Genesis Zero Z1 2018 Carbon Racing Road Bike £899.99 **Now £863.99** with Free DX 24 Hour Delivery @ Rultand Cycling
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Genesis Zero Z1 2018 Carbon Racing Road Bike £899.99 **Now £863.99** with Free DX 24 Hour Delivery @ Rultand Cycling

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Found 8th Feb
*UPDATE 26/02/18* Just dropped another £30 quid + use code HAVE6 for another £6 off that - Obviously the 24hr del is now going to be subject to weather conditions, but still showing as available

Thought this was quite good for the non-disc brake model, but looks to be a good price on this one. I'm considering a new bike at the moment, but can't decide... Still looking at the Cube model from the other day, but then spotted this one which is much less and still works out well for the specs imo.

There's a few sizes left in stock with free DX 24 Hour Delivery


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Dream bikes aren't just born, they are made with love and attention. Genesis' Zero Z1 is an teenage, willing to work hard to get you to the front of the pack with all the potential through smart upgrading to become something truly special.By working with Genesis we've secured this special deal that not only offers the Zero Z1 2018 at an amazing price, but to offer it even cheaper than the frameset on it's own! Making this a bargain you won't want to miss.


Key Specifications
  • Frame - 30/40T Carbon Fibre
  • Fork - SL Road Race Carbon
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra 20 Speed
  • Brakes - Shimano Tiagra Calliper

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The more I ride the more, the more bikes I own, the more I realise that it's not the bike but your ability to get the best from it that's the key.
I've a Genesis Ether as a commuter and on some segments have set much faster times than my full carbon club day bike with 50mm section wheels.
Daughter has a Tiagra Pro Carbon from Planet X which was £600 build it yourself deal, astonishing value and admired by many.
Unless you are a very good club rider, amateur racer or 6000 miles a year rider then much above £1000 is just flash for your cash and the law of diminishing returns.
Edited by: "mjr600" 26th Feb
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Genesis and tigra on a carbon frame. Not convinced.
This year's tiagra is decent, have it on a croix de fer. Would rather this than a planet x with ultegra... I've not ridden a bad genesis bike, and I currently own three. They're a bit like specialized, well sorted bikes ("feel" and geometry's wise) but not super high spec. If I'd not just bought a steel volare this would be in my list too!
Hot!!! The frameset is circa £750 alone. Exact same frame as raced by the pro team. I'm tempted just for the frame.
Edited by: "hotrod2" 8th Feb
jadedweasel1 h, 4 m ago

This year's tiagra is decent, have it on a croix de fer. Would rather this …This year's tiagra is decent, have it on a croix de fer. Would rather this than a planet x with ultegra... I've not ridden a bad genesis bike, and I currently own three. They're a bit like specialized, well sorted bikes ("feel" and geometry's wise) but not super high spec. If I'd not just bought a steel volare this would be in my list too!


Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In the market and the design and build of the planet x , plus the fact I've seen a lot of planet x bikes on the road is making me lean towards it
jessiechops54 m ago

Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In …Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In the market and the design and build of the planet x , plus the fact I've seen a lot of planet x bikes on the road is making me lean towards it


Nothing specifically, I have a 105 equipped rt-80 and it's light, stiff and did the job. It just feels lifeless, and the fit & finish (and customer service) were poor. It didn't feel special, and I couldn't ever get totally comfortable on mine. It built up to 7.5kg with lightweight wheels & climbed well. I don't know, I think it's just a lack of sentiment!

Many reviews say the pro carbon (on offer with ultegra around this price) is twitchy and prone to instability at speed, but I have no experience of that. The rt-80 was stable at a hair below 60mph - no, never again - so it's not bad per se.

At planet X you'll get a high quality groupset with a fairly uninspiring, but ultimately good enough frame. They're popular for that reason.

I've never ridden a zero, either, so my experience of the the steel genesis frames isn't directly relevant. If I were to buy unseen, I'd give them benefit of the doubt over planet X. You'll find people with the opposing viewpoint too, maybe in this thread. Obviously it's always best to buy having ridden it.

