Bokeh Frameset £1,250.00

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  1. Element Grey
  2. Flare Orange
  3. Filter Green

Bokeh Frameset

ALL ORDERS WILL BE FOR BOKEH2 WITH PARALLAX2 FORK FEATURING TRIPLE ACCESSORY MOUNTS & INTERNAL DYNAMO CABLE ROUTING.

"It is fair to say that all aluminium frames are not created equal. The Bokeh slips in at the sublime end of the spectrum. If this bike is on your wish list then don’t hesitate."

ADVNTR.CC | October 2017.

Features

  • Dedacciai, custom formed, triple-butted performance Aluminium frame with Mason Parallax full carbon Thru-Axle fork.
  • 'Parallax2' features 'Anything-Cage' style mounts and molded M5 mudguard mounts for max. carrying capacity and total durability.
  • Mason 'ThruBB' 56Ømm, internally routed bottom bracket shell.
  • IMPORTANT: This BB shell design requires the use of a bottom bracket with a max.30mm 'sleeved' axle, because the hose/cables run through the shell and under the axle. DO NOT use a bottom bracket type without a sleeve.
  • 3rd Bottle/accessory bosses on the underside of the down tube designed to work with Fabric bottles tool kegs and of course standard cages & accessories.
  • As with the frames, there is a full compliment of discreetly sited fender eyelets and an extra one at the front for a Dynamo light.
  • The stack height is very similar to our Definition and Resolution, we didn’t want overly long head tubes because these are fast bikes and they need to accelerate and climb well.
  • The Bokeh bikes and framesets are AdventureSport machines for fast ‘Continent Crushing’ rides and they can use up to 650b x 50mm or 700c x 45mm tyres.
  • Fully and discretely eyeletted for rack and ‘guards.
  • Unique Mason MultiPort adaptable internal routing.
  • The 'Parallax2' carbon monocoque fork has been refined for 2019 in conjunction with our Italian frame builders, it uses a Ø12mm thru-axle, flat-mount, triple accessory mounts, internally routed dynamo and brake hose porting, weighing just 465g.

Details

Click and drag the images below or use the orange < / > buttons to explore through this model's fine details and unique features.

There's so much thinking and neat detailing in our products that it's really impossible to tell you all about it here. There's more in the TECH section below, or If you would like to learn absolutely everything about this product grab a cup of tea and go to The Thinking.

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The following parts are provided with your frameset;

Deda Headset. Expander-bung for fork. M∆SON Macro clamp. Marine Grade Stainless bolts x 12. M∆SON 3D printed Structural Nylon BB guide inc screws. M∆SON 3D printed Structural Nylon mudguard mounts for fork x 2. Cable liner for front mech. Di2 rubber grommet 45º x 2. Rubber blanking grommet x 1. Resolution: P-Clips x 2 for running rear-mech cable down drive-side seat-stay. Bokeh: P-Clips x 3 for running rear-mech cable down drive-side seat-stay [extra clip for top rack-mount point].

MultiPort Inserts: Full Outer x 4. Split Outer x 2. Di2 x 2. Blank x 2. Please contact us for MultiPort spares.

Axles: All our framesets now feature the latest Flat-Mount/Thru-Axle standard.

Both Thru-Axles are provided with the frameset. A Mason 'F-Stop' axle is used up front and then various bolt-thru or F-Stop axles are used at the rear, depending on frame model. Please see the relevant 'TECH' section for full tech-specs of axles.

Technical info

Select size
 

Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 500
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 453
C > BB DROP 75
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 519.9
F > TT ACTUAL 503.9
G > STACK 537.9
H > REACH 363.5
I > STAND-OVER 764.1
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 75.3
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 70
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 115
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74
P > WHEELBASE 1013.7
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 42
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 520
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 473.0
C > BB DROP 75
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 535.9
F > TT ACTUAL 520.3
G > STACK 554
H > REACH 374.0
I > STAND-OVER 781.8
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 72
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 70.5
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 130
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74
P > WHEELBASE 1021.8
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 42
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 540
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 493.5
C > BB DROP 73
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 551
F > TT ACTUAL 534.4
G > STACK 568.1
H > REACH 376.2
I > STAND-OVER 799.4
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 68.7
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 71.0
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 145
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73
P > WHEELBASE 1028.4
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 44
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 560
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 513.7
C > BB DROP 73
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 561.4
F > TT ACTUAL 546.3
G > STACK 579.5
H > REACH 383.4
I > STAND-OVER 814.8
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 65.4
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 71.5
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 155
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73
P > WHEELBASE 1034.4
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 44
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 580
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 534.1
C > BB DROP 70
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 580.8
F > TT ACTUAL 567.2
G > STACK 587.9
H > REACH 395.2
I > STAND-OVER 831.0
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 62.1
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 72
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 165
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 72.5
P > WHEELBASE 1045.4
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 46
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 60
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 554.2
C > BB DROP 70
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 590.7
F > TT ACTUAL 577.1
G > STACK 607.0
H > REACH 399.1
I > STAND-OVER 850.0
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 62.1
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 72
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 185
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 72.5
P > WHEELBASE 1055.4
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 46
Dimensions
(mm unless specified)
A > SEAT TUBE C/T 620
B > SEAT TUBE C/C 574.7
C > BB DROP 70.0
D > REAR CENTRE 435
E > TT EFFECTIVE 600.5
F > TT ACTUAL 585.8
G > STACK 630.7
H > REACH 401.4
I > STAND-OVER 871.7
J > OFFSET 50
K > TRAIL 62.1
L > FORK CROWN HEIGHT 398
M > HEAD ANGLE 72
N > HEAD TUBE LENGTH 210
O > SEAT TUBE ANGLE 72.5
P > WHEELBASE 1065.5
Q > HANDLEBAR (OUTSIDE DIMENSION) 46

