Regular price £2,425.00

Frame set or complete bike

The DSS1 is modern, handcrafted, performance steel at its finest.

Available in two options:

DSS1CL // Calliper braked

DSS1+ // 30c tyre clearance and disc brakes (thru axle/flat mount, or we can build for QR also)

As with all our Signature frames, these are built to order, by hand, in our workshop. As such, the frame can be tuned for your needs with custom sizing, braze ons and mounts.

Frame set includes: Frame and fork

Base price includes single colour paint. Signature and custom paint options are extra.

With these frames being built to order, there is a wait period. Current wait times are approx. 2 months for a DSS1.

All our bikes come with access to discounted insurance with Yellow Jersey, so you can ride worry free (UK customers only).

Full details below and please get in touch to discuss your needs, or if you would prefer to simply place a deposit.

Fast, fun and comfortable

The DSS1 is handcrafted performance steel at its finest. Built for the purpose of all day road riding, this bike is comfortable and forgiving, but very importantly remains a lot of fun to ride. It’s quick yet stable, comfortable yet punchy, it will take the edge off that punishing climb and its grip will blow your mind coming down… All the important factors that add up for an amazing ride.

Choose the disc equipped DSS1+ for comfortable all weather, all season braking, or the DSS1CL for a classic calliper machine.

The DSS1 is built from oversized Reynolds 853 Pro Team tubing. Reynolds 853 Pro Team is Reynolds highest quality, highest strength seamless air hardening steel, drawn to give an incredible ride, while keeping minimal weight. Its heat treatment increases fatigue resistance, making it incredibly strong and impact resistant. We have custom selected the tube diameters, butt profiles and wall thicknesses to give the incredible ride of the DSS1. Importantly, Reynolds 853 also consists of up to 98% recycled material content.

The DSS1 is hand built to order. The frame is TIG welded and coupled with the excellent light weight and confidence inspiring Columbus Futura carbon fork. It is available in 54, 56 and 58cm sizes and we also offer custom sizing for +£100. We offer numerous custom options including Di2 cable routing and rack mounts among others, so you can tune the DSS1 to your exact needs.

Finishing touches include silver brazed stainless braze ons, stainless hard wear and super sexy machined brass STI adjusters.

The DSS1+ is built for thru axles and flat mount disc callipers. Accepting up to 30c tyres, allowing you to dip into the rough stuff when the feeling takes you.

The calliper rim brake option features 28c tyre clearance.

Frame tubing Reynolds 853 Pro Team // Headset 44mm // Bottom bracket 68mm BSA // Seat tube 27.2mm post/28.6 front mech clamp // Fork (Calliper) Columbus Futura // Fork (Road+) Columbus Futura Disc // DSS1CL tyre clearance 28c // DSS1+ tyre clearance 30c // Weight From 1700g

Complete Spec's

We've carefully selected a build spec to bring the best out of the DSS1 whatever your budget is. Choose from these, or of course we can always go custom to get things just how you want them....

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.


Groupset: Shimano 105

Wheels: Hunt 4 Season All Road Disc

Tyres: Schwalbe One Peformance RG

Tubes/Tubeless: Tubes

Headset: Cane Creek 10/40

Bars: Deda Zero1

Stem: Deda Zero2

Seatpost: Deda Zero2

Saddle: Pro Griffin Crmo

Bar Tape: Grepp Gripper

105 Di2

Shimano 105 Di2

Hunt 30 All Road Carbon Disc

Schwalbe One Performance RG TLE


Cane Creek 10/40

Deda Zero2 DCR

Deda Zero2

Deda Zero2

Brooks Cambium C17

Grepp Gripper


Shimano Ultegra Di2

Chris King R45/Pacenti Pico/CX Ray

Schwalbe Pro One Evo TLE


Chris King Inset 8

Columbus Trittico

Columbus Trittico

Columbus Trittico

Brooks Cambium C13

Zipp Service Course CX

Geometry and fit


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Build experience

You 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

Fabulous bike with sparkling ride and handling - 9/10 for performance

road.cc, Apr 2015

Over several weeks of testing, with a handful of other highly desirable, top-end carbon bikes sat by its side in the garage, I found myself repeatedly picking the Donhou for a ride… Donhou has sincerely delivered on the promise of something ‘for all roads, all day’. Its a charming bike

Cyclist, Jan 2015
DSS1+ // A road bike to take you further

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