The lines Blur...

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Crackle, 13 Oct 2018.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    ...or the wheel comes full circle, depending on your view. This latest offering from Mason borrows heavily from the world of mtn biking with full size off road tyres, the potential for a dropper post and 100mm suspension units, whilst combining road geometry, carrying capacity, a dynamo and drop bars.

    What do you think. I think it's a pretty specialist offering, very much moving away from the one bike does all, gravel concept.
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  2. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    WtFugly is that?
  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Excels at nothing probably.
  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm delighted nobody is jumping to any conclusions. :smile:
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  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Not my idea of heaven on two wheels, especially imagining the price, but might be somebody's.
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  6. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
  7. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    i've seen this in the flesh it really is a marmite bike and you do a few double takes. The colour is even better close up the bolted on mudguard take some getting use to as for the rest. Well it's not really one thing or the other.
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  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    I so wished I'd managed to talk to tgis guy who apparently worked on a local industrial very occasionally see him passing as I drove to work, on what appeared to be a front sus, hybrid perhaps, high front end so maybe a 29er but fat tyres with drop bars. I thought it looked so cool, not sure if it was a fixed because the bars appeared bare and unwrapped.
    Difficult to explain but I really liked the look.
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I wish we had had bikes like this when we used to ride Polaris mountain marathons back in the 90s. We rode full rigid XC mountain bikes with noisy, slow 2.3 tyres and later we got suspension forks and we experimented with 1.6 commuter tyres for speed on tarmac sections.
  10. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I like. Those look like a lot of fun.
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  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    It gets a like from me.
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  12. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    @Heltor Chasca having seen it I did think that when i was looking at it.
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  13. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Quite like that
  14. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    I like Marmite but I don't like that. It seems to combine the worst ugliness of modern road bikes (the thick forks and oversized brake hoods that look like a tumour growing out of the bars) with the weird geometry and general ugliness that is now the norm on full-sus MTBs. And to cap it all, the colour is vile!
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  15. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    But other than that you like it :smile:
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