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Bish
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Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi,
I’m considering changing my frame from a brother cycles big bro to a genesis longitude.
I like the big bro but the standover isn’t great, I’m 6’3″ so riding the XL which is fine length wise but it feels massive due to the standover.
Looking at the geometry charts for the genesis it looks on paper at least like it should cure that, it also has a 77mm bb drop Vs 60mm on the big bro which should make it feel a little more sat in than on if my understanding is correct.
So in a long way of putting it, should I swap or not?

redefined_cycles
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:24 pm

If it was me and having fit issues like yourself. I'd try and get my leg over an XL and see how you felt. I think most people on here (except for Stu) are a bit tall so likelihood of finding an XL to try out wouldn't be too difficult...

Maybe your thread should read, 'if you're tall, what frame you got, can I get a leg over it'...

:-bd

Aplogies if it feels like the most absurd idea :grin:

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:37 pm

Hahaha not absurd at all mate.

Truth be told I've pretty much convinced myself that's what I'm going to do, I was just curious as to whether anyone would talk me out of it before I press the buy button.

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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:42 pm

I'd have a Genesis anyday (and am pretty picky :geek: )... doubt anyone gonna talk you out of it but coukd be wrong...

Lazarus
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Lazarus » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:47 pm

like mine but it is a medium so of no help to lend.
Just tried mine and i can stand over mine barefoot just

That said i dont recall what decade i last had a testicle frame interface moment and have never had one on mine.

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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:54 pm

Got a 2017 but it too is in medium, it's replaced my full suss for virtually every MTB ride ,bit of a lump but so am I ,extra comfy position now I've got round to putting some Jones on it

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks for the replies.
I'm not too concerned about the weight as I'm a big old lump myself, and the big bro is no lightweight.
Am I correct in thinking the genesis is standard qr front and rear?

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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by middleagedmadness » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:14 pm

Yes mate ,standard front and rear (think the 2016 model was boost on the front)

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:23 pm

Great! I think I'm sold on it.
Just off to strip the big bro, and decide whether to keep it or sell it.

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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by SeannyD » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:18 pm

I was looking at one of these earlier today.
https://www.singletrackbikes.co.uk/m7b1 ... gKmmPD_BwE
L and xl available.

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 pm

£10 cheaper here
https://www.cyclerepublic.com/genesis-l ... -2019.html
I've just ordered one 😁

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:55 pm

So, after some advice off here, and a lot of research I got one.
I've just finished building it up
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Quick ride around the block, and everything seems good. Not as "long" as the name suggests (probably down to using swept back bars)but it seems to fit me very well.
Really looking forward to getting out on this bike.
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belugabob
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by belugabob » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 pm

Bish wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:55 pm
So, after some advice off here, and a lot of research I got one.
I've just finished building it up
Image
Quick ride around the block, and everything seems good. Not as "long" as the name suggests but it seems to fit me very well.
Really looking forward to getting out on this bike.
ok - ignore my question on the postman thread...


Niiicce!

Bish
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Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

Post by Bish » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:38 pm

Thanks Bob, I'm really happy with it.

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