London Bike Show - January

December 14th, 2010

The London Bike Show will be part of a bigger event in January, combining with the Outdoor and Boat shows to be a great event for anyone who loves the outdoors. We'll have a stand there showing off the in-demand Day One Alfine, the Croix de Fer, the all-new Latitude Titanium and 853 as well as our Equilibrium and Aether road ranges and the Core MTBs. Vin Cox and his Croix de Fer Alfine will..

Inspiration from up high

December 13th, 2010

Sometimes the best part of working in Taiwan is the enforced downtime between there and here. Today's my first day back at a desk in the UK after a 10 day trip. It's that '2012 spec and sample time' when work is best done face-to-face; despite the advances in 'web-comms' etc, I have to be honest I'll make any excuse to work on the technical details directly as I'..

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.&..