Quietly nestled away on Sram's stand at the Cycle Show over the weekend, a brand new prototype of the 2018 Definition from prestigious British bike designers Mason Cycles made its first public appearance.
As founder Dom Mason explains, although the Definition is an all-season bike potential customers were demanding a sportier geometry for performance riding, which the new frame delivers with a shortened rear-centre for a more responsive feel. It's also now gone thru-axle and flat mount, for which Mason worked with their Italian bike builders to design the dropouts and disc mounts from scratch so as to not compromise the ride.
Mason offer five different build options of the Definition, with the new version expected to be ready to buy before the end of 2017 - visit Mason's website for more info.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.