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Genesis Core 26 2017


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Genesis Core 26 2017

The Genesis Core could be the perfect trail centre-capable mountain bike for youngsters between from around 10 to 15 years old.

The Genesis Core comes in one size: that is with 26-inch wheels and a 13" frame. This makes it the perfect size for youths, teenagers and shorter adults who are outgrowing 24" wheel mountain bikes but are maybe not tall enough to manage an MTB with 650b or 29" wheels.

Being made by one of the UK's most respected bike companies - Genesis - you can be confident of the bike's spec and build quality.

  • It's double butted aluminium frame will be as lightweight and strong as you'll find on any MTB for this kind of money
  • It's CrMo fork makes the Core 26 lighter than any equivalent MTB with front suspension
  • Also, the rigid fork makes for a lower centre of gravity and more stable handling
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  • The single-shifter 1x9 Shimano drivetrain simplifies gear shifting while still delivering a good range of gears via its 32t chainring and 11-34 cassette
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Here's how Genesis describe their Core 26
A simplified 1x9 drivetrain with wide-range 11-34T cassette still provides an ample, usable gear range but is lighter, easier to maintain and more resilient (aka 'kid proof'). Heavy and generally poor performing suspension forks at this level make way for a lighter Cr-Mo rigid fork which is still plenty comfy but more importantly non-suspension corrected, resulting in a lower BB and handlebar height and therefore more manageable proportions and confidence-inspiring handling.

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Technical Specifications

Genesis Core 26
FrameALX7+ 6061 Double-Butted Aluminium
ForkCr-Mo Unicrown Disc
HeadsetFSA TH-857 Semi-Cartridge
ShiftersShimano Altus SL-M370 (R/H only)
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus RD-M370
Front DerailleurNone
Chainset32T Single Ring w/ Double Chainguard (152mm)
Bottom BracketTH BB-7420ST, 113x68mm
ChainKMC X9
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG200 11-34T
RimsAlex Rims Ace-17, 28H
HubsShimano HB/FH-RM33
Spokes14G Stainless Silver w/ Brass Nipples
TyresCST C-1383, 26x1.95"
BrakesShimano BR-M355 w/ SM-RT20 160mm Rotors
Brake leversShimano BL-M355
HandlebarsGenesis Jnr Riser, 15mm Rise x 9
Grips / TapeGenesis Loc On
StemGenesis MTB, 60mm
SaddleGenesis Jnr MTB
SeatpostGenesis, 27.2x350mm
Manufacturer's published weight11.34g


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