Genesis Alptitude frame review

Lively Reynolds steel chassis

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £399.00 RRP
Genesis Alptitude frame

Our review

Tough and technically adept, tight and lively at a good price
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This UK designed, Reynolds steel tubed technician from Genesis Bikes is fully tooled-up to join the radical riding arms race.


Reynolds 853 is one of the highest grade steels available. It hardens around the welds to increase strength where most steels weaken, creating a tough frame.

This is reinforced by open-backed gussets, a ringed head tube and a top tube/seat tube bridge. You also get ISCG, bottle and Crud Catcher mounts, and the slim, tapered ‘A-braced’ stays are heavier gauge for increased strength.

The Alptitude’s weight is good for cross-country riding, it’s enthusiastically sprung without being too whippy and it’s well priced for a Reynolds frame.


The 66.5-degree head angle is designed for confidence on steep, fast descents and is lower and shorter than that of Genesis’s Altitude frame to allow easier body movement.

Product Specifications


Name Alptitude frame (10)
Brand Genesis Bikes

Weight (kg) 2.45
Frame Material Reynolds 853
Available Sizes 16.5 Inches 18 Inches
Available Colours Grey
Head Tube Angle 66.5