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Genesis Croix de Fer 20 2016 - Cyclocross Bike

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Product description

Paved or unpaved? The responsive yet stable Genesis Croix De Fer is one bike that can do it all. This cyclocross bike is sure footed and perfectly balanced with the unbeatable feel of steel.

Made from heat-treated Reynolds 725 tubing the frame is robust and compliant. Generous tyre clearance alongside lugs for rack and mudguards add versatility.

Combining the best of both worlds the TRP Hy/Rd disc brakes combine the performance of a hydraulic calliper with the compatibility of cable levers. This gives you the power and consistency of hydraulic discs with the ability to easily swap out the levers.

Fitted with 35c Clement X tyres the Croix De Fer is set up as a gravel bike but can easily be converted for CX racing or commuting.

Fast and responsive yet stable the Genesis Croix De Fer 20 is ready to take you wherever you want to go.

Key Features:

  • Reynolds 725 Chromoly frame for a smooth responsive ride
  • Disc brakes for confident all-weather stopping
  • Shimano 2x10 speed drivetrain for reliable shifting
  • Sizes: X Small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colours: Grey, Olive Green
  • The Genesis Croix De Fer 20 is available with 0% Apr finance
The Genesis Croix de Fer 20 2016 Features are:

Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly

Fork: Straight Blade Unicrown Cr-Mo Disc

Headset: FSA Orbit DL / No.1

Stem: Genesis Road, +/-7°

Speed: 20

Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra FD-4700

Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra RD-4700-GS

Chainset: Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-RS500 68mm

Chain: KMC X10

Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500-10, 11-34T, 10sp

Rims: Alex Rims Draw 1.9P Tubeless-Ready (TCS), 32H

Tyres: Clement X|Plor USH, 60TPI, 700x35c Front Clement X|Plor USH, 60TPI, 700x35c Rear

Front Hub: Joytech RCC 6-Bolt, 32H

Rear Hub: Joytech RCC 6-Bolt, 32H

Front Brake: TRP Hy/Rd-C w/ 160mm Rotors & Jagwire KEB-SL Compression-less Outer

Rear Brake: TRP Hy/Rd-C w/ 160mm Rotors & Jagwire KEB-SL Compression-less Outer

Seatpost: Genesis Road, Ø27.2 x 350mm

Pedals: VP-383S w/ Toeclip


Genesis Croix de Fer 20 2016 - Cyclocross Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.2
out of 5
4.24
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
5
Value For Money
3.50

Customer Reviews (2)

4
Had one a while - Compact Handle bars

I bought a 2015 model (still same spec) and wrote a glowing review at the time, but having used it for a while there are a couple of things worth noting. I bought it for commute and long-range comfort rather than cyclocross, thinking the around the world job it did assured this. However it had changed from the black 2014 model with compact handle bars and weatherproof saddle and bar tap. The saddle was very uncomfortable for longer rides and I change it early on. Despite having a bike fitting, any ride over 20 miles caused finger numbness and eventually carpal tunnel problems. This has been cured by replacing the compact bars. The bar tape absorbed little and the bars had such a small radius of curve for the palms of the hand that they produced a pressure point and I'm still having symptoms off the bike! They may be ok for true cyclocross riders but its lost its long range "do it all" that Genesis like to market it with. Having changed the saddle, handlebars and tape I now have a bike the bike I wanted, which was really a 2014 model. With a fitting and these costs its not so good value. Additionally I've put 170mm cranks and 28mm Gator Skins on but that's my preference, At last it does feel like flying.

I bought a 2015 model (still same spec) and wrote a glowing review at the time, but having used it for a while there are a couple of things worth noting. I bought it for commute and long-range comfort rather than cyclocross, thinking the around the world job it did assured this. However it had changed from the black 2014 model with compact handle bars and weatherproof saddle and bar tap. The saddle was very uncomfortable for longer rides and I change it early on. Despite having a bike fitting, any ride over 20 miles caused finger numbness and eventually carpal tunnel problems. This has been cured by replacing the compact bars. The bar tape absorbed little and the bars had such a small radius of curve for the palms of the hand that they produced a pressure point and I'm still having symptoms off the bike! They may be ok for true cyclocross riders but its lost its long range "do it all" that Genesis like to market it with. Having changed the saddle, handlebars and tape I now have a bike the bike I wanted, which was really a 2014 model. With a fitting and these costs its not so good value. Additionally I've put 170mm cranks and 28mm Gator Skins on but that's my preference, At last it does feel like flying.

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3.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Smitten

Where do I start with this bike? This is my new commuter/all purpose bike and I really can't find any reasonable issues with it, I've caught myself off-road thinking that it's not as capable as my MTB and well, of course not; or considering that the wheels aren't as good as the Mavics I bought for the aforementioned bike, but again those cost me hundreds, rather than being a stock set. Simply put this is the nicest bike to ride I've ever owned or even tried. Forget shaving seconds, or spec for your money, this bike makes me want to go to work in the morning because I get to ride it there.

Where do I start with this bike? This is my new commuter/all purpose bike and I really can't find any reasonable issues with it, I've caught myself off-road thinking that it's not as capable as my MTB and well, of course not; or considering that the wheels aren't as good as the Mavics I bought for the aforementioned bike, but again those cost me hundreds, rather than being a stock set. Simply put this is the nicest bike to ride I've ever owned or even tried. Forget shaving seconds, or spec for your money, this bike makes me want to go to work in the morning because I get to ride it there.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5