Genesis Croix de Fer 10 Cyclocross Bike 2016

Product Code: 145586
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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.


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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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


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


Croix de Fer 10 Geometry

1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)524544561582605
2 - Seat Angle (°)7473.573.57372.5
3 - Headtube Length (mm)115135155175195
4 - Head Angle (°)717171.571.572
5 - Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm)470500530550580
6 - BB Drop (mm)7373737373
7 - Chanstay Length (mm)430430430430430
8 - Fork Offset (mm)5050505050
9 - Trail (mm)6969666663
10 - Wheelbase Length (mm)10071023103510521063
11 - Standover (mm)761784808826850
12 - Stack (mm)553572593612633
13 - Reach (mm)365375385395405
Stem (mm)100100100110110
Handlebar (mm)400420420440440
Crankarm (mm)170170172.5175175