If you do fancy an rt-80, mine will be on a well known auction site in the near future a time a knock down price...
jadedweasel22 m ago

Nothing specifically, I have a 105 equipped rt-80 and it's light, stiff …Nothing specifically, I have a 105 equipped rt-80 and it's light, stiff and did the job. It just feels lifeless, and the fit & finish (and customer service) were poor. It didn't feel special, and I couldn't ever get totally comfortable on mine. It built up to 7.5kg with lightweight wheels & climbed well. I don't know, I think it's just a lack of sentiment!Many reviews say the pro carbon (on offer with ultegra around this price) is twitchy and prone to instability at speed, but I have no experience of that. The rt-80 was stable at a hair below 60mph - no, never again - so it's not bad per se.At planet X you'll get a high quality groupset with a fairly uninspiring, but ultimately good enough frame. They're popular for that reason.I've never ridden a zero, either, so my experience of the the steel genesis frames isn't directly relevant. If I were to buy unseen, I'd give them benefit of the doubt over planet X. You'll find people with the opposing viewpoint too, maybe in this thread. Obviously it's always best to buy having ridden it.If you do fancy an rt-80, mine will be on a well known auction site in the near future a time a knock down price...


Thanks for taking the time to give your opinion . All the best
jessiechops1 h, 37 m ago

Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In …Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In the market and the design and build of the planet x , plus the fact I've seen a lot of planet x bikes on the road is making me lean towards it


I've had a pro carbon for 4 years now... under £1000 for carbon frame and full ultegra was too good to turn down.
Been a great bike but feel I've out grown the frame.
In terms of what is better between the two bikes then it's mostly personal preference with regards to what you feel is important, however, for value for money I think this genesis zero is better.

Planet x pro carbon is a £350 frame with £600 groupset.

This genesis is a £750 (pro team) frame with £250 groupset (which can be easily upgraded).
Edited by: "hotrod2" 8th Feb
DX delivering a carbon bike, what could possibly go wrong?!
Not that impressive. Good bike, don't get me wrong. But value wise not amazing. Generic carbon and Tiagra for £900 is average at best. There's been better deals this winter.
Edit:
I take it back. The frame is not generic. Quite nice in fact and I like the paint job.
Edited by: "basergorkobal" 9th Feb
Nice bike, would be nice if they had an option for 105 with some better wheels for a little more money.
I got a popup just saying if you use the code SAVE10, you get £10 off a £75+ spend. Hope it helps.

I agree with Dekard, up it to 105 and I'd be very interested. Heat for the frame though.
How is peoples experience with disk brakes on road bikes? The bike shop guy i use moans about them a lot so initially discounted the idea but he's always a bit negative. I am all for going disk brakes for the dark wet nights but if they are a pain then will stay away.
thanks
wattsey22nd Feb

How is peoples experience with disk brakes on road bikes? The bike shop …How is peoples experience with disk brakes on road bikes? The bike shop guy i use moans about them a lot so initially discounted the idea but he's always a bit negative. I am all for going disk brakes for the dark wet nights but if they are a pain then will stay away.thanks


Reluctantly got a new bike with discs. I find their performance on dry the same as a good set of normal brakes. Surely in severe wet conditions there is a big difference particularly at the start of the ride. No problems so far but it's a new bike. Will certainly have to learn how to do maintenance change pads etc.
basergorkobal9th Feb

Not that impressive. Good bike, don't get me wrong. But value wise not …Not that impressive. Good bike, don't get me wrong. But value wise not amazing. Generic carbon and Tiagra for £900 is average at best. There's been better deals this winter.Edit:I take it back. The frame is not generic. Quite nice in fact and I like the paint job.



that would put it around £1200-1500 which seems to be the 'entry level' price for a decent speced carbon bike and thus wouldnt be a hot deal.

I have an 2016 Cube Attain Race GTC which fit this price range as does my friend but he has an Agree model. Both came with Ultegra groupsets and Mavic wheels but I upgraded my wheels to some handmade DT Swiss ones.
Edited by: "AngryCoffeeTable" 26th Feb
Personally, I wouldn't get too het up the drivechain.... Tiagra 2018...I'd say is better than Ultegra of 5 or 6 years ago.... or, at least not far short of it. I believe I'm right in saying Tiagra runs a 10 speed cassette and not an 11, 105 and Ultegra run an 11 speed. The single most important thing to keep in mind when buying a bike...is get the SIZE RIGHT...if unsure go for a smaller frame...There is plenty of infor on frame sizing on the web...keep in mind that not all frame sizes are the same, ie a medium in one manufacturer is not the same as others... Then look at the spec....if you are fairly new to cycling go for a compact ....with a 28 cassette. Keep in mind if you want a lower gear...ie 30,32, 34 cassette, which is useful if you live in a hilly area... you need to know if the rear derailleur is med, short, long.... With a long derailleur you can run a 34 cassette...which means you should a nice easy low gear to "spin" up steep hills... Much of all this depends upon your own level of fitness.... Some tend to be a bit snippy about running lower gears...just think Chris Froome ...he spins .... Much really depends upon your legs and lungs... how often you ride and so on....


