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Genesis Datum Gravel Bike

animal72animal72 Posts: 251
edited June 2017 in Your road bikes
Needed an excuse for another bike, so a Gravel bike to ride the local droves and potholes sounded like a good excuse.
Fast forward to a Rutland Cycles sale, and here she is.

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Frame: Genesis Datum C/F
Forks: Genesis Cyclocross C/F
Bars: Genesis Furio Pro Cyclocross (lovely flared drops)
Stem: Genesis 100mm
Headset: FSA

Brake Levers: Shimano 105 Hydro (5800)
Brakes: Shimano RS505

Shifters: Shimano 105 5800
Cables: Shimano
Front Mech: Shimano 105 5800
Rear Mech: Shimano 105 5800

Seat: Fizik Antares
Seat Post: Control Tech EXL Carbon (Need inline for my riding position)
Seat Post Clamp: Genesis

Cranks: Shimano RS500
Chain: KMC
Cassette: 105 5800
Pedals: Shimano XT SPD
Bottom Bracket: Shimano RS500

Wheels:
Rim: Jalco
Hub: Formula RX
Tire: Clement Strada 700x32

Accessories: Garmin Mount, CatEye Lights

Weight: 9.8 Kg as pictured.

Other info: Seatpost and Saddle done, Planning to replace the wheels (prob Novatec/Stans) and cranks, but everything else can stay stock.
Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

Mostly Steel.

Posts

  • tim_wandtim_wand Posts: 2,552
    Very nice. Personally I d go for 5800 series chainset as well and some Hunt 4 Season gravel.
  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
    tim wand wrote:
    Very nice. Personally I d go for 5800 series chainset as well and some Hunt 4 Season gravel.

    Wanted 36/46, which I don't think is available??
    Thanks for the Hunt suggestion, will take a look.
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,444
    I like the Datum, but I still can't understand why Genesis bikes always come up so heavy, even when fairly high specced. Never managed to get my Croix de Fer below 11 kg and my Fugio below 10 kg.
  • dlsadgitdlsadgit Posts: 1
    tim wand wrote:
    Very nice. Personally I d go for 5800 series chainset as well and some Hunt 4 Season gravel.

    Get the slimline lockring for front forks - the standard ones will rub/gouge the inside of the fork.

    Precisely what I've done - also Schwalbe g-Ones (40s are tight 35s might be better) I've also change the chainset and put a 10x135 DT Swiss thru axle (CRC bolt/Hunt axle). Pleased all round (except stock wheels).

    Running tubeless (stock wheel/tyre a bear [too loose], Hunts are fine and much much lighter).
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