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Mudguard and rack compatible, and fitted with disc brakes and high-quality 700×35 or 32c German tyres to inspire confidence on slippery roads, the British-designed Genesis bikes we’re featuring this week are especially recommended for all-year-round use.
Genesis Day One 20 £799
I (the bike co-op’s Ged) bought a 2015 version of the Day One and it’s fast becoming my favourite bike ever.
This year’s Day One 20 perfectly illustrates Genesis’ original approach to practical bicycle design. Who else produces a butted CrMo steel-frame road bike that rolls on cobble-taming 700×35 Continental Contact II SL tyres? Then equips it with low-maintenance Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub gears, operated by a single bar-end shifter, conveniently located at the end of the drop handlebars? The answer is, nobody. Not at this price anyway.
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Genesis Tour De Fer 10 £899
With its CrMo frame and fork and its puncture-resistant 700x35c Schwalbe Marathon GreenGuard tyres, The Genesis Tour De Fer 10 is a category-blurring, fully-equipped, flat bar touring bike, equally fit for everyday rides in your locale or self-sufficient adventures to the ends of the earth.
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Genesis Croix de Fer 10 £899
Genesis Croix de Fer 20 £1,199
A genre defining classic, the Croix de Fer has been our benchmark mudguard-compatible steel-frame cross bike with disc brakes since its launch in 2008.
Choose between the Shimano Sora 2×9 Mjölnir double butted chromoly frame Croix de Fer 10 or the even smoother-riding Reynolds 725 frame Croix de Fer 20 with 2×10 Shimano Tiagra shifters and TRP Hy/Rd disc brakes.
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Buy now > Croix de Fer 20
Genesis CdA 10 £749
A very smart choice, this. Instead of butted steel tubes, the CdA (Croix de Aluminium) is built on an alloy frame and carbon fork, so it’s actually lighter than the Croix de Fer 10, yet it retains the rack and mudguard-compatible, smooth-riding wide-tyre versatility that Genesis disc brake-equipped cross/gravel bikes are famous for.
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