Genesis unveil their 2009 mountain bike range

Top-end titanium, steel singlespeed, cyclo-cross and everything in between

UK-designed bike brand Genesis have, like many other manufacturers, unveiled their range for 2009, and here we’ve got a selection of the range from the top-end titanium hardtail Altitude down to the (according to Genesis) ‘genre defying’ Day One, a singlespeed cross tyred, flat barred, cantilever-braked bike. More on that later.

Altitude Ti

Boasting a full Shimano XT groupset and a thru axle Fox F120R fork, this lightweight trail machine is likely to put a smile on the face of any UK trail hound. Genesis have used oversized PG tubes along with tapered and butted tubes where available to save on weight. The package is completed with DT Swiss X430 wheels with Continental Mountain King tyres.

Full bike SRP: £2099.99

Frame: £899.90

Weight: 3.45Lbs for 19” frame

Alpitude

The Alpitude is the long travel steel hardtail in the Genesis armoury. They’ve tried to make this bike not so overbuilt that it can’t handle everyday trail action, but still tough enough for 150mm forks and plenty of standover clearance. Kitted out with RockShox Revelations, Shimano SLX chainset and brakes and an XT Shadow rear mech, this trail goat will have an SRP of £1399.99 for the full bike and £359.99 for the frame.

Day One

This Reynolds 520 framed singlespeed is the Genesis ‘pub bike’ – ride, get filthy, leave in shed. It’s got cyclocross tyres on 700c wheels, with a flat bar and cantilever brakes. With a Sugino Track 46T chainset, Shimano BLR 550 brake levers and Formula track hub, Genesis hope this will be a fixie killer. SRP: £469.99

iO

This year’s steel singlespeed from Genesis has been upgraded with new 26mm bars, a lighter stem and seatpost, wider rims and Shimano brakes. SRP: £549.99 or £249.99 frame-only.

Croix de Fer

The Croix de Fer (Iron Cross) is the ‘do-it-all’ cyclocross bike from Genesis. With Shimano cable disk brakes, carbon bladed forks and Shimano 105 STI kit, this is likely to appeal to riders who want to hit the tarmac, trail and towpath with speed. SRP: £999.99

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