- Genesis bikes 2014, any news?
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
I used to really, really like Genesis – the bikes were spot on and the prices were very competative.
They seem to have lost it over the last two or three years though.
The pricing of the Grapil (awful, awful name btw) was laughable, which was a shame as it looked like a really well thought out bike.
If I had a spare £1200, I’d buy one tomorrow, now they’ve come down so much.
They seemed to want to become an ‘aspirational’ brand, in the mould of Orange or Santa Cruz, rather than the elegant, understated, design led brand they were previously.Posted 4 years ago
Shame really, there’s only so many idiots prepared to pay over the odds for something that’s available for a grand less elsewhere.
From what I can see, Madison are almost trying to reposition genesis as the go between brand between Saracen and ridgeback. With Saracen supplying the mtb’s, genesis the road/cross bikes and ridgeback the hybrid/touring bikes. There are some crossover models for those who are brand loyal but otherwise they’re breaking it down slightly differently than they used to. The new Saracen range is very interesting.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Too many brands, too much confusion.
A nice steel all-round road bike?
That’ll be the Genesis Equilibrium.
A cracking steel tourer?
Er, hang on, that’s the Ridgeback Panorama.
Why not just have one brand?Posted 4 years ago
Yes, Saracen and Ridgeback have historical significance to a few old farts like me, but to newbies their history must be a bit meaningless, surely?coreMember
They do seem to have lost their way a bit, connected to Dom’s departure? I have a 2011 Core 30, reasonable spec. just upgraded a few bits, but really happy with it now, the 40 & 50 back then were really good buys, since then, and this year the mtb range has got a lot poorer I think, no decent spec. 26″ bike in the line up, a first attempt at 29ers & the grapil…….
I’d love a fortitude, but not at those prices!
If they had a decent 26″ steel frame now I’d buy one to swap the bits off my core onto, I can’t understand why they ditched what they did best??? Cotic & others still have a market for those type of bikes evidently. I’ll probably end up with a soul frame as a result! 🙂Posted 4 years agosimonbownsSubscriberBen_HSubscriber
I’m interested in the Equilibrium disc frame – looks lovely.
Just read the Genesis blurb about the complete bike and seen that it’s a spookily similar build to what I’ve got on my black Cotix X. They’re using M756 (old Deore XT) 6-bolt hubs, which I find to be really smooth and durable – but be warned that they are heavier than most.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
They will be heavy – perhaps with the exception of that 953 frame. And I’m struggling to see the need for Alfine di2. On a FS with odd cable runs, perhaps (if you can tension the chain w/o the tensioner), but Alfine shifts just fine as it is.
And I have a Genesis Alfine hubbed ioid which I love, despite the portliness. I struggle to lift my friends Day One Alfine though!Posted 4 years agomrben101Member
@simonbowns Do the Core/lower end Mantle look like decent starter bikes? Or am I best of saving for the High Latitude? Can’t see from the spec but I take it the core & mantle aren’t 10 speed? Not to fussed if its a 650b or a 29er as its so long since I’ve ridden that disc brakes are a novelty 😀Posted 4 years ago
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