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RCUK100

The Resolution is dripping in clever design features.

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RoadCC FOTY + BOTY

The ride is amazing, pure and simple.

Overall  9/10

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Road.CC Resolution Review

Phenomenal steel ride from a bike that is fabulously put together and which brings the material bang up to date

Rating  9/10

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BikeRadar/C+

A Beautiful blend of buoyantly responsive ride, surefooted control and next level detailing

BikeRadar score  4.5/5

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BikesEtc

If you only own one bike, this would be a great choice.

Overall  8/10

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Cycling Weekly

There’s a logic behind all the design and component choices which results in a complete bike which is ideal for extended use in typical UK conditions.

Overall  9/10

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The Guardian Tech Weekly

A supreme road bike for all conditions.

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MasonCite

Barrie Millet

…The bike looks amazing but you don’t really appreciate the full beauty until you take it for that first spin.

Call me fickle but I spent hours fitting the mudguards and then felt they spoilt the beautiful lines so I took them off again.

For a quote the bike looks amazing but you don’t really appreciate the full beauty until you take it for that first spin, wow thank you very much for all of your hard graft at the design table.

Please find a couple of pics taken in Castle Combe
Best regards,

David Motton

I think you’ve nailed it with the Resolution.

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."

Mike Smith

The frame is sublime, after only half an hour it felt like I was slipping in to a favourite armchair

2 rides in and I'm loving my ultegra di2 equipped resolution. The disk brakes are awesome especially compared to my v-brake cross bike. The di2 is probably not entirely necessary but it sure is snappy and the idea of it being hopefully almost maintainence free sounds great to me. Before I could mention the frame my clumsy fingers hit the wrong button. The frame is sublime, after only half an hour it felt like I was slipping in to a favourite armchair. Looking forward to many happy hours in the saddle

Paul Owen

unfortunately I've been having too much fun riding it. I had such a smile on my face during my first ride.

I meant to send you pictures of my finished Resolution frame build a while ago, but unfortunately I've been having too much fun riding it. I had such a smile on my face during my first ride. From that first ride it has been such a difference to my old 1980's steel bike, faster and much more comfortable. I've attached a couple of pics. the first is the frame built up, stripped back to the essentials, taken before i had even ridden it. The second was taken after a recent ride with all my usual kit on board.

Thank you again for all your help with my questions and problems whilst i was building the frame up, i really appreciated it. And I'm really enjoying riding the finished bike.

Rod Leach

Wrapped in winter gear with cold Scottish headwinds I’ve smashed every PR on Strava.

I love the bike – simple as that! I’ve only managed about 400miles so far due to the dark mornings and nights, however it runs so smoothly and is very comfortable, no aches and pains at all. Wrapped in winter gear with cold Scottish headwinds I’ve smashed every PR on Strava. I did a fast ride on a 35mile route I used to do at 5am in the summer months. I did it this Sunday in traffic and wind yet still managed to hit an average speed 1.7mph faster than my best ever!

It was in my local shop yesterday getting the mud guards on, they commented it is the best designed bike for adding guards they have ever seen, when I collected it there was a little gathering around it! One commented that it’s the first bike that arguably looks better with guards, it is so well designed that they look part of the bike.

Stephen Kilpatrick

it's exceeded my expectations on all levels out on the road - I concur with everything that's been said in the press

Hi Dom - wanted to wait until I'd properly shook down the bike and had the fit bang on for me before giving any feedback...... it's exceeded my expectations on all levels out on the road - I concur with everything that's been said in the press so won't repeat again.

Toby Haskins

...it felt today like I had left the BMW in the garage and gone for a spin in the Bentley, because it feels so smooth, distinguished and looks beautifully engineered

First ride was 31 miles on a fairly flat route that I cycle regularly. I was not disappointed, beautiful smooth ride. The bike feels really planted on the road and appears to need a little more effort to get it going but once it is moving it just rolls along with what appears to be less effort. I love my carbon Canyon but it felt today like I had left the BMW in the garage and gone for a spin in the Bentley, because it feels so smooth, distinguished and looks beautifully engineered. I am looking forward to getting it out on some longer rides soon.

