Here is the list of the boutique bicycle manufacturers, ordered by their name (starting with A). 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.

Other boutique bicycle manufacturers: A | B | C | D | E-F | G-H | I-J-K | L | M | N-O-P-Q | R | S | T | V-W | Y-Z

18 Bikes

18 Bikes is a small bike shop in the Peak District, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Alongside the brands that they offer in the shop, they also manufacture their own frames.

Framebuilder Matt B makes all their frames, working primarily in steel. They offer both TIG welded and fillet brazed frames, whether that be road, mountain, cyclocross or some more unusual one-off projects.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - A 18 Bikes road bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – A 18 Bikes road bike


Ahearne Cycles

Based in Portland, Oregon, the United States, Ahearne cycles is owned by Joseph Ahearne, who build custom-made touring bicycles, and also some other things like an insulated pint glass, insulated coffee mug, etc.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Ahearne World Touring Bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – This bike is very custom, and is ready for anything. The list of features includes 26″ wheels, Rohloff 14 speed internally geared rear hub, Gates Carbon belt drive, Paul “Klamper” disc brakes, Supernova lights powered by a Schmidt front generator hub, internal wiring throughout. On top of the stem is the Supernova “Plug” which is a USB port to charge small devices from the power of the front hub. The bike has S&S couplers so it can be broken down for easier transport on airplanes etc. The racks are custom, steel, made in-house. The fenders have very nice and understated striping, and the offset color of the racks is a quiet nod to the custom aesthetic. Keefer’s bike is ready to hit the road for the long haul.
There are a lot more detailed photos on Flickr, including some photos of the process.

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Alan Bikes

Alan Bikes is an Italian company that builds handmade carbon and aluminum bikes. It was founded in 1972 by engineer Falconi Lodovico and the name was originated from the names of his sons Alberto (AL) and Annamaria (AN).

Alan began producing racing bike frames in 1972 with the first frames being available in aluminum.

The frames were constructed with a unique method by bonding tubes and lugs using a special glue that originated from the aeronautical industry.

This method has become a distinguishing factor for Alan, well noted by the high-level frames developed and tested throughout racing over the years which has permitted to create of innovative and yet functional solutions by combining diverse materials that are normally prohibitive using traditional welding methods.

In 1976, this technology was also used for producing carbon fiber frames by Toray Industries tube sets, and the first frame was also tested by the Japan Vehicle Inspection Association.

So Alan was the first company in the world to produce aluminum and carbon frames.

From the beginning. Alan has always collaborated with teams and champions on the amateur and professional levels whether it be on the road, cyclocross, or track.

This allowed making modifications and improvements based on their testing and consultation.

Alan sponsored teams like Magniflex, Vibor, GBC,Selle Royal, Fiorella, Famcucine, Alfa-Lum, Teka (Spain), Varta/Café de Colombia, Fangio (Belgium), Fanini Remac, Fanini 7UP, Fanini Pepsi, Fanini Amore & Vita with some champions like Basso, Bertoglio, Gavazzi, Baronchelli, Beccia, Battaglin, Vandi, Thevenet, Kuiper, Lejretta, Parra, Lucio Herrera, Johansson, Pedersen, the pistards Golinelli (2 times world champions), Clark, Risi, Brugna, Villa.

Boutique bicycle manufacturers - Alan Xtreme Race 2020
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Alan Xtreme Race 2020

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Alchemy Bicycle Company

Based in Denver, Colorado, United States, the Alchemy Bicycle Company designs, engineers, and hand-builds a wide range of bicycles – road bikes, Cyclo-x, and MTB. They use custom, semi-custom, and stock options in carbon fiber, titanium, and stainless steel while building frames.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Alchemy Arion
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Alchemy Arion is the two-time winner of the “Best Carbon Bike” award at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). “Of all the bikes we have built, the Arion is my favorite. It’s the perfect balance of performance and ride quality. Quick on flats, up and down hills, all the while leaving you ready for more after a long day in the saddle. Plus, it was our first frame made 100% in-house, so it holds a special place in my heart.” –Matt Maczuzak, Engineer & Co-Owner Alchemy Bicycles. Photo:

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All-City Cycles

The company is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

“Our goal is to make a significant contribution to the equipment and culture of urban cycling. This is not a cash-in, this is not a fad, this is our life, our love, our community, and our dream. We are a company of riders making products for other riders. We share a lifelong passion for the machines, the people who ride them, and the positive changes both can affect in this world.”

