Well Made Things To Make Things Well
Academy Tools is a project created by The Bicycle Academy in 2014 to create innovative tool solutions for established and aspiring frame builders everywhere. Born out of a desire to both raise standards and remove unnecessary barriers to entry.
The Bicycle Academy has a strong engineering and design pedigree with each of the core team having trained and worked professionally as product, industrial, mechanical and aeronautical design engineers prior to coming together to work at TBA.
Academy Tools is the culmination of our insight and knowhow and that of the numerous professional frame builders that we work with.
Our tools are trusted by professionals and hobbyists across the world, including the likes of Bastion Cycles, Prova Cycles, Robot Bikes, Fisher & Stitt, BTR, Quirk Cycles, Mercredi Bikes, and many more. Academy Tools have been displayed at the Design Museum in London 2016, and have won ‘Innovation’ and ‘Technical Excellence’ awards at the UK Handmade Bicycle Show, 2017 & 2018.
Since starting Academy Tools we have sold, produced and delivered over 165 Frame Fixtures, 130 of which have been in the past 12 months alone, following greater focus on the project, with every batch of jigs produced selling out at the pre-order stage.