DSS3

Regular price £2,595.00
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Gravel or CX tune
Frame set or complete
Size

Featuring an innovative 3D printed seat lug, the DSS3 combines modern construction techniques, with tuned geometry to produce an incredible racing or gravel grinding machine.

Available in two different tunes:

DSS3GR // Geometry tuned for gravel riding

DSS1CX // Geometry tuned for cyclocross racing

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

Please note: some options are charged after initial purchase (including build kits). Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any extras, or you would prefer to simply place a deposit.

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. 4 months.

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.

Gravel smasher and CX racer

The DSS3GR delivers geometry finely tuned for fast gravel riding and bike packing. A mix of Columbus and custom formed Reynolds 853 tubing combine with longer wheelbase, tweaked front end geometry and a lower bottom bracket. All adding up to give you the confidence and ride quality that only a finely crafted steel machine can.

The DSS3CX tune was tested and developed in the slop of the UK cyclocross scene, the CX tune delivers a thoroughbred CX offering that pushes the boundaries of what is achievable in steel. The DSS3 CX is designed to be pushed hard right the way out the other side of your comfort zone, all the while with features to make CX racing as pleasurable as possible (if thats even possible).

Whether its a hard thrash on your local loop, a long, hot and dusty 160km over testing Moroccan gravel, or a CX race on a frosty Sunday morning, the DSS3 will be right there smoothing the trail and carving the turns.

With each of our DSS bikes we like to push the envelope on whats achievable with custom steel. It allows us to invest time into design that full custom builds don’t and the DSS3 is a big push of the envelope. The lynch pin of the frame design is the 3D printed seat lug. There’s been over a years development in this single part alone and we’re really excited to be able to offer this bike featuring such innovative design and manufacturing.

Tyre clearance, mud shedding, shouldering comfort, ease of cleaning post race, are all key features for an outstanding CX machine. The 3D printed seat lug is the focal point of all these design considerations. It allows us to seamlessly use a heavily ovalized top tube for ride characteristics and comfortable shouldering, it sets the seat stays further apart for greater tire clearance and mud shedding. Finally it also allows us to route the rear derailleur cable fully internally, meaning less cable to rub on your frame and less hassle to clean, as well of course un-cluttering the pure lines of the frame.

The tube set is a mix of the finest steel tubes from Reynolds and Columbus, tuned for a responsive ride, balancing weight and durability. The frame also features thru axle technology and flat mount disc brakes. The final striking featuring is the lack of brake bridge (CX tune only), a key feature in reducing mud build up.

Finished with silver brazed, stainless braze on’s, including dead ended bottle bosses to reduce water ingress. Making sure your frame stands up to whatever the climate can throw at it.

Frame tubing Custom Reynolds 853/Columbus Zona/3D printed lug // Fork Columbus Futura CX or Gravel // Weight From 1800g // Headset 44mm // Bottom bracket 68mm BSA // Tyre clearance 700x42c // Seat tube 27.2mm seat post/28.6mm front mech band // Dropouts Thru axle with replaceable hanger

Geometry and fit

DSS3 steel gravel bike geometry table

Paint

Still want more

Anything else, get in touch

Build experience

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.

Awards

DSS3CX

WINNER – BEST CX BIKE

NAHBS 2017

DSS3GR

RCUK100 – hottest road cycling product

RCUK 2018
DSS3 // Built for adventure

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