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WimpyMiniMasterWimpyMiniMaster Posts: 10
edited July 2014 in Road buying advice
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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
    If it's the right size (check out the Genesis website for geometry) then it's a blinding deal for £450

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Size looks good, just a little sceptical as it's such a large reduction. Do you think it could be something to do with the bike as to why it's been reduced so greatly?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,717
    Size looks good, just a little sceptical as it's such a large reduction. Do you think it could be something to do with the bike as to why it's been reduced so greatly?

    If in doubt, phone the shop and ask them. Although they would be obliged to highlight any issues on the web page if there were problems with the bike...
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    i would have thought it's because they only have 2 sizes left in stock, and they want to clear ...
  • WimpyMiniMasterWimpyMiniMaster Posts: 10
    edited June 2014
    Sorry, I meant as in the bikes just not a very good bike. And also been checking the sizing and am struggling to find a genesis size chart for this bike, and I've read that sometimes these bikes come up small in size? I'm 5'8 with a 30 inch inside leg and was looking at either the 52cm or the 54cm which is £50 more . Does anyone know how these bikes come up size wise?
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    I have the steel equillibrium in a 54 and an 5'9" with 30" inside leg- its just about perfect. There is a geometry chart on the genesis website.

    http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/roa ... /volant-10
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,717
    The geometry is on the Genesis website - just scroll down the relevant page and you will see it.
  • Ahh found it. Having not bought a road bike before, what am I looking for on the geometry chart that will dictate the size I go for?
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    I'm the same height as you but longer legs hence shorter torso, I would get the 54cm for me, so the 54 should be fine for you too.

    My frame is 73.5 seat tube angle and 54.5cm effective top tube, exactly the same as the Genesis 54cm. While I have a 11cm, stem, you might be better with a 12cm as your torso is a bit longer than mine...just my guess.

    How much saddle-bar drop do you want? The 56cm might fit you and you'd have 2cm less drop. The 52 would give a more agressive stance
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  • It looks as though maybe I should opt for the 54cm. I'm only 15 so I imagine hopefully I have an inch of growth left (at a push) as I'm taller than my parents already and haven't grown for a while aha. Also I was looking to do longer distances 100km+ so a less aggressive stance would probably be a little more comfortable for long durations.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    It looks as though maybe I should opt for the 54cm. I'm only 15 so I imagine hopefully I have an inch of growth left (at a push) as I'm taller than my parents already and haven't grown for a while aha. Also I was looking to do longer distances 100km+ so a less aggressive stance would probably be a little more comfortable for long durations.

    From what I've read I would suggest the 54cm too. You can always make a frame a little bigger (raise the saddle, fit a longer stem) but you can't make a big frame smaller. I doubt the 54 will be too big for you, the 52 will likely be too small and the 56 too big.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    BTW, would be worth you trying to get a sit on a 54cm Cannondale CAAD bike, its the same geometry.
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  • That sounds like a plan. Either way though through the power of elimination, it sounds like the 54cm will be the best size. Cheers to everyone for the advice so quick, and will post a photo of it when I get it. Now just need to finishing saving up. Should be about a month and a half I think.
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,917
    That sounds like a plan. Either way though through the power of elimination, it sounds like the 54cm will be the best size. Cheers to everyone for the advice so quick, and will post a photo of it when I get it. Now just need to finishing saving up. Should be about a month and a half I think.

    Are you expecting the bike to still available in a month and a half? Especially as you have now advertised the fact on the web?
  • True, maybe should have waited till closer to it. Could delete the thread?
  • cattytowncattytown Posts: 647
    There seems to be a few dealers offering at broadly similar prices on the bike - Winstanley's are a little more expensive at just shy of £500 but also claim to have larger sizes in.

    Might be worth approaching family for a short term loan? The deal looks to have been discussed on other forums...

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  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    menthel wrote:
    I have the steel equillibrium in a 54 and an 5'9" with 30" inside leg- its just about perfect. There is a geometry chart on the genesis website.

    http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/roa ... /volant-10

    I'm the same size as you and my genesis aether (more or less the same geo I think) fits like a glove in 54cm.
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  • w00dsterw00dster Posts: 880
    Becareful with the sizing, I have two Genesis bikes. Both a 54, but they are noticably smaller than my Trek bikes which are also a 54.
    I'm just under 5' 8". The Genesis 54 is about as small as I would want to go. If you get the chance worth going to the shop and seeing how it fits for yourself.
    The website has the geometry the same for the volant as my flyer, (54.5 horizontal toptube), my Madone has an effective toptube of 54.3, but the Genesis does feel smaller. (both stems are slammed and same size and seat height/forward movement is the same)
  • I think it'll have to be fingers crossed and save up as fast as possible aha. Oh well, if this does fall through there are always other bikes ;)
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