Genesis Croix De Fer 40 2021 Bike
Genesis is a UK bike brand specialising in no-nonsense road, touring, urban and mountain bikes for adults and children. Ranging from great value models upto competition-ready racers and with the dire UK weather in mind, they are generally suited to mixed weather conditions and offer comfortable geometries.
A modern classic, the Croix de Fer keeps on turning and this interpretation is our most rounded model yet.
At its heart is the ever faithful Reynolds 725 tubing. Featured throughout, this is thin in comparison to regular chromoly, saving a little weight and enhancing the ride quality. Matched to our steel fork, this is a bike which gives a reassuring ride, even when loaded.
That theme continues with Shimano's GRX groupset providing a reliable shifting on and off road. We've gone for an RX-600 chainset featuring 46/30 Tooth chainrings, with shifters and hydraulic brake callipers to match.
The ability to run up to a 45mm rear tyre and a 50mm front tyre on the provided 700c rims increase the all-terrain ability of the Croix - and it doesn't end there. If you want to experiment with 650b wheels, you could run up to a 44mm rear tyre and a 50mm front tyre.
Thru-axles front and rear, tubeless ready rims and tyres, flat mount disc brakes, a third bottle mount, rack and guard mounts and fixings for Anything Cages on the forks complete the package.
Frame and Forks
- Frame: Steel Crossbar Design
- Forks: Chromoly Disc Fork With Anything Cage Mounts
- Headset: PT-1770 EC34 Upper / EC34 Lower
- Chain Set: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46-30 Tooth X-Small, Small = 170mm Medium, Large = 172.5mm X-Large= 175mm
- Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-RS500
- Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX810
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX810 Medium Cage
- Cassette: Shimano CS-HG700-11 11-34 Tooth
- Chain: KMX X11
Braking / Shifting
- Brake Levers: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 11 Speed
- Brakes: Shimano GRX BR-RX400 Hydraulic Disc
- Shifters: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 11 Speed
- Rims: WTB ST I23 TCS 2.0 32 Holes 700c
- Hubs: Formula Front - CL-712 / Rear - RXC-142S
- Spokes: Steel 14G
- Tyres: Kenda Booster 700 x 40c Tubeless Ready
- Handlebars: Genesis Alloy 16 Deg Flare X-Small = 400m Small, Medium = 420mm, Large, X-Large = 440mm
- Stem: Genesis Alloy 31.8mm -6 Deg 100mm
- Bar Tape: Genesis
- Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 x 350mm
- Saddle: Genesis
- Pedals: NW-91K With Cage