Palmer Bicycles

Bespoke carbon fibre bicycles.
Made by hand in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, australia.

Custom bicycles that embody simplicity, supreme ride quality and purity of materials.Entirely designed, engineered and hand crafted in-house for the perfect fit. Using cutting-edge materials and technologies to create the ultimate riding experience for cyclists of all levels.from the start our goal was to elevate the ride of carbon fibre bikes to rival that of steel but with the low weight and high strength of carbon fibre. by careful selection of tubing and layup we have reproduced the lively and forgiving feel of steel with the responsiveness and acceleration of carbon.designed to be lightweight, durable and stylish for the ultimate performance on and off the road.

the bikes

all new - disc

disc brakes have arrived at palmer bicycles! available on fast road and all road with the power and control of disc brakes with the ride quality and style of a palmer. Featuring full internal cable routing with our now well known industrial aesthetic and classic profile with all of our custom options. No compromises - low weight and responsive endurance bike comfort.specs:All drivetrains depending on application.
mechanical or electronic shifting
disc brakes with full internal routing
full custom geometry

fast road

pure road bike. Smooth, stiff, fast and light. designed with a large stiff headtube, downtube and tapered chainstays to channel all your power to the road. compliant seat stays and seat tube keep it smooth. All the benefits of a lightweight frame that will climb with the best and descend with confidence.specs:
Mechanical or electronic shifting
rim brakes
32mm tyre clearance
full custom geometry

all road

did you know that 35mm tyres were possible on a rim brake bike? fast and smooth on all roads and all the tyre most of us need (or want). designed to keep on going when the tarmac finishes but there is more to explore. Sporting a classic profile with a beautifully compliant ride. For those long days in the saddle but with a deceptive turn of speed when you need to lay down the power. you never knew a full carbon lightweight frame could ride like this.specs:
1x or 2x 'wide' drivetrain
mechanical or electronic shifting
rim brakes
clearance for 35-38mm tyres
full custom geometry

Road sport

neo retro classic. with lines reminiscent of traditional steel frames and a lug design to match. the Full carbon construction brings lightweight and responsiveness to your classic road bike. the road sport effortlessly covers long distances with a turn of speed that leaves metal bikes behind. a timeless expression of bicycle style with the benefits of carbon fibre.specs:
Mechanical or electronic shifting
rim brakes
32mm tyre clearance
full custom geometry

always innovating

what you see here is just the beginning.
every bike is unique and tailored to exceed expectations.
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Our craft

making art

Custom carbon fibre bicycles that embody simplicity, supreme ride quality and purity of materials. Entirely designed, engineered and hand crafted in-house for the perfect fit. Using cutting-edge materials and technologies to create the ultimate riding experience for cyclists of all levels. Our custom carbon bikes are designed to be lightweight, durable and stylish for the ultimate performance on and off the road.

Full custom design

Every frame is custom designed down to the last detail with drawings and 3D renders provided. Each individual component is designed and developed in house and of course geometry is completely up to you. We work with you to create the perfect bicycle for you.

Made by hand

Our tubing is filament wound carbon, specified to meet the particular riding style of the customer. This type of tubing is stiff under torsion for pedalling efficiency and resisting twisting forces, while allowing a little compliance for a smoother ride quality.
Each joint is reinforced with specifically designed plies of carbon fiber which are meticulously laid up by hand, compacted and oven cured in house.

Custom layup

In addition to providing and extremely strong joint the layup can be tailored to blend cleanly into the tube or create a classic lug style aesthetic

The details

The materials that go into a high performance bicycle deserve to be seen and with our signature raw industrial finish the frame is like a living organism with every fibre visible like sinews of muscle.
Of course a variety of finishes including matt and gloss are available with custom paint options.

Options

We specialise in crafting the full vision for your dream bike. from a classic tactile, simple and reliable mechanical bike to the latest is clean disc brakes.
on top of that we love to create the special touches that truly personalise your bicycle.

  • Headtube - to suit straight or tapered forks and internal or external bearings.

  • Bottom bracket - 41mm press fit for 24mm crank spindle or 46mm press fit for 30mm crank spindle.

  • Mechanical or electronic shifting

Lets build yours!

Commissioning a custom bicycle can be an intimidating proposition but we are happy to help in any way that we can.
FOR ANY ENQUIRIES OR TO GET STARTED WITH PLACING AN ORDER YOU CAN EMAIL US AT
[email protected]
OR GET IN TOUCH THROUGH THE CONTACT FORM BELOW.
WE CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BUILDING YOUR DREAM BIKE!