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - All-City Mr. Pink
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – All-City Mr. Pink: The flagship road race bike of All-City was designed to carry a rider as quickly and efficiently as possible over any road surface. From pot-hole-filled city streets to long road rides in the country, to gravel centuries, this bike does it all with the style and smoothness that can only come from high-end steel.
Geometry-wise, it’s a classic racer, but they’ve made tweaks to the equation that removes the limitations associated with an average road bike. It has clearance for 32c tires (28’s w/fenders) for mixed-terrain riding, hidden fender mounts for foul-weather days, and an ED coating for rust prevention and longevity. The Columbus Zona tubeset is lightweight and provides a stiff, yet comfortable ride. The Mr. Pink sports all of our classic steel touches a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, a signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. The complete bike is decked out with SRAM Rival 22-speed group, a Salsa bar and stem, tubeless-ready DT Swiss wheels, FSA post, and Clement tires. This is the frame that won the 2013 Gravel World Championships.

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Alliance Bicycles

Alliance Bicycles is based in Hailey, Idaho, United States, and owned by Erik Rolf. Each bike is tailored to your body dimensions as well as your personal preferences. The bikes are built with high-end steel, stainless steel, and titanium using premium tubesets and frame components from Columbus, True Temper, Dedacciai, KVA, and Reynold.

Rolf says “I stand behind all of my work. All frames include a lifetime warranty against defects in craftsmanship and a 10-year warranty on materials to the original owner. I also guarantee satisfaction on fit, as well as, finish.”

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Alliance road bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – “First and foremost, each bike is tailored to your body dimensions as well as your personal preferences. I carefully review all of your body measurements when designing a frame. I also ask about the current and previous bikes that you have ridden in order to establish a fit baseline for your new bike. I ask about your previous bikes because no two people have the same preference for the position, even if they have the same body dimensions. Because of this, it’s important to start the process with a good understanding of what you like and don’t like. Some cyclists prefer to sit up and enjoy the view on a scenic country road, while others need to be in the most aerodynamic position in order to stay with the group on a fast-paced club ride. Differences in pedaling technique, flexibility, core strength, and experience will also determine the way he or she sits on the bike.
The geometry of your bike relates directly to how your new bike will handle and respond to your input. Geometry is not related to fit but to a cyclist’s positioning and weight distribution between the front and rear axles. The center of gravity is also an important consideration. I have my own take on bicycle geometry and I will discuss with you the various trade-offs for each numerical decision. However, it’s important not to focus on one or two measurements of a frame, but rather how they will interact with each other.” –Erik Rolf. Photo:

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Allied Cycle Works

Allied Cycle Works delivers cutting-edge carbon road frames, handmade under one roof at their facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Allied Alfa road bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Allied Alfa


Altruiste Bicycle Company Inc.

Altruiste Bicycle Company Inc. is based in Notre-Dame, New Brunswick, Canada.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Altruiste LeCorbo 2017
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – 2017 Altruiste LeCorbo, built with Reynolds 853 tubing and dressed with a beautiful classic turquoise paint job. A cable-actuated Dura-Ace groupset, Reynolds wheels, and a 3T cockpit complete the build.

Altruiste Bikes on Instagram

Anderson Custom Bicycles

Anderson Custom Bicycles is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. On the website, the founder, Dave Anderson explains every detail of how to order a bike from him.

Dave Anderson says: “I specialize in building one of a kind custom bicycles and framesets. Each is designed and hand-built exclusively for the rider, based upon his or her unique specifications, wishes, needs, and riding style. I offer a wide variety of different style bicycles, with a special focus on Road, Cyclocross, and my ‘4-Seasons’ all-rounder bikes. Though phrases that include words like “custom” or “hand made” have become overused and clichéd, I do build truly ‘hand made’ bicycles, with all of the skill and care that someone buying such a machine should expect.”

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Anderson Custom Built Road Bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Anderson Custom Built Road Bike

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Angel Cycle Works

The company is founded by José Ángel Calaubig and is located in Girona, Spain.

“The dream of a bicycle frame builder to merge the most advanced engineering processes with the maximum expression of beauty. Using the best titanium. Thanks to our high-quality suppliers (ENVE, Dedacciai…), we can achieve the best quality and excellent performance.” –José Ángel Calaubig

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Angel Cycle Works Adagio road bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Angel Cycle Works Adagio: Titanium Custom frame (Dedacciai tubes) + Columbus Tapered Fork + Chris King Headset + ACW Seatclamp.


