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Genesis Equilibrium 00 2014 £599 – Save £300

Posted on July 21, 2014 | in Road Bikes | by
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Genesis Equilibrium 00 2014 Road Bike – £599

I love steel bikes and the Genesis Equilibrium is a beauty. With a saving of £300 from Rutland at the moment it’s a real steel steal: www.rutlandcycling.com/159668/products/genesis-equilibrium-00-2014-road-bike.aspx

There are a number of benefits of steel over alluminium. It’s softer and more pliant which makes for a more comfortable ride, and it’s also stronger allowing for the beautiful narrow steel tubing which gives steel bikes a classic look.  It can be argued that it’s little heavier than alluminium but, on any ride of a reasonable distance, the lack of muscle fatigue induced by the vibration of an alluminium frame will help you ride faster on a steel bike. I bought an alluminium bike and now have a fully-sprung Brooks saddle on it, which I’m sure weighs significantly more than if I’d bought a steel-framed bike in the first place!  It could be argued that I’m a bit fussy about comfort though…

A number of bike makers have recently begun producing steel road-bikes but it’s Charge and Genesis that generally get the best reviews. Genesis also make the famous Crois De Fer which has proved itself to be a wonderful long-distance tourer. The Equilibrium as a lighter-weight bike but still allows you to fit full-length mudguards which make it a fantastic audax or winter-commuter bike.  If you really do have room for one bike (and you aren’t planning to go off-road much) then this could well be the one.

The current blue and white colour-scheme looks stunning – you can see some more photo’s here:

www.rutlandcycling.com/159668/products/genesis-equilibrium-00-2014-road-bike.aspx

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