Genesis Volant 10 2014 Road Bike. The Latin translation for Volant; 'to fly', was definitely Genesis's inspiration in putting together their new flighty sportive and endurance machine with lively and involved ride characteristics. The new lightweight double-butted aluminium frame uses a special hybrid combo of two different alloys to give a unique blend of a stiff and efficient pedalling platform alongside unsurpassed all-day comfort in the saddle. The butting process meanwhile ensures ample wall thickness and strength where required but trims any excess and extra unnecessary weight where it's not - tuned for optimum performance. Comfortable and stable geometry, wide-range gearing and pothole-proof 32-hole 3-cross laced wheelset combine with the cleverly-engineered aluminium frame and carbon fork to deliver a level of performance that belies the price-tag. Ideal for anyone looking for a speedy, efficient and comfortable introduction to the world of drop-bar road bikes; be it sportives, weekend rides with friends or even your first triathlon.
6061/6069 Hybrid Aluminium Frame: The new lightweight double-butted aluminium frame uses a special hybrid combo of two different alloys to give a unique blend of a stiff and efficient pedalling platform alongside unsurpassed all-day comfort in the saddle. 44mm Headtube: By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the 44mm headtube ensures full compatibility with different fork steerer tube standards. 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. Compact Gearing: The 50/34T gearing provided by the compact chainset gives a greater selection of lower climbing gears without vastly affecting overall top speed (vs. traditional 53/39T setups). Shimano Sora: Shimano's workhorse 9-speed groupset will offer mile after mile of reliable performance.