BTR (Burf and Tam Racing) is a mountain bike and bespoke fabrication company based in Somerset. Founded in 2011 by Paul Burford and Tam Hamilton, BTR was created by two mountain bikers who shared a dream: to design, build, and ride the world’s best bikes.
Tam moved on in 2019 but Burf remains firmly at the helm and continues to build premium mountain bikes by hand right here in the UK.
Our focus is to build the best bikes possible, bringing performance, durability, and craftsmanship together to create hand built masterpieces which bridge the gap between engineering and art.
The first bike, the ‘Mark 1’ Belter, was built in August 2011. The Belter truly is the original long, low and slack hardtail with its 1270mm wheelbase, 295mm BB height, and 61° head angle. Emerging with these geometry figures, we were often branded as ‘crazy’ by those who hadn’t ridden a BTR. However we are now still at the forefront of a movement we pioneered in 2011; pushing the boundaries of performance, with supreme construction and geometry as our main weapons. Making bikes is a passion and an obsession for us; we live and breathe the process of building a BTR.
Find out more about BTR, and what it’s taken to create our bike company from zero: