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Genesis Croix De Fer 20 2019 Cross Bike

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Genesis Croix De Fer 20 2019 Cross Bike

This is the first Reynolds steel frame bike in this year's Croix De Fer range. Its TRP Hy/Rd stoppers bring hydraulic operation to cable disc brakes.

Upgrades over Genesis Croix De Fer 10

  • Reynolds tubing has been a first choice of discerning frame builders and bike riders since at least the 1930s.
  • Reynolds 725 is a heat-treated, butted CrMo steel tube set which, in the hands of Genesis, creates a comfortable, super-resilient, lightweight frame. See review.
  • The 2x10 STI drivetrain of choice, Shimano Tiagra is that bit slicker-shifting than 9-speed Sora.
  • More than just mechs and shifters, this drivetrain includes a Shimano Tiagra 50/34 crankset and a Shimano 11-34 cassette to optimise performance over the widest range of gears. (It's common practice to 'sneak' a cheaper non-Shimano chainset and cassette to a Shimano drivetrain to save on costs. We find that an uncut all-Shimano transmission almost always work better than a diluted drivetrain.)
  • TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Hy/Rd brakes deserve a paragraph to themselves.

TRP HyRd cable-operated hydraulic disc brakes

TRP HyRd cable-operated hydraulic disc brakes work with conventional brake levers, yet they offer the adjustability and power previously reserved for hydraulic brakes. The advantage of this system over any previous cable-actuated disc brake system is that the pads are much easier to set up at an optimal distance from the rotor without rubbing. These brakes automatically self adjust so the pads move closer to the rotor as they wear down. This means that TRP (Tektro Racing Products) HyRd disc brakes maintain optimal performance over the whole life of every set of pads.

To quote's review: 'TRP Hy/Rd disc brakes combine cable actuation with hydraulic power right in the calliper. They're powerful, easy to live with and the best solution so far for disc brakes with conventional brake/gear levers.'

Same as Genesis Croix De Fer 10

With the Croix De Fer, Genesis can make fair claim to inventing a distinct bicycle category - the versatile cyclo-cross-inspired disc brake-equipped adventure road bike. That was back in 2008. It's little wonder that Croix De Fer remains Genesis best selling line - by far.

  • The frame and fork have clearance for full-length mudguards (which we'll be delighted to fit at no extra labour cost if you order the guards with the bike).
  • WTB Riddler 700x37c tyres roll fast on tarmac and offer such cushioning on potholed dirt roads, you can understand why so many riders are opting for wider lightweight all-conditions tyres like these
  • Trademark classy and useful Genesis detailing - check the brass cable adjusters on the frame' head tube
  • Genesis compact flared bars, sized by bike size, offer easier transition from the bar tops to the drops.
  • The bars are comfortably finished with gel-padded cork tape.

Here's how Genesis describe their Croix De Fer 20


Fast and responsive, yet stable, surefooted and perfectly balanced, the CdF 20 personifies fun on two wheels, paved or unpaved. Without doubt the closest bike in our range fitting the fabled 'one bike' mantra. Commuting duties during the week then epic, multi-terrain adventures at the weekend, the Croix is a capable and adaptable beast of a bike that rarely gets fazed whichever way you point it.

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Technical Specifications

Genesis Croix De Fer 20 2019 Cross Bike 
FrameReynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
ForkCr-Mo Unicrown Disc
HeadsetPrestine PT-1770 1-1/8" semi cartridge
ShiftersShimano Tiagra ST-4700 / 2x10 speed
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra RD-4700 / GS cage
Front DerailleurShimano Tiagra FD-4700
ChainsetShimano Tiagra FC-4700 / 50-34T / XS, 165mm / S, 170mm / M-L, 172.5mm / XL, 175mm
Bottom BracketShimano BB-RS500
ChainKMC x10
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG500-10 / 11-34T
RimsJalco SR240D / 32h
HubsKT K-08F/08R 32h / front / rear / 6-bolt
SpokesSteel 14g
TyresWTB Riddler 700x37c
BrakesTRP HY-RD mechanical-hydraulic caliper w/160mm TR160 rotors
Brake leversShimano Tiagra ST-4700
HandlebarsGenesis X-Race Pro / 16deg Flare / XS, 400mm / S-M, 420mm / L-XL, 440mm
Grips / TapeVelo Black Cork w/ VexGel
StemGenesis AS-007 / + - 7deg / 100mm
SaddleGenesis Road Comfort
SeatpostGenesis Alloy / 27.2x350mm
Manufacturer's published weight11.79kg


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