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.

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?

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Yellow bird in the sky #myvogelbike

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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!

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How about this to spice up your weekend?! It’s so red it makes us dream about lipstick and times where weekends were for dressing up / “Ruby Red” #myvogelbike #gf001

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Bird in the woods #myvogelbike

Our gravel bikes can be build up just as you want it. This one is based on our base model GF001 Horizon 1X – GRX RX600 with the addition of a set of carbon wheels and handle bars to keep the ride smooth and light.

Get in touch if you want to know more about how we make and build custom bikes for gravel riding, commuting and touring.

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Happy New Year! We hope you are already enjoying your first riding days of a fresh - and chilly - 2021. New rides are in the making here and we look forward to sharing them with you as we enter a year filled with hope and challenges in the months to come.

All the best from the Vogel Team

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Bikes Built by Us for You! Check out our latest journal post, enjoy your weekend and ride safe (link in bio).

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Custom build from frame to finished bike, our GF series is designed to be adventure touring machines, to take you off-road with provisions for a weekend or a month all depending on you and your dreams. Perhaps even just a day out will do the trick - where do you ride?

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Been thinking about getting yourself a Vogel bike? ⚡️ There is still a small window for ordering and being part of the upcoming collective shipment of frames. Read link in bio.

Write us an email and we'll take it from there

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Ready to fly? 🐦

We have a few Vogel frames in production as we speak, and will in the very near future be shipping frames to Copenhagen to build up new and fresh Vogel bikes.

There will be a few spaces left in the shipment! So, if you have been considering a Vogel bike – now might be a good time.

Frames shipped collectively means lower freight costs - for you - and for the planet. We offset the Co2 footprint of our production and transportation by planting trees, through our membership of 1% for the Planet @1percentftp

Give us a hint, if you are in 🙌

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Building what you need. When you need it.

Really.

With Vogel you order a bicycle and the day you place your order we begin the process of producing the frame and sourcing the hardware package. Yes, from the first pieces of carbon then on to the paintshop - from the wheel build to the assembly - every step of the way your bike has your name on it. Some few weeks later you have a new custom steed shipped from our workshop in Copenhagen.

Take a look and get in touch. We will guide you along the way.

#myvogelbike Photo @yellowthatphoto

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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
every 6 weeks

 

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
every 6 weeks

 

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