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2021 Genesis Croix de Fer

Legendary ‘go-anywhere’ all-road adventure bike – refined

Genesis Croix de Fer bikes are nothing short of legendary in the world of multi-terrain riding.  The classy looking Croix de Fer is supremely capable, infinitely adaptable and totally reliable.  And in the latest 2021 versions it has been evolved and refined to be more capable than ever before, with increased tyre capacity, more luggage bosses, new groupsets, through axles and two new performance models – it’s still very much the original gravel, back road and adventure bike though, with the same ‘go-anywhere, do anything’ attitude that’s been instilled since it’s conception. And there’s also the ultimate Cdf experience with the Croix de Fer Titanium here >>

For as long as we can remember, the best cycling adventures have happened off the beaten track. The road to adventure isn’t defined, doesn’t follow a trail, and more often than not isn’t even a road at all. It’s whatever you make of it and that’s what the Croix de Fer bikes are ready for.  So many categories in cycling are for bikes that sit inside neat little boxes. We know that niches don’t make for great bike rides, but freedom does. Way back in 2009 Genesis were shouting that drop bars shouldn’t confine a bike to the road, and the Croix de Fer has proved that and more. At the time it was a risk, because gravel and adventure bikes were far in the future, but it caught on in a big way and over a decade later the CdF is still going strong, loved by a generation of riders who didn’t want to be contained by the boundaries of bike-riding genres.

The 2021 range of steel Croix de Fer bikes is the most versatile that Genesis have ever produced. They have been listening to what riders want and created the new, improved Croix de Fer to meet those needs. These are the bikes that will take you to the places you never knew you wanted to go, they’ll match your adventurous spirit pedal stroke for pedal stroke and make you remember why going for a ride is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. If you are looking for that ‘one bike’ that will take you almost anywhere without missing a beat regardless of the punishment you throw at it, come rain or shine; that you’ll be hard pushed to reach its limits; and, most importantly, induce big grins with each and every outing? Then look no further than the Genesis Croix de Fer.

All models are disc braked, as you would expect, and are for 2021 are fitted with a increased range of mounts for full length guards, racks, fork cages or panniers, three water bottles, top tube bags, frame bags – the lot!  And all will take either panniers or bike-packing bags with ease of course.

As well as different components, the individual models within the steel Croix de Fer range are constructed from one of three different frame materials, offering riders a wide choice of riding experiences:

REYNOLDS 853:

Probably the most popular and widely used of all of Reynolds’ performance-orientated steel offerings for riders looking for speed; 853 hits that sweet spot of high performance, weight and cost. Accept no imitations – every Croix de Fer 50 tube is 853, creating that unmistakable ride quality!  It’s matched to the full carbon CGR1 fork that saves around 900-grams over the steel variant, keeping weight low, handling keen and featuring bottle/Anything Cage mounting points.

REYNOLDS 725:

The classic premium steel tubing that made the name of Croix de Fer synonymous with reliability and performance –  a seamless Chromoly but heat-treated to boost tensile strength, think of it as Chromoly on steroids.  It’s heated to around 1600F whereby a structural change in the steels’ crystal lattice occurs (a stronger, more uniform orientation), it’s then quenched (cooled rapidly) to lock-in the structural change. As it’s stronger Genesis can get away with using less of it, so thinner butts are the order of the day helping to achieve a lighter overall frame weight and livelier ride without compromising strength.

MJÖLNIR:

AKA ‘Thor’s Hammer’ and pronounced ‘Myol-n(ee)r‘.  Genesis’s double-butted, cold-drawn, seamless, Taiwanese Chromoly tubeset also goes by the aliases of 4130, Cr-Mo and Chromo.  Ultra-reliable tubing that performs well in a variety of applications, and which can be built into framesets at a lower cost than with the lighter and stiffer Reynolds 725.  The starting point for many a tough, affordable steel frame – ideal for applications where low weight or maximum responsiveness are not quite as important.

“The Genesis Croix de Fer is a genuinely capable all-rounder which can tackle off-road mud, rides confidently on road and can be loaded up for touring…It’s a model that has cemented its place within the fabric of the UK designed bike scene after years of reliable existence – and earns itself a place in the Editor’s Choice Awards of 2017 for being a true all-terrain mile muncher ideals for those seeking a bomb proof touring machine”  Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice 

The ride on road feels very stable, and this is transferred to off-road handling. The Genesis Croix de Fer is a bike which gives a lot of confidence through the mud and puddles that are a feature of UK bridleways pretty much the whole year.  If versatility is your ultimate goal, there are other options within the adventure and cyclocross arena that might meet your needs just as well. However, if you’re looking for a steel bike that will manage heavy-duty touring as well as off-road duties, the Genesis Croix de Fer looks to be bang on the money.”  Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice 

Fast and responsive, yet stable, surefooted and perfectly balanced, the CdF personifies fun on two wheels, paved or unpaved. Commuting duties during the week, evening spins along the lanes in the evening, then epic, multi-terrain adventures at the weekend, the Croix is a capable and adaptable beast of a bike that rarely gets fazed whichever way you point it.