Mark James

...why anyone would really want anything else.

Just as an aside – the bike continues to perform brilliantly, it is such an ideally suited machine to riding in our gritty lanes and countryside. Sort of makes you think that unless you are racing, why anyone would really want anything else.

Almost 12 months on you still get that unquantifiable experience from riding something that is just absolutely sorted and not once I ever thought that I should be on anything else! It is probably one of the reasons that keeps you in the saddle through the worst of the winter weather.

Wishing you guys continued success……

Dave Penny

Thank you for the super piece of design and engineering :)

With 400km in the bag I have really got a love for the bike. It is so well balanced and smooth when pressing on through the country lanes swapping directions with ease and absorbing all the imperfections in the surface, the tyre and brake combination help this but you can really feel the poise if the frame shining through. I was lucky to enjoy 70km of dry sunny zero wind conditions yesterday and as I silently made my way through the countryside I had a huge smile realising how special these moments are when everything is just right. Thank you for the super piece of design and engineering :)

Mike Lacy

This is also my first modern steel bike and I'm never going back. Honestly, I never want another bike. I'm in love.

I haven't bought an assembled bike in years. I love handpicking all the parts and making something that I think is truly special. I looked at over 30 builders before I decided on Mason Cycles. This is also my first modern steel bike and I'm never going back. Honestly, I never want another bike. I'm in love.

First it spoke to me aesthetically. Because I have a background in web development and graphic design the way it looks was very important. The graphic layout, typeset and colors appealed to me. The website really allowed me to research the bike to no end. I was able to see the bike from all angels. I spoke to a few bike owners via Twitter and got some good feedback. Read the road.cc reviews and I felt comfortable that the ride would fit how I want to enjoy cycling. Then the multi-port system means I can run the cables anyway I want. Dom and Cal answered all my relentless questions and when I had a shipping hiccup they bent over backwards to get it corrected. Finally, the idea that this is a four season bike built to accept larger tires and mud guards if needed really fits with me wanting to have generally less stuff.

Richard Clark

From the very beginning I knew this was something special.

From the very beginning I knew this was something special. The customer service and follow up is the best I have experienced, truly passionate about bikes and cycling. Shipping flawless and assembly easy, with only a little bit of tweaking needed. First ride done on the roads of KL, what a bike! Smooth, steady, speedy, solid, silky, and stealthy.....I had people asking about the bike and marvelling at shops, traffic lights and coffee shops! Thanks Mason am looking forward to more riding and wonder what I'll do with my other bikes.

Rob Haworth

I don't see me parting with this bike unless I cannot turn a pedal any more.

A week on from my flying visit to drop by and collect the bike, I just wanted to send you a proper thanks for all that you have done both to build the bike and ultimately having the ability to have brought such an ideal bike for me to market.
You've had plenty of positive comments in the past two years since I started following the brand, but until you take the plunge and get your own you cant quite know how good a bike is.  Well after prepping the bike at 6.30am last Sunday I got to confirm what I was hoping.  I knew the wheels would be great, already having other versions, but the whole package delivers such a positive ride, confident handling and supreme comfort in a stealthy unassuming package.  I normally build a bike myself, or strip and rebuild them even new, but South Coast Bikes really have exceeded my expectations of the care and attention in putting the bike together.
I could waffle for ages, but just to basically say thanks very much to South Coast, Hunt and all involved at Mason.  I don't see me parting with this bike unless I cannot turn a pedal any more.
The most important thing now is to get the miles in and see how far this new leg-iron takes me.  Oh and whether it needs a Bokeh to keep it company in the garage!

Again thanks for everyone's efforts, being so patient with my order over the last few months and to the brands continued success.

Tony Brown Resolution Ultegra Hydro

Tom Wass - Resolution Ultegra Hydro

The bike continues to bring me a whole world of pleasure

So, it's the time of year for the 4Season bit of the Resolution to come in to play once again... mudguards on and rolling on winter tyres - sad times. However it is awesome to see everyone else begrudgingly dragging out their old winter hacks (which most of them don't like!) whilst still riding about on the bike I love!

