I'm really enjoying the Resolution. Since it arrived I've hardly been near any of my other bikes.
I knew from shooting the video in March that the bike would look great and that you'd put a lot of thought into every aspect of the design. But of course you never really know how how well a bike is going to ride until you get in the saddle.
I think you've nailed it with the Resolution. It has all the positive qualities associated with good steel bikes without the negatives. It's a really smooth ride but very responsive. The front-end stiffness is especially impressive. The combination of hydraulic discs, 28c rubber and a great fork make for confidence-inspiring handling. You can brake late and really lean it over.
On the hills, it rides like a much lighter bike. I took it up Barhatch Lane last weekend, which is one of the hardest climbs in Surrey with a 21% gradient near the top. Despite being quite unfit at the moment I rode my second fastest time, going quicker than I've been on several carbon fibre test bikes. I've only set a better time on my own 7kg race bike.
"I absolutely love the Resolution. I'm better at buying bikes than selling them, so I have six in the shed. But since I bought the Mason I've ridden it for at least 90% of my rides.
It's so much more than a posh winter bike. I corner harder and faster on the Resolution than on any of my other bikes. I put it down to dependable brakes, sorted geometry and the extra grip from fatter tyres. I have so much confidence in the Resolution, which really comes to the fore on unfamiliar descents.
I have a particular training loop that I use for intervals, one lap full gas, one lap steady. I rode it on my carbon Trek one weekend and the Resolution six days later.
My Trek Domane is 2kg lighter than the Resolution. It's on 23c summer tyres. The Resolution is on 28c winter tyres with mudguards.
The wind speed for each ride was within 1mph and the direction was almost identical. I rode the loop five times and was quicker on all three of the fast laps on the Resolution.
I know my 'best' bike would've quicker still, but it has deep-section carbon wheels and is nothing like as comfortable."