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Genesis Day One 20 Nexus Men's Road Bike 2018 - £549 @ Cycle Republic
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Genesis Day One 20 Nexus Men's Road Bike 2018 - £549 @ Cycle Republic

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Posted 20th Dec 2018

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The Genesis Day One 20 is down to £549 @ Cycle Republic.

Next best price I can find it for is £699

Looks like all sizes are still available except for XL (sadly, my size!).

Genius steel-framed low-maintenance steed!

If you can find it in store then you might also be able to get 10% off with BC membership.
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If anyone finds this in a store in sIze XL, please let me know!
I meant at cycle republic but I appreciate the info thanks
Looks a brilliant bike, low maintenance, extremely easy to ride with stop and start riding in cities etc, comfortable design, excellent brakes and you have a 1:1 direct drive gear in I think gear '5'. When you wear out the nexus 8 you can always put a nexus 3 in which tend to be a bit stronger and more reliable due to their greater simplicity. Don't think the Nexus 8 is less reliable than the Nexus 7 though as the 7 is actually a more complicated hub with 9 gears of which 2 are disabled.

Anyway definitely a thumbs up on this one.
bonzobanana1 h, 1 m ago

Looks a brilliant bike, low maintenance, extremely easy to ride with stop …Looks a brilliant bike, low maintenance, extremely easy to ride with stop and start riding in cities etc, comfortable design, excellent brakes and you have a 1:1 direct drive gear in I think gear '5'. When you wear out the nexus 8 you can always put a nexus 3 in which tend to be a bit stronger and more reliable due to their greater simplicity. Don't think the Nexus 8 is less reliable than the Nexus 7 though as the 7 is actually a more complicated hub with 9 gears of which 2 are disabled.Anyway definitely a thumbs up on this one.


What he said.
Good spot. I've been looking at these recently with a view to replacing my current commuter. 12 months interest free credit available too.
Nice find op. Very tempting.
If only the colour was different.
Great deal. I just darent at the moment. Wife will kill me.
thesarkster20/12/2018 15:06

Great deal. I just darent at the moment. Wife will kill me.


I was just thinking I ought to consult the boss partner
AndySX8 m ago

I was just thinking I ought to consult the boss partner



Jus had a meaty movement because of my partner
Got an older version of this and love it.

Great price.
Edited by: "utigers" 20th Dec 2018
abdndamo11 h, 47 m ago

https://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m115b185s860p28589/Touring_Bikes/Touring_Bikes/GENESIS_Day_One_20_2018/RS_GB/111476?gclid=CjwKCAiAmO3gBRBBEiwA8d0Q4pA5IWLTRb-Wk77psW4HBJqQOyZj_Xz6ccGzc15S1_S1gRQ7aDQ01xoC55IQAvD_BwE


Use their green commute initiative scheme and save between 30-42% off this.
rodman1 h, 46 m ago

get carbon one for £899 …get carbon one for £899 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/genesis-zeal-20-105-carbon-road-bike-999-cycle-republic-3112552


This is a super comfortable, strong, easy to ride commuting/touring type bike but that is a super lightweight road bike designed to maximise riding speed to the detriment of almost everything else. It's unlikely the same person would shortlist both of those bikes unless it was something like the Genesis day one as their everyday commuting bike and the Zeal as their weekend racing, club ride bike.
Took the plunge in the end.
Been looking at this for a 6 mile commute decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml what's the genesis like on hills? as I have a couple on my commute?
ravi4723/12/2018 12:33

Been looking at this for a 6 mile commute …Been looking at this for a 6 mile commute https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-520-disc-road-bike-navy-105-id_8554421.html what's the genesis like on hills? as I have a couple on my commute?


The Decathlon bike is lighter and faster and likely a tiny bit easier up hills. The Genesis is heavier, slower but more comfortable, much stronger and with very easy to operate hub gears which can be changed at any point whether cycling or stationary which makes it easy to cycle in stop/start situations, heavy traffic etc. Decathlon bikes tend to have lower weight limits although saying that I'm not sure what the weight limits on the Genesis are. The Genesis bike is more like the approach to commuting bikes you have in Germany and the Netherlands the Decathlon bike is pretty much a road bike designed for speed.

The gear range of the Nexus 8 is 307% compared to 428% for the Triban. The low gearing will be very similar for going up hills but the Triban will have much higher gearing for flats and downhill.

