The gravel revolution is upon us, there’s no doubt about it, with bikes emerging left, right and centre that are equally at home on the black top as they are on the loose stuff. The Genesis Datum is one such machine, matching up a road endurance geometry with big tyre clearance for epic adventure capability. In fact, the Datum helped set the benchmark for this type of machine.
The frame is designed from the ground up to be an adventuring gravel-buster, and as a result is designed solely for disc brakes. This in turn gives a natural increase in tyre clearance thanks to the wider stays and fork profiles, shaped also to help produce the desired smooth ride. Meanwhile, the Datum’s relaxed geometry also speaks volumes of its endurance heart, propping up the rider in a position easily ridable all day long.