April 13.15 – Bespoked 2015 & first look at DSS2
It’s April and that means Bespoked, the UK’s leading hand-built bike show and the number one place to meet the country’s top framebuilders, is just around the corner.
To the right you’ll see a snap of something we’ve been working on in the spray booth, but we’re still playing our cards close to the chest, waiting for the big reveal next weekend.
We feel honoured to have enjoyed success at Bespoked over the years, having won Best of Show, the Peer Prize and last year Best Utility Bicycle for this gorgeous town bike. We’re really excited to share this year’s builds, including another fresh take on the step-through town bike and a stainless XCR frame with a flamboyant paint job.
As well as checking out these unique builds Bespoked is a great opportunity to get to grips with our Signature Steel series. We’ll have examples of the original DSS1 and our forthcoming DSS2, the ‘grown-up, older brother’ to DSS1, at the show – so if you’re tempted by owning some quality Donhou steel without the waiting list, this is your chance to size them up.
DSS2 is all about versatility, with eyes for rack and mudguards, plus enough clearance to take a 35c tyre with guards on. Where the DSS1 was an out-and-out speedster, the DSS2 is a road bike, one that has the characteristic Donhou smooth and fast ride, but one that leans a little more towards a tourer or audax machine . It’’s a little more versatile than the DSS1 and would also make a great gravel or CX bike. We won’t be launching the DSS2 until later this year, so this is a fine chance to get a sneak peek before it goes on sale.
You can get tickets here.