- Genesis Volare – thoughts?
I think my road bike frame is cracked so I am using this an excuse to get a new frame. Always loved the idea of racing geometry on a steel frame and with a discount at my LBS it’s not actually too expensive if I can transfer most of the current build over.
So, has anyone ridden one? Or indeed have any general views on them?Posted 5 months agoIHNMember
In the STW tradition of “don’t quite answer the question asked and recommend what you have” … 🙂
(agree the paintjob on the Genesis is horrible, BTW)Posted 5 months agosillyoldmanSubscriber
Appreciate that you may not be after the disc version, but these guys liked it. https://road.cc/content/feature/254326-roadcc-framesets-year-201819
I love both the disc and rim brake colours!Posted 5 months agoBen_HSubscriber
I posted recently that I’m after a replacement road frame, possibly a Volare 853 / 931 or other racy steelie.
The brief is meant to be as a more purely road-focused ride than my Shand Stooshie, which is an execellent all rounder but more relaxed than a racer. That space is currently occupied by my Emonda ALR, with a high spec and weighing in at under 7.5kg all-in.
I’m trying to decide myself whether to go for a carbon frameset, or the more characterful and well-regarded Volare with some extra light parts to get it under 8kg.
The Volare reviews are all positive and, if your mission isn’t to have the very lightest, then I’d go for it if I were you.Posted 5 months ago
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