Titanium Aspect road bike launched by Mason Cycles

Now titanium frameset joins steel and alloy road-going bikes

As well as its radical ISO, Mason has also just launched the Aspect. Mason says that the Aspect “is designed to be a super-smooth, fast, ultra-endurance rocket ship for longer rides on hard surfaces.”

It’s a titanium framed bike from the same stable as the aluminium Definition 2 and the steel Resolution 2. So it’s designed for fast rides on tarmac, but also with the capability to take on some off road and accept wider tyres for improved grip and off road handling.

The Aspect uses the same Aperture 2 carbon fork as the Resolution 2 and Definition 2

Mason says that it’s tweaked the Aspect’s geometry from that of the Resolution 2 to add rider comfort and reduce fatigue when riding longer distances.

The Aspect frame is made of a mix of tubing from Italian brand Dedacciai with titanium chainstays from Reynolds in the UK. Like the titanium version of the Bokeh, the Aspect uses 3D printed titanium dropouts from Reynolds at the rear and is craftsman built in Tuscany. This leads to limited production and the titanium Bokeh has built up a significant customer waiting list.

The Aspect comes with clearance for mudguards and includes rack mounts

The Aspect comes with the same Aperture2 all-carbon fork and alloy or carbon Hunt wheel options as its aluminium and steel cousins too. With such a limited output, you can work with Mason to spec the bike as you want, rather than having to choose from a more limited range of pre-specced options.

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Mason Aspect uses 3D printed titanium dropouts from Reynolds

Like the Resolution 2 and Definition 2, the Aspect uses thru-axle wheels, flat mount disc brakes and has eyelets for mudguards and racks. There’s a BSA threaded bottom bracket shell and internal cable routing.

The Aspect frameset is priced at £3250 and you can buy a “rolling chassis” comprised of the frameset with Mason’s Penta carbon seatpost and a choice of five different Hunt wheelsets, with prices starting at £3574. Mason also offers bespoke builds to suit your requirements, starting at £4845.

 

Paul Norman
Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.