Genesis CdA 10 '16 - RRP: £749
The Genesis CdA 10 is a disc brake-equipped cross / gravel / touring / bridleway-basher road bike. As such, it's like an alloy frame/carbon fork version of Genesis best selling steel-frame Croix de Fer, so we presume CdA is Genesis' shorthand for Croix de Aluminium.
Quality alloy frame with fast but forgiving geometry.
If you want to reduce weight whilst improving comfort, aerodynamics and steering response, upgrading the fork blades from metal to carbon is probably the most profound improvement you can make on a road bike.
Clearance and eyelets for full-length mudguards.
Like the frame, the Continental Sport Contact SL II 700x32 tyres are fast but forgiving.
The inboard disc mount makes it easy to fit a rear rack.
Genesis RandoX compact (125mm drop x 70mm reach) flared bars offer easier transition from the bar tops to the drops.
The bars are comfortably finished with gel-padded cork tape.
Shimano Claris STI Dual Control 2x8 shifters ensure smooth gear changing.
Promax disc brakes.
Features and Specifications
Frame and Fork
Wheels and Braking