May. 25.17 – DSS3 teaser pics

Having walked away earlier in the year with the coveted Best CX award at NAHBS, things are really gathering pace for the DSS3, the forthcoming new frame set in our Signature Steel series.

Just like the two bikes that came before it, the DSS3 was built with a clear purpose in mind; to make riding cyclocross as fun and fast as possible. We don’t want to give too much of the details away while we finalise this bike, but this is one we haven’t been able to leave alone, hence it being a year behind release! All the extra work means this is going to be one awesome machine.

The key distinguishing feature is the seat lug. 3D printed, this is central to the bikes design, allowing us to design in multiple features to make racing cross both faster and with the most ease.

As well as Tom’s own input, to ensure we were creating the best CX machine possible we took our prototype and put it into the hands of Neil Phillips, Kibosh rider, Trans Con racer, CX thrasher and all-round rad dude. Neil really put the bike through its paces this past season, with appearances and podiums at events including Yorkshire’s epic 3 Peaks race, the National Champs and the fiercely competitive London X League. From the sounds of things he had a blast riding the DSS3 and his feedback has been invaluable in fine-tuning it.

“Whether it was the steps and rocks of the 3 Peaks or hucking it through the trees, the bike carried its speed, stayed planted and never faltered. We made some tweaks through the season and the bike rips!”  – Neil.

We now have a few more final tweaks to make before we make this frame set available for pre-order in the coming months, so keep your peepers peeled.

Thanks to Jim Holland for the awesome photos and to Ritchey Logic, Hope and Middleburn for their support.