I’d prefer a Bokeh for my use but I can totally understand the use for this type of bike. If I lived in mid Wales where the parents do I’d definitely grab one of these for the terrain around there.
Tour Divide starts on Friday. Should be a good test of his bike.These bikes are made to do a job and not to look pretty and just stand outside of a cafe. Josh Ibbet certainly has the experience to explain what is needed to make these bikes work for ultra distance rides. He is also an ambassador for Hunt wheels.
I like the look of them and Mason have a very good reputation.
This certainly looks as though it is aimed at the Transcontinental, Transatlantic Way, Tour Divide ultra distance riders. You may be able to get round theses routes on a traditional bike. But getting round on this bike would be considerably easier. Its not a fashion. It appears that they are listening to what people want and providing it.I'm sure it's very capable but too much screams look at me 'it's the latest fashion'. 1x drive and fat tyres, nothing wrong with that but all that he claims could be achievable on a more traditional bike. I'd also say it is designed to look good outside the cafe.
Remember they are in the business of selling new hardware so are always producing new ideas and pushing them.
It's to make it possible to fit a belt without a joint in the frame.Whats goung on with the chain stays