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Customize Your Bike

At Vogel Bikes, we pride ourselves on building each bike individually to meet the specific needs of the rider. Throughout our website, we have suggested some base models, which we believe will meet the needs of most riders.

What we really like to do is build a bike together with you!

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Be it for weekend gravel rides in the woods, competitive trail rides on a cyclocross gravel bike, or light travels and commuting on our Curie folding bike, we are ready to bend over backward to meet your needs. We currently offer three different frame models; GF-001 Gravel, CX-002 CycloCross, and our Curie folding bike. All three can be build up to your specific requests. See here below for a bit of inspiration.

Why custom bikes?

and why buy them online?

Here at Vogel, we provide a custom bike service where we build up each bike made to order and as you want it. Despite the simplicity of this statement, it does open doors for a lot of questions. That is why we’d like to take a moment to talk about what we mean by “custom bikes” and why it makes sense.

 

In a market where customers want a bigger say in the features, nuances, and quality of what they buy; and at a time when our planet is in desperate need of better resource planning – it makes quite a bit of sense to build things for people as they want it and when they want.

 

This stands in contrast to building thousands or tens of thousands of gravel bikes on speculation with an 18-24-month production pipeline and then shipping them around the world to big warehouses where they can sit until they are shipped to a dealer.

Dealers are not the end of the road. Here, gravel bikes can sit for many more months, taxing floor space and accruing interest before being sold. In addition to the apparent logistical inefficiencies of such a system this also often results in surplus that ends up dumped onto the market at discount prices. Such deals may provide a cheap gravel bike to the occasional end-user but they do so at the expense of undermining the service and dealer end of the industry and creating unrealistic expectations for price structures and availability.

Gravel trails

New times, new business models

We want to be your go-to online bike shop

This is why we decided that we wanted to build a new brand, an online bike shop, that would address the issues of this prevailing business model and build gravel and folding bikes for commuting and touring – for the people that appreciate them and want to ride them and while doing so at a fair price. While some big brands have addressed this by selling directly from the warehouse to the public through internet sales, these are still prefab bicycles that bear the stamp of the same business model.

At Vogel Bikes we aim to be your go-to custom online bike shop.

At Vogel Bikes, we don’t begin building a frame until the rider has told us exactly what they want…and when a bike is ordered we start sourcing and putting together the hardware package as the rider wants it.

CX-002 pink yellow

So what is “custom” bikes at Vogel?

We will be the first to tell you that we build our bikes of carbon fiber and that, in and of itself, means that our frame geometries are bound to the geometry of the tooling we have invested in.

In other words, we do not design custom frame geometries for every order.

We do, however, build the frame specifically for you and that is why we can offer custom paint and refined delivery times. But this doesn’t just mean a custom paint job, …

…no, this means that this is a bike built for you!

Browsing our online bike shop you will see that we have some suggested configurations but we encourage you to come with your own ideas and requests. So, if you are hooked on a specific hub set, be it from Chris King or Hope; or maybe a unique cockpit set up like the Gevenalle cyclocross shifters we are keen to make sure we get you out rolling with the kit you most desire.
We are here to help you with decisions and support through the process of ordering your bike online – and we are also here to answer questions about what will and what will not work on your intended gravel bike build or when ordering your most desired version of the Curie folding bike.

1% for the Planet

Environmental impact

Vogel Bikes is a member of 1% for the Planet

Before leaving you we’d also like to point out that “custom” also gives you the opportunity to decide on the logistical environmental impact of your order.

If you’re really itching to get on that new bike and roll then we can speed things up by shipping components by air, but when we do this it’s a bit more costly and we feel obliged to offset the CO2 of the air transport by planting some trees. We do this through our membership of 1% for the Planet.

If you have a bit more time then you can choose our standard delivery times, these add an additional 6 or 7 weeks to delivery, but in addition to being a bit less expensive, sea freight is also more environmentally friendly than airfreight.

So at the end of the day at Vogel, “custom” means that we do our best to provide just the bike you want and a service level that ensures that it’s just the way you want it.

Come and see this unique his bike at Copenhagen Bike Festival in Tunnelfabrikken this weekend
...and get a chance to make it yours!

As a tribute to @davidlopezrestrepo and his incredible cycling adventures over the summer (link in bio and highlight stories #badlands2021), we are launching an online auction for this very unique custom Vogel bike during the Copenhagen Bike Festival which takes off this weekend from Friday to Sunday.

All proceeds from the auction will go towards the organisation ”One Tree Planted” though our collaboration with 1% for the Planet.

During the weekend it will be possible to sign up for the auction, so come and hear about Sebastián's experiences on and with the bike – there are many stories to tell!

#bikeadventure #cyclinglife #cyclinglifestyle #gravelbike #badlands2021 #copenhagenbikefestival #copenhagen #nordhavn #tunnelfabrikken
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This might be the last post from @thorupviktor and France for now, but….! You have the opportunity to see the bike and maybe even meet Viktor this coming Saturday as we open the doors to our workshop together with @cohandco from 13:00 and on. As part of this years @aaben_festival there will be plenty of workshops to visit, events an concerts to attend to, and of course the chance to meet us, see some bikes, and enjoy a cozy Saturday in Nordhavn. _

See you there?!

#openworkshop #gravelbikes #gravelride #myvogelbike #custombikes #nordhavn #copenhagen #aabenfestival2021
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Build it as you want it 🌈 Any colour. We have sketched up some base builds on our website. What we really like doing, is to talk to you about what you would like your bike to be. Are you planning a tour? Do you enjoy venturing out into the unknown on weekends? Do you need a good commuter? Going for the gold?!

Our gravel, cross, and folding bikes can be build up just as you want it - and we will love to guide you along the way.

Get in touch!

#gravelbike #custombike #myvogelbike #gravelride #getoutdoors #commuter #commuterbike #touringbike #cycling #bikelife #groadslikethese #gravelgrinder #bikepacking #cyclinglife #cyclinglove #bikelife #cyclocross
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The arty bird is back / 2000 km / 94 hrs of pedaling / over 14000 meters of up! #myvogelbike #vogelambassador #gravelbike @davidlopezrestrepo #soundsfromtheroute ...

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Blue bird in the making #myvogelbike #gravelbike #gravelride #summertouring #custombike #blue #bluebike ...

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Feels like the perfect day to post something red & white! Thanks for the photo @thieskardel 🙌🏽 #myvogelbike #gravelbike #gf001 ...

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The days fly by as we keep busy here sourcing parts and assemble kits for the bikes we have on order. Luckily we have some incredible customers, who patiently awaits their turn, while the world of bike part supplies moves at its own pace.

Here’s a GF001 Ruby Red in the making, getting setup to make its way all the way to Singapore.

Are you interested in a custom carbon gravel bike?!

Then click the link in our profile to fill out our questionnaire with your hottest wishes for a bike and we’ll get back to you.

Enjoy your weekend out there!

#myvogelbike #gravelbike #gf001 #gravelride #framebuilding #carbonbike #bicycle #cycling #getoutdoors #groadslikethese #cyclinglife #cyclinglifestyle #bird #rubyred #bicycletouring #dtswiss
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Blue bird 🐦 Pantone 7688C — While we are waiting for the last bits of gear to arrive, we can show you some of the beautiful birds just waiting impatiently to spread their wings. How about this for an azure blue..!

Which colour would you choose for your bird?

#myvogelbike #custombike #vogelambassador #gravelride #framebuilding #cyclingartist #foreigner @davidlopezrestrepo
#gravelbike #gravel #traveller #travelbybike #touring #bicycletouring #weekendwarrior #blue #azure #bluebird
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Yellow bird in the sky #myvogelbike

#gravelbike #gf001 #custombuild #bluesky #dreambike #vogelambassador #bicycles #cycling #bikepacking #carbonbikes #adventurecycling #bicycletouring #touringbike #bicyclelife #groads
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This weekend is for riding! ... and for getting some suggestions and quotes ready for all of you who have been brave enough to get in touch with us through our new “questionnaire”.

Find it on our website (link in profile), it only takes a few minutes to fill out - and gives us a good starting point for discussing your dream bike.

If you want to know more about how we make and build custom bikes for gravel riding, commuting and touring - give it a go.

Happy weekend riding!

#gravelbike #custombike #myvogelbike #gravelride #gravelgrinder #carbonbike #gravelroad #intothewoods #outsideisfree #fromwhereiride #groadslikethese #bikelife #lifebehindbars #graveltravel #cyclinglife
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Vogel Bikes logo
Custom made
to order

for everyone:
city lovers, outdoor adventurous, travellers

Built in Copenhagen

by cyclists
excellent quality, sleek design, smart engineering

Ships directly
to your door

online bike shop
delivering worldwide

 

Vogel Bikes logo
Custom made
to order

for everyone:
city lovers, outdoor adventurous, travellers

Built in Copenhagen

by cyclists
excellent quality, sleek design, smart engineering

Ships directly
to your door

online bike shop
delivering worldwide