Say Goodbye to Traditional Compromises

We’ve achieved the ideal balance between stiffness, weight, and compliance to give you the ultimate ride experience.

The primary use of hardwood in our frames gives a feeling of compliance without sacrificing stiffness. 

The result is a solid,  connected feeling that soaks up bumps while providing exceptional power transfer and speed.

It's not just a wooden bike

Hard maple makes up the majority of the frame, and a thin layer of carbon fiber lines the walls of the hollow interior.  To finish it off, all of the connection points for the components are aerospace grade aluminum alloy connected with titanium fasteners.

Built for strength and durability

These bikes are ready to tackle the streets.  

They’re ISO-tested and have a protective marine coating to withstand rain, sleet, and snow. 

They’re born in Buffalo, after all.

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Latest Blog Posts

The NAHBS Curly Maple Gravel Bike Takes Shape

We’re now 20 days away from the North American Handmade Bike Show – NAHBS – and we’ve decided we should probably start gluing the frame together for our wood gravel bike we’re featuring!  We’ve actually been working frantically for the last few weeks on some of the features we’re introducing

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Building our NAHBS 2019 Show Bike

The Adventure Behind our Adventure Bike It’s our first year exhibiting at NAHBS, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and we’ll hopefully be enjoying some nice weather in Sacramento, CA this March. Each year the show alternates between east and west coast venues, so we’re excited to be bringing a couple bikes

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Hardwood maple bicycle

What does ‘sustainability’ mean for Normal Bicycles?

Several years ago now, I (Jessica) had the opportunity to complete my MBA in Sustainable Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now part of Presidio Graduate School).  The program was dedicated to empowering business leaders to change the way corporations operate by combining financial, environmental and social objectives. This was right

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