Have had a brilliant summer on the resolution, did the Fred Whitton, and the Tour of Wessex - both for the first time, and loved them both. Have attached a couple of pics. The bike continues to bring me a whole world of pleasure. (apologies for soppy bike love gushings...!) but I've never owned a bike before that I'm so happy with 'just the way it is' and I'm still adjusting to not having a constant yearning for N+1.  I know you're moving onto new projects, and the Bokeh looks bloody awesome, but for now I'm still a 100% satisfied Resolution owner.

Tim McDivitt

...but so far I just can't get over how nice everything feels.

Hey Cal,

It took a week but I finally found the time to get out for a proper ride today. The bike feels great. I rode a little bit on everything from dirt roads to awful asphalt to great asphalt and was perfectly happy almost all of the time. I might think about shortening my stem a little bit, but so far I just can't get over how nice everything feels.

Thanks for everything, I'm really looking forward to riding this bike for a long time. Maybe with a new fork at some point. 

Tim

Toby Haskins

Still loving my Resolution and I am convinced now that it is faster than my Canyon despite the weight disadvantage. Bloody awesome bike and got to be the best £3k I ever spent.

First ride was 31 miles on a fairly flat route that I cycle regularly. I was not disappointed, beautiful smooth ride. The bike feels really planted on the road and appears to need a little more effort to get it going but once it is moving it just rolls along with what appears to be less effort. I love my carbon Canyon but it felt today like I had left the BMW in the garage and gone for a spin in the Bentley, because it feels so smooth, distinguished and looks beautifully engineered. I am looking forward to getting it out on some longer rides soon.

I have one more little piece of feedback for you having now had the mudguards fitted for a good number of weeks. They work a treat but having installed them with the small plastic fittings/brackets that you supplied on the front forks I reckon the fittings could do with a little more lateral stiffness to help hold the mudguards more solidly in position. The front guard is not as stable and rattles a bit when riding where as the rear one is solid as a rock. I have double checked everything is tight and torqued so I am going to try installing the plastic fittings with a washer under the bolt head as I think that might help to support the bracket. Ideally I should have tried them before cutting the mudguards stay rods because I would have be able to attach the rods directly to the fork but cannot now as the rods would be too short.  Not a big deal really and definitely not a complaint but it just goes back to my paranoia of bike noises I guess. 

I love how these long guards keep 90% of the muck off my feet and the chainset etc. They got a good testing last week in some of that less than pleasant weather.

Anyway I have now wracked up my first 1200 miles on the Resolution. Just wanted you to know that this bike is not collecting dust in the garage. It would have done more miles but I still get the old Carbon thing out when I have a lot of hills to do as it is about 2kg lighter and you notice the difference going up. Having said that I recon this bike is as fast if not faster than the carbon on the flat and definitely faster downhill due to its sure footedness and great power transfer.

On another note I have unearthed a little known feature of the resolution. It turns traffic lights green! This is due to the fact that it is steel and has a greater effect on the proliferation of traffic lights with loop detection sensors in the road. I had cause to complain to my local council about a particular set of lights that would not change to green for me when on the Carbon bike. See their reply below which is pretty crap as my carbon bike does not have a problem at other junctions. I have since tested the same junction traffic lights with the Resolution and bingo, green lights!

Steve Moore

….the most surprising part so far has been the speed up the hills

STEVE MOORE - Resolution.

First ride across town this am, and LOVE it….the most surprising part so far has been the speed up the hills, it feels like the transfer of power from my old legs through to speed across the ground is far more efficient than what im used to. The roll out without pedalling also surprised me at how smooth it felt, with very little friction. Very happy.

Simon vK. Resolution 105/Hydro.

...it was like riding a magic carpet around the lumpy New Forest roads

Simon vK. Resolution 105/Hydro.

And so I am back from my first local ride, a regular 25 mile loop I do that I know very well with a mix of terrain.  

