Ask any artist and they'll tell you that while creating something great is very hard, following it up is arguably more difficult. There's an entire cultural wasteland of poor second albums and disappointing film sequels that failed to live up to the shadow cast by their predecessors. In a similar vein, Lazer knew that following up its iconic Z1 helmet was going to be a difficult task as the original was so popular among pro and amatuer road riders. But the revamped version - the Z1 Kineticore - honestly not only lives up to the expectation but manages to exceed it, both visually and functionally. The headline feature of this new Z1 is, as the name suggests, Kineticore. If you're not familiar with Kineticore, it's Lazer's own anti-rotational impact technology, designed to protect your brain from damaging forces during a crash. That's the main benefit - and it's an important one - but the even better thing about Kineticore is that it comes with other benefits that make a helmet
If you had to pick one thing that the guys and girls from Park Tool are pretty good at, it would probably be building bikes. A bike tool brand being good with bikes is as expected as water being wet. But still, it's always very satisfying to watch someone who's really good at what they do doing it really well. That someone here is Truman from Park Tool, who's building a very nice gravel bike in what looks like a very nice workshop. It also includes a bit of head tube and bottom bracket facing, which definitely isn't something you see every day now that the vast majority of mid- to high-end bikes are carbon. So sit back, relax and watch as a build comes together...
Sitting here in January with the temperature hovering around freezing, it's definitely the hardest part of the year to muster up the motivation to get out and ride your bike. So while we're all waiting for Spring, we've posted a couple of great videos from Shimano's YouTube channel below that just make us want to get out and ride our bikes. You can even watch them while you're on the indoor trainer if you want. The first video is about riding in and around Beijing on bikes made right there in the Chinese capital. . We'd never really thought of Beijing as a two-wheeled destination before, but after watching the below Made In: Beijing video we're now extremely jealous of the hugely varied terrain that's on offer. So now we're going to have to book a riding holiday there, which will be expensive. Wonderful.
Adventurer, environmental campaigner, filmmaker and of course Genesis Vagabond and Croix de Fer rider, Joffrey Maluski is most at home on the bike. We caught up with the multi-faceted Frenchman to talk about his most recent adventures, bikepacking essentials and tips based on his extensive experiences. You can follow all of Joffrey's adventures over on his Instagram.
Three months and 3000km bikepacking across the volcanos and rivers of Iceland! That's Joffrey Maluski's latest challenge as he takes his Vagabond across the most remote areas of the Icelandic Highlands.
Our very own Adam Blythe takes the BikeRadar Gravel Diaries crew for a ride around his local Macclesfield Forest trails, where they chat about how riding gravel keeps Adam's passion for getting out on the bike.
BikeRadar takes on Cotsduro, a low-key gravel event put on by The Racing Collective in the latest episode of Gravel Diaries. Over 80km of quintessential British gravel Jack and Felix go head-to-head on Strava segments to claim bragging rights, but most importantly they're racing against time to make it back to Stroud Brewery for beer o'clock. Can they make their 5pm table booking for a juicy and refreshing little number? Or will they be left scraping the barrel?
BikeRadar Gravel Diaries are back - and this time they are taking on an epic urban route that is not to be underestimated! Felix, Robyn and Jack unite aboard their Genesis bikes to circumnavigate Bristol, taking in as many off-road excursions as possible, between the suburbs and proving that you can have a great gravel adventure just about anywhere. So grab a cold beverage, sit back and enjoy the ride, before getting inspired to plan your own urban gravel adventure...
BikeRadar have awarded the all-new Genesis Smithfield a four-star review, praising our first E-bike for providing a smooth, lively ride. We designed the Smithfield to be the perfect bike for town and country, versatile enough to go from tarmac to towpath and with enough range to let you explore further.Thankfully BikeRadar
When it comes to highlighting the climate emergency, our friend Joffrey Maluski could have chosen to superglue himself to a busy road… but instead, he had the infinitely more sensible idea of building a raft out of 600 plastic bottles.He then grabbed his Genesis Vagabond and towed the raft from Biarritz to Tarbes, with the idea of launching the vessel along the Adour river and paddling the route back to Anglet.
