Mason Cycles has added two new bikes to its current line-up, launching the new models today at The Cycle Show in Birmingham, UK.
The two new, vastly different, models sit either end of Mason Cycles’ current range, with a steel 29er/27.5 off-road adventure bike at one end and a titanium long-distance, road-focused bike at the other.
Mason Cycles’ existing models were designed as ultimate, four-season, super commuters, but quickly developed a reputation for continent-crushing, ultra-distance performance machines.
The new models add to the existing Mason Cycles Definition (alloy), Resolution (steel) and Bokeh (alloy or titanium).
Mason Cycles InSearchOf/ISO
The new Mason InSearchOf or ISO Mason Cycles
After the Mason Bokeh opened doors to unpaved or rough surface roads for the company, the Mason InSearchOf goes one step further.
A new frame and fork design from the British brand sees room for 29″/700c x 2.4″ or 27.5″/650b x 2.8″ tyres, “meaning steeper, rougher and deeper terrain are well within its capabilities”, says Mason.
There are a number of mounting options on the Mason InSearchOf Mason Cycles
These huge tyre clearances should mean the bike will be comfortable in all but the roughest of trails.
Alongside the large tyre clearances, the frameset has full internal routing, 1X or 2X compatible and a number of mounting points for bottles and racks.
A specially designed fork also features on the Mason InSearchOf, named the Hot Shoe fork.
Mason’s InSearchOf has a proprietary, load-bearing front mudguard/fender Mason Cycles
The Hot Shoe fork accommodates internal routing for brake hoses and dynamo cabling, rack mounts and a proprietary, load-bearing mudguard.
Attached to the fork, the unusual Shutter load-bearing front mudguard can accommodate light loads, which can be fastened down on the integrated strap loops.
The Shutter front guard has a loading capacity of 500g, which can be tethered with straps Mason Cycles
The Mason InSearchOf has been designed for use with either 140mm or 180mm disc rotors front and rear.
A combination of Dedacciai Zero and Reynolds 853 tubing complete the frame, alongside a stainless-steel bottom bracket and custom-built dropouts, which are provided from Bear Frame Supplies – a UK machining specialist.
While the Mason InSearchOf has a proprietary fork included in the frameset, Mason Cycles say the frame can also be used in conjunction with a 100mm suspension fork, such as a RockShox SID or Fox 32/34.
Available in Filter Green (photographed) or Element Grey, the Mason Cycles InSearchOf is priced at £1,495 for the frameset and full builds are priced as specified.
A rolling chassis is also available.
Mason Cycles Aspect
The new Mason Aspect Mason Cycles
At the opposite end of the spectrum to the Mason InSearchOf sits the Aspect.
Constructed again with tubing from Dedacciai and Reynolds, this time in titanium, the Aspect follows Mason’s earlier designs in offering a bike focused on ride quality, utility and a high-end finish.
A closer look at the custom, 3D-printed titanium rear dropouts from Reynolds on the Mason Aspect Mason Cycles
The frame is hand-built in Tuscany, Italy and also features custom titanium, 3D printed rear dropouts also from Reynolds.
At the front end of the bike, the Aspect is fitted with Mason’s Aperture2 carbon fork, first seen on the recently released Mason Resolution2. The fork and frame are equipped with multiple mounting points for guards/fenders, racks and more.
The welds on the Mason Aspect have the high-end finish Mason Cycles are becoming known for Mason Cycles
Like all of Mason’s bikes, the Aspect is available as a frameset only at £3,250, a rolling chassis with a choice of Hunt wheelsets from £3,574 or full builds starting at £4,845.
Both bikes will be available from December this year from Mason Cycles.