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Custom steel bike frames for your next adventure

Manzanita Cycles specializes in building you the perfect travel companion. Load your bike up with luggage, fenders, and lights for that 6-month bikepacking trip. Or ride the bike stripped down for that upcoming gravel event. Your bike will be tailored to the types of adventure you enjoy.

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From the blog

Bikepacking bike with panniers in Joshua Tree National Park

In Defense of Panniers

Panniers are the worst. They’re heavy. They rattle. They’re not aero. They require racks. They bump into you when hike-a-biking. Sometimes they eject from the rack and tumble along the road behind you. Why would I ever want to use them?

overall shot of the bike with handlebar bag

In Defense of Fenders

In truth, fenders don’t need defending. Wait, could removing fenders from your bike be called defending? Har har.

“The only drawback to ordering a Manzanita is that you will soon want a stable of them.”

– C. Waledisch