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Why Wood?

Using wood as the primary frame material creates the ultimate ride experience. We've designed our city and touring adventure bikes to take advantage of the benefits. Say goodbye to traditional compromises.

Fast

We've achieved the ideal balance between stiffness, weight and compliance. Feel the responsiveness and power transfer when you go all out.

Smooth

Maple hardwood soaks up bumps and dampens out rough rides. Ride longer and go anywhere with less impact on your body.

Connected

Experience the feeling of being one with the road. You'll feel solidly connected and yet protected from the harsh road surfaces. Best of all, we source our wood from sustainable sources.

We design and build beautiful, fast and smooth wooden bicycles in Buffalo, New York.  

Our innovative production process delivers unique, strong, and lightweight bicycles.

The bikes are built to order with custom options available and we aim to deliver within 3 weeks.

Bike Shop

No.124 Adventure

Choose your own adventure with the No.124, the ultimate gravel / trail / road / touring bike.  Ditch the plans and see where the ride takes you.  The No.124 adventure bike features an upgraded hard maple frameset with massive tire clearance, thru-axles, flat mount hydraulic disc brakes, and internal cable routing.  The wood bike frame is stiff and light while …

Allroad Scout

Go anywhere! – With its road bike inspired geometry and hard maple and carbon fiber composite frame, the Allroad Scout hardwood bicycle is the ultimate versatile road/trail bike. It’s surprisingly lightweight and stiff, and the hardwood gives a unique ride feel unlike any other material.

The Allroad Scout utilizes the SRAM 11-speed drivetrain which puts all 11 gears on the back …

Topo T-Shirt

We love the idea that topography is mimicked by the grain of wood we work with.  Great adventures are almost never straight lines.

This unisex essential Bella+Canvas fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves and designed with superior Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton.

 

Urban Scout Frameset

Building your own bike? Match the incredible ride feel of our carbon fiber and hard maple composite Urban Scout frame with your preferred setup.  This frameset is available with the Whisky Carbon Fork, Chris King headset, and Thomson seatpost and binder clamp to give the perfect starting point for your custom build.

Choose with or without a derailleur hanger, and we’ll …

What people are saying

Dave Silloway

Bike Zone, Rochester, NY

What a great ride! Gravel, crevices, rocks, potholes all sucked up by this incredibly designed bicycle. Standing up on a climb proved that the bottom bracket has plenty of built-in stiffness. Can't wait to go for another ride!! Thanks guys for the passion, hours and thoroughness that went into my new favorite bike.

Matthew Bradbury

70km P2A Racer, Niagara, Ontario

"The geometry is bang-on, so setting up fit was a delight, to the point that I see running drops or flats working great. It felt like I could race Cross, while having the vibration dampening I love in the rear triangle; no noticeable flex for chain stays close to 46cm. Meticulous craftmanship that pairs well with creative component solutions."

Newell Nussbaumer

Buffalo Rising

"When I first encountered the Urban Scout, my brain immediately sized up the model and computed two things – beautiful, yet heavy. But when I went to pick the bike up, I was astounded at how light it was. [...] While these bikes might look stunning, they are actually much more impressive when they hit the road. It’s like being one with a bike. [...] I just wanted to keep riding!"

Casey Kelly

Buffalo Design Studio

"Normal Bikes are both beautiful and functional. They're made by hand, and made very meticulously. The thought, engineering, and care that has gone into the development of the bikes is unparalleled. [...] Jess and Chris are an amazing couple who are invested in supporting the cycling community by creating a unique product. Not only do you end up with an incredibly well-made, unique wooden bike to show off around town; you'll be supporting an amazing local business and the people behind it."

Normal Bicycles Philly Bike Expo Wood Bikes

Philly Bike Expo

People's Choice Award 2018

The Urban Scout won the People's Choice Award at it's debut appearance at the Philly Bike Expo in 2018. A beautiful artistic rendering of the bike is now featured on the 2019 Expo Poster.

Blog

Read more about our latest adventures in and out of the workshop!

NAHBS 2019 Wrapped Up

The North American Handmade Bike Show 15th anniversary in Sacramento was a huge event for Normal Bicycles.  This was our first year exhibiting a New Builder and we were excited to be in the midst Read more…

Our Team

Normal Bicycles Owner Chris

Chris Kudla

Co-founder and Chief Engineer

Chris designs and builds our bikes frames from scratch. Ask Chris any questions about geometry, sizing, material mechanical properties or other technical questions.

Normal Bicycles Owner Jess

Jess Vreeswijk Kudla

Co-Founder and Business Lead

Jess assembles the finished bikes and runs the website, social media, marketing and the books. Ask Jess about options, components, ambassador programs and collaborations.