DSS2 - ROAD / GRAVEL / TOUR

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 35c 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.

Tubing is Reynolds 853; Reynolds’ highest quality, highest strength seamless air-hardening steel, which we’ve coupled 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.

We offer the bike with the excellent Shimano Ultegra group set which we’ve hooked up to TRP Spire SLC cable operated brake callipers. With the DSS2 designed for more “off the beaten track” riding, our belief in running cable operated brakes comes down to their ability to be fixed more easily in the field. However we do offer a hydro option for those who need not be concerned with this. The wheels are hand built by August Wheelworks using Hope hubs and the excellent Pacenti SL25 disc specific rim. Thomson, Fizik and of course Chris King make up the rest of the carefully selected components to complete this bike.

The DSS2 is all about rewarding your effort, whether you’re out on a Sunday club run, exploring your local bridleways or tackling a sunny alpine ascent – it’ll be right there, smoothing out the road and digging deep with you.

Specification:

Shimano Ultegra mechanical groupset

TRP Spyre SLC disc callipers (Shimano hydraulic option also available)

Chris King NoThreadset headset

Fizik Cyrano R3 handlebar

Thomson Elite seatpost and X4 stem

Fizik Ardea Versus saddle

Hope/Pacenti SL25 handbuilt wheels

Hope QR skewers

Continental Grand Sport Race 28c tyres

Finished with stainless hardware including dead ended bottle bosses and brass barrel adjusters

‘Good Vibes’ or monochrome ‘Bad Vibes’ paint option.

Complete bikes come with rider-tuned crank length, bar width, stem length and gear ratios. CAD drawing is supplied (if customer fit details are available) to ensure optimum component choice.

If you are interested in purchasing a DSS2 then please get in touch here.

Please note bike pictured features a custom build package. Mudguards are an optional extra.

  • Frame tubing Reynolds 853
  • Bottle cage mounts Seat tube and down tube (stainless steel)
  • Construction TIG welded, brazed dropouts
  • Other mounts Rack and mudguard eyes (stainless steel)
  • Braking Disc only (hydro or cable)
  • Tyre clearance Up to 35c (28c with 'guards)
  • Disc mount type ISO
  • Seat post clamp Braze on
  • Gear cable routing Cable operated, designed for crisp shifts
  • Bottom bracket 68mm British thread
  • Rear derailleur hanger Replaceable
  • Seatpost 27.2mm
  • Front derailleur hanger Band on for 1x and 2x compatability
  • Paint Good vibes!
  • STI adjusters Machined brass for gorgeous detailing
£3985

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Small (54cm) Medium (56cm) Large (58cm)
HT Angle 71.5 72.0 72.0
ST Angle 73.5 73.0 72.5
Effective TT 540 557 578
Seat tube (c-c) 480 509 530
Chain stay length 425 425 425
Head tube length 140 159 183
Fork rake 45 45 45