I hope you and the Mason team are all keeping well and that even with lockdown you have been keeping busy with new orders.
I just wanted to write and thank you again for our wonderful bokehs. We have had them 9 months or so now and what a wonderful 9 months!
I’ve been in love with cycling for a few years now but my bokeh has taken this to a whole new level. Clive has been cycling for many years and owned many bikes and I know he feels the same.
I never want to ride anything else, I do of course, (occasionally...rarely!!) but then I cycle past some interesting looking track or other and am thinking ...I wish I was on my bokeh!! Well to be honest even without seeing a track...I just always want to be out on my bokeh, (ask Clive!!) I feel a part of it, it’s so comfortable to ride for mile after mile, it’s so much fun, it puts a big smile on my face, it’s given me so much confidence off road too.
When we are ‘flying‘ down a more technical steeper bit (which I would not have previously felt happy doing) Clive always says ‘trust in Dom’ and we ‘let the bikes go’, because the bokeh just finds its way down over pretty much anything and I always feel safe and in control. (Of course we are not reckless but I remember from our first bokeh trial coming down off the South Downs and how I came down the track much faster than I would have ever previously felt comfortable to do so!) I am much braver than I was, the bokeh inspires me with confidence.
Clive and I have been having amazing fun going off exploring miles and miles off road (and on road) and also enjoying bike packing which we are loving - the bokeh is so stable even with all the bags on, it handles so brilliantly even when fully loaded. I keep plotting new routes using OS maps as I just get so excited about finding new places, new tracks, recently I have been brave enough to go off solo whilst Clive is working, (he follows me on a tracker so he knows I’m ok) and I would never be brave enough to do that on any another bike! Well to be perfectly honest I wouldn’t want to do it on any other bike! I just want to ride my bokeh, me and my bokeh!
I really love the 650 wheels (the WTB Venture tyres are fab too), the 650s were such a great choice and so versatile. I have to say I loved them from the moment I tried them. Though not saying we won’t buy the 700s aswell at some point too ....!
We cycled all through last winter in the wet, the floods, the mud, ice, the dirty roads... whilst our cycle club buddies went onto Zwift as the roads were so bad. We didn’t just get through the winter, we absolutely bl@@dy loved it, out on our bokehs. Not only that but we even went off road in the wet soggy winter too, down tracks and canal paths, we have found the bokehs to cope amazingly with muddy territory more suitable for MTBS. Without a puncture too!! What a bike!!
I had a guy on Insta liking my pics and asking me (us) about our Bokehs and the 650s, tyres, sram etc just looking for advice really as he was already looking to order a bokeh ....and then seeing his pics when it arrived and he loves riding it so much! It’s difficult for people to know just how fabulous a bokeh is until you own one.
You might remember when I ordered mine I couldn’t sleep until 3am with excitement looking at the pictures, I still get excited, I so love the Element grey, the copper and mustard detailing. It’s just soooo beautiful.
I didn’t go out to exercise at the beginning of lockdown as I was so anxious about Covid - I’m asthmatic and it scared me - but Clive encouraged me to get out cycling (we used to go at 6am to avoid anyone!) and since then we have been out on the bokehs constantly and it’s like my daily injection of happiness. Puts a big smile on my (our) face!
So I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for designing such a beautiful bike which is fabulous to ride because our bokehs give us so much pleasure, I can truly say I (we) have never had so much fun.
You and the team do such an amazing job and I imagine it’s been pretty tough during lockdown but I do hope things are keeping really busy for you.
Apologies for my very long email but it’s very heartfelt as my bokeh gives me so much happiness (and Clive his) and I just wanted to say a big thank you from us both. I’m copying Clive in incase he wants to add anything (??!!) but I just wanted to write and let you know how much we are enjoying your wonderful bokeh.
With very best wishes,
Tiggy (and Clive)