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Colossi D'n Jos Rambler

Built as serious all-road, all-conditions, all-season bike, with focus on winter use.

Frame:
D'n Jos Rambler 55cm

Fork/Headset:
D'n Jos Rambler / Chris King 1 1/8 Silver Sotto Voce

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Rival / Truativ GXP

Pedals:
Shimano PD-A530 SPD-Pedal

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM Rival Crankset / Crank Arm Length 172.5 mm / SRAM Rival Cassette 11-speed Sprocket Ratio: 11-28

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SRAM Rival

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Comp EVO Max Road / Ritchey WCS C260

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fabric Scoop Flat Elite / Ritchey Comp Alloy Link

Brakes:
Sram Rival Hydraulic

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ritchey WCS / Schwalbe Marathon 240

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ritchey WCS / Schwalbe Marathon 240

Accessories:
Portland Design Works fenders, Chris King Titanium cage

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Balloon tires
  4. Rack and fenders
  5. D'n Jos Rambler V.2

Added by andehans. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

14 Comments

pearleen

pearleen says:

that seat lug is thicc looool

Posted almost 5 years ago

Nyes

Nyes says:

Niiice!! What's the biggest tire you think it would fit?

Posted over 5 years ago

Petter

Petter says:

That's one georgeous Colossi you've got!

A few questions on the tire/fender combo you're running: How wide the studded tires you're running in the pics, and what are the widest tires you've comfortably run with your PDW fenders?

I just aquired the a D'n Jos Rambler frame and I'm pondering my fender choice for the coming winter. The PDWs seem like a really good choice.

Posted almost 6 years ago

andehans

andehans says:

Hi and thanks! I'm currently running the PDW fenders with 32mm Rocket Ron's and that's going fine. In winter I use Scwalbe Marathon, I believe they're 28mm and by far these best studded tires I've used. I had Nokian Hakkepeliitta 240, but clearance to fenders was too tight

Posted almost 6 years ago

mustadio

mustadio says:

Great bike!
I brought a Colossi D'n Jos Rambler frame recently, but I found the fork has no dent that keep certain clearance between it and the rotor, it looks dangerous.
Could you please take picture of the clearance between the fork and the rotor?
Thanks!

Posted about 6 years ago

kill_choi

kill_choi says:

Sexual beast indeed

Posted over 6 years ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

that's great. i want one :)

Posted over 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 6 years ago

kimpw

kimpw says:

nice! How do you like the ritchey evomax?

Posted over 6 years ago

andehans

andehans says:

I really like it, every time I go back to an ordinary handlebar feels like a step down. Recommended!

Posted over 6 years ago

kimpw

kimpw says:

awesome, i was debating on the evomax or salsa cowbells, but the bend of the evomax looks like it might be more comfortable!

Posted over 6 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Really love this! How do you like the tires? Curious if you have had experience 29er tires in winter and how these compare?

Posted over 6 years ago

andehans

andehans says:

Thanks! I've done almost two winters on the Suomi W240 and they have very good grip on ice and hard snow, but as with most tyres they struggle with loose snow. I'm actually changing to Schwalbe Marathon, as they are lighter but let's see how they compare. I have no experience with 29".

Posted over 6 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Nice! I'm looking to get something like this to replace my winter 29er and summer road bike. Having used studded tires in past winters, I can't imagine going another without, so it's good to know larger 700c tires work! Thanks!

Posted over 6 years ago