17th November 2020
Condenser Rack | Available now!
The factory in the image above is where the Condenser is made.
The craftspeople and innovators who make the Condenser rack are truly passionate about making racks and inventing more ways for people to carry things on our bikes. We consider ourselves very lucky to be working another family business and their expertise has been key to development of our first rack.
Our new Condenser rack features 4 ports on the main frame tubing to allow for wiring to go to the front light internally and exit to a rear light internally too, ensuring a quality light installation.
The railed loading platform is designed for various loads in dry bags, or backpacks or similar self-contained luggage. A variety of straps or webbing can be used to secure any load to the rack, in particular the new Voilé Rack Strap is an excellent solution to this.
The forward facing rear-upper loop adds luggage support and helps form a secure cradle to lock down on packs, dry bags etc.
As we do with all Mason framesets, the Condenser is ISO Tested for durability and it's rated for 8kg. We test to a maximum ISO standard of 10kg for ‘sway test’ and 100,000 repetitions for fatigue. Because of this we can rate the Condenser rack to 8kg for normal continuous use, including the shock loading that can occur with off-road riding. You can see a video of just one of the brutal rack ISO tests here.
Angus Young race tested the final Condenser prototype during the 2020 GBDuro bikepacking race. In this race competitors were required to carry the entire food rations and other supplies for the whole route - resupply was forbidden. Angus carried his sleeping kit and extra water on his prototype Condenser rack. As with all our products, the harshest ride testing is not enough and so we then fully ISO test the #MasonCondenser.
Condenser rack weighs 500g.
The Condenser Rack is priced at £100, supplied with all necessary mounting hardware, fitting instructions and warranty information. Straps sold separately.