Appleman Bicycles

Located in St Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, Appleman Bicycles is founded by Matt Appleman in 2010. Every Appleman bike is built by him, right in the USA. All of the tubings are made in America as well.

Appleman builds every type of bicycle, from a fat bike to a classic road bike.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Appleman Road Bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Located in St Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, Appleman Bicycles is founded by Matt Appleman in 2010. Every Appleman bike is built by him, right in the USA. All of the tubings are made in America as well.
Appleman builds every type of bicycle, from a fat bike to a classic road bike.
“From the head tube to the dropouts, your Appleman is unique to you. Every millimeter, every degree, every layer of is carbon thoughtfully chosen to provide you with the best ride, quality, durability, and fit.”

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ARBR was founded in 2013 by Robert Barr. The company was formed from the desire to make a unique high-performance mountain bike that utilized the design and manufacturing knowledge from the UK motorsport industry.

“Our target was to produce the ultimate performing 160mm trail bike and push forward boundaries. At our core is an intense focus on performance, development, and craftsmanship. An attitude to component development that stems from our 25 years of combined experience in F1. We are fanatical about bikes and produce our frames to a level of detail and craftsmanship like no other. Our highly trained and skilled team prides itself on the quality of the components they produce. Explore our website and find out more about us!” — Robert Barr

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - ARBR 160 mm trail bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – An ARBR 160 mm trail bike


Argos Racing Cycles

The company is located in Bristol, United Kingdom. All Argos frames are hand-built on specially designed jigs, which ensure no stresses are built into the frame whilst brazing.

Tubes are mitered on a lathe to ensure accuracy. The frame tubes are then assembled on the building jig, without lugs, and all joints are inspected for the fit of tubes to each other, and frame angles are checked.

The frame has then dismantled the lugs fitted (where appropriate), and then re-assembled on the jig, thus ensuring that all joints are perfect. Whilst this is time-consuming, it does ensure that all Argos frames are built to the highest standard of quality.

One of the areas they specialize in is the repair and renovation of many classic and period frames such as Hetchins, Claud Butler, Jack Taylor, Holdsworth, Bates, and many more.

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Argos TT bike
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – All Argos frames are hand built on specially designed jigs, which ensure no stresses are built into the frame whilst brazing.


Auguste Handmade Bicycles

Auguste Handmade was established in 2012 by Victor Duchêne, a young multi-talented artist and bicycle enthusiast with a passion for refurbishing old objects with a modern twist.

The summer of 2015 saw Victor and the Auguste team convert an old shop on Hoxton Street into their first bicycle boutique. Merging a quaint cafe area with a bicycle workshop and showroom, the convivial space seamlessly allows for all types of creative and noncreative exchanges to happen.

The motto of the campaign is: “Not only cycle, re-cycle”

Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers - Auguste Urban Racer
Boutique Bicycle Manufacturers – Auguste Urban Racer. Colombus Cyclocross Frame with Auguste custom paintwork by Fat Creations. Custom build Wheels: Hope Tech Hubs, H Plus Son Archetype Black rims, and DT Swiss spokes. Magura HS33 hydraulic Rim brakes. Crank Brothers Handlebar and Stem. Sram Force 1 crankset with Hope Tech Single Chainring. Sram XX1 11speed rear derailleur and shifter. Hope Tech Cassette 10-40t. Panaracer Ribmo 28 x 700c tires. Fizik Cyrano Seatpost. Brooks Cambium C15 Carved Saddle. Hope Tech Bottom Bracket.


Other boutique bicycle manufacturers: A | B | C | D | E-F | G-H | I-J-K | L | M | N-O-P-Q | R | S | T | V-W | Y-Z

* According to 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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  1. Hello, We are Bamboo Bikes Hawaii. Hawaii’s only commercial custom bike maker and thought it would be lovely to be on your list! We were at NAHBS in 2017, 2019 and will be there again in 2020

  2. Hi nice list you have drawn up. Maybe you should include the Italian company Alan. They build road, CX and gravel bikes to measure. Check their website:

  3. Impressive list and nice source of inspiration for my next project. One of my current bikes I would also consider a boutique brand, but doesn’t seem to have made your list:
    They build MTB, gravel and road bikes.

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