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Edited by: "bonzobanana" 24th Dec 2018
bonzobanana5 h, 5 m ago

The Decathlon bike is lighter and faster and likely a tiny bit easier up …The Decathlon bike is lighter and faster and likely a tiny bit easier up hills. The Genesis is heavier, slower but more comfortable, much stronger and with very easy to operate hub gears which can be changed at any point whether cycling or stationary which makes it easy to cycle in stop/start situations, heavy traffic etc. Decathlon bikes tend to have lower weight limits although saying that I'm not sure what the weight limits on the Genesis are. The Genesis bike is more like the approach to commuting bikes you have in Germany and the Netherlands the Decathlon bike is pretty much a road bike designed for speed.The gear range of the Nexus 8 is 307% compared to 428% for the Triban. The low gearing will be very similar for going up hills but the Triban will have much higher gearing for flats and downhill.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_gearing


thank you so much for the info, I think I might be better off with the Genesis bike!
Great deal (Really sick of the derailleur gear system, rarelly get all 20 gears working without a few rattlers, then you fall off and have to adjust again!) Really practical bike, used nexus on city bikes and even on shared bikes seem to work fine. Nice tyre width.if only i could justify another bike.
Edited by: "kramer2088" 25th Dec 2018
There seems to be another 10% off today. One downside is that the gear shifter is on the end of the bar, so you can only shift when on the drops. I rarely use the drops, sometimes do so just coz i think i should!
ravi4723rd Dec

Been looking at this for a 6 mile commute …Been looking at this for a 6 mile commute https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-520-disc-road-bike-navy-105-id_8554421.html what's the genesis like on hills? as I have a couple on my commute?

You could do a six mile commute on a Raleigh chopper. If the issue is with getting to work without breaking a sweat then look at an ebike. If you can get changed at work then
Unless you live in the alpe d'huez just about anything will get you to and from work
kramer208825/12/2018 12:22

There seems to be another 10% off today. One downside is that the gear …There seems to be another 10% off today. One downside is that the gear shifter is on the end of the bar, so you can only shift when on the drops. I rarely use the drops, sometimes do so just coz i think i should!

Shifter on the end of the bar?! That should be interesting when mine arrives. I can’t even think what you mean by that. So not like normal road bike combined brake/shifters like ultegra, then?
thesarkster26/12/2018 10:59

Shifter on the end of the bar?! That should be interesting when mine …Shifter on the end of the bar?! That should be interesting when mine arrives. I can’t even think what you mean by that. So not like normal road bike combined brake/shifters like ultegra, then?


Have a look at pictures from other sites or general internet search. There as a trigger attached to the end of the drop, a bit like a time trial bike but in a completely obscure location. I don't know if your expected to use it like the old fashioned downtube changer and take your right hand of the bars to change the gear.
kramer208825th Dec

Great deal (Really sick of the derailleur gear system, rarelly get all 20 …Great deal (Really sick of the derailleur gear system, rarelly get all 20 gears working without a few rattlers, then you fall off and have to adjust again!) Really practical bike, used nexus on city bikes and even on shared bikes seem to work fine. Nice tyre width.if only i could justify another bike.


My Alfine 8 has required no maintenance apart from a click from the barrel adjuster every few months. Hub gears are the way to go for a reliable, low maintenance bike in my opinion. My next bike will be a mid-drive electric cargo bike with a nuvinci hub gear which is notoriously inefficient but pleasant to ride so we'll see if that changes my opinion.
kramer208826/12/2018 11:12

Have a look at pictures from other sites or general internet search. There …Have a look at pictures from other sites or general internet search. There as a trigger attached to the end of the drop, a bit like a time trial bike but in a completely obscure location. I don't know if your expected to use it like the old fashioned downtube changer and take your right hand of the bars to change the gear.


It has arrived this morning. Weirdest. Gears. Ever 🤪
thesarkster27/12/2018 14:31

It has arrived this morning. Weirdest. Gears. Ever 🤪


Weird maybe but also very simple, they don't take much thinking about, you can change when you want and don't have to worry about which combination of front and rear gears work best. Remember 5th gear is the most efficient which is direct drive and also means less wear to the nexus mechanism. If you don't like the current shifter you can get a rapid shifter like this which you could have mounted on the top section of the handlebars. Tredz also often do a £5 off £30 voucher if you join their email list. I find most bikes you have to customise a bit normally at least a saddle for me. After the first few rides you should be able to work out how you want to improve it. Hope you enjoy it looks a great bike. You may find after riding it sometime and ease of stopping and starting in traffic etc that you won't want to go back to derailleurs. I must admit I hate derailleur systems with both front and rear derailleurs it just seems such a rubbish system but don't mind 1x derailleur systems although think hub gears are better.


tredz.co.uk/.Sh…htm
thesarkster27/12/2018 14:31

It has arrived this morning. Weirdest. Gears. Ever 🤪


So how does it work? Are you supposed to be on the drops or do you take your right hand off the bars to change ? I rode downtube gears for 20 years and was fine 99% of time
bonzobanana27/12/2018 15:42