I'm so pleased with the Resolution, it was like riding a magic carpet around the lumpy New Forest roads, comfortable whilst active and rolls and climbs so well it feels really light. And great to look down at the clean frame, the asymmetric Hunt wheel with bespoke disc, the fabric seat and tape, Morvelo apparel...it all goes so well as a sum of parts. Kind of took out the hectic feeling of a carbon ride without compromising the feeling of being connected in the experience. And no internal cable rattle - just the sound of progression. Sweet. 

That's a genuine offer for a visit, hope you take it up, there are some great routes from my home covering coastal routes and into the depths of the National Park without any A roads.  I had a friend down from Scotland recently and we had a fab two days showing him the sights from coast to Forest. 

Simon

Simon Bailey

Resolution 105

Silvio Ultegra Hydro

My wife said: "It is really good looking bike, very nice, really."

Dear Dom,

the bike arrived last Friday and it is exactly what was expected - beauty.

My wife said: "It is really good looking bike, very nice, really."
This does not happen often, she is usually critical with things I bring.

The bike has taken me to visit my family birthday celebration on Saturday.
Feedback on the bike was very very positive. Especially my brother in law liked the bike very much.
I wasn´t pushing any attention over to the bike and anyway, when I was due to leave, family members have
hidden the bike (I suspect my father in law). :)
So it alrady became subject of joking.

Bike also took me for some 50 km ride last evening/night after work.
Yesterday, a colleague called me to come to work on bike with him.
So the welcome for bike was good, it became part of my life very quickly and smoothly.
It took me to place where my family comes from already twice in 3 days.
I made some 90 km in 3 days, that is quite high number for me.

I am going to sort out stem, the reach is bit too long for me, probably need bit shorter one.
Sometimes I am staring at the bike without any thoughts, just looking at it.

Next time I will send over some pictures.

Thank you Dom for having put this thing together for me.
It has a soul which I can feel and love.

Best regards,

Silvio

Serge Natarajan - Resolution 105/Hydro

Beautiful craftsmanship on the frame including the paintjob.

My Resolution has finally arrived ... safely and in beauty. Thank you very much. Everything is fine and the bike is even nicer than in picture. Beautiful craftsmanship on the frame including the paintjob. I have ridden it about 80km yesterday and today in order to make adjustments and get used to the bike. I rides very smoothly and the quality of the ride is first class. I'm looking forward to long rides; this bike takes on brilliantly any road vibrations.

Here is the bike in the vineyards surrounding Geneva:

Again: thank you for your help and please forward my thanks and greetings to Dom and the whole team. You're doing a great job.

With best regards

Serge

Rod Leach - Resolution Ultegra/HydroDi2

I love the bike – simple as that!

Hi Dom,
I thought I’d give you a wee update.
I love the bike – simple as that! I’ve only managed about 400miles so far due to the dark mornings and nights, however it runs so smoothly and is very comfortable, no aches and pains at all. Wrapped in winter gear with cold Scottish headwinds I’ve smashed every PR on Strava. I did a fast ride on a 35mile route I used to do at 5am in the summer months. I did it this Sunday in traffic and wind yet still managed to hit an average speed 1.7mph faster than my best ever!
It was in my local shop yesterday getting the mud guards on, they commented it is the best designed bike for adding guards they have ever seen, when I collected it there was a little gathering around it! One commented that it’s the first bike that arguably looks better with guards, it is so well designed that they look part of the bike.
I’m sure you’re sick of hearing how great it is! I’ll send on some Scottish scenery pictures…
Did 63mile yesterday over the Luthermuir hills (about 3,500ft). I literally lost count of the positive comments I picked up for my bike. I'd stop at lights and other bikes would pull up and ask about it! One guy had read one of the reviews, he was extremely excited to see one!

Rich Hall 62cm SPECIAL ORDER RESOLUTION ULTEGRA/HYDRO

The build quality, finish and handling of the Resolution are all excellent.

Thank you so much for time that you and your team spent with me yesterday to hand over my Mason Resolution. It was a very pleasant experience in a perfect location to test out the new bike on your local lanes. The build quality, finish and handling of the Resolution are all excellent. At 6'4" the bike fit is perfect on the 62cm frame.

Thank you again for the extra effort you spent in creating this special order, unique Resolution.

