We love a strong British brand here at RoadCyclingUK and Genesis is one of the best. Its philosophy of “bringing to life the sort of bikes we enjoy riding” resonates with us, while the brand is able to turn its expert hand equally to road, cyclo-cross and adventure bikes.
Last year, we got our hands on the disc-equipped Zero bike, and it represented Genesis’ first foray into a race-ready disc brake machine. We rated so highly, that it made the cut for the RCUK100, while the brand has also remained steadfastly strong at developing all kinds of bikes from different materials, including carbon, aluminium, steel and titanium.
For 2018, the range has been bolstered by the new Fugio, which is designed from the outset for 650b wheels for true all road ability, and sits alongside staple all-road machines, the Datum, Croix de Fer and CDA. Additionally, the likes of the steel Volare – now available for disc brakes – and Equilibrium demonstrate race and endurance readiness, constructed from high-spec Reynolds tubing.
There’s even a cyclo-cross race machine in the form of the Vapour, with carbon models ranging from a touch under three grand all the way down to the magic £999.99 mark for the aluminium version.
That means Genesis, despite not being one of the big international players in the market, has something to offer almost every rider. Want to know a little more about the key bikes in Genesis’ 2018 range? Read on.