Buying a Dassi provides you with the opportunity to design your ideal bike, something which reflects the very essence of your personality. The choice of components, the colour, design, and saddle coverings are just some of the items that are available to you to create your own cycling masterpiece. Just like you, your Dassi bike is unique, the only limit really is your imagination.
In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of the wide range of components that are available, but in this article, we look at some of the aspects of the look and feel that can be customised.
You may already have a definite vision of your dream bike and this blog post will highlight some of the areas on the bike where you can create exquisite and subtle detailing. Or maybe the thought of a blank sheet of paper is a bit daunting so we’ll offer plenty of ideas for finding some inspiration.
Inspiration for your ideal bike
Let’s begin with some inspiration, a great place to start is to collect items that contain colours that you really like. Do you have a favourite painting or piece of artwork ? Is there a certain item of clothing or some type of accessory that holds particular meaning ? Or maybe you have other bikes, cars or a motorcycle that you'd like to coordinate your Dassi bike with ? Just send a few photos through to our design team as a starting point.
Your inspiration may not come from material items but maybe from a movie quote or song lyric or something that inspires you when the going gets tough. Quotes can be sprayed directly on your frame in several places and photos can be applied as a sticker underneath the lacquer.
Your Colour Scheme
When considering your colour scheme, do you want an eye catching bike that clearly stands out from the crowd or would you prefer something that exudes understated luxury. Perhaps you have a personal, corporate or team brand that your bike will form part of. We have an unlimited number of colours available, and we can colour match to any existing item that you have. You can also leave the pattern of the raw carbon weave on show, finished with a clear gloss lacquer.
A Variety of Finishes
From the elegance of a matt finish, to the subtle sheen of satin or the sparkle of metallic we have a range of paint finishes to bring your colour scheme to life. So whether your dream is for a high gloss machine, reflecting every light that befalls it or something that displays the industrial charm of a steely matt finish, we can capture something that is unique to you.
There really is no limit to the placement of text, logos or icons on your bike. You could choose to have an inspirational quote placed on the top tube, visible at all times ! Or a cool piece of detailing is to have the inside of the forks or seat stays, patterned with, say, the colours of your national flag or a combination of the colours used elsewhere on your bike. Text is usually hand sprayed directly onto the frame, but more complex graphics like logos or photographs can be incorporated underneath the lacquer. Symbols, shapes or initials can be placed at the top of the seat stays.
You may wish to simply choose a fabulous saddle from a great supplier such as Prologo or Fizik, but it’s entirely possible for us to create a bespoke seat covering from a wide range of fabrics. Depending on how practical you need your saddle to be, you can choose from various grades of leather, soft suedes, animal skins or a selection of synthetic fabrics.
Likewise, your handle bars can be customised to match your saddle or be completely different. There is a broad choice of colours in both leather and synthetic, which can be solid or perforated including neon fluros or camouflage and animal prints. Or you may want the comfort of gel tape if your ride generally takes in a lot of bumps.
What our design team do
Once your initial deposit has been paid, you’ll be put in touch with our graphic designer, who will take whatever input you have and discuss your vision for the bike. The designer can talk from experience about what things have worked on previous bike designs, what the practicalities of the different paint finishes are and discuss what intricate details will set your bike apart.
After gathering as much information as possible, our designer will draw up a detailed design for your bike and send you swatches of the colours that you have chosen.
Your design is brought to life by the expert craftsmanship of our sprayers, who take the utmost care to deliver a flawless finish.
You can download our Personalisation Guide for more examples of bike designs by clicking on the image below or following this link.