Paul Owen

I meant to send you pictures of my finished Resolution frame build a while ago, but unfortunately I've been having too much fun riding it

Hi Dom,

I meant to send you pictures of my finished Resolution frame build a while ago, but unfortunately I've been having too much fun riding it. I had such a smile on my face during my first ride. From that first ride it has been such a difference to my old 1980's steel bike, faster and much more comfortable. I've attached a couple of pics. the first is the frame built up, stripped back to the essentials, taken before I had even ridden it. The second was taken after a recent ride with all my usual kit on board.

For the build I went with the Hunt wheels, Shimano hydraulic/mechanical STI, a Sugino 0x901d ultracompact crank with 44/30 chainrings and 11-32 cassette. 105 derailleurs and the important brooks saddle (modern cambium - although i do have the B17 on my old bike if the C17 isn't as comfy long term), Deda seatpost, bars and stem. Hope R1 and District+ front and rear lights and Garmin edge 500. I think it turned out OK, weight wise probably getting towards the 10kg mark with everything on, but it rides like a dream.

Thank you again for all your help with my questions and problems whilst I was building the frame up, I really appreciated it. And I'm really enjoying riding the finished bike.

All the best

Paul Owen.

Niall Rodgers

...I struggle to express how blown away I am by it.

Howdy lads,

Just a quick note.

Had the bike for a couple weeks now and I struggle to express how blown away I am by it. Comfy & quick, a proper continent eater.

Had a few wee 30-50k run outs locally and a couple of short Audaxes, Tour of East Lothian 100k and the Forth and Tay 200k. I think the biggest praise I can give is that on the Forth and Tay I never noticed the bike, I'm usually fidgeting all over the place after about 100k, sore wrists etc from road vibration and wake up broken, not a whisper, brilliant. Cornering, climbing and a turn of speed nothing like what I expected from a steel bike, comfy and steady like a steel bike should be.

Thanks for building

I'll get some good shots when I'm out and about and fire them over.

Cheers

Niall

Mike Smith Resolution Ultegra Di2

The frame is sublime, after only half an hour it felt like I was slipping in to a favourite armchair.

2 rides in and I'm loving my Ultegra Di2 equipped resolution. The disk brakes are awesome especially compared to my v-brake cross bike. The Di2 is probably not entirely necessary but it sure is snappy and the idea of it being hopefully almost maintenance free sounds great to me. Before I could mention the frame my clumsy fingers hit the wrong button. The frame is sublime, after only half an hour it felt like I was slipping in to a favourite armchair. Looking forward to many happy hours in the saddle

Michael Glacyll

This is also my first modern steel bike and I'm never going back. Honestly, I never want another bike.

I haven't bought an assembled bike in years. I love handpicking all the parts and making something that I think is truly special. I looked at over 30 builders before I decided on Mason Cycles. This is also my first modern steel bike and I'm never going back. Honestly, I never want another bike. I'm in love.

First it spoke to me aesthetically. Because I have a background in web development and graphic design the way it looks was very important. The graphic layout, typeset and colours appealed to me. The website really allowed me to research the bike no end. I was able to see the bike from all angles. I spoke to a few bike owners via Twitter and got some good feedback. Read the road.cc reviews and I felt comfortable that the ride would fit how I want to enjoy cycling. Then the multi-port system means I can run the cables anyway I want. Dom and Cal answered all my relentless questions and when I had a shipping hiccup they bent over backwards to get it corrected. Finally, the idea that this is a four season bike built to accept larger tires and mud guards if needed really fits with me wanting to have generally less stuff.

Martin Francis Resolution Ultegra Di2

Wanted to let you know that my bike is fantastic!

It is a joy to ride and my carbon bike has been gathering dust ever since.
I have just been on a trip to Mallorca, and I hired a fantastic Trek Emonda there - but I couldn’t wait to get back home to the Resolution.

So many people stop to take a look at it whenever it is parked on a club ride!

Markku Leppala Resolution Ultegra Di2

We caught up with Markku Leppala and his Resolution Ultegra Di2 Hydro at the TCRNo5 start.