Where to start?

- begin with one of our current models or let us know what you are dreaming of.the latest and greatest disc brakes and electronics or the tried and true rim brake.Our Fast road frame is built for speed - stiff enough to lay down the watts but with a subtle road compliance to take the sting out of those long days in the saddle.The Allroad runs big tyre clearance to make it an amazing do-it-all machine which can take you well off the beaten path. Or put on the skinny tyres and run with the fast boys (or girls).Geometry is fully custom so we can make that perfect fit. We can work from your current bike and dial it in, or go for a full custom bike fit if you are starting from scratch. It all starts with a conversation and a plan.The Finish. Will it be our signature raw brushed carbon or a gloss finish to really show off that weave? Standard cost includes painted highlights with matched fork and stem (if desired). Or will it be your dream custom paint job?Because we design it all in-house we can mix and match lug styles, finishes with any of our options, and create custom parts and features to meet your desires. We specialise in designing, engineering and creating in carbon fibre and 3D printed metals and almost every frame has some unique parts or features.

process

to kick off the process the first step is to place your $500AUD (+ gst) deposit and claim your spot in the build queue.shortly after the deposit we will be in touch to set you up with your personal design portal where we can start collecting everything we need to know to design and build your new bike. Everything from geometry design, specifications, components, graphics ideas etc. will be collected here.
As soon as we have the direction we start working on the design and specifications of your bike. This includes everything from geometry and specifications to the intended build kit to ensure everything works together. along the way we will produce cad drawings and renderings along the way to get a feel for what the end product will be.
once the design is settled the next payment is 50% of the total to initiate the parts ordering and get the build process underway. While we can kick off the design phase straight away, the build time may be dictated by parts supply. The frame build itself from order will be around 3 months.
The balance of payment will be required prior to delivery.

deposit

Whether you know exactly what you want, or just like what you see but have no idea how to design your dream bike. Rest assured you are in good hands and we are here to help you to create your dream bike.
The first step is to get the ball rolling with a deposit. depending on the current build queue lead times could be 6 months + so grabbing your spot in the line will have your bike in your hands that much quicker.
On the next page we will lead you through placing your deposit and getting the next step underway.

contact us

Build deposit

You're ready to go and we are ready to help and get you on your way to owning your own work of art.Clicking on the button below will take you to a secure payment portal to place your $500 AUD deposit by credit card, apple pay, etc. or by bank deposit.We will get in touch to confirm and then set you up with your personal design portal to begin collecting all the info required to design and build your new bike.The journey begins here!

All road

fast and smooth on all roads. designed to keep on going when the tarmac finishes but there is more to explore. Sporting a classic profile with a beautifully compliant ride. For those long days in the saddle but with a deceptive turn of speed when you need to lay down the power. you never knew a full carbon lightweight frame could ride like this.The Allroad can be designed around a 1x drivetrain for maximum tyre clearance. even with a 2x drivetrain we can still provide 38mm trye clearance which is the maximum for our Allroad rim brake fork. Modern 'Wide' chainline options can be used to reduce the chainstay length.

specs:
1x drivetrain
mechanical or electronic shifting
rim brakes
clearance for up to 38mm tyres*
full custom geometry
*38mm is measured tyre clearance. To achieve this we recommend the frameset is supplied with front fork and brakes. Tyres may run larger than printed size on wider rims so the max tyre size might be 36mm. If you want to run a knobbier tyre or need additional mud clearance then max 33-35mm tyre.
a mid reach brake caliper is also required to clear 38mm tyre

Frame module $7200 AUD (+ GST)
includes custom designed and painted seat topper and hardware.
Our standard paint offering is one or two colours of your choice for graphics and highlights which we can also apply to fork and stem to match.

Fast road

pure road bike. Smooth, stiff, fast and light. designed with a large stiff headtube, downtube and tapered chainstays to channel all your power to the road. compliant seat stays and seat tube keep it smooth. All the benefits of a lightweight frame that will climb with the best and descend with confidence.

specs:
Mechanical or electronic shifting
rim brakes
30mm tyre clearance
full custom geometry

Frame module $7200 AUD (+GST)
includes custom designed and painted seat topper and hardware.
Our standard paint offering is one or two colours of your choice for graphics and highlights which we can also apply to fork and stem to match.