Genesis Croix de Fer 10 Cyclocross Bike 2016

Product Code: 145586
£ 895.00 GBP
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Product Description

Our genre-defying, boundary-blurring bestseller returns for another year – evolved, refined and more capable than ever before. The original gravel bike, with the same ‘go-anywhere, do anything' attitude that’s been instilled since conception.

Whilst it’s nice to know what a particular bike is ‘for’, we feel applying a specific label to a bike as versatile as the Croix’ hamstrings it somewhat, pigeonholing it to one specific use, when, in reality the scope is much, much wider. As such, it’s a whole lot easier to list what it ‘can be’ rather than what ‘it is’… Want to mount front and rear racks to the CdF and use it as a lightweight tourer? No problem. Want to swap-in Schwalbe Marathon’s, fit ‘guards and use it as daily urban commuter? No problem? Want to leave it in stock guise and use it as a mixed terrain do-it-all? No problem; the Croix’ will admirably turn its hand to all.

Never has one bike been more worthy of the ‘one bike, many hats’ crown. Croix de Fer - supremely capable, infinitely adaptable.

Features

RandoX handlebar

Our new handlebar is the bastard love child between a modern compact drop bar and a traditional randonneur handlebar of old. The acclaimed flared drops (8deg) and backswept tops (6deg) of a traditional rando bar but without the old-school backbreaking drop and reach to give a wider, more natural drop bar position for and increased comfort and control (especially off-road). The ‘aero’ flattened tops might save a bit drag but, more importantly, provide a supremely comfy perch for your palms.

Rack & 'guard ready

Generous clearances and eyelets for full-length mudguards and front & rear racks mean the 'Croix morphs quickly and effortlessly into an all-weather load carrier.

Tubeless-ready hoops

New Alex Draw 1.9P rims are considerably lighter (@ 450g) than the more mtb-focused rims used on CdF’s of old (-40g per rims vs. XD Elite MY15 model), featuring a suitably wide 19mm internal width to offer great support and profile to the 35c Clement rubber, tubeless-ready bead hook and offset spoke drilling for equal spoke tensions with disc hub flanges for balanced spoke tensions and a stronger wheel.

34T low gear

Why no matching Sora rear derailluer?! The simple reason is that the Acera unit (handily using the same cable-pull ratio) is rated to handle a bigger 34T max sprocket size. As such the CdF 10 now sports a wall-climbingly low 1:1 (34/34T) low gear, giving you a smaller climbing gear to help with laiden voyages into the unknown.

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Specifications

Frame and Fork

Frame: Genesis Mjölnir Seamless Double-Butted Cromoly

Fork: Cr-Mo Unicrown Disc

Headset: FSA TH-857 Semi-Cartridge

Colour: Cosmic Copper

Weight: 11.07kg (56cm w/o pedals)

Sizes: XS/S/M/L/XL

Transmission

Shifters: Shimano Sora ST-3500

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-T3000

Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-3500

Chainset: Shimano FC-R345, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-ES300, 68x113mm

Chain: KMC X9

Freewheel: Shimano CS-HG300, 11-34T

Wheels and Braking

Hubs: Formula 6-Bolt Disc / Joytech RCC 6-Bolt Disc

Rims: Alex Rims Draw 1.9P TCS, 32H

Spokes: 14G Stainless Silver DB w/ Brass Nipples

Tyres: Clement X'Plor USH, 700x35c

Brakes: TRP Spyre-C w/ 160mm Rotors & Jagwire KEB-SL Compresionless Outer

Brake Levers: w/ Shifters

Contact Zones

Handlebars: Genesis RandoX Flared (D125/R70mm)

Stem: Genesis Road (+/-7

Grips: Genesis Cork Gel

Saddle: Genesis Road Comfort

Seatpost: Genesis,

Seat Clamp

Pedals: VP-363S w/ Toeclip

Geometry

Croix de Fer 10 Geometry

FRAME SIZES XS S M L XL
1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm) 524 544 561 582 605
2 - Seat Angle (°) 74 73.5 73.5 73 72.5
3 - Headtube Length (mm) 115 135 155 175 195
4 - Head Angle (°) 71 71 71.5 71.5 72
5 - Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 470 500 530 550 580
6 - BB Drop (mm) 73 73 73 73 73
7 - Chanstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430 430
8 - Fork Offset (mm) 50 50 50 50 50
9 - Trail (mm) 69 69 66 66 63
10 - Wheelbase Length (mm) 1007 1023 1035 1052 1063
11 - Standover (mm) 761 784 808 826 850
12 - Stack (mm) 553 572 593 612 633
13 - Reach (mm) 365 375 385 395 405
Stem (mm) 100 100 100 110 110
Handlebar (mm) 400 420 420 440 440
Crankarm (mm) 170 170 172.5 175 175