Genesis has unveiled its complete range of bikes for 2017, including updated road models, brand new cyclocross bikes and an all-new women’s range.
Genesis has added a disc version of its carbon fibre Zero road race bike (yes, we know the UCI has suspended the use of disc brakes in road racing for the time being, but the feeling is that this is a temporary measure) to the lineup for 2017, and we already have a review here on road.cc.
There are four Zero Disc models in the range, all built around the same monocoque 30/40T carbon-fibre frame with a tapered head tube (1 1/8in to 1 1/2in) and fully internal routing.
The most affordable model is the £2,199.99 Zero Disc 1 with a Shimano Tiagra groupset and RS405 hydraulic brakes, and Fulcrum Racing Sport DB wheels.
The £2,399.99 Zero Disc 2 has a Shimano 105 based spec, the £2,899.99 Zero Disc 3 is Ultegra (mechanical) and the top level Zero Disc I (above; yes, there’s a Zero Disc 1 and a Zero Disc i) has a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset.
The Vapour is a new category of disc brake cyclocross bikes for 2017. The Vapour Carbon CX shares the same 24/30 ton modulus carbon-fibre as the Datum, and Genesis says that it has some similar ride characteristics, although it’s not simply a cross version of that bike. It lacks a seatstay bridge for improved mud clearance, and it has increased trail to give greater stability over rough stuff.
The Genesis Vapour Carbon CX20, for example, is built up with a Shimano 105 groupset and Fulcrum Racing Sport DB wheels, and it has a retail price of £1,999.99.
Genesis says that the revised Vapour CX “blurs the line between the more traditional CX features and a modern sportive/endurance road geometry on a brand new hybrid double-butted alloy tubeset”.
Prices start at £899.99 for the Vapour CX 10. This model gets a carbon fork and a Shimano Sora groupset with Promax DSK-717 disc brakes.
The Genesis adventure bikes are back, of course. This is the area where the brand has really made its name. The Datum is a bike that’s made from 24/30 ton high modulus carbon fibre and based on the Equilibrium’s geometry. It’s designed to tackle a variety of paved and unpaved terrain.
The most affordable model in the range is the £1,899.99 Datum 10. This bike comes with a full carbon fork, a Shimano Tiagra groupset and RS405 hydraulic disc brakes.
Genesis is introducing a new range of women’s specific bikes for 2017, one of which is the Women’s Datum at £1,899. Like Ridley and a bunch of other brands, Genesis keeps the geometry the same as for the standard bikes. Instead. the difference comes from the componentry, specifically meaning narrower bars, shorter stems and women’s saddles.
The Datum W (W for women’s, obvs!) has a Shimano Tiagra groupset and Shimano BR-RS405 hydraulic disc brakes. The stem is either 80mm or 90mm, depending on the frame size, and the handlebar is either 38cm or 40cm wide. The saddle is a Genesis Road Comfort WS.
The women's range also includes a carbon-fibre Zeal road bike (£1,399.99) and two Delta aluminium road bikes (£649.99 and £849.99).
You can get the super-popular Croix de Fer in Reynolds 725 tubing, Genesis’ own Mjölnir cromo steel or 3AL-2.5V double-butted titanium
The £1,199.99 Croix de Fer 20 – one of the Reynolds 725 models – gets a Shimano Tiagra build and TRP’s Hy/Rd mechanical/hydraulic callipers.
The Tour de Fer is made from Reynolds 725 tubing too, and features 36-spoke wheels, Tubus racks, and a triple chainset. The cheaper of the two models is the £999.99 Tour de Fer 10 with its Shimano Sora groupset. Go up to the £1,499.99 Tour de Fer 20 and you get a Shimano Tiagra group and an SP dynamo hub with B&M front and rear lights.
The £999.99 Vagabond is a 29er drop bar bike with 2.1in tyres, a mix of groupset components and TRP Spyre-C mechanical disc brakes.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.