Back to the bike...for the money you can't go wrong, but make sure it meets your specific needs....
dunno why people go with carbon, I came off mine and it broke where the wheel nut is. If that had happened on my Stainless Steel Genesis frame, I could just weld it back.

So so never going Carbon again.
Edited by: "slannmage" 26th Feb
The more I ride the more, the more bikes I own, the more I realise that it's not the bike but your ability to get the best from it that's the key.
I've a Genesis Ether as a commuter and on some segments have set much faster times than my full carbon club day bike with 50mm section wheels.
Daughter has a Tiagra Pro Carbon from Planet X which was £600 build it yourself deal, astonishing value and admired by many.
Unless you are a very good club rider, amateur racer or 6000 miles a year rider then much above £1000 is just flash for your cash and the law of diminishing returns.
Edited by: "mjr600" 26th Feb
This is 9.6 kg bike !!

Heavier than my 20 y/o Look 241 i bought for 850

and the wheels on the genesis look very basic - probably where the weight is
Discs generally add some weight so this ain't for you if you're a weight-weeny
jessiechops8th Feb

Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In …Out of interest can you confirm what is wrong with the planet x bike ? In the market and the design and build of the planet x , plus the fact I've seen a lot of planet x bikes on the road is making me lean towards it


They're not as well regarded by the other mamils in the Sunday morning home-counties pelaton
You cannot buy this frameset (which is the exact same frame ridden by the madison genesis pro team) for less than £770; so I would say a complete bike built on it for £870 is a bit of a steal.
What are people’s views on this v Triban 540 or B’twin ultra 900?
villageidiotdan2 h, 48 m ago

Discs generally add some weight so this ain't for you if you're a …Discs generally add some weight so this ain't for you if you're a weight-weeny


They do....but the trade off is barely significant for the every day rider.... A CAT, or decent club rider would notice it ...but not the every commuter / weekend rider.... Loose a bit weight...if you're concerned about power to wt ratios... Why the obsession with a few hundred grams here and there....when the most important thing is getting a bike which is the right size....having it set up correctly.... and general overall fitness... get those bits right ...then in 12months start counting the gms...after, say, 5000miles in your legs....
mjr6004 h, 52 m ago

The more I ride the more, the more bikes I own, the more I realise that …The more I ride the more, the more bikes I own, the more I realise that it's not the bike but your ability to get the best from it that's the key.I've a Genesis Ether as a commuter and on some segments have set much faster times than my full carbon club day bike with 50mm section wheels.Daughter has a Tiagra Pro Carbon from Planet X which was £600 build it yourself deal, astonishing value and admired by many.Unless you are a very good club rider, amateur racer or 6000 miles a year rider then much above £1000 is just flash for your cash and the law of diminishing returns.


Spot on Mr..... Take a trip around Richmond Park on a Sunday...and count the number on Canyon, Pinarello riders and so on....5grand bikes with riders who just aren't that fit.... The bikes look great though....
akexuk7 h, 53 m ago

Reluctantly got a new bike with discs. I find their performance on dry the …Reluctantly got a new bike with discs. I find their performance on dry the same as a good set of normal brakes. Surely in severe wet conditions there is a big difference particularly at the start of the ride. No problems so far but it's a new bike. Will certainly have to learn how to do maintenance change pads etc.


Pads are a two minute job , doddle to do
Not a bad buy, but not a mega bargain.

Seems a nice frame, the new Tiagra gets good reviews but with it being 10speed if upgrading is on the agenda I would think twice, as it would require shifter, derailleur and casette change all at once.

Having discs generally brings benefits across the board other than weight. So if you want something to run day in day out then it would be ideal, if you want something to hurtle around as fast as possible in the summer then something with rim brakes would more likely give you better bang for your buck.

A simple but costly upgrade to this bike would be a nice wheel and tyre set, it would save a kg and make it more spritely.
Edited by: "mattrixdesign2" 26th Feb
I've had my planet X pro carbon with ultegra 6800 for 2 years now and never had a problem with it and was £999 so can't really say this is a good deal.
If its such a good frame why spec it with tiagra
oNOVAo1 h, 5 m ago

I've had my planet X pro carbon with ultegra 6800 for 2 years now and …I've had my planet X pro carbon with ultegra 6800 for 2 years now and never had a problem with it and was £999 so can't really say this is a good deal.If its such a good frame why spec it with tiagra


Can you get the same deal now ? Send us a link for a bike with a Pro Carbon frame and Ultegra.... for £999.... That was then ....this is now....
akexuk8th Feb

Genesis and tigra on a carbon frame. Not convinced.


