Put quite simply, a posh Croix! The tried-and-tested geometry and tube profiles of our firm favourite constructed from Reynolds' 931 stainless steel tubeset. Thanks to the new wave of 'super steels', steel has never been stronger, lighter and more durable than it is today; perfect for building bikes with. Banish those old-school misconceptions of steel as an old school, heavy, flexy material; this is a new era of high-end steel tubing, producing vastly different bikes from those of yesteryear - stronger and therefore lighter, stiffer thanks to oversize offerings, and, in the case of 931, corrosion-resistant. To think what framebuilders could've done in the 80s with this stuff! Thanks to the increased tensile strength of 931 we're able to draw the tubes a little thinner than usual, helping to drop a little weight and increase the overall liveliness and comfort of the ride (without compromising integrity). 931's real party trick is its 17% Chromium/#37; Nickel content which designates it a stainless steel; resulting in brilliant corrosion resistance to the elements - a true all-seasons bike for year-round use with durability to last a lifetime. that is what Genesis have made when the created the Genesis Croix de Fer 931 2014 Cyclocross Frameset.