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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Last year I saw the first pictures of the steel Genesis Fortitude. A couple of weeks ago the first shipment to The Netherlands was a fact.
It's a nice steel rigid 29er with a 1x10 setup.

So I believe it's the first Genesis Fortitude in the country.
My first ride was a blast! Brilliant steering, sharp but not nervous. The frame (and tyres) are absorbing the tiny hits, and that's great. After 50 km of high speed pedalