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Customer reviews for Genesis Day 01 Alfine 11 2012 Cyclocross Bike

Genesis Day 01 Alfine 11 2012 Cyclocross Bike

Overall rating:
4.5 / 5
4.5
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5
(2 reviews) 2
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Rating breakdown 2 reviews
5 Stars
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Genesis Day 01 Alfine 11 2012 Cyclocross Bike
Review 1 for Genesis Day 01 Alfine 11 2012 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
berty153
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Canary Wharf

Great ride extra smooth hub gearing

Posted18 June 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
Bought this bike as a commuter and for touring during the summer. Very impressed so far. At first I thought it felt a little heavy in the back with the 11 speed hub but you don't feel this when riding, the whole bike is in fact very well balanced the steel frame together with excellent 28c Ultragator tyres makes for a super smooth ride and the hub gear is quick to change and silent. The only minor issue is the saddle and I think I will upgrade that at some point for a Brooks Swift. All in all a great purchase.
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Review 2 for Genesis Day 01 Alfine 11 2012 Cyclocross Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
downtown
Country:France
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Spitalfields

Beautiful mixed bag

Posted01 May 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Well I've only had it 2 days so these are first impressions:
Well it is beautiful although not £600 more beautiful than the Croix de Fer. With the chunky continental travel contact tyres there isn't much clearance - infact 1mm to the rear brake cable so no room for buckling it.
It is very comfortable even with that seat and I enjoyed the transition from road to dirt track and back again. However it doesn't roll nearly as well as it should. Both disks rub unless you wind off the pads so they are useless and the free wheel on the alfine doesn't feel as free as on my mountain bike. As for the Alfine - it works well enough, the gear spacing is not even but it is oddly right nonetheless. There is also a feeling of give when pulling away hard as though the chain was slightly elastic - very odd but doesn't really affect the ride I am guessing this is the Alfine and not the chain.
I am going to switch back to slicks and see what difference it makes to how the bike rolls and also take a good look at the disks and will update this review at a later date.
So to conclude, heavy but beautiful and several hundred quid too expensive.
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