The Genesis Croix de Fer is now in its 10th year of production and the 20 frameset has the look of a well-proven classic. The tank-green livery with gold details is matched with brass anti-corrosion cable adjusters either side of the slim ring-reinforced head-tube.
The 725 chromoly steel is made by respected UK tube manufacturer Reynolds, and the frame is a mix of large 34mm diameter down-tube, 31mm top tube and slim 28mm seat tube. The resulting baseline ride is well balanced between firm and forgiving.
The slim, tapered fork does a good job of extending that precise-but-unpunishing character to the front wheel, and both ends are threaded, ready for racks and mudguards.
A slim, tapered fork helps the Croix de Fer strike a balance between firm and forgiving
A cruiser not a sprinter
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