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.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.