Robert Beckman Designs, Advanced Touring Systems and Robert Beckman Cycles are descriptive names for bicycles and groups of products, and relate to the work in which I am involved; that of custom-building highly specialized road and touring bicycle frames, fillet-brazed touring racks and high-performance panniers, plus a vast assortment of other touring gear, all of it quite unique. I am an individual, custom builder. I'm a designer, an innovator and a very serious craftsman always working on improving my abilities and designs. I'm most definitely not a business, any more than a novelist, or young person on a difficult 15- or 20-year path to become a concert violinist, is a business. I'm not a company. There's no mass-production here. And as such, I work one-on-one with each of my customers, designing every product individually for every individual person. Almost all of the products that I create currently, and especially those among bicycle frames, are true one-of-a-kind products that will never be duplicated. I'm a hand builder unlike any other, incorporating many inventive designs, and an extraordinary range of intricate details in my products that are found in no other products on planet earth.
My work is intensely focused in two areas and among three groups of cyclists. It is dedicated to the design and building of Hybrid Performance Bicycles, which combine highly practical frame designs, superb craftsmanship and exotic-lug frame detailing, and many custom-designed ATS accessories, to develop the most versatile of all high-performance road cycles.