More than just a gravel bike
If you want an all-season, year-round, whatever-the-weather bike that will turn heads wherever you go, congratulations: you've just found it.
The Genesis Fugio 30 is technically a gravel bike, but it's much more than that.
Its steel frame isn't just regular old cro-mo; it's heat-treated Reynolds 725 chromoly steel -- thinner, lighter and extremely strong. Add in a carbon fork for extra lightness and comfort, and you've already got a killer machine, even before you add any components.
A Shimano GRX 1X groupset keeps it simple in the front (40T) and wide in the back (11-42), a gear spread which isn't designed so much for general road riding but which will get you up almost any incline. (The frame is also Di2-compatible, should you decide you need an electronic upgrade.)
On the descents, you'll be very happy to have the stopping power of the GRX hydraulic disc brakes.
The dropper post means you can adjust your saddle height with the flick of a finger, perfect for fine-tuning your position no matter what you're riding up (or down).
The 650b WTB wheelset is super-tough, and ready to be set up tubeless if that's how you roll. The Fugio is also compatible with 700c wheels, should you feel like switching things up a bit.
Mounting points? Let us count the ways. You can fit a rear rack, mud guards, multiple bottle cages, fork cages and even a top tube bag. Of course, you can ignore all of them and just fit frame bags, but isn't it nice to have the option?
Lastly, that paint job. Genesis call it 'rowdy'. We'd add 'stunning'. Soak up those colours.
You'll never blend into the crowd with this bike -- and why would you want to?
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