Bike of the Week | 2021 Genesis Fugio 30 metal gravel bike
The Fugio is Genesis’ all-out gravel bike and this – the brand new 2021 Genesis Fugio 30 – needs to be one of many best-looking bikes to launch this yr.
Based mostly round a full Shimano GRX groupset, the bike sits on the high of the Fugio vary.
Let’s get one thing out of the way in which – the Genesis Fugio 30’s paint job is unimaginable.
Last year’s Fugio sported a equally resplendent blue-fade paint job however we’ve been received over by this yr’s color scheme.
The eighties-ish-throwback pink to purple fade seems so good and we are going to at all times have fun one thing this jazzy – it actually stands out in a world of boring and austere finishes.
The Fugio relies on a Reynolds 725 tubeset, which is matched with a full carbon fork.
725 is Reynolds’ third-tier steel tubeset and is mandrel butted and heat-treated in order that thinner partitions can be utilized. This brings weight down and contributes to the zingy and spritely journey really feel related to high-end metal bikes.
The construct for the top-end bike has additionally been up to date for 2021, shifting away from SRAM’s Apex groupset in favour of a full Shimano GRX construct.
Arrange in a 1x association, an 11-42t cassette is paired with a 40t chainring, giving ample vary for all however the very steepest luggage-laden climbs.
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The bike will play properly with both 650b or 700c wheels, however in its inventory spec, the bike ships with 47mm-wide WTB Enterprise gravel tyres within the smaller diameter.
In a equally shred-friendly transfer, the bike can be fitted with a dropper seatpost.
Shimano’s GRX groupset features a non-indexed left-hand lever choice (ST-RX810-LA) that provides you the neatest-possible dropper publish management on drop bars. That is used on the Fugio 30 and controls an X-Fusion Manic publish, which presents 50mm of drop.
The bike usually bristles with mounting choices, together with entrance and rear pannier rack mounting choices, triple-bolt Something-style mounts on the fork, three water bottle mounts, and the now de-rigueur top-tube mount simply behind the pinnacle tube.
Do you have to desire to journey with a dry bum, the bike can even accommodate full-cover mudguards.
A forward-facing mount on the crown of the fork can even make mounting a dynamo gentle a breeze.
As pictured, the bike will set you again £2,999.99. The extra modestly priced Fugio 20 (£2,299.99) makes use of Genesis’ in-house Mjolnir metal tubeset for the body and a less expensive total construct. The entry-level Fugio 10 (£1,599.99) will get a less expensive construct once more and in addition strikes to an alloy body.
Which of the three bikes would you go for? Do you like or detest that wild paint job? Tell us your ideas within the feedback!
2021 Genesis Fugio 30 specs
- Frameset: Genesis Fugio 30, Reynolds 725 tubing, full carbon fork
- Groupset: Shimano GRX, 40t chainring, 11-42t cassette
- Tyres: WTB Enterprise, 650 x 47mm
- Handlebar: Genesis alloy gravel, 16-degree flare
- Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost
- Stem: Genesis alloy
- Wheelset: WTB i25 rims, Jalco hubs