Genesis Bike-Genesis Vagabond
Vagabond is a monstercross bike in the loosest sense of the term; the illegitimate lovechild of a road and mountain bike, a ‘frankenbike’ that has long been the staple of shed tinkerers, the result of many an experimental ‘I wonder if…’ spare parts box builds.
The late, great Steve Worland summed them up nicely as “…the perfect cross-dresser for those long, steady rides that encompass a bit of everything.” Tourer, commuter, ruffty tuffy road bike, the Vagabond will happily turn it’s hand to most disciplines with as much as a simple tyre swap.
We’ve uprated the frameset to utilise Reynolds’ benchmark 725 steel which further enhances the ride qualities, while modernising the dropouts to bring 12mm thru-axles into the game.
In keeping with its off-road persuasions, a 1X Sram Apex drivetrain with a 36-tooth chainring keeps things moving forward over all terrains, with the mountain-bike style 29er wheels and tyres rolling over the worst of any rough stuff.
SRAM GXP XR 73mm
SRAM Apex 1 11 Speed
Tektro Spyre-C Mechanical Disc
SRAM PG1130 11-42T
SRAM Stylo 36T S = 170 mm MD/XL = 175 mm
PT-1770 EC34 Upper / EC34 Lower
Formula Front – CL-712 / Rear RXC-142A
SRAM Apex 1 Long Cage 11 Speed
WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0
Genesis Alloy 27.2 x 400 mm
SRAM APEX 1 11spd
Steel 14 g
Genesis Alloy -/+17deg 100 mm
Kenda Saber Pro 29 x 2.1 Tubeless Ready