A ride of 750km to take in 27 cols and every iconic Pyrenees climb on a coast-to-coast route – that sounds like a recipe for adventure to us! It’s exactly the trip that Aaron and the British Adventure Collective crew were inspired to take on earlier this year. Aboard an assortment of Datums and Croix de Fers, the quartet set off from the sea near Biarritz, with seven days of riding in store before reaching the coast just outside of Perpignan. We join Aaron as he recollects a particularly steep slope in the Basque Country, where he picks up the story of his adventure.
BikeRadar have awarded the Genesis Tour de Fer 30 a rare five-star review, labelling it as the utilitarian dream – and who are we to argue?! Our ultimate long distance touring bike built to take on crossing countries and continents won praise for its specification and ride quality.“From the
For Explore Series 002 Adam Blythe and Monica Dew head to the gravel-riding Mecca Aberfoyle. Affectionately known as Gravelfoyle, they set off on a two-day adventure on board the Genesis Fugio and Croix de Fer, finishing their journey at a distillery.Want more? Check out Explore Series 001: Lake District.
The BikeRadar Gravel Diaries trio are back - and this time they are taking on 200km of the UK's best gravel riding at the 2021 Dirty Reiver. Riding on board the Fugio 30 and the Croix de Fer 50, Felix Smith, Robyn Furtado and Jack Luke enjoy one of Britain's biggest gravel events, pedalling through the best doubletrack that Kielder Forest has to offer. Sit back, grab a brew or a beer and enjoy their story of fun and a little bit of pain in the latest episode.
When it comes to finding the ultimate gravel riding location, Genesis ambassador Kerry MacPhee is pretty confident she has it down! Cycling Weekly put Kerry's claims to the test and made the trip up to Scotland to find out if the legendary Gravelfoyle could live up to it's name...
Cyclist magazine have praised the Genesis Fugio 30, handing down a 4.5-star review and enjoying their ride on our flagship gravel bike. Naturally, they had to comment on the colour as well – especially when the Fugio looks this good! Their verdict?
Genesis ambassador Mary Moncorgé has got a new bike - and it has made us come over all peculiar. Yes, it's titanium and that ticks a very important box when it comes to building a lust-worthy forever bike.
Two icons. Two British institutions. But what do you get if you cross a Genesis Tour de Fer with an AEC Routemaster? Behold, the Genesis Tourmaster! Here at Genesis we received a request to create a very unique bike as a retirement present and this was what we came up with.
The last thing I expected to be doing in the middle of April was cycling a very long way on a very cool route and setting a Fastest Known Time (FKT) to boot. It all started a couple of evenings earlier when, mid-ride, my pal Stu phoned. I was expecting him to ask if he could join me on the trails, however he had something slightly bigger in mind… “Fancy riding the West Highland Way on Friday to celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions?!” Three minutes later, I was continuing my ride with a big grin on my face wondering what the hell I’d signed up for and how on earth I was going to get prepped with a handful of spare hours between the call and the ride.
If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a new Genesis Croix de Fer, Fugio, Vagabond or Longitude, you’re just one step away from going tubeless – you’d be mad not to! These models are all equipped with tubeless ready rims and tyres – and you’ll find tubeless valves in the small parts box that comes with every new Genesis.
Road.cc have given the Genesis Equilibrium a glowing four-star review – branding it a corker! Praised for a smooth ride, tyre clearance, mudguard compatibility and classic looks, reviewer Stu Kerton enjoyed his time on board our latest model.
The Dirty Reiver has become the first real-world gravel event to get a virtual makeover, giving riders the chance to explore Kielder Water and Kielder Forest wherever they are in the world. RGT Cycling, the free to use virtual cycling platform has announced the collaboration, with Genesis ambassadors taking part in to-be-announced virtual group ride events. The new Dirty Reiver road will enable RGT Cycling users to experience gravel riding from home, with in-app functionality aimed at giving a real-life experience virtually. In a world-first, riders will experience real-world impacts on speed, of the road surface being ridden, providing a truly enhanced feel when switching from road to gravel. To find out more and ride the virtual routes of Dirty Reiver yourself, visit www.rgtcycling.com