The (blue) sky's the limit
Whether you want to ride around the globe to set a new Guinness World Record or just want a fast and comfortable steel drop-bar adventure bike, the Genesis Croix de Fer 40 is what you're looking for.
The bigger brother to the Croix de Fer 20, it offers the same Reynolds steel frameset for bump absorption and longevity, but with a couple of upgrades: the 11-speed GRX groupset, hydraulic disc brakes (versus cable on the CDF20), cartridge bearing hubs (versus cup and cone bearings), through-axles for extra rigidity instead of quick-release skewers, and better-quality rims. It's also Di2-compatible, should you decide to switch to electronic shifting down the track.
But what else does it have?
A 2X setup for all your climbing and descending needs. Every kind of rack, bottle cage and bag mounting point you could possibly need, including ones on the forks and top tube. Tubeless-ready rims and tyres so it's a snap to convert.
And, of course, that beautiful blue paint job.
Solid, comfortable, dependable and durable -- the Genesis Croix de Fer is the real deal.
Besides, if it's good enough for Harrison Ford, it's good enough for us.
(If you're looking for a flat-bar version of the CDF, here's your guy.)
The wheel has performed great, thanks! I went in the Coast to Coast on the weekend and it was particularly smooth and responsive. Thanks for the high quality of workmanship and excellent customer service. I've told some others who I work with about my experience with BMCR and they are looking…Brendan Frears