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FIRST LOOK: Genesis 2007

Flyer singlespeeder

Genesis have a new singlespeed commuter/fixed hack – The Flyer
(another Flyer pic at the bottom of this feature)

Twenty five years ago Ridgeback was one of the first to produce mountain bikes solely for the UK market. Creating bikes exclusively for UK riders established Ridgeback’s reputation for innovation – notably the Ridgeback ‘Genesis’ series of mountain bike-inspired flat bar road bikes.

The evolution of Genesis from just category to brand for 2007 is a natural progression – A completely new line up of bikes and frames, made from Reynolds 853, 725 and 520 plus 6066 aluminium and carbon fibre. Genesis offers a range of mid to high end ‘use specific’ bikes with all the high quality design ingredients you know and expect from Ridgeback.

The latest road and ‘cross bike range has two welcome additions and the highlights are the two bike pictured in this article. We will have pictures off all the range coming soon.

Road Bikes

Offering something different and specifically targeted to intended use – for 06/07 there’s a cross bike and a Reynolds steel single speed.

Flat Bar

5 models of flat bar road bike, starting with a new entry level Day 00 at £349.99 through to the carbon stay equipped Day 04 srp £999.99.

Steel mountain bikes

With distinctive disc-only and size-proportional frames featuring technical terrain / single-track geometry. Plus a new single speed and two frame-only options too. There are also a few pretty good value looking aluminium mountain bikes.

Links and information

  • Availability: From October ’06
  • Ridgeback website: www.ridgeback.co.uk
  • Genesis webpages: www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk
  • Dealers and buying: www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk

    Vapour

    Genesis Vapour – A tidy looking ‘cross bike

    2007 Model Specifications and details (pictures of all the models to follow)

    Flyer

    • SRP £499.99
    • Colour: Pure white
    • Reynolds 520 track / SS frame
    • Carbon raked fork
    • Sugino Track 48T chainset
    • Genesis 00S sealed bearing track hubs
    • Alex AT400 rims
    • Stainless spokes black
    • Continental Ultra Race 700×23 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • Shimano Sora brakes with BL-600
    • 6061 alloy bar 420/440mm
    • Road pedals, clips & straps

    Day 00

    • SRP £349.99
    • Colour: Matte black
    • 6061 Aluminium frame with Intellaset
    • Cro Mo aero fork
    • Shimano 2200 transmission
    • Shimano 52/42/30 triple chainset
    • Tektro 510 brakes
    • Alex R450 rims
    • Stainless spokes black
    • Continental Ultra Race 700×25 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • 6061 alloy bar 540mm

    Day 01

    • SRP £449.99
    • Colour: Pearl white
    • 6061 Aluminium frame with Intellaset
    • Aluminium aero fork
    • Shimano new Sora transmission
    • Shimano 52/42/30 triple chainset
    • Tektro 356 brakes
    • Shimano R500 wheelset
    • Continental Ultra Race 700×25 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • Carbon seat post
    • 6061 alloy bar 540mm

    Day 02

    • SRP £599.99
    • Colour: Matte silver
    • 6061 DB Aluminium frame with Intellaset
    • Carbon aero fork
    • Shimano new Tiagra 27spd groupset (50/39/30)
    • Shimano SL-R400 shifters & BL-550 brake levers
    • Tektro 356 brakes
    • Shimano R500 wheelset
    • Continental Ultra Race 700×25 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • Carbon seat post & carbon handlebar

    Day 03

    • SRP £799.99
    • Colour: Matte steel grey
    • TB 6066 Aluminium aero frame with carbon s/stays
    • Carbon aero fork
    • Shimano new Tiagra 27spd groupset (50/39/30)
    • Shimano 105 rear derailleur
    • Shimano SL-R400 shifters & BL-R770 brake levers
    • Shimano Tiagra brakes
    • Shimano R550 wheelset
    • Continental Ultra Race Folding 700×25 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • Carbon seat post & carbon handlebar
    • Road pedals, clips & straps

    Day 04

    • SRP £999.99
    • Colour: Mercury
    • TB 6066 Aluminium aero frame with carbon stays
    • Carbon aero fork
    • Shimano 105 10spd transmission
    • Shimano 105 50/39/30 chainset
    • Shimano R561 wheelset
    • Continental Ultra Race Folding 700×25 tires (puncture resistant belt)
    • Shimano 1056 brakes with BL-R770
    • Carbon seat post & carbon handlebar
    • Shimano R540 pedals

    Vapour

    • SRP £699.99
    • Colour: Gloss black
    • TB 6066 aluminium frame with DB stays (horizontal top tube)
    • Carbon fork with cantilever bosses
    • Driveline 46/39 chainset (Genesis branded)
    • Tiagra short cage RD & 12-25 cassette 9spd
    • Shimano STI dual control
    • Tektro top mount additional brake levers
    • Shimano BR-A550 (as Panorama)
    • Shimano Tiagra road hubs, Alex DF-23 rims 32h conventional spoking
    • Continental SpeedKing tyres 700×32

    Flyer singlespeeder

    At £499 the flyer will certainly fly out of the shops

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