When the Genesis Day One Disc 2014 Single Speed Bike was first conceived back in late 2010, 'Single-Speed Cyclo-Cross', as a term, didn't really exist. Not one to pigeon-hole a bikes' use, the Day One Disc could just as easily be used as an everyday commuter as it could a winter weekend CX race steed; the large tyre clearances, rear rack and mudguard eyelets all hint at the bikes' adaptable nature. As anyone who's raced 'cross in (the usually accompanying) dreadful conditions will attest, mud-related mechanicals are no fun, and usually result in the end of play and a lighter wallet to boot. Step forward the single-speed cross bike - no gears to miss-shift, no derailleurs to clog-up and no expensive shifter units to smash. Add disc brakes to the mix too and you've got all the mud clearance and all-weather stopping power you could ever need.
Reynolds 520: With similar properties to the famed 531 alloy-steel, Reynolds 520 butted cromoly tubing is made under license for Reynolds in Taiwan, allowing more people affordable access to bikes and frames made from tubing manufactured to their same exacting standards and high quality. Hayes CX Expert: The mechanical disc brake formerly known as the CX5 has been getting rave reviews from riders and press alike - and for good reason! The CX Expert brakes give a nice a nice positive braking feel thanks to the stiff, forged one-piece caliper and handily include an integrated barrel adjuster for cable adjustments. Rack & Mudguard Ready: Generous clearances and eyelets for full-length mudguards and a rear rack mean the Day One morphs quickly and effortlessly into an all-weather load carrier. Semi-Slick Tyres: Faster rolling, semi-slick, Conti Cyclocross Speed 35c tyres have been added for a better performance on a wider variety of surfaces.