If the paintjob wasn't a complete giveaway, the Genesis Volare 00 2014 Road Bike borrows heavily from their development of the Madison-Genesis team race bike, sharing the same race-orientated geometry but utilising Reynolds' Birmingham-made 631 air-hardened tubeset and a full Shimano Tiagra 10-speed groupset to offer serious 'bang-for-your-buck'. A development of Reynolds' now-legendary 531 tubeset but approximately 10% stronger, 631 is cold-drawn from billet and air-hardens after welding, creating a frame that is both light (as it's stronger, we can use less of it), incredibly strong and gives a lively, forgiving ride. Up front you'll find an oversize 44mm headtube providing compatibility with the 1-1/2''-1-1/8'' tapered steerer carbon fork, together making for a stiff and efficient front end for planted tracking in corners and surefooted handling. A mid-level steel road race bike for those looking for something a little different to the norm and will appreciate the fine ride characteristics of a well-engineered steel frame.
Reynolds 631: A development of Reynolds' now-legendary 531 tubeset but approximately 10% stronger, 631 is cold-drawn from billet and air-hardens after welding, creating a frame that is both light (as it's stronger, we can use less of it), incredibly strong and gives a lively, forgiving ride. 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. 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). Carbon Fork: The sleek, colour-matched, carbon legged/alloy tapered steerer fork is the perfect complement to the Reynolds 631 frame, offering significant weight saving, confidence-inspiring handling and helping to reduce 'road-buzz' transmitted up through the handlebar.