Just Arrived: Robot Bike R160 Superbike

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It’s always exciting walking into Singletrack Towers, you simply have no idea what you might see. Will it be the beaming face of James hurriedly arranging orders from the Singletrack Shop? Will it be Wil modelling for Fresh Goods, or will we run into Ross drooling over a cardboard box? Well, this morning it was Ross and a drool soaked box!

This is the Robot Bike R160, a UK built to order bike boasting custom geometry and carbon tubing bonded into Titanium lugs!

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Carbon and Titanium goodness.

We’re not going into the nitty-gritty of this bike as we will be featuring it in Fresh Goods in a few weeks plus we have a full review in the works, but it’s such an amazing piece of engineering that we just had to show you all.

Our test bike has been sent over for Chipps to ride and as these are custom made there isn’t a size as such, although we do know the reach is around 430mm.

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Licensed DW Link on the R160 for smooth travel

Robot Bike have informed us that a few changes have been made to the R160 since our test bike was made and all new models now come with a stiffer chainstay yoke, new cable routing, pivot shields (to keep the mud and dirt out) a clear coat over the graphics and a few other subtle mods.

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This really is a work of art!

The build kit on this bike is mostly from SRAM with Rockshox suspension, Avid brakes, ROAM 60 wheels and an XO groupset. Renthal provides the bar and stem. For those of you interested in weight this R160 comes in at 28.3lb (without pedals). A mere 5lb lighter than Ross’s Kona!

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A full SRAM build dresses the R160 frame

Last but not least, the Robot Bike R160 is available as a frame only for £4395 and builds can be completed from around £7500 however, this model is closer to £8500!

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Super duper bike?

We all think this is a lovely looking bike and we can’t wait to get it muddy, but we’d love to know what you think in the comments below!

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Andi Sykes

Singletrack Editorial Staff

Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

Comments (7)

    Bargain I’ll have two!

    Looks lovely, and custom geometry is nice, but that’s also a hell of lot of money

    Looks nice, but at that price there’s bespoke and there’s a joke.

    Happy Christmas Guys have a great time, just think of me unable to drive, lift anything over 1 kilo, or play with my new bike! And its my Birthday on Christmas Day, no really! Ive just had an operation which left me with plumbing, which is a pain and won’t be removed till first Wednesday in January! They didn’t tell me that i would be crooked up over Christmas or I would have postponed the op. I should be fine eventually!

    Seems a reasonable price…….for maybe 3 bikes.

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