Genesis Croix de Fer Ti Cyclocross Bike 2016

Product Code: 145590
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Product Description

So here we have it; a full, no-holds-barred 3AL-2.5V double-butted Titanium version of the CdF with all the bells and whistles for people wanting a faster, lighter CdF that retains the cross-terrain capacity for which the CdF is famous. Heck, it’s even fully internal Di2-ready for those wanting to go the whole hog!

Carefully selected tube profiles are designed to give the new double-butted Titanium platform a stiff and efficient pedalling platform whilst retaining the same connected feel and ‘in-saddle’ comfort for which the steel CdF is famed. Fully oval Ø28.6/35mm toptube and cleverly swaged seatube (for Ø27.2mm seatpost) are all engineered to deliver high levels of comfort whilst the large diameter Ø44mm oval-rounded trapezoid downtube, beefy S-Bend mtb-derived chainstays, tapered Ø56-46mm headtube and Ø34.9mm lower seattube OD help ensure direct and efficient power transfer and pinpoint sharp handling.

Posh, but not too posh to forgo the versatile everyday practicalities for which the CdF is famous - you'll find we've kept the mudguard eyelets, rear rack mounts and generous tyre clearances that help enable it to take on many different incarnations. The one bike to rule them all?!


3AL-2.5V Titanium

Makes not only the ideal material for aircraft hydraulic systems (meets all Aerospace Material Specifications for hydraulic tubing), but bicycle frames too thanks to its’ high strength-to-weight ratio. It’s seamless, more malleable than Ti-6-4 (is therefore perfectly happy being cold-worked), is double-butted to help drop material and weight where it’s not needed and is heat-treated to boost tensile strength. What’s this mean for you? A great riding, lightweight, corrosion-resistant frame.

Tubeless-ready hoops

Class-leading weight for the width (410g @24/19mm)and much lighter than the more mtb-focused rims used on CdF’s of old, the Alex Draw 1.9S rims feature a 19mm internal width to offer great support and profile to the 35c Clement rubber, are tubeless ready and utilise offset spoke drilling for equal spoke tensions with disc hub flanges for balanced spoke tensions and a stronger wheel.

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).

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Frame and Fork

Frame: 3AL-2.5V Double-Butted Titanium

Fork: Full Carbon CX w/ 1-1/2" - 1-1/8" Tapered Steerer

Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB/No.42 ACB

Colour: Titanium

Weight: 10.22kg (Med w/o pedals)

Sizes: XS/S/M/L/XL


Shifters: Shimano ST-RS505

Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800-GS

Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5800

Chainset: Shimano 105 FC-5800, 50/34T

Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM-BBR60, 68mm

Chain: KMC X11

Freewheel: Shimano CS-5800, 11-32T

Wheels and Braking

Hubs: Shimano RS505 Centrelock

Rims: Alex Rims Draw 1.9S TCS, 32H

Spokes: 14G Stainless Silver DB w/ Brass Nipples

Tyres: Clement X'Plor USH, 700x35c

Brakes: Shimano BR-RS785 w/ SM-RT68 Icetech 160mm CL Rotors

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 Ti Geometry

1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)523544560582604
2 - Seat Angle (°)7473.573.57372.5
3 - Headtube Length (mm)125145165185205
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)10061023103510511063
11 - Standover (mm)761784808826850
12 - Stack (mm)551570591610631
13 - Reach (mm)365375385395405
Stem (mm)100100100110110
Handlebar (mm)400420420440440
Crankarm (mm)170170172.5175175