Many bikes are made in soulless factories by manufacturers that don't understand - or even care about - the history, culture and artistry of cycling. It's just business to them.
That's not Colossi
The company was founded by Jan Kole, a former Dutch professional cyclist who raced in Europe in the 70s and 80s with the Solahart-Herca and Femis Bank squads.
After his racing career ended, Kole began making custom frames for bike shops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and the UK. As the industry shifted to Asia, he set up a workshop in 2005 in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, close to Hong Kong.
In 2017, Colossi went back to the roots and returned to Zeeland, where now all custom handmade frames are built by Jan Kole and his son Sander.
Customers can choose the geometry and tubing for their dream bike. They can also decide whether they want a lugged, fillet brazed or TIG welded frame. Steel is Colossi's favourite material, and the company has one of the largest stocks of Columbus tubes.