This page gives you some guidelines based on rider height, but these are only a starting point for a proper bike fitting. The dimensions show the extremes of useable frame size based on height and the rider size range is very similar for all our frames with 6 standard sizes [50-60cm]. InSearchOf sizing: We would recommend selecting one size down from your normal 'road' frame size. For example, if you would normally ride a 54cm then a 50cm InSearchOf is probably best for you.

Sizing chart

Fitting a bike to a rider is an important process, this information is a start to the process but it’s not really possible to give 100% accurate fitting instructions online.

Humans are odd shapes, each person’s physical dimensions: arm, torso, femur length, level of flexibility even skill level are very different. This means that there will invariably be different frame size requirements, even for people of the same height and inseam.

We are experienced in sizing and geometry, so of course we will be on the end of the phone or email to help and advise, but I would always recommend having a proper bike fit done before committing, especially if you feel like you may be between sizes.

We have specified bar width, stem length, and crank length to be the best fit for the majority of riders on each frame size, but we can sometimes make adjustments to this at your request. Please contact us for advice, or just let us know your sizing requirements in the comments box at the checkout page.

We'll set-up the front brake to be operated by the Right Hand lever for all UK destinations. For destinations outside of the UK, we'll set-up your bicycle with Front Brake/Left Hand as standard. It's no problem for us to set-up the brakes in your own chosen configuration, please state in 'Order Notes' how you like 'em.

If you are between sizes, it’s probably best to go with the smaller size. It’s easier to make a smaller frame fit a little larger than vice versa.

Multiport

Unique to MASON. Our frames use an adaptable, internal cable routing system. Developed by us to allow your Mason frame to be used with a combination of control systems and adapt and evolve with your requirements and riding styles. We are the first to bring this type of system to a performance steel frame. Interchangeable alloy parts allow five options:

1. Full cable outer. 2. Hydraulic Hose. 3. Split outer. 4. Electronic cable [e.g. Shimano Di2]. 5. Blank.

Taper Head Tubes

Our frames use modern 1-1/8” - 1.5” taper head tubes. Pioneered by composite frames, the taper head tube makes huge sense for metal frames too;

The large overall diameter provides a useful weld area. The fully integrated headset is light and has a very low stack-height. Large 1.5” lower bearing, mated to a tapered carbon fork steerer, spreads the load and gives flex-free braking and instant response to steering input.

Threaded Bottom Brackets

We choose a more traditional 68mm, BSA, threaded standard for our AdventureSport frames because we believe it gives greater durability and creak-free reliability over many miles. The threaded BB is easier to service using standard tools and you are more likely to find a replacement when adventuring far from home. A properly lubricated, threaded BB is also an ideal interface with a metal BB shell.

ThruBB

'ThruBB' is unique to MASON. The large 50mmØ presents a large weld area to the base of the down tube and then steps down to the 68mm width threaded seats. This step-down provides plenty of space around the outside of the bottom-bracket bearings to allow the control cable and hose to pass through on the way to the chain stays and out to the brake and rear mech.

IMPORTANT: This BB shell design requires the use of a bottom bracket with a 24mm 'sleeved' axle, because the hose/cables run through the shell and under the axle. DO NOT use a bottom bracket type without a sleeve. Campagnolo sleeves are available on the site HERE. Please contact us if you would like advice on compataible cranksets/BB types.

BoatTail Stays

Unique to MASON. The seat stays flow out of the ovalised top tube and then curve and taper down to meet the chain stays which curve up towards the axle. We call this ‘BoatTail’, a custom bend giving disc-rotor and calliper clearance, helping to avoid chain-slap on the rough stuff and allowing a little compliance to help smooth the ride.

