Genesis Equilibrium 10 '16
Classic butted steel frame with bang up to date carbon fork, best buy TRP Spyre disc brakes and Shimano Tiagra 2x10 gears create a more versatile road bike that's equally fit for touring, commuting, summer sportives and winter training.
- Mudguard and rack compatible.
- Fulcrum Racing DBX system-built wheels made more durable with with double gasket hub seals and new-school wider rims (23mm OD/17mm ID).
Genesis Equilibrium Overview
In a world dominated by bike frames built with oversized aluminium or carbon tubing there is something head-turning about a road bike as elegant as the Genesis Equilibrium 10, built with comparatively skinny chromoly steel tubing - just like most road racing bikes were up till the late 1980s. You can be confident that the unique light sprung feel of Genesis' butted steel frame along with its shock-damping carbon fork will uplift every ride.
TRP Spyre disc brakes
TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Spyre disc brakes deliver confidence-inspiring all-weather performance.
- Unlike the majority of mechanical disc brakes, which only have one moving piston, TRP Spyre disc brakes have two.
- Both pistons move equally against the rotor. The result: more consistent and even braking performance, less likelihood of brake rub and less maintenance required.
- 'TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are the best non-hydraulic road bike and cyclo-cross stoppers we've used.' road.cc.
'Traditional meets contemporary here with our classic Equilibrium steel frame bought bang-up-to-date with the addition of disc brakes.
Keen to pass-on the much-loved riding traits from the conventional Equilibrium, the Equilibrium Disc 10 shares much of the same geometry and tube profiles to deliver that same solid feel with a predictable, planted ride. Add the confidence-inspiring performance from TRP's dual-piston actuation Spyre mechanical disc brakes and you've got yourself the ideal road disc bike, for those that that favour comfort, stability and fun over KOM leaderboards.
You'll be please to know we also transferred over all of the added practicalities from the standard Equilibrium; generous clearances, mudguard eyelets and even rear rack mounts help the Equilibrium Disc 10 easily morph into a lightweight tourer, daily commuter or winter trainer.'
The Benefits of Pre-Built 'System Wheels' such as Fulcrum
Whether you are looking for more immediate flex-free power transfer, bomb-proof quality or super light weight, fitting a set of system wheels is one of the most profound improvements you can make to a bicycle.
For over a hundred years, the ability to build a bicycle wheel tight, strong and true has been rightly regarded as one of the pinnacles of the bicycle mechanic's craft. If you want your choice of rim, hub and spokes hand built for you into a wheel you can rely upon for years and years, our Service Centres (we have one in every branch) will be delighted to oblige.
Since Mavic pioneered complete 'system wheels' in the 1990s (followed by companies such as Shimano and Fulcrum) superior bicycle wheels have become readily available off the shelf.
The benefit of a system wheel is that the manufacturer can design the best wheel possible at that price without being obliged to make any compromises. (Compare this with the situation where, say, Mavic make a rim, they have to second guess how it will work with the vast array of spokes and hubs on the market.) With a wheel system, the manufacturer takes complete control of all the elements that go into the creation of a quality wheel - lacing pattern, spoke count, spoke thickness, spoke tension, rim width, hub flange size....
Furthermore, they can integrate the drilling patterns of both the hub and the rim with the bend and thickness of the spokes to ensure each spoke nestles perfectly in place and thus minimise stress on the spoke holes. Designing the rear wheel from scratch enables offset spoke lacing patterns that minimise 'dishing', and hence creates a stronger wheel. The manufacturer can reinforce the hub and rim or shave weight where appropriate depending whether the wheel is going to be used with a rim or a hub brake. They can create a complete range of wheels from the lightest weight to the absolute strongest with numerous options in between.
The end result is a wheel that you can argue is 'beyond hand built' quality yet, thanks to the economies of scale enjoyed by companies such as Mavic, Fulcrum and Shimano, one of these system wheels need not be significantly more expensive than a hand-built wheel made with a similar quality hub, rim and spokes.
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|Genesis Equilibrium Disc 10|
|Frame||Genesis Mjölnir Seamless Double-Butted Chromoly|
|Fork||Carbon Road w/ Alloy Steerer|
|Headset||Prestine PT-1806-616 Sealed Cartridge Bearing|
|Shifters||Shimano Tiagra ST-4700|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Tiagra ST-4700|
|Front derailleur||Shimano Tiagra ST-4700|
|Chainset||Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-RS500 68mm|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG500-10, 12-28T, 10sp|
|Wheelset||Fulcrum Racing Sport DB CX|
|Tyres||Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x28c|
|Brakes||TRP Spyre w/ 160/140mm Rotors & Jagwire KEB-SL Compression-less Outer|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-4700|
|Handlebars||Genesis Road Compact (D125/R70mm)|
|Grips / Tape||Genesis Cork Gel|
|Stem||Genesis Road (+/-7)|
|Seatpost||Genesis, 27.2 x 350mm|
|Manufacturer's published weight||10.52kg (Med w/o pedals)|
|Be aware that cycling equipment specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.|