Now synomous with the Genesis brand, we were unsure as to how the Croix de Fer would be recieved when we first introduced it back in 2010. We needn't have worried though; the Croix de Fer has become one of our greatest success stories.Equally well suited to year-round commuting on asphalt, hammering down sun baked bridleways or even exploring the world. It’s a versatile and beautiful bicycle that crosses many boundaries.
For some time it was the holder of a Guinness World Record when in 2010, in pursuit of an often-contested record, Vin Cox rode his Croix De Fer around the world faster than anyone had managed before. To prove this bikes versatility further, in August 2011 the Montane Icemen used a pair of Croix de Fers to circumnavigate the 1600 mile coast line of Iceland in just 14 days.
The spec hasn't really changed much since its' inception - testament to the fact that we got it right first time.Utterly timeless and subtly beautiful, we think the new Croix de Fer looks better than ever.
The classy Reynolds 725 frame combined with double butted chromoly fork gives a tremendously comfortable ride and at a reasonable weight. Luckily the skinny steel tubes look fanastic too. Steel is repairable which makes the bike a great option for long distance touring.
Large clearances and eyelets for full-length mudguards and front and rear racks mean the Croix de Fer morphs quickly and effortlessly into an all-weather load carrier. Tour and expedition ready!
|1 - Seat tube (centre-top)||520mm||540mm||560mm||580mm||600mm|
|2 - Effective Top Tube||538mm||545mm||560mm||557mm||575mm|
|3 - Head Tube||120mm||135mm||145mm||155mm||165mm|
|4 - Head Angle||71°||71°||71.5°||71.5°||72°|
|5 - Seat Angle||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73°||73°|
|6 - Chain Stay||425mm||425mm||425mm||425mm||425mm|
|7 - BB Drop||65mm||65mm||65mm||65mm||65mm|