Colossi Cycling Cargo

Colossi Cycling Cargo

Jan Kole is an ex-professional road racer from Holland who began producing frames under the tutelage of fellow Dutchmen Jaap Huisson and Sjaak van der Klundert. Due to his experience with Taiwanese manufacturing, he created a bicycle part distribution company in Hong Kong and also established his own frame factory called Colossi Cycling.

Jan has a custom hand made frame production department and also produces hand made frames for other manufacturers. He personally instructs the technicians who assemble his frames in the old school method, ‘as they were made earlier n Italy’. Jan has established a high quality range of road racing frames and this cargo bike has been a special side project. The over sized tubing has resulted in a very modular looking frame, the layout has the touch of a master designer or an architect — all triangles and right angles. Most cargo bikes I’ve encountered are long, languid looking machines, but here the 26” wheels and the fixed gear drive train have created a compact and agile ride.

Colossi Cycling produce an array of ornate, lugged stems, forks and frames. In addition to their road and tri frames, they can also create custom MTB and tandem frames. Check out their website and catalogue for details, and you can watch an episode of FLWRIDER’s [FRAME] films that feature an interview with the enigmatic Jan Kole on Vimeo.

Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo
Colossi Cycling Cargo

  • I have never seen a frame more in need of disc tabs. Other than that, it’s gorgeous.

    • Sales

      disc brake taps are optional, as well as for any kind of brake, internal gear, the photo’s show the basic model

  • I’m pretty sure I want it.

  • object

    is this a joke?

  • Rob

    It’s definitely a striking frame, but I don’t think I’d like to carry much cargo on a bike with no brakes.

  • Dontcoast

    holy shit finally someone with visibility in the “first world” who understand frame design for heavy haulers!
    build the front and rear rack into the frame!

    of course countless bikes in the “third world” are just like this, often with 1800’s british style pull up rod brakes.

    disc tabs would make it 10x better no doubt

    it does looks like this build is fixed. minus 10000 points (and i love fixed gears)

  • Dan

    while I like the integrated racks, their design is baffling. Sure the huge section tube looks strong, but it would be a bitch for using oky straps or even most hook-ended ratchet straps. The curved front rack would be great for hauling bundles of asparagus and wool, but the large radius would make it tricky with crates and boxes.
    Plus the brake issue of course

  • Wergraph

    Just for the record, Jan Kole is Dutch. In the early ’80s he rode as a professional for a Dutch team (Femis Bank – Elro Snacks) and for a Belgia team (Solahart-Hercka).

  • Thanks Wergraph, much appreciated.

  • Pabl069

    Just beautiful. Functional and original. I’ve seen frames with built in rear rack but never the front job. I like it. I like seeing bikes that have been taylored for different functions. In Asia especially, this guy’s on the money. Wondering about the stuntability of it?