Through our distribution partnership with Colossi Cycling, which now builds our frames, 8Ball Bicycles will be bringing a range of track, road and city frames as well as a whole host of components to market in 2015.
Founded by ex-professional racer and master frame builder Jan Kole, Colossi will be building a presence in the UK and Ireland in 2015. Kole, originally from the Netherlands, was renowned for racing and building frames in the 1980s. But in 2005 he moved to China and established Colossi with the intention of producing high quality frames in small numbers. Today the business has a presence in countries all over the world and produces frames for a number of big brands on a white label basis. Colossi has a loyal following in Asia and some parts of Europe, and is now looking to expand into the UK and Ireland, two key markets in western Europe.
All frames are handmade, with Colossi framebuilders specialising in construction using a range of tubing including Columbus, Kaisei, Reynolds, True Temper, KVA, 4130 butted seamless tubing and Easton.
The company runs two workshops, one which produces handmade stock frames sold by retailers all over the world. And another which makes custom builds to order, where extra attention is paid to the small details, such as the hand filing of tubing and hand polishing of lugs.
For the finishing touches, the company has expertise in house, specialising in masking and painting using Dupont and the Pantone international colour scheme.
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