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Genesis Croix De Fer

The Genesis Croix de Fer is nothing short of legendary in the world of multi-terrain bikes. Never has one bike been more worthy of the ‘one bike, many hats’ crown.

2021 Croix de Fer 50

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Reynolds 853 Seamless Air-Hardened Heat Treated Steel frame with Genesis CGR1 Carbon Fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 800/600 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 tubeless compatible wheels with WTB Raddler 700x40c TLR tyres – - upgraded special editions also available
  • Max Tyre Clearance: 700c x 45c (rear), 700c x 40c (front)

Frame: Reynolds 853 Seamless Air-Hardened Heat Treated Steel
Fork: Genesis CGR1 Carbon Fork
Headset: PT-1770 EC34 Upper/ EC34 Lower
Handlebars: Genesis Alloy, 16 Deg Flare, XS = 400mm, SM/M = 420mm, L-XL = 440mm
Stem: Genesis Alloy, 31.8mm, -6 Deg, 100mm
Grips/Tape: Genesis Vexgel
Saddle: Genesis Adventure
Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 X 350mm
Pedals: NW-91K With Cage
Shifters: Shimano GRX ST-R810 11spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX810 Medium Cage
Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX810
Chainset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30t XS/S = 170mm, M/L= 172.5mm, XL= 175mm
BB: Shimano BB-RS500
Chain: KMC X11
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG800-11 11/34t 11spd
Brakes: Shimano GRX BR-RX810
Brake Levers: Shimano GRX ST-R810 11spd
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm, Centre Lock
Rims: WTB ST Light I23 TCS 2.0, 32h
Hubs: Formula Front – CL-712 / Rear – RXC-142s, Centre Lock, 32h
Spokes: Steel 14g
Tyres: WTB Riddler 700x40c Tubeless Ready

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, such as:

  • Complete bike with all-new 2021 Mavic Allroad SL Disc wheels (worth £590) – just £3149

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £2999.99 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

2021 Croix de Fer 40

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated thru axle frame with vibration-absorbing Cr-Mo Unicrown thru axle fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 600 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset:  WTB ST i23 2.0 TCS tubeless compatible wheels with Kenda Booster 700x40c TLR tyres – - upgraded special editions also available
  • Max Tyre Clearance: 650B x 47c; 700c x 42c

Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork: Chromoly Disc Fork With Anything Cage Mounts
Headset: PT-1770 EC34 Upper/ EC34 Lower
Handlebars: Genesis Alloy, 16 Deg Flare, XS = 400mm, SM/M = 420mm, L-XL = 440mm
Stem: Genesis Alloy, 31.8mm, -6 Deg, 100mm
Grips/Tape: Genesis Vexgel
Saddle: Genesis Adventure
Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 X 350mm
Pedals: NW-91K With Cage
Shifters: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 11spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX810 Medium Cage
Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX810
Chainset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30t XS/S = 170mm, M/L= 172.5mm, XL= 175mm
BB: Shimano BB-RS500
Chain: KMC X11
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG70011 11/34t 11spd
Brakes: Shimano GRX BR-RX400
Brake Levers: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 11spd
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT70, 160mm, Centre Lock
Rims: WTB ST I23 TCS 2.0, 32h
Hubs: Formula Front – CL-712 / Rear – RXC-142s, Centre Lock, 32h
Spokes: Steel 14g
Tyres: Kenda Booster 700x40c Tubeless Ready

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, such as:

  • Complete bike with Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc wheels (worth £319) – just £2315
  • Complete bike with Mavic Allroad S Disc wheels (worth £410) – just £2359

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £2299.99 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

2021 Croix de Fer 30

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated thru axle frame with vibration-absorbing Cr-Mo Unicrown thru axle fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 600 / 105 22 speed transmission with TRP Spyre-C Mechanical Disc brakes
  • Wheelset:  Strong 32-hole Jalco XCD21 tubeless compatible rims with Kenda Booster 700x40c tyres – - upgraded special editions also available
  • Max Tyre Clearance: 650B x 47c; 700c x 42c

Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork: Chromoly Disc Fork With Anything Cage Mounts
Headset: PT-1770 EC34 Upper/ EC34 Lower
Handlebars: Genesis Alloy, 16 Deg Flare, XS = 400mm, SM/M = 420mm, L-XL = 440mm
Stem: Genesis Alloy, 31.8mm, -6 Deg, 100mm
Grips/Tape: Genesis Vexgel
Saddle: Genesis Adventure
Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 X 350mm
Pedals: NW-91K With Cage
Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-R7000 11spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX810 Medium Cage
Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX810
Chainset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30t XS/S = 170mm, M/L= 172.5mm, XL= 175mm
BB: Shimano BB-RS500
Chain: KMC X11
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG70011 11/34t 11spd
Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Mechanical Disc
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 ST-R7000 11spd
Rotors: TRP TR160, 160mm, 6 Bolt
Rims: Jalco XCD21, 32h, Tubeless Compatable
Hubs: Formula Front – RX-812 / Rear – RX-300, 6 Bolt, 32h
Spokes: Steel 14g
Tyres: Kenda Booster 700x40c Tubeless Ready

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, such as:

  • Complete bike with Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc wheels (worth £319) – just £1999
  • Complete bike with Mavic Allroad S Disc wheels (worth £410) – just £2049

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £1899.99 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

2021 Croix de Fer 20

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated frame with vibration-absorbing Cr-Mo Unicrown fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 400 / Tiagra 20 speed transmission with TRP Spyre-C Mechanical Disc brakes
  • Wheelset:  Strong 32-hole Jalco XCD21 tubeless compatible rims with Kenda Booster 700x40c TLR tyres
  • Max Tyre Clearance: 650B x 47c; 700c x 42c

Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork: Chromoly Disc Fork With Anything Cage Mounts
Headset: PT-1770 EC34 Upper/ EC34 Lower
Handlebars: Genesis Alloy, 16 Deg Flare, XS = 400mm, SM/M = 420mm, L-XL = 440mm
Stem: Genesis Alloy, 31.8mm, -6 Deg, 100mm
Grips/Tape: Genesis Vexgel
Saddle: Genesis Adventure
Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 X 350mm
Pedals: NW-91K With Cage
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 10spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX400 10spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX400
Chainset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30t XS = 165mm, S/M = 170mm, L/XL = 175mm
BB: Shimano BB-RS500
Chain: KMC X10
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500-10 11/34t 10spd
Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Mechanical Disc
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 10spd
Rotors: TRP TR160, 160mm, 6 Bolt
Rims: Jalco XCD21, 32h, Tubeless Compatable
Hubs: KT-K08, 6 Bolt, 32h
Spokes: Steel 14g
Tyres: Kenda Booster 700x40c Tubeless Ready

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £1499.99 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

2021 Croix de Fer 10

Key Features:

  • Frameset:  Genesis Mjolnir Seamless Double Butted Cr-Mo frame with super strong vibration-absorbing Cr-Mo fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano Sora 18 speed transmission with TRP Spyre-C 2-piston mechanical disc brakes
  • Wheelset:  Strong 32-hole Jalco XCD21 tubeless compatible rims with Kenda Booster 700x40c TLR tyres
  • Max Tyre Clearance: 650B x 47c; 700c x 42c

Frame: Genesis Mjolnir Seamless Double-Butted Chromoly
Fork: Chromoly Disc Fork With Anything Cage Mounts
Headset: PT-1606 EC34 Upper/EC34 Lower
Handlebars: Genesis Alloy, 16 Deg Flare, XS = 400mm, SM/M = 420mm, L-XL = 440mm
Stem: Genesis Alloy, 31.8mm, -6 Deg, 100mm
Grips/Tape: Genesis Vexgel
Saddle: Genesis Adventure
Seatpost: Genesis Alloy 27.2 x 350mm
Pedals: NW-91K With Cage
Shifters: Shimano Sora ST-R3000 9spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora R3000 9spd GS Cage
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora R3000 Band On
Chainset: Genesis TAF37 46/30t, XS = 165mm, S/M = 170mm, L/XL = 175mm
BB Shimano BB-RS500
Chain: KMC X9
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG400-9 11/34t 9spd
Brakes: TRP Spyre-C Mechanical Disc
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora ST-R3000 9spd
Rotors: TRP TR160, 160mm, 6 Bolt
Rims: Jalco XCD21, 32h, Tubeless Compatable
Hubs: KT-K68, 6 Bolt, 32h
Spokes: Steel 14g
Tyres: Kenda Booster 700x40c Tubeless Ready

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £1199.99 – but to receive our own simply unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

Genesis Croix de Fer Flat Bar