- Genesis Vagabond – anyone got one?
I’ve got an Ultegra 53/34 on mine with an SLX HT2 bottom bracket. It’s set up with a .5mm spacer on the left side and all the rest on the drive side, just clears enough. Shifters and mechs are all Ultegra as well, cassette is 11-36 all works a treat.Posted 5 months ago
Used it for the first time nearly a month ago on the Scottish coast to coast race, delighted with how well it rides. When I can understand how to post pics I’ll put some up.
Good to know. I’m now looking at the Rival 1 stuff which uses a road chainline, but with a single ring. The Sram docs are pretty comprehensive for dimensions so I’m going to have to draw the chainline up in CAD and try and get an idea of what mudguard / tyre clearance will be like.Posted 5 months ago
For what it’s worth, and for the info of anyone reading the above, rwb61 sent me some pics of his setup and he’s using quite a few spacers on the drive side, effectively putting his road double on an mtb chainline or about 58mm by the looks of it, maybe more. With some rudimentary measuring, it looks like it’s not possible to fit bigger than about 34t on a standard mtb chainline, the ring would sit in the crimp in the DS chainstay. The Rival 1 mentioned above uses a road chainline so it won’t work in a standard configuration.Posted 5 months agoMalvern RiderMember
Just noticed it’s been a year since this thread popped up. Interested to hear if anyone has used their Vagabond in anger? Full on monstercross? Flat-bar 29er? Swept bar reports? Far-flung bikepacking? Interesting specs? Fattest/narrowest tyres that have worked? Mudguards? My 2016 is still set up stock. I think Genesis did a great job speccing the build, to be fair. The Deore 2×10/ bar-end shifters still work like clockwork. Have yet to re-shoe the Spyres as my only real complaint has been the shocking wear-rate of the supplied pads.
Saw this pic today made me grin, am reminded to measure mine up for a framebag, 2018 approaches quickly…it’ll be spring bivvy-time before we know itPosted 3 months ago
Do it! 😀
Great bikes, extremely versatile, and good value for money (IMO). I’ve got a 2016, which I paid £750 for last November. It’s worth looking for end of year deals.
I’ve put about a 1000 miles on mine so far. It’s not my only bike, but unless I’m doing ‘proper’ off-roading then it’s the bike I tend to pick first.
I even did a 110 mile sportive on it. Not the fastest bike, but probably then comfiest 😉
I’ve got 2 sets of wheels – the standard ones with 2.1 tyres on, and another set with 30c road/touring tyres on. Perfect for Devon country lanes.Posted 2 months agowaliboySubscriber
Has anyone with a small vagabond got any feedback on toe overlap? I’m thinking about replacing my Cotic Escapade which although mostly great does suffer from said overlap when I’m trackstanding at junctions or trying to negotiate nadgery bits of trail at slow speed which is frustrating. Also, anyone got any experience of using the vagabond with 650b as well?Posted 2 months ago
Ok, so I’m a few days away from getting a Vagabond. Before I commit, are there any sensible alternatives to consider. I’d love a Salsa but can’t afford one. Just been looking at Sonders but they are more gravel than drop-bar 29er (if that makes any sense at all.) Anything I should think about?Posted 1 month ago
Considering getting a Vagabond.
However, I already have a Surly Krampus, and I’m wondering if there will be too much overlap between the two bikes.
Anyone on here got a Krampus AND a Vagabond?
Also, if I were to fit standard 29er wheels and lighter tyres to the Krampus, how do people think this might compare with a Vagabond?
Any thoughts much appreciatedPosted 1 month agofatmountainMember
… Sorry if this has been mentioned already – but does anyone think you’d get a 650b+ in there? Say a 2.8″? Looks like a great bike. I did the GDMBR and a lot of off-pavement touring in Spain with a the Longitude 2017 which runs 2.8″ tires. Plus tires are overkill for gravel riding but great on the rough stuff. Would be very interested in a Vagabond for my up coming trip to South Africa as it’s mostly gravel/service roads….Posted 1 month ago
am building up my vagabond but have encountered an issue…hope pro 4 hub with sram xd driver and 11 speed sram 10-42 cassette – the 10t sprocket is too close to the chainstay / dropout for the chain to sit on it and clear the frame… scratching my head wondering whats gone wrongPosted 1 month ago
<span style=”color: #444444; font-size: 12px; background-color: #eeeeee;”>Just found out that there is no availability of small or medium sizes until mid-April. Do I have the patience to wait…..</span>
We have a 2017 Medium in stock if anyone is interested – reduced from £999 to £799. Could, by the looks of things, get hold of a 2018 Medium for anyone who wanted one too. Smalls a bit harder to come by but feel free to give us a shout and we’ll try.Posted 1 month ago
“However, I already have a Surly Krampus, and I’m wondering if there will be too much overlap between the two bikes.
Anyone on here got a Krampus AND a Vagabond?”
and no, very different personalities bikewise.
Krampus for ‘proper’ off-road riding and exploring the woods. Vagabond for gravelling and road bimbling.Posted 1 month ago
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