To read Markku's story click here

MARK JAMES - Resolution Ultegra Di2 Hydro

...the bike continues to perform brilliantly

Just as an aside – the bike continues to perform brilliantly, it is such an ideally suited machine to riding in our gritty lanes and countryside. Sort of makes you think that unless you are racing, why anyone would really want anything else.
 
Almost 12 months on you still get that unquantifiable experience from riding something that is just absolutely sorted and not once I ever thought that I should be on anything else! It is probably one of the reasons that keeps you in the saddle through the worst of the winter weather.
 
Wishing you guys continued success……

Mark Blassius. Resolution CustomBuild

I like the "not nervous“ handling

Just some quick feedback. I took some time to build it up and I only had time for 150km on it.
The bike feels really good! Cornering with this big tyres is a nice new impression. The bottom bracket feels really stiff, as does the whole bike. I like the "not nervous“ handling for everything else I have the carbon race bike.

The setup – Deda cockpit: 35 stem and carbon bar; Campa Record; TRP Spyre 160 front, 140mm rear; 28mm Schwalbe One tubeless, Specialized Romin. Overall 9kg, not a lightweight but that was not the focus for this bike.

Malcolm Staff - Resolution

We have just returned from riding from Siem Reap to Phnom Penn

Hi Dom, hope all is going well, i just wanted to give you feedback on the bike, she has covered many miles here in China and Cambodia since October, three good hundred milers in 38C and bumpy, semi tarmac roads - the best thing for me is the comfort and ease of speed i seem to get on the bike.

We have just returned from riding from Siem Reap to Phnom Penn which was amazing - people love the bike !

I am doing the Singapore - Krabi ride in February which is more of a challenge but i am sure the bike will help me fly along.

The Times article was very good - I am looking forward to getting a CX Ti end of 2016!

Happy Xmas Malcolm

Jonathan Cook

Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.

Collected my Resolution from my LBS yesterday after having a new BB fitted (Hope stainless steel).
The two bike tech guys in the shop spent about a minute admiring the bike before they handed it back to me: "that really is a LOVELY frame"!
I've had the bike 10 months now; very very happy with it. Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it.

Regards,
Jon.

Jonathan Torrinsen Resolution 105

Geraint Evans Resolution

Gary Adam resolution 105

Love that bike!

Got round to fitting the rear guard and getting some miles on the Resolution at the weekend. Love that bike!

I did use the seat stay mounting points in the end but that meant a little modification to the lower struts. I tack welded on an off cut from the front strut before cutting them down to suit. Second picture shows the weld point! 

All good now though, a bike that suits guards rather nicely as I’m sure you’ll agree.

Thanks again for all the support, it’s been great.

Best regards 
Garry

David Motton Resolution Ultegra Hydro

...since I bought the Mason I've ridden it for at least 90% of my rides.

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've committed some crimes against the Velominati rules with spacers and a shorter, upturned stem to get a more comfortable riding position, which means I can now ride longer distances without feeling too stretched, but otherwise the bike is as it came out of the box. I'm going to put guards and probably a rack on the bike eventually but it looks so good without guards I'm going to keep it as it is for now.

Just read the latest newsletter, which has reminded me that I've been meaning to email you for ages.

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.

In fact, I'm trying to decide what to do with my carbon bikes. One should go. Do I keep my 'best' (read: fastest) bike and fit fatter tyres? Or do I ride the Resolution all year and keep the Trek as a second bike?

David Sollom

Handling is phenomenal, comfort is superb and it goes like the clappers

180 miles ridden and Amelia (Resolution) just gets better and better.

All I've had to do is: Rear mech has been adjusted to account for cable stretch; it's perfect.

Saddle position is nearly confirmed; I've raised the bars by 10mm and moved the saddle forward from my normal position.

Handling is phenomenal, comfort is superb and it goes like the clappers (showing my age again).

It's brill; other riders who have heard about the brand are universally complimentory when they see it in the flesh, and those who haven't are, generally, blown away by the looks, finish and lightness.

