Jazzy paintwork on mainstream bikes is one of our favourite trends of recent years (say no to boring black bikes!) and Genesis is well on board with its 2020 lineup, with sweet fade paint-jobs across a number of the key models.
The Fugio is the jazziest of the lot with the 30 – the top-end model in the Fugio range with a Shimano GRX drivetrain – retaining the handsome yellow to orange fade that we showed you last year.
However, it’s the ever so slightly more understated 20, the mid-tier bike in the Fugio range at £2,199.99, that has really caught our eye from this year’s bikes.
The Fugio 20 is the mid-tier bike in the range. Matthew Loveridge / Immediate Media
With a Fat Chance-like blue fade and handsome yellow decals, the bike is, without doubt, the best looking in the 2020 Genesis range.
The £2,899.99 Fugio 30 is built with Reynolds 725 tubing whereas the 20 gets Genesis’ in-house Mjölnir custom-drawn chromo tubing.
The bike is built with Genesis’ Mjölnir tubing. Matthew Loveridge / Immediate Media
Other than the lower-spec tubing, the Fugio 20 remains largely the same for 2020, with the same feature-rich frame that includes routing for both mechanical and Di2 drivetrains, dynamo light routing, a full complement of mudguard and rack mounts, and generous tyre clearances.
On that last point, the bike ships with chunky 47mm-wide 650b WTB Venture tyres as stock but the bike will accommodate tyres up to 60mm wide for the smaller wheels and 40mm on 700c.
For the rest of the build, the Fugio 20 is built around a SRAM Apex groupset and Genesis’ own in-house finishing kit.
The Fugio frameset gets a similar fade paint job. Genesis
If you want to buy the Fugio as a frameset only (that’s the Reynolds 725 version) then it gets a blue to white fade and will set you back £949.99.
Otherwise, the Volare Disc, Genesis’ steel disc road race platform, also gets a handsome fade paint job on the frameset options.
The logos really pop against the black fade. Jack Luke / Immediate Media
The Volare Disc 931, which is built around Reynolds’ 931 stainless steel tubing, is the best looking of the bunch with an amazing black to brushed steel finish.
The chrome logos really pop in the flesh (should that be ‘in the chromo’?) and we think it will build up as a truly classy looking road bike. Yours for £2,199.99 – or the Reynolds 853 version with a red fade will set you back £1,199.99.
The Volare Disc 853 frameset gets a red fade. Genesis