About Us

Founded in 2013 by Ben Farmer, Ed Haythornthwaite, Andy Hawkins and Ben Robarts-Arnold, and in close partnership with of one of world’s foremost suspension designers Dave Weagle, Robot Bike Co. is all about creating great mountain bikes, engineered and bespoke.


We design and manufacture lightweight, custom geometry, full suspension frames that are unique to you.


We use innovative manufacturing technologies because we know how and when to best apply them. Our design & engineering is grounded in years of experience in the cutting-edge world of aerospace, F1 and automotive, and our dw6 suspension design has been developed and tailored in partnership with Dave Weagle to provide the ultimate suspension.


We’ve developed a unique construction technique which allows the design freedom for you to specify exactly the bike you want, and that fits just right. We have worked at the cutting-edge of simulation, test and analysis to validate our frame performance. And we’re doing all this right here in the UK, designing and manufacturing our frames from our factory in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire.

  • ANDY


    Industrial designer and additive manufacturing expert. Andy has spent his career in F1 and aerospace developing AM technologies and is now utilising those skills to mix business with pleasure.

  • BEN


    Used to be quick. PhD and Chartered Engineer with a taste for carbon and titanium. Ben has spent years as an aerospace engineer, materials scientist and inventor and is now putting all that to good use engineering our frames.

  • ROB


    Product designer/CAD wizard/bike nut/problem solver, and with an impressive background in the aerospace industry Rob is a more than welcome first addition to the team.

  • ED


    Frame builder, World Cup Downhill mechanic, Technical Editor at Dirt Magazine, Racer…Ed lives and breathes bikes and has done pretty much nothing else since the day he was born.



    Inspiration for our company name, the bike-loving mechanical engineer with a sensible chip makes sure all the tricky bits and pieces come together as they should.

  • DAVE


    Dedicated to improving leisure through science. A lover of dirt, acceleration, wheels, people, dogs and music.


We’ve been fortunate enough to partner with some fantastic to companies, helping us develop our product from a modelling, analysis and manufacturing perspective: