Big Days Riding

November 4th, 2008

Its the off season.. well as close to an off season as mountain bikers get, with the new popularity of winter enduros the racing season is now year round. This doesn't leave much time for getting back to riding for ridings sake.. no agenda.. no intervals.. certainly no heart rate monitor.. just bikes, friends and big days out. I have been keeping a low profile, swimming, turbo training, spin..

Blog.. not a pretty word really

November 4th, 2008

But it’s a very useful tool. We’ve always had a contact facility on the Genesis site as we value feedback and want you to have a simple way to contact us; the enquiries are read and replied to by our bike designers. This year we’ve added a blog facility so we can add anything, anytime. But we’re too busy to post amusing musings on..

There has been a trend for longer forks in recent years as forks with 5″ / 125mm or more travel have become lighter and frames have been designed to get the best from them. However ‘more is better’ is an easy marketing story too. ‘Do you think longer travel forks on my bike is a good idea?’ is a tricky question as it depen..

UK - orientated mountain bikes need more mud room than bikes used in California, that’s nothing new. But how much is enough? Many of us are happy using one tyre all year round, a compromise pattern that suits the mixed nature of trails. Otherwise a general-use pair (a 2.2-2.3″ size is most common) and a pair of winter / mud tyres will suit most conditions well. Eithe..

Riders often talk about what fork travel a bike is warrantied / designed for, and discussions about what 20mm more or less travel will do to a bikes handling and whether it will invalidate a frame’s warranty are common. What’s most important to consider is the axle-to-crown height of the fork, not the travel. For example, some bikes are warratied up to 130mm only,..

Our inspiration comes from a desire to improve the ride. We can choose from other manufacturer’s components to give the best set-up but it’s the frame that has the greatest influence on ride feel. Luckily it’s the component that can be most adapted to perform way we need it to. Whilst you could fit the same parts kits used on our bikes to most com..