Big Wheel Plans

October 21st, 2010

There have been Genesis 29ers for a more leisure-orientated rider and there is a 29er 853 Genesis that's been doing a few miles here and there since 2007, but it's fair to say that I've not embraced the whole concept until fairly recently. While I appreciate the advantages of 29" wheels, for some reason they just never felt as much fun as our 26" / 120mm trail/singletrack ..

XX-44 in titanium

September 28th, 2010

“The great thing about standards is that there’s so many to choose from now” But the new XX-44 headset for semi-integrated head tubes, pioneered by Cane Creek, is a worthy addition to the list. We decided to use this system as soon as we saw it would allow tapered fork steerers into a slimmer headtube than the usual tapered headtubes, plus gave us more room to work with fo..
We'll let the review and What Mountain Bike magazine do most of the the talking for us here.. needless to say we're really pleased to see that our aims for the Core series bikes met with approval from Guy Kesteven and the WMTB test team. The Core 40 and 50 2011 takes these ideas a step further witha tweaked geometry and tapered head tube - all the good stuff from the 2010 bike..
It’s been confirmed Vin Cox – and his Alfine-hubbed Genesis Croix De Fer - have become the new Guinness World Record holder for “fastest circumnavigation by bicycle”. Vin Cox, champion cyclo-cross racer, mountain biker, mountaineer and long distance trekker now holds the record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle with a time of 163 days 6 hours and 58 minutes.&..

I love the Alps..

September 2nd, 2010

  Two weeks away riding in the Alps – it doesn’t get much better than that and I had been looking forward to the trip all year. Even more so when a box of three frames arrived a few weeks before the trip – our first full-suspension prototypes were here after nearly two years of background work and a final check-over in Taiwan earlier this year. Fox supp..

Vin's Done It!!

September 2nd, 2010

A few catch up posts since we got back from 2 weeks riding in the Alps (holiday / testing) and the rest of the week after away on our catalogue photoshoot.. Firstly, the best news for us in some time is that Vin Cox has finished his Great Bike Ride and he’s got a claim on the round the world record! He rode 18,225 miles in 163 days on an Alfine-hubbed Genesis Croix De F..