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First look at Mason Cycles complete new steel, alloy road bikes

Mason Progressive Cycles Resolution Columbus steel road bike frame with disc brakes
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A few weeks back, we showed you some up close teaser images of Mason Cycle’s upcoming road bikes, and now we’ve got the first look at the complete bike studio shots from Julian Ward.

The blue bike is the Resolution Columbus steel frame, and the black bike is Definition Dedacciai aluminium. Both are shown with the Shimano 105 build with hydraulic disc brakes. Other options include 105/TRP Spyre Mechanical, Ultegra Hydro/Mechanical, and Ultegra Di2/Hydro. A DuraAce Di2/Hydro build is available as a special order.

Check out other build details and closeups…

Mason Progressive Cycles Resolution Columbus steel road bike frame with disc brakes

From Dom Mason: “We are using the excellent Fabric saddles and bar tape and Deda bars, headset and stem. Post and clamp are Mason and wheels are the Hunt x Mason items. Tyres are Conti.”

Mason Progressive Cycles Definition Dedacciai aluminum road bike frame with disc brakes

The full story on the brand is in our first post, but the short of it is this: The brand was launched by Dominic Mason, who had designed frames for Kinesis for many years. Frames are designed in-house in their UK offices, then hand made and painted in Italy.

Mason Progressive Cycles Definition Dedacciai aluminum road bike frame with disc brakes

Mason Progressive Cycles Definition Dedacciai aluminum road bike frame with disc brakes

There’s a lot of shaping (and interesting shapes) considering the frames are aluminum and steel.

Mason Progressive Cycles Definition Dedacciai aluminum road bike frame with disc brakes

mason x hunt tubeless ready disc brake road bike wheels

The tubeless ready hoops are a custom build from fellow upstart Hunt Bike Wheels, check those out here.

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Eyal
Eyal
7 years ago

A stunning bike. Enough with those zip-ties and clip-one to route cables. Steel and Ti bike builders should imitate Mason’s innovations, quickly!

Chris B
Chris B
7 years ago

Truly beautiful bikes. Will they be available in the U.S.?

Lander Jennings
Lander Jennings
7 years ago

please stop using the word “Alloy” to describe aluminum frames. Steel is an alloy too.

Gg
Gg
7 years ago

Really good looking bikes.

Tim A
Tim A
7 years ago

@lander

There’s no need to be pedantic. “Alloy” is commonly-used and widely-accepted shorthand for aluminum in the cycling world.

The bikes look ace- I’ve long admired (from afar) Mason’s work on the Kinesis line.

sspiff
sspiff
7 years ago

That steel bike is gorgeous!

Rico
Rico
7 years ago

Those are really hot for disc brake bikes. Do they make rim brake frames? Super nice looking paint.

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago

Didn’t Kinesis make the BikesDirect frames that all the LBS shophands and snobs make fun of?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

@Lander

I’m with you buddy. Drives me nuts when anyone uses “alloy” for aluminum.

EcoRacer
EcoRacer
7 years ago

@Tim A
Call me Mr. Pedantic, but industry accepted shorthand for Aluminium would be Alu, not Alloy. 🙂

Really nice looking bikes though!

Jiblets
Jiblets
7 years ago

In Taiwan they call it alloy, so we shall do the same. Sweet looking bikes.

Rico
Rico
7 years ago
AndrewM
AndrewM
7 years ago

To clear up a point about Kinesis.

Kinesis are a Taiwanese frame builder who build loads of frames under contract for many different brands.

Kinesis UK is Upgrade Cycles own brand designed in the UK (previously by Dom) and built by Kinesis

Champs
Champs
7 years ago

We all know what “alloy” means, and the next complaint will be that it’s spelled with the wrong number of Is.

Just because it is common, that does not mean complaining about semantics is a productive use of the Internet. Think of all the bikes you could build with that wasted carbon. /s

Mayhem
Mayhem
7 years ago

@anonymous
Yes and no. Dom Mason worked for Kinesis UK, who designs all of their own bikes. These are then manufactured by the mother company Kinesis in Taiwan, who also manufactures bikes both on behalf of other brands and under their own name.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
7 years ago

Anxiously awaiting more details and more photos, especially of the blue steel frame.

Alloy Bernard
Alloy Bernard
7 years ago

Mason website isn’t all too helpfull. Any idea what MSRP is going to be for these bikes? (Especially the alloy bike)

anon umus
anon umus
7 years ago

Nothing is clear in a world for example where car production is globalized (a NASCAR Toyota “stock” model is more USA manufactured than the rest of the field) and so is bike production (just as convoluted). Three cheers for this brand – it appears to bring the best out of the Euro-Italian-Kinesis-production model.

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