Right; as there is bugger all chance of me getting a discount I shall stop making your head size expand and get back to putting more miles on it.  One last complement; when my Speedplay pedals engage I get this really nice, metalic "clang" noise; so much nicer than the dull "bonk" one gets with a carbon frame. High praise indeed;-]

Bloody good bicycle - well done...

Year to date:
2,500 miles
25,000m climbing
57 rides
39 bike washes
1.5 litres Muc-off
1 can chain degreaser
Loads of lub
No rattles, clanks or groans (except from me;-)

and the bike looks and rides like new.  It's blooming stunning!

Thanks

Dave

Dave Penny Resolution Ultegra Di2 Hydro

With 400km in the bag I have really got a love for the bike

With 400km in the bag I have really got a love for the bike. It is so well balanced and smooth when pressing on through the country lanes swapping directions with ease and absorbing all the imperfections in the surface, the tyre and brake combination help this but you can really feel the poise if the frame shining through.  I was lucky to enjoy 70km of dry sunny zero wind conditions yesterday and as I silently made my way through the  countryside I had a huge smile realising how special these moments are when everything is just right.  Thank you for the super piece of design and engineering :)

Daniel Gillborn

You really have produced the most comfortable all round bike I have ever ridden.

Hi Dom
Thought I would send you a couple of Mason Resolution shots.
The first one is from the Tour of the Peaks where I tested out the wheel upgrade, thanks to Tom and the guys at Hunt Wheels. The Carbon 38's really suit the bike.
The second one is from the Tour of Cambridge where again the Mason powered me to a GB age group place (unfortunately I can't get the Australia in September this year to make use of it!!)
I am also commuting to our office in Tring (an 80k round trip) on the Mason at least once a week.
You really have produced the most comfortable all round bike I have ever ridden.
So what's next? I have seen teases of what looks like a Ti frame.....should I plan to buy another bike this year?

Hope all is well with you.

Regards
Daniel

Ps. I heard that Stephens friend from Malaysia has now purchased a Resolution too. Good taste.

David Forsythe Resolution Ultegra

I can't remember which review, but "buttery smooth" was mentioned. I can't argue with that.

Hi Cal, 

Anyway, the bike. Absolutely perfect out of the box, and the finish? Drop dead gorgeous. The ride? I can't remember which review, but "buttery smooth" was mentioned. I can't argue with that. On my first little spin, it reminded me of my steel Genesis High Latitude 29er, with 120mm Rockshox, and 2.4 tyres. I don't mean the MTB sluggishness, but the oh so smooth way it rolled, and the way it just loped along. So comfortable, and soaks up the buzz from rubbish top dressed roads, almost like they're proper smooth Tarmac. Brilliant!

I've fitted the Sectors, and they spin up very nicely, and look great on the Hunts. Subjective and biased I know, but I think they even enhance ride quality, if that's possible?

I wasn't sure about how the Speedplay Pavé would look, but the contrast between the shutter black, Ultegra grey and titanium, really seems to work. I normally use Zeros, in black or red, so had a fall back plan anyway. 

I wish I could say the same for the mandibles. The matt carbon I bought doesn't sit so well with the gloss of the frame paint, but too late to ask to change them, as they were already unwrapped. If a customer asks for a bottle cage recommendation? Gloss mandibles, tell them. I'll live with the matt carbon for now. 

Conclusion. I'm not obsessed with Strava averages, (my two legs together are 126 years old, and powerless), but l do love munching miles, even in winter. I like a bit of bridleway and gravel too, in the dry. I now have the most perfect bike for my needs. Thank you!

Regards,

David

Chris Ball

Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing frame

Hi Dom,

Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing frame. I picked it up last night and had a quick blast. Such a nice bike. It might be a few weeks before I can take it for a long ride and really get to know it as well as take some proper photos in the sun. Its so aggressive looking which I love. I've attached a quick pic but will make sure I take some good shots with my SLR.

The shop couldn't get hold of any bolt to bolt adapters for 160mm rotors. Apparently Shimano don't have any until October or so I'm told and there was a reason why I couldn't use the 140mms so we went for equivalent quality 140mm avid rotors which I think look great.

Honestly the photo doesn't do this justice.

Thanks

Chris Ball.

