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

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 …

Custom Build Deposit

Have something special in mind?  Let us help make it a reality.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment to start talking through your dream bike.  We’ll begin with frame specifics like geometry, wood species, custom inlay, and graphics.  For example, we could build a black walnut road frame with hickory accents, or a birch track frame with carbon inlay.  …

Urban Scout Belt

Fast, Smooth, Connected – With its road bike inspired geometry and hard maple and carbon fiber composite frame, the Urban Scout hardwood bicycle is a new experience in cycling. It’s surprisingly lightweight and stiff, and the hardwood gives a unique ride feel unlike any other material.

The Urban Scout Belt is equipped with a Gates carbon belt drive in place of …

What people are saying

Newell Nussbaumer

Buffalo Rising

"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."

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."

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.