About Us

Who we are and what we do.

Aprire Bicycles was founded in 2009 by Phil Dempsey who is a qualified engineer who specialises in carbon lay-up and stress analysis. He started his career in component and hydraulic brake design in Taiwan, then suspension and frame design, spending over a decade designing for companies such as Hayes, FUNN, DMR and Banshee Bikes.

Currently based in London, Phil and the team design all our frames in-house using methods that include FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to verify his hand calculations. His belief that knowing the first principles and hand calculations, and only backing this up with computational verification (FEA), is the reason why Aprire make solid, lightweight, performance bikes.