad Cycles Trotka
Vlad Cycles Trotka

Founded by Vlad Dolinsky and located in Boonton, New Jersey, United States, Vlad Cycles construct bikes with steel tubes and TIG welded. They use lightweight, butted steel tubes from the best manufacturers, including True Temper, Dedacciai, Columbus, and Reynolds.

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W. H. Bradford Designs

W. H. Bradford road bike
A W. H. Bradford road bike.

Founded by Brad Hodges, the company is located in Rancho Cordova, California, United States.

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Waterford Precision Cycles

Waterford 33 Series frame
Waterford 33 Series frame. Each frame includes custom geometry with tubing individually selected to give you the desired feel and handling. TIG-welded construction offers complete design and fit flexibility. Optional lug seat cluster provides integrated seatpost clamping for a clean look. Stainless steel dropouts are specially drilled to reduce excess weight.

Located in Waterford, Wisconsin, Unites States, Waterford Precision Cycles was founded in 1993.

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Watson Cycles

Watson Cycles titanium road bike
A Watson Cycles titanium road bike.

Founded by Andrew Watson, Watson Cycles is located in Connecticut, United States. He constructs finely crafted custom bicycles and intricate cycling-related fabrications, including racks and custom-bent titanium bars. All models are made from a high-end selection of True Temper tubing and built with a focus on using American-made products.

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Winter Bicycles

Winter Bicycles urban bike
A Winter Bicycles urban bike.

Founded by Eric Estlund, Winter Bicycles manufactures custom bicycles and luxurious necessities including forks, racks and other fittings. With his own words, he is “the designer, builder, email guy and official floor sweeper at Winter”. He started Winter Bicycles in Oregon in 2008 and moved to central Pennsylvania in 2015.

“Winter is typically considered the ‘off season’ for competitive cyclists, but as many of us know it is a great time for long training rides, social group and causal rides, and hearty, often quiet, community and utility riding. Winter is bicycling’s best kept secret. At Winter Bicycles the goal is to build bikes that carry this sense of year round versatility with fresh, clean design. The focus is on building you a bike you are excited to ride every day year round.”
–Eric Estlund

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Wiseman Frameworks

Wiseman fat bike
A Wiseman fat bike.

Founded by Dave Wiseman, Wiseman Frameworks is a mountain bike workshop located in Naperville, Illinois, United States. It is singlehandedly operated by its owner, so each handmade frame is uniquely designed and fabricated to render a custom-fit, superior-quality fillet brazed steel mountain bike.

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Wittson Custom Titanium Cycles

Wittson Suppresio
Wittson Suppresio titanium road bike. It has a super light frame with integrated seatmast, conical headtube, integrated shifting and brake cable routing, bi-ovalized toptube, hydroformed conical chainstays, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, made in USA PARAGON dropouts etc. Handcrafted in Europe.
This bike is the winner of Campagnolo Choice Award at Bespoked UKHBS (United Kingdom Handmade Bicycle Show) and Best Design at national Good Design Award.

Already well known as a frame-builder for COLNAGO, Vidmantas “Vitas” Zukauskas has been building best-selling frames from the mid-90s, going by the names Monotitan, Ovaltitan, Ovalmaster, Master BiTitan, CT1, etc. These works of master craftsmanship are broadly recognized and their quality speaks for itself. As COLNAGO moved on to Asia and carbon frame production, Vitas continued to specialize in ti frame building for other brands, including ARGON18, RED BULL, VAN TUYL etc. Over time, Vitas has become more and more well known as a master in titanium frame building with worldwide orders from cyclists that value craftsmanship. His son has become involved in ti frame building and they have embarked on a new journey with WITTSON. These are bespoke tailor-made frames built to last a lifetime.

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Woody Bicycles

Woody Bicycles triathlon bike
A Woody Bicycles triathlon bike.

Located in Cape May, New Jersey, United States, Woody bicycles was founded in 2008 by Max Samuelson. Every bike that comes out of the shop is hand-crafted with attention to every single detail.

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Wraith Fabrication

Wraith Fabrication Hustle
Wraith Fabrication Hustle –
triple butted Columbus steel frame with carbon fork.

Located in Kentucky, United States, Wraith Fabrication was founded in 2008.

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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