I think this is a solid all round bike, good quality stuff on it, designed to last. I'm not sure how popular this deal will be, because it's not a planet-x carbon bike, or a bike from argos for £70 or a car for this amount of money right? But it's close to legitimately half price. I guess that's because it's slightly niche and Genesis maybe have a lot of extra stock.
Tiagra, a dynamo front hub, and being fully equipped are pretty strong selling points for this price I believe, it would be a total workhorse bike for some time to come certainly.
They've got a slightly different version for £100 more with spyre disc brakes, and less equipment. I guess it depends what you value more. Check this here too: http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/genesis-equilibrium-disc-10-16
Their blurb: -
"Genesis Equilibrium Decade '16
Ltd edition fully equipped Equilibrium w/ Reynolds 725 frame, carbon fork, mudguards, Tubus rack and dynamo hub front light celebrates Genesis 10th birthday.
The Reynolds 725 butted CrMo steel frame is heat-treated to boost tensile strength.
This allows Genesis to specify thinner wall tubing which helps create a smoother, more comfortable without compromising the frame's strength or its acceleration potential.
The carbon fork matches the frame's comfort and lateral stiffness.
The Shutter Precision SV-8 dynamo hub is smooth, efficient and delivers free front lighting (no batteries to replace or charge) via its Cyo Premium 80 Lux headlamp from German bike lighting experts, Busch & Müller.
The Tubus Vega CrMo rear rack weighs just 375g yet it's capable of carrying 25kg loads.
'This Equilibrium is designed to travel a little further, a little longer but without the weight penalty associated with a dedicated tourer.
So, why a triple? Well, the biggest and most obvious advantage over a double is the expanded range. Look at it as having a standard chainset with whole additional set of gears for steep, sustained riding with light loads. With the increased gear range also comes a more even spread of gears for nice smooth transitions and uninterrupted cadence/rhythm.
Fully equipped with well-proven, highly regarded kit from the likes of Tubus, Shutter Precision and Busch & Müller, the Equilibrium Decade will appeal as much to long-distance Audax riders as it will folk looking for an efficient, comfortable and practical everyday bike.
A true rider's bike which reveals more of its well-balanced character the longer you stay in the saddle.'
Road Bike Sizing Guide."