Weird maybe but also very simple, they don't take much thinking about, you …Weird maybe but also very simple, they don't take much thinking about, you can change when you want and don't have to worry about which combination of front and rear gears work best. Remember 5th gear is the most efficient which is direct drive and also means less wear to the nexus mechanism. If you don't like the current shifter you can get a rapid shifter like this which you could have mounted on the top section of the handlebars. Tredz also often do a £5 off £30 voucher if you join their email list. I find most bikes you have to customise a bit normally at least a saddle for me. After the first few rides you should be able to work out how you want to improve it. Hope you enjoy it looks a great bike. You may find after riding it sometime and ease of stopping and starting in traffic etc that you won't want to go back to derailleurs. I must admit I hate derailleur systems with both front and rear derailleurs it just seems such a rubbish system but don't mind 1x derailleur systems although think hub gears are better.https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Shimano-SL-S503-Alfine-8-Speed-Right-Hand-Rapidfire_63631.htm


I think you are confusing a standard nexus twist shift with the weird trigger at the end of the drops applied here.
kramer208827/12/2018 16:18

So how does it work? Are you supposed to be on the drops or do you take …So how does it work? Are you supposed to be on the drops or do you take your right hand off the bars to change ? I rode downtube gears for 20 years and was fine 99% of time


It’s very much like an old downtube shifter. You can’t use it without taking a hand off the bar. I’m sure it’ll be fine though. Just need to work out how to fix a puncture with a hub gear now and fix the brakes that are catching. So much for it arriving set up
thesarkster49 m ago

It’s very much like an old downtube shifter. You can’t use it without tak …It’s very much like an old downtube shifter. You can’t use it without taking a hand off the bar. I’m sure it’ll be fine though. Just need to work out how to fix a puncture with a hub gear now and fix the brakes that are catching. So much for it arriving set up


My bar ends are pretty bashed from a couple of tumbles ( icy road sharpish right bend) and general clattering when locking bike. I'd think a gearstick there might get in the way and battered. Come to think of it I read a review of a mirror that attached there that said it got scraped to hell and broke in no time.
thesarkster27/12/2018 16:29

It’s very much like an old downtube shifter. You can’t use it without tak …It’s very much like an old downtube shifter. You can’t use it without taking a hand off the bar. I’m sure it’ll be fine though. Just need to work out how to fix a puncture with a hub gear now and fix the brakes that are catching. So much for it arriving set up



puncture already? Damn, I would be looking for new tyre to install.
kramer208814 h, 56 m ago

I think you are confusing a standard nexus twist shift with the weird …I think you are confusing a standard nexus twist shift with the weird trigger at the end of the drops applied here.


I'm not sure what you mean. I was pointing out if he didn't like the weird placement of the shifter at the end of the bars he could use a different shifter on the top of the bars. I wouldn't ever recommend a twist shift those things seem unsafe to me. I have big hands and they often cause random shifting as my hands catch the twist shift which means I could be going around a roundabout and suddenly I'm changing gears and losing speed. The rapid shifter I've linked to is much more decisive in selecting gears and not easy to knock out of gear.
rodman27/12/2018 22:02

puncture already? Damn, I would be looking for new tyre to install.


Nah. No puncture yet - pedals won’t be here till next week but I suppose I need to know wtf to do when the inevitable happens.
thesarkster28/12/2018 23:18

Nah. No puncture yet - pedals won’t be here till next week but I suppose I …Nah. No puncture yet - pedals won’t be here till next week but I suppose I need to know wtf to do when the inevitable happens.


It shouldn't be too difficult it's not like a e-bike motor or a Nexus with hub/roller brakes. Fairly straight forward with disc or V brakes I think. It looks like it on this video. If you really don't like the idea you could get a Tannus tyre for the rear.

bonzobanana30th Dec 2018

It shouldn't be too difficult it's not like a e-bike motor or a Nexus with …It shouldn't be too difficult it's not like a e-bike motor or a Nexus with hub/roller brakes. Fairly straight forward with disc or V brakes I think. It looks like it on this video. If you really don't like the idea you could get a Tannus tyre for the rear.[Video]


Funnily enough while I fettled and sorted the crap setup from cycle republic out I had a go at doing a dummy “oh I’ve had a puncture” test. Horrible. I somehow took the hub mechanism to pieces. The mudguard has to come off. Took about 40 minutes. Conclusion was I can’t have a roadside puncture on this. So a couple of schwalbe marathon tyres and slime tubes later and I have the worlds heaviest road bike. Went our with a mate this morning. Him on his summer bike. And 40km felt like 400. I had to come home and have a nap. Perfect bomb proof commuter though but I would say the brakes, in part due to the weight of the bike, are abysmal, but there may be improvement as the pads wear in
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