Genesis showcases its 2011 collection of road bikes which features the usual steel and branding except for some few tweaks. Here’s what’s coming soon in 2011.
Alfine-equipped Day One is in its final stage on the drawing boards and is designed with a hub-geared, drop-barred cyclocross iron and a Reynolds 520 frame. It uses the Versa 8 speed integrated lever shifting for its hub and for its stopping power, the Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes. Its longer rack mount braze-ons give more clearance on the disc. It has a price tag of £1000.
The Vapour CX bike in matt olive finish with gloss decals is obviously attractive. It has a Tiagra drivertrain with 2300 non-series chainset and a Tektro cantis coupled with secondary levers. Its cable stop is on the fork crown not hanging by the spacer stack which results to less prone to wobble braking. It has a retail price of £899.
The Equilibrium has two models; the red with full 105 running gear and chainset of Shimano, Shimano RS10 wheels and upgraded finishing kit and the Equilibrium with a Tiagra/Sora combination. The frame is a Reynolds 725 heat treated and much thinner.
The Flyer has a total facelift with the same Reynolds 520 steel frame with a good value finishing kit and Alex-rimmed, large flange wheels. It is a single speed bike with a flip-flop hub at the back and standard brakes. This one’s got a tag price of £649. Allying with All City Creative, Genesis comes up with a flat-barred black and white version of the Flyer. It has semi-deep rims and clips plus straps and retro saddle. Its retail price is £749.
Releasing again from Genesis bikes is the Aether 20 which basically remain unchanged except for the primer grey frame, a triple butted ALX-9 aluminum frame of a Sora/Tiagra mix. In addition, there is the Aether 30 with a full 105 group set in gloss pure silver finish.