The Fugio is Genesis’ all-out gravel bike and this – the new 2021 Genesis Fugio 30 – has to be one of the best-looking bikes to launch this year.
Based around a full Shimano GRX groupset , the bike sits at the top of the Fugio range.
Let’s get something out of the way – the Genesis Fugio 30’s paint job is incredible.
Last year’s Fugio sported a similarly resplendent blue-fade paint job but we’ve been won over by this year’s colour scheme.
The eighties-ish-throwback pink to purple fade looks so good and we will always celebrate something this jazzy – it truly stands out in a world of boring and austere finishes.
The Fugio is based on a Reynolds 725 tubeset, which is matched with a full carbon fork.
725 is Reynolds’ third-tier steel tubeset and is mandrel butted and heat-treated so that thinner walls can be used. This brings weight down and contributes to the zingy and spritely ride feel associated with high-end steel bikes.The build for the top-end bike has also been updated for 2021, moving away from SRAM’s Apex groupset in favour of a full Shimano GRX build.Set up in a 1x arrangement, an 11-42t cassette is paired with a 40t chainring, giving ample range for all but the very steepest luggage-laden climbs.The bike will play nicely with either 650b or 700c wheels, but in its stock spec, the bike ships with 47mm-wide WTB Venture gravel tyres in the smaller diameter.In a similarly shred-friendly move, the bike is also fitted […]