The Genesis Croix de Fer finally has thru-axles

The much loved steel do-it-all frameset also gets flat mounts and 853 tubing

Nearly every time we’ve posted news about the Genesis Croix de Fer, you, the people, have cried out for the much loved steel do-it-all bike to finally adopt thru-axles. Well, the time has come and it will finally be available with thru-axles in 2018.

The new Croix de Fer is only available as a frameset for the time being — Genesis believes that the bike’s core market still values the ease of finding spares for QR wheels — so will stick with the old-style frame for complete builds for the time being.

This is the first time the bike will be available in Reynolds' top spec non-stainless tubing
This is the first time the bike will be available in Reynolds' top spec non-stainless tubing

This is also the first time the Croix de Fer has been available in 853, Reynolds’ top-spec non-stainless tubing.

We're big fans of the socketed dropouts
We're big fans of the socketed dropouts

Genesis claims that the new Croix de Fer fork is one of the first steel forks with flat mount disc mounts to hit the market.

The unicrown fork looks relatively plain at first glance, but a closer inspection revealed the rather handsome ‘socketed’ 12mm thru-axle dropouts. Very cool.

It still bristles with braze ons
It still bristles with braze ons

The bike has also adopted flat mount brakes
The bike has also adopted flat mount brakes

Geometry wise, the bike remains unchanged from the Croix de Fer of old and other than the move to thru-axles and flat mount brakes, all other fitments remain the same.

The frameset comes in at £899 with full availability expected later this year.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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