F-Stop Axle System: Bokeh

The Mason F-Stop Axle System was developed for our exclusive Aperture2 fork and we now use the special axle for the Mason Parallax fork on the Bokeh and BokehTi.
The axle uses a positive-closure release lever, ensuring that the wheel is always securely and firmly mounted with the added advantage of a visual check for the lever closure and orientation.

The F-Stop system also includes a ‘clockable’ thread on the axle, meaning you can always position the release lever exactly where you want it.

Dedacciai Tubing

This frame is constructed from Triple Butted, Hand Selected, custom shaped, 7000 series, Dedacciai Alu tubes and tig welded by hand with beautiful Smooth weld beads. The welds require no after sanding or finishing, so there is no thinning and weakening of the tubes at crucial areas. The frame is fully heat treated and stress relieved after welding.

27.2 Seat Post

Our oversize seat tubes don't house oversize seat posts. The large diameter seat tube helps the 'core-stability' of the frame but large, stiff seat posts don't help rider comfort. A 27.2mm post helps to dial out road-buzz and the smoother ride means you stay fresher for longer.

Disc Brakes

This frame is designed for disc brakes. They work consistently in all conditions, pull up quicker in the wet, they don't grind your expensive rims into black sludge and in my experience they change the whole riding experience for the better, especially when coupled with modern disc-specific wheels and high-volume tyres. You’ll find yourself riding in a more confident, controlled, fluid and ultimately more efficient way.

Internal Routing

The cables, hoses and electronic shift control wires run through the frame tubes, guided by our Mason 'MultiPort' adaptable inserts. Interchangeable Internal routing keeps the control cabling away from road dirt and grime, helps avoid accidental damage, makes cleaning easy, de-clutters your bike and means you can adapt your bike easily to work with various shifting and braking methods. For adventure and endurance riding, internal routing also has the advatage that it is easy to strap frame packs to the frame tubes without being hindered by external cabling and hoses.

Integrated Headset

Integrated, 41.8ø upper, 51.8ø lower, for taper head tube. Both bearings are ‘ACB’, meaning ‘Angular Contact Bearings’. The head-tube seat angle is 45º.

The headset drops into a tapered seat in the head tube and is tensioned using a headset tensioner within the fork steerer. Tensioning the headset centres it on the taper and prevents any play. The larger lower bearing allows a tapered steerer and larger crown. This gives sharper response, helps reduce flex under braking and spreads bearing load.

ISO Testing

All our frames complete the intensive strength and fatigue testing to fully comply with ISO standards. The AdventureSport range of frames are put through the tough road race ISO testing, with its brutal Horizontal Fatigue test. The Parallax fork goes through the MTB test with it's even tougher 'Drop Testing' standards. Because of this we are confident that these frames will last you a lifetime of hard riding.

It's not law that frames and forks have to be tested to their limits like this, but our frames will always be tested in this way, so you can be sure that your MASON frame not only looks beautiful with a ride quality to match, but it is tough, safe and dependable too.

650B/700C

The Bokeh is optimsed for large-volume treaded tyres, and is designed for 650B and 700C wheel sizes. Using the smaller 650B wheel means that you can fit a larger-volume treaded tyre, but with the same rolling radius as a 700C x 28mm wheel/tyre.

We've worked together with HUNT Bike Wheels to develop the tubeless-ready, extra-wide, 650B 'AdventureSport' wheelset: replaceable catridge bearings; traditional J-bend spokes; easy strip down of the hub system requiring traditional tools only.

Bottle #3

A third bottle cage mount at the base of the down-tube to allow for an additional bottle or tool keg to be fitted. Designed for low-mount Fabric 'cageless' bottles and kegs (but of course suitable for traditional bottles and cages too), the third bosses are positioned close to the BB to maximise tyre clearance and keep the centre of gravity low. 

FlatMount Brake Calipers

Flat mount disc-brake callipers are lighter, neater, and open up more space within the dropout area for racks and ‘guards. The calliper is mounted to the dropout, allowing us to use a lighter, more comfortable seat-stay.  Up front, the calliper is mounted directly to the fork [via the brake manufacturers adaptor] and offers a cleaner and more minimalist appearance and also provides a compact packaging of the brake caliper.

 

DForm Downtube

Our Resolution frame uses a special 'D-Section', Columbus Spirit, down tube. We also worked with Dedacciai to design and tool for the exclusive Mason ‘DForm’ Ti down tube for the BokehTi. It is not a simple ‘D’ section and varies in shape from being taller/narrower at the head tube to being wider and lower in section where it meets the BB shell. This shape allows a very wide weld where the tube meets the BB, giving it great stability and ensuring that the weld doesn’t excessively overlap onto the base of the seat tube.

