DSS1 Performance Disc Road - Frame set £2295/Complete from £4585



ROAD+ option now available featuring thru axles and flat mount disc with 32c tyre clearance. Contact for more info.

The DSS1 is handcrafted performance steel at its finest. A few years ago we were ahead of the curve when we introduced disc brakes onto one of the Rapha Continental builds, and all that we’ve learnt from that project and the many disc road builds we’ve built since feeds into this. 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 will blow your mind coming down… All the important factors that add up for an amazing ride.

The bike is disc equipped for comfortable all weather, all season braking and is built from oversized Reynolds 853 Pro Team tubing. Reynolds 853 Pro Team is Reynold’s 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.

“Its got ample spring in its step and a level of comfort that will save you winces if you encounter, as I did, the occasional pothole disguised as a puddle.” Cyclist, Jan 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

“Fabulous bike with sparkling ride and handling” 9/10 for performanceroad.cc, Apr 2015

The DSS1 was selected as one of the RCUK 100 where they had this to say about it:

“Of course, there’s more to a bike than its paint job, but the deep granite grey with its pink to lime fade is gorgeous and utterly befitting of the craftmanship that has gone into the frame” RCUK 100 2014/2015


The DSS1 is TIG welded and coupled with the excellent light weight and confidence inspiring ENVE Disc Road carbon fork. It is available in 54, 56 and 58cm sizes. There are options for Di2 cable routing and the frame will accept both cable and hydraulic discs.

Finished in deep granite grey with the striking pink to lime pearl fade it flies the ‘Signature Steel’ head badge, featuring the two Swallows, symbolic of speed and safe travel…

The frame can be built for either QR wheels (as pictured) or Thru axles.

We offer a Road+ option also allowing up to 32c tyres.

  • Fork ENVE 2.0 Road Disc
  • Groupset Shimano Ultegra R8000 (not pictured)
  • Brakes Shimano RS685 Hydro' (not pictured)
  • Wheels Chris King R45/Sapim CX Ray/H+Son Hydra
  • Tyres Continental Grand Prix (25c)
  • Skewers Hope
  • Headset Chris King Inset
  • Handle bars Fizik Cyrano R3
  • Stem Fizik Cyrano R1
  • Seatpost Fizik Cyrano R3
  • Saddle Fizik Ardea Versus

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.

Custom build packages also welcomed and catered for.

  • Frame tubing Reynolds 853 Pro Team
  • Construction TIG welded
  • Weight 1750g (54cm)
  • Fork ENVE Disc Road
  • Headset Chris King Inset
  • Braking Disk brake only
  • Ride characteristics Fast and confidence inspiring
  • Head tube 44mm for a more responsive front end
  • Tyre clearance Up to 28c
  • Disc mount type Post mount
  • Front derailleur hanger Braze on (stainless steel)
  • Seat post clamp Braze on
  • Bottle cage mounts Seat and down tubes (stainless steel)
  • Brake cable routing Hydraulic and cable compatible
  • Gear cable routing Choice of mechanical or electronic
  • Bottom bracket 68mm BSA
  • Dropouts Donhou designed with stainless steel faces
  • STI Adjusters Machined brass for gorgeous detailing
  • Finishing Stainless mushroom head bolts
  • Warranty 5 years on frame (excluding paint)


Small (54cm) Medium (56cm) Large (58cm)
HT Angle 72.5 73 73
ST Angle 73.5 73 72.5
Effective TT 545 560 580
Seat tube (center - center) 470 495 520
Chain stay 410 410 415
Head tube length 150 170 190
Fork rake 43 43 43


We love paint and for the DSS bikes you have several options. If you like it simple you can choose from any of our base colours for a single colour with logo’s design. Or of course one of the most fun parts of the DSS bikes for us is coming up with a Signature paint job for it. The DSS1 gets the incredible pink to lime fade which really comes alive when sprinting hard under the sunlight!

Still haven’t got you covered, work with us on your own custom paint scheme. Now we don’t paint by numbers here, but give us some direction and let us know your chosen colours from our awesome colour palette and we’ll cook you up something special!


We can offer a selection of custom upgrades to tune the bike to your exacting requirements.

  • Stainless head badge £65
  • Stainless frame badges £120
  • Chain hitch £25
  • Pump peg £25
  • Rack mounts £45
  • Mudguard eyes £55
  • 3rd bottle cage mounts £35
  • Anything else Please contact


DSS1 complete bike from £4585.00, frame set from £2295

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