Truly for all roads
At home on the tarmac, but built with detours off the beaten path in mind, the DSS2 will adapt to road, gravel or loaded touring – so all you have to do is choose the adventure.
Taking up to 42c tyres and benefitting from a relaxed road geometry that’s optimal for long rides and gravel riding, the DSS2 is a go to road bike with the potential for a lot more. It rewards you on a Sunday ride, eats up commuting miles, smoothes out the gravel and then of course there are rack mounts, should you want to add panniers for a weekend getaway or long-distance bike packing trip. Versatile and adaptable and a total joy to ride.
Tubing is Reynolds 853; Reynolds’ highest quality, highest strength seamless air-hardening steel, which comprises up to 98% recycled material content. Its extremely dent resistant, making it ideal for a bike that will see plenty of adventure.
We’ve coupled this hardy tube set with the Wound Up Gravel fork. Wound Up forks are tried and tested and are held by many as the best riding fork on the market. You can think of a Wound Up fork in the same way you would a steel fork – designed to last a lifetime, so you can ride it with total confidence. Featuring filament wound carbon fibre construction it offers incredible stability, vibration dampening and torsional stiffness while still maintaining a low weight.
Finished with stainless dropout and contact points, including dead ended bottle bosses to reduce water ingress. The frame is finished with stainless steel hardware and brass barrel adjusters.
Frame tubing Reynolds 853 // Fork Donhou Steel // Headset 1 1/8th // Bottom bracket 68mm BSA // Seat tube 27.2mm post / 28.6 front mech clamp // Tyre clearance 42c (35c for size small) // Rear spacing thru axle 142x12mm // Rear spacing QR 135x10mm // Mounts Rear rack and mudguard eyes
We've carefully selected a build spec to bring the best out of the DSS2 whatever your budget is. However, the DSS2 is a very versatile platform and can be built for many different uses, so of course we're always happy to put a custom spec' together to tune it precisely to your needs.
Prices below include base paint option and are based on our standard sizes.
Stem length, handlebar width, crank length and gearing will be specified to your fit/needs.
Geometry and fit
A bike is never just geometry. Its fit, material choice, tubing diameters, wall thickness and how the all these interplay with each other. The DSS2's geometry and tubing choice makes for a true joy to ride. A focus on all day comfort and capability, with the compliance of steel, for a fun responsive ride when you stand on the pedals.
We offer 3 “stock” sizes; 54cm, 56cm and 58cm, alongside our custom size program. The stock sizes tend to cover most bases. If you have fit details already, then you can send these through to us and we can see which would be the most suitable. If you’re not fitting on one of the sizes opposite, or you want that stance just so, custom is the way to go…
We love paint and for the DSS bikes you have several options:
Single Colour – If you like it simple you can choose from any of our base colours for a single colour with logo’s design. (Included in base frame price)
Signature – Of course one of the most fun parts of the DSS bikes for us is coming up with a Signature paint job for it. The DSS2 gets the Good Vibes stripes. We worked with the talented print designer Suzanne Antonelli for the DSS2 paint design. You can choose between Good Vibes (pictured opposite) or Bad Vibes! (pictured at top of page). (Additional cost involved)
Custom Signature – Still haven’t got you covered, then let us work up a special version of the Signature paint design for you. Let us know your chosen base colour from our awesome colour palette and we’ll cook you up something special! (Additional cost involved)
Still want more
We offer a range of extras so you can tune your bike to your exact needs...
Custom sizing £100
3rd bottle cage mounts £35
Di2 routing £65
Chain hitch £25
Pump peg £25
Colour coded fenders £120
Your personal specification sheet
We work closely with you in the realisation of you DSS bike and all builds get a personal specification sheet. This allows us to keep track of any custom extras you may require and allows you to see your custom sizing, so you know exactly what you are ordering. This also works as a great tool for us to discuss and finalise any custom paint designs.
What the press says
Cycleexif Sept 2015
The DSS2 is the zeitgeist for a new generation of explorers
HeadsetPress, May 2017
Fast and responsive on the road and inspires confidence off road… For those looking to own a truly unique, bike for life you cannot go wrong with a DSS2.