Custom Tubeset

We choose each tube individually, considering the influence that it will have on ride quality and overall performance. We will use a blend of tubing types, custom shapes and bends to help us achieve this goal.

Modern metal frames draw on many of the design influences learnt from composite frames, such as oversized BB’s, taper head tubes and switchable internal routing. Teamed with a properly designed carbon-monocoque fork like the Parallax or Aperture2, the contemporary Aluminium, steel or Titanium frame is a formidable piece of kit.

Thru-Axle Front & Rear

Our Steel and Alu. frames use the Mason ‘F-Stop’ thru-axles up front and bolt-thru axles at the rear. Our Titanium frames use the F-Stop axles front & Rear.
The F-Stop system is clockable to your desired position and can be adjusted as it 'beds-in', giving you a 'tool-free' and serviceable thru-axle with a familiar QR-style lever locking system. Threads are replaceable if damaged.

Parallax Thru-Axle Fork

Unique to MASON. This frame is fitted with our ‘Parallax’ 465g, Ø12mm thru-axle/flat-mount, monocoque carbon fork. We develop our own custom tubing and wheels, so when it comes to the forks for our bicycles it makes total sense for us to design and tool up for our own fork too. We don’t want to compromise ride-feel, balance and performance by using an ‘off-the-shelf’ and generic product.
Features: Custom layup UD carbon construction, Mason F-Stop axle with clockable axle, allowing you to re-position the release lever as things bed in. TrueTaper steerer, sealed Internal Routing, dynamo light eyelet on crown, discrete eyelets for mudguard mounting. Huge clearance with full mudguard clearance even when using the largest tyres.

Recommended tyre sizing: 700c x 40mm [45mm Max.] 650b x 50mm/2” [2.1” Max.]

Essental Dimensions: Bokeh

BRAKING

Rotor Size: The fork can take a 140 or 160mm rotor [using adaptor]. We recommend no smaller than 160mm up front if you are using cable braking. 160mm is the maximum recommended diameter for the rear and the native rotor size is 140mm.

Calliper Type: These frames are designed for flat-mount calipers. It's possible to fit post-mount calipers front and rear with the use of a flat > post-mount adapter.

Bokeh Flat-Mount Mounting Bolt Lengths: FRONT - 15mm. REAR - SRAM: 22mm. Shimano: 28mm.
BokehTi Flat-Mount Mounting Bolt Lengths: FRONT - 15mm. REAR - SRAM: 27mm. Shimano: 33mm.

NOTE: This frame is compatible with most modern disc-brake systems but may not be suitable for ALL brake callipers. Please check clearance before purchasing your braking system.

WHEELS + AXLE SPACING

Ø12mm Thru-axle Front / Ø12mm Thru-axle rear.

Front axle spacing: 100mm. Rear axle spacing: 142mm.

Axle length/pitch: Bokeh: Front - 120mm/1.5P. Rear - 160mm/1.5P. BokehTi: Front - 120mm/1.5P. Rear - 172mm/1.5P.

TYRES

The below are guides only. Fitted width may vary depending on manufacturer and rim width. Please check true dimensions of chosen components to be sure.

Bokeh:

Max tyre widths with 'guards:

700C x 41mm | 650B x 50mm.

SEAT POST

Bokeh: 27.2mm. BokehTi: 31.6mm.

SEAT CLAMP

Bokeh: 31.8mm. BokehTi: 34.9mm.

FRONT MECH

Bokeh: 31.8mm. 62cm: 34.9mm. BokehTi: 34.9mm.

BB TYPE

68mm shell width. BSA threaded.

PARALLAX2 FORK

Headset type: Integrated, 41.8Ø upper, 51.8Ø lower, for taper head tube. Angular Contact Bearings. The head-tube seat angle is 45º.

Stack-washer maximum: 40mm below stem is max. recommended for carbon steerer. Warranty is void above this dimension.

Dimensions: Crown height - 398mm. Offset - 50mm.

Mounting Bolt Torque: 4Nm.

Accessory Cages: Max load capacity 3kg per side. Follow manufacturers installation and loading instructions.

Specifications

Our frame sets deserve the best components, so we put a great deal of thought into the mix of parts used for each bike build. Bars, stem and crankset are sized to match frame size choice. See Geometry chart for component sizing.

Frame Dedacciai custom-shaped performance Aluminium.
Fork Mason Parallax2 full carbon Thru-Axle fork.
Headset DEDA Low profile integrated headset.
Clamp MASON Macro alloy ultralight.
Colours Element Grey. Flare Orange. Filter Green
Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62.