Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – The Ultimate List (SA-SC)

Here is the list of the boutique* bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with SA-SC). 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.

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Sage Titanium

Sage Titanium was founded by David Rosen in 2012. The company is located in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. All the titanium bikes are 100% designed, cut, welded and finished in the United States. They build Cyclo-x, gravel and road bikes.

“Titanium, for me, always represented the future. Steel has been around for decades, while aluminum just never inspired me. Carbon seems very impersonal. It can be molded anyway you want, but it does not have a life of its own. Titanium has a life to it. It changes the characteristics of the ride for the rider. There is a beautiful appearance and feel to titanium that distinguishes it from other frame materials. At the same time, it looks tough and elegant. It is hard to break, yet it can easily be repaired. It inspired me to further explore my love of the bicycle because of what it could do and what it could be.” –David Rosen

Sage Titanium Skyline road bike
Sage Titanium Skyline. Sage’s award-winning road machine, the Skyline, has been hailed as ROAD Magazine’s All-Around Bike of the Year, and the testers at Road Bike Action have bestowed the frame with their Editor’s Choice distinction. “Precise,” “agile,” “terrific craftsmanship” and “titanium rocket” are the phrases of choice from professional testers. Te bike is named after the serpentine Skyline Boulevard that winds along the spine of the West Hills in Portland, Oregon, United States. -Best All Around Bike of The Year (2016 ROAD Magazine) – Editor’s Choice (2016 Road Bike Action) -Designed as a “Classic” race bike with aggressive geometry -CCS Ready (Electronic and Mechanical Drivetrain Capable) -Clearance for up to 25mm tires -Ovalized and shaped tubing for race ready performance -44mm headtube provides razor sharp precision steering -Short chainstays provide snappy acceleration.

Web Site: sagetitanium.com

Sampson Sports

Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States, Sampson Sports was founded in 1988. Right after, the company produced the pedals used by the USA Cycling team at the Seoul Olympics. They still build bicycle components and complete bicycles.

Sampson Sports Exalt SL
Sampson Sports Exalt SL. Standard equipment is the Dura Ace 9000 STI 11 shifters and derailleurs, 9000 crank set, Sampson Stratics SL brake set , Stratics Carbon Seat post and Stratics Carbon race saddle, and a set of Hed Ardennes wheels with Continental 4000S tires. Other features include: -SAS for vibration noise suppression -fully replaceable alloy derailleur hanger -alloy reinforced drop-outs -made of alloy threaded English BB shell -very big down tube, providing ample support for those 1000 watt sprints -The torsion box style chain stays which help keep the power going to the wheel -bladed fork shape to provide a few grams of aerodynamic advantage, but mostly superb control -fully guided internally routed cables.

Web Site: sampsonsports.com

Santana Cycles

Santana Cycles was founded in 1976 by tandem enthusiasts. The company is located in La Verne, California, United States. They build a comprehensive range of tandems from superior alloys of steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon. If your needs are specific, custom sizing, finish, or componentry is available.

Santana Ti-700 Performance Tandem Bicycle
Santana also builds performance (sports) tandem bicycles. Here is the Santana Ti-700 equipped with Shimano Ultegra groupset, Pro-Carbon Tapered 1.5> 1 1/8 ” fork, Spinergy PBO Wheelset, and Continental 4 Season 32 (28/25) tires.

Web Site: santanatandem.com

Sarto Antonio Cycles

Located in Venice, Italy, Sarto Antonio, also known as simply Sarto, is an Italian custom bicycle frame manufacturer. The company founded by Antonio Sarto in 1950. Since then, they’re producing handmade custom bicycle frames. Sarto produce more than 2500 frames and create new models each year. The company has been working with carbon for more than 17 years. Starting from 2002, the company began producing laminated frames, a process that originated from the need to “customize” and make every piece unique.

The company is equipped with 4 kilns, 1 clean room (a temperature-controlled aseptic area used for laminating), 2 pressurized cabins for filing and painting processes and a massive dust extraction system, all designed to ensure the safety and health of the specialized staff.

Sarto Antonio produce more than 2500 frames each year. They see the customization as their strength, which allows them to satisfy the customer’s every need: the choice of materials, the shape of the tubes, made-to-measure geometries, graphics and reinforcements in Kevlar or titanium/carbon. Every feature of a Sarto frame can be changed and selected by the customer.

They design and create new models each year, which are presented at the important trade fairs before making their way around the world.

Sarto Lampo
Sarto Lampo is available in both Direct Mount and Disc brakes versions, is the custom carbon frame by Sarto Srl, which better combines aerodynamic features with stiffness into a unique bicycle.
Through careful CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) analysis, every profile of the tube set that forms our Lampo has been optimized from the aerodynamic point of view. This brand new Lampo uses “Triple Edge” technology on its down tube, fork and top tube, consisting of special tube shaping. “Triple edge” technology allows to control the airflow around the stripes and delays the detachment of the outer layer from the surface of the tube so that the air can flow with less resistance. This effect is very similar to that of the dimples on a golf ball. The down tube that integrates the fork, ISOFLOW seat stays, internal cable routing, seat tube with Kamm tail aero profile and Triple Edge Technology are just some of the most striking aspects resulting from aerodynamic studies. In addition to these peculiar characteristics that identify Lampo, the high stiffness of the frame enhanced by the integrated oversized seat tube minimizes the energy dissipation.

Web Site: sartoantonio.com

Savvy Cycles

Savvy fat bike
Savvy fat bike

Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States, Savvy Cycles was founded by Mike Mahone. They build wood bicycles. Mahone has extensive experience in wood working and 3D laminating from ten years of longboard skateboard manufacturing, seven years teaching woodworking and thirteen years of furniture and cabinet making. Hickory and ash are used as the primary woods in the bike frame for their strength, durability and ability to be steam bent, to ensure a strength, durability and smooth ride. Other woods such as sepele and died hard maple are used for accents.

“We strive to build a high quality wood bicycle frame that has ride qualities that you will enjoy. It is important to us that we source as many of the components as possible from US companies without sacrificing quality. We make the frame in Grand Junction Colorado and we are able to source the fork (MRP) and wheels (DT Swiss) right here in Grand Junction, all within a square mile of our frame manufacturing. This offers a great opportunity for collaboration. Very rare in the bike industry. We feel we have developed a high quality, durable, good handling bike that is made in the US with the major components sourced from US companies as well. We hope you enjoy the ride!”

Web Site: savvy-cycles.com

Schnozola Cycles

Schnozola all surface bike
Schnozola all surface bike

Schnozola Cycles was founded by Northern California frame builders Bruce Gordon and Paul Sadoff. Their bikes come only in red, and priced to be more affordable than many handbuilt custom bikes. They actualy build only one model, an all-surface bike which is made to fit the Rock n Road 700cx43mm tires.

Web Site: schnozola.blogspot.com

Other manufacturers

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* 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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