If you hadn’t already guessed, the large unpainted areas of shiny polished metal on the Genesis Volare 20 2014 Road Bike are a dead giveaway that the frame is made from a designated stainless steel tubeset. Part of…
If you hadn’t already guessed, the large unpainted areas of shiny polished metal on the Genesis Volare 20 2014 Road Bike are a dead giveaway that the frame is made from a designated stainless steel tubeset. Part of the new wave of ‘super steels’, Reynolds 931 sits just below their flagship 953, offering a similar strength-to-weight ratio as 853 coupled with unrivalled anti-corrosive resistance (thanks to its 17% Chromium content) to offer both durability and looks to last a lifetime. More workable and less labour-intensive than 953 (price reflects this), 931 is a seamless, cold-worked tubeset, precipitation-hardening (or artificial aging) steel-alloy, meaning the crystal structure is altered and strengthened during heat-treatment stage, raising the tensile strength and hardening the material and allowing tube wall thickness of down to 0.4mm. With oversize 24mm round chainstays, 38.1mm downtube, a wide 86.5mm press-fit BB shell, 44mm oversize headtube, everything about the Volare 20 screams performance. The unmatched ride quality of steel is ever-present though, and in conjunction with the 27.2mm seatpost, the 931 frame does a great job of dampening out harsh UK roads – stiff enough to race, yet comfy enough for all-day training rides.
Reynolds 931: Similar in tensile strength to Reynolds 853, 931’s party piece is its 17% Chromium/4% Nickel content which designates it a stainless steel; resulting in brilliant corrosion resistance to the elements alongside a competitive strength-to-weight ratio – a true all-seasons bike for year-round use with durability to last a lifetime! Shimano BB86 Press-Fit: 86.5mm BB shell plays 68mm standard road diameter. What does this mean for us? A larger surface area with which to weld and adjoin other tubes to (we now have room to use stiffer, fully round, 24mm chainstays without compromising clearance) and wider spacing of the bearings. 44mm Headtube: By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the 44mm headtube ensures full compatibility with the 1-1/2" – 1-1/8" tapered carbon fork. It also provides a larger weld surface area at both the downtube and toptube junctions to allow for larger diameter tubing and a tube shaping, not to mention increasing front end stiffness, improving tracking and handling. New Ultegra 11sp: All of the great features and fantastic shifting and braking performance of the flagship Dura-Ace 11sp componentry in a slightly more affordable package.
Reynolds 931 Stainless Steel w/ X44 Oversize Headtube
Carbon/Alloy Road Race, 1.5" – 1-1/8" Tapered Steerer, 45mm rake
- Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 11sp
- Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 11sp
- Number of Gears:
Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 11sp
Shimano Ultegra FC-6800
- Bottom Bracket:
Shimano SM-BB71 Press-Fit
Shimano CS-6800 11-28T 11sp
Shimano CN-6800 11sp
Shimano Ultegra BR-6800
- Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra ST-6800
Genesis 0.4 Road Compact, 125mm drop x 70mm reach
Genesis 0.4 Road, 31.8mm, +/-7 degrees Rise
M:Part Elite X44 Sealed Cartridge
Microfiber Anti-Slip w/ Silicon Gel
Shimano WH-RS61-TL Tubeless Compatible
- Front Tyre:
Continental Grand Sport Race 700×25c (folding)
- Rear Tyre:
Continental Grand Sport Race 700×25c (folding)
Selle San Marco Concor Power Start
Genesis 0.3 Road, 27.2 × 350mm
18lbs 7oz / 8.36kg (56cm)
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Polished Stainless, 56cm
In Stock – This bike is in stock. UK Next Day delivery available if ordered before 3pm or try our Click & Collect service (FREE).
For UK next day delivery
||178 to 183 cm
70 to 72 inches
Polished Stainless, 54cm
Discontinued – This size/colour is now sold out and obsolete. We cannot obtain any more from the supplier and it won't return to stock.
|173 to 178 cm
68 to 70 inches
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