As technology trickles down the specification TIagra is now akin to older 105, very respectable and ultimately upgradeable.
oNOVAo28th Feb

I've had my planet X pro carbon with ultegra 6800 for 2 years now and …I've had my planet X pro carbon with ultegra 6800 for 2 years now and never had a problem with it and was £999 so can't really say this is a good deal.If its such a good frame why spec it with tiagra


Spec it with Tiagra so someone can get the decent frame at a lower price point. No disrespect to your planet x but it's an open mould frame that's rebadged by a number of people and quite an old design now. The genesis is their own bespoke design and a very recent model. As mentioned earlier current tiagra is as good as 105 or ultegra was only a couple of years ago.

Also PX are great when things go well and you get a cheap bike but if you have problems they are useless.
johnnystorm28th Feb

Spec it with Tiagra so someone can get the decent frame at a lower price …Spec it with Tiagra so someone can get the decent frame at a lower price point. No disrespect to your planet x but it's an open mould frame that's rebadged by a number of people and quite an old design now. The genesis is their own bespoke design and a very recent model. As mentioned earlier current tiagra is as good as 105 or ultegra was only a couple of years ago.Also PX are great when things go well and you get a cheap bike but if you have problems they are useless.


Had problem with the front brake caliper and they where a pleasure to deal with and I know about the frames did look into it quite a bit before buying and only problems that seemed to come up was with forks but that's sorted now and as been around for ten years and still selling well can't be that bad.
And current tiagra as good as 2 year old ultegra please lol I get what you are saying but would have to be quite bit older than 2years .
psargeant28th Feb

Can you get the same deal now ? Send us a link for a bike with a Pro …Can you get the same deal now ? Send us a link for a bike with a Pro Carbon frame and Ultegra.... for £999.... That was then ....this is now....


Have a look on there website and see a quite nice sram spec one for £1099 and seeing as new ultegra out they do that for £1400 or you could just buy old ultegra group set from merlin and get frame and wheelset from planet X and you would have for under 1k and this is now not then lol
oNOVAo18 h, 21 m ago

Have a look on there website and see a quite nice sram spec one for £1099 …Have a look on there website and see a quite nice sram spec one for £1099 and seeing as new ultegra out they do that for £1400 or you could just buy old ultegra group set from merlin and get frame and wheelset from planet X and you would have for under 1k and this is now not then lol


We were talking about a complete bike, you've gone off at a tangent; bike building, you need knowledge, not everyone can replace a bottom bracket, adj front/rear mech, or cassette, plus they probably don't have the correct tools either, you can't do it with an old pair of pliers, a screwdriver and nail file, this all adds to the cost...errr plus the time, which has a cost..? What about a saddle, bar tape, it all adds up... hardly a like for like comparison..... An £1100 bike, not a £999 with Ultegra ?.... the here and now..... £863
I have the new 10speed tiagra on the commuter. It's good but far from the 11sp 105 I have on the racer and bought that 3years ago.

Still the price is so good I'd go for this.
Edited by: "akexuk" 4th Mar
psargeant2nd Mar

We were talking about a complete bike, you've gone off at a tangent; bike …We were talking about a complete bike, you've gone off at a tangent; bike building, you need knowledge, not everyone can replace a bottom bracket, adj front/rear mech, or cassette, plus they probably don't have the correct tools either, you can't do it with an old pair of pliers, a screwdriver and nail file, this all adds to the cost...errr plus the time, which has a cost..? What about a saddle, bar tape, it all adds up... hardly a like for like comparison..... An £1100 bike, not a £999 with Ultegra ?.... the here and now..... £863


So you are buying a bike £863 with no knowledge or any tools to maintain it ? Let's hope they have the knowledge of how to put pedals on straighten handlebars and adjust the gears when they get this. And would still be a £999 bike with ultegra even with a saddle and bar tape added and if you paid a lbs to put it all together but never mind you stick with the lesser spec £863 one each to there own
This bike is now £819.99 with the code SAVE50
Quick q for those in the know - I'm looking for some decent and strong bike wheels that will last several thousand miles. Any recommendations? These (£100) 28 spoke wheels are my current choice but wondering what everyone else rides, budget can go up to 150 for something that will last.
thanks
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