OUR UK-MADE, STEEL TRAILTRAVEL HARDTAIL
Our UK-made steel trail bike that wants you to take it on adventures. The RAW draws on 8 years of #FastFar bicycle design and almost 25 years of metal frame design. Developed in conjunction with riders at the highest level, along with our team here at MASON and our highly experienced frame builders and Italian & UK tube and component suppliers.
The RAW's geometry looks far more fun than your typical bike-packing hardtail, which should help keep the handling relatively confident on steep and technical terrain. Of course, there are slacker hardtails these days, but MASON didn't want too much wheel flop when the bike is loaded up. The spec is highly customisable too, so it seems there are a lot of ways you could use this bike.
The RAW is both a logical next step for us and a venture into new territories. It follows on from our AdventureSport bikes, the Bokeh and the InSearchOf, but also is our first dedicated flat bar mountain bike, ready for both trail and travel.
The custom shaped Dedacciai Zero/Zero Uno tubeset with Reynolds seat tube and head tube offer industry-leading toughness and weight, combined with excellent pedalling feel, ride quality and efficiency.
The geometry is modern and progressive enough to provide stability at speed and forgiving, manageable handling on the limit whilst remaining lively and involving at all speeds. When loaded for bike packing and multi-day adventures the RAW’s stability really shines and traction is absolute.
The RAW is fabricated and finished in the UK by our friends at Five Land Bikes. They are some of the most highly skilled frame fabricators in the world, renowned in the UK frame building industry for the impeccable quality of their work. Our partnership has been a collaborative process and Five Land have contributed their expertise to create a finely tuned hardtail from both manufacturing and riding perspectives.