Press & Reviews

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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.