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
Our good friends at BikeRadar have been on a bikepacking adventure for their latest Diaries vlog. Gravel regulars Jack and Felix bring along newbie Simon. A committed roadie who is usually more at home in a Premier Inn and getting aero at a time trial, Simon is taught the ways of knobbly tyres, many cafe stops and sleeping on the floor. The trio were riding a Tour de Fer 30, Croix de Fer 40 and Fugio 30 to get the full gamut of the gravel experience – hopefully you’ll enjoy going along for the ride…
If you were to make the ultimate British winter road bike, then we’re pretty sure you’d come up with the Genesis Equilibrium. Born in a time before Zwift, the Equilibrium proves that you don’t need to settle for the ride quality of a jackhammer just because it’s a winter hack, and that a winter hack can in itself be a beautiful thing. After all, if you’re going to be putting in big miles in bad conditions, there’s sense in thinking that your winter bike should actually be a very nice place indeed. That’s where our Equilibrium comes in. As old as Genesis itself and debuting way back in 2008 as our first road bike, this model holds a special place in our heart – and the hearts of the many, many owners across the country.
The Genesis Vagabond is the bike that dares to go further. Yes, this is as close as it gets to an unashamed, rigid, drop bar mountain bike – and best of all, it works! Big 29er mountain bike wheels, cross-country racing rubber and sweet Reynolds 725 combine to make the Vagabond a true monstercross bike ready to tackle it all and carry whatever you may need. With it’s sloping top tube providing greater standover and a +17 degree stem on the complete build, you’ll be in a commanding position when the terrain gets steep and rough. The latest Vagabond has undergone some pretty significant changes for both the frameset and complete build, making it distinct from anything else in our range.