Edward McAdam-Hann Resolution

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Chris Pavsek

All the hype is real. What an amazing ride.

Hi Dom—Finally got to put a reasonable ride into the bike. All the hype is real. What an amazing ride. Granted, I’m coming from a nearly 30 year old steel bike—but a very nice and sporty one—but the Resolution is like a different kind of vehicle altogether. I can’t wait to take it up Baker—which has ramps of 17 or 18 percent, or so they say—but it was a joy to ride on shorter local hills today. I love having the slightly longer chainstays and the bigger tires are a revelation. I also see what your friend in the Rockies meant when he said the bike made him want to ride longer—there is something about it that really just feels good.

Hopefully the weather will change in the coming week to permit longer rides, but I’m glad to have gotten in one on the only nice day in a long time.

Christian Ford

Ben Fuggles Resolution Ultegra

The Resolution is utterly sublime.

Just back from my first 90 minute spin on the Resolution taken under the cover of 'doing chores' and I thought I would drop you a line. 

I've rather fallen out of love with cycling over the last 12 months, partly due to lack of time (each ride feels like starting over again), partly due to being a bit older and banged up and partly because I just don't particularly like any of my bikes. I am also increasingly cynical about most things to do with the bike industry and take all reviews with a very large pinch of salt (it goes well with the chip on my shoulder).  So I didn't know what to expect when I went out.  All I can say is.....

'How the hell did you do that?'

The Resolution is utterly sublime.  It took all of five minutes for it to feel like an old friend and it just made me want to ride it more and more as time went on.  Everything about it is in tune.  And they way it works together to absorb all of the nonsense from the road surfaces is amazing.  Plus it looks absolutely stunning.  I cannot wait to get out into my favourite Cornish lanes and spend more time on it.  I can already envisage late summer afternoons in my favourite spots, but also that feeling of sitting in front of a fire with a hot chocolate (or something more medicinal) after getting soaked to the bone in the freezing rain.

You have created something very special here. 

All the best,

Ben

Barry Millet Resolution

you don’t really appreciate the full beauty until you take it for that first spin

Hi Dom, 

Call me fickle but I spent hours fitting the mudguards and then felt they spoilt the beautiful lines so I took them off again.

For a quote the bike looks amazing but you don’t really appreciate the full beauty until you take it for that first spin, wow thank you very much for all of your hard graft at the design table.

Please find a couple of pics taken in Castle Combe

Best regards,

Andrew Pointon Resolution Ultegra Di2

In short, I'm absolutely loving my Mason!

Hey Cal,

Wanted to get back to you with a more considered ride report. In short, I'm absolutely loving my Mason! Super ride quality and fantastic looks - what's not to like! 

I'm hoping to get out for a week's riding on it soon and was wondering if you guys have any opinions on pannier racks that work particularly well with the frame? Will send you guys a bike picture when I'm somewhere remote and picturesque! 

Cheers,

Andy

Andrew Foreman Resolution Dura Ace Di2

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Silvio Kicina Resolution Ultegra Di2

I believe you have put together something, what can enable its users become ONE with it

Dear Dom,

Please let me explain, why I think I feel so much resonance with your work. I believe that a lot of it is about personal development and about the right tools for it. I believe you have put together something, what can enable its users become ONE with it and being their best themselves, in many aspects.
You have my huge respect for it.
People really caring about others are precious.

The bike itself is a poem. I am sure you know it.
I believe things carry messages.
The message of best aspects of life of Italy and England is embodied in the bike and I will feel it.
But what I feel strongly as well is humility.
And that really gets me.
Dom, through your work you have personally touched me (and many many others I assume).
The bike itself will talk and sing, although it is a wordless poem, picture, frame, art. Sorry, it carries the most important message - make progress.
Can you please sign the frame for me Dom?

I work as property development manager in Bratislava, which is our capital.
I have been working for the past 4 years on one pretty important development project, which has potential to positively influence many. I have three children and one wife :) .

I would love to have the perfect tool for living my best self for me and others signed by you Dom - a man who does a lot for many.
That is inspiration!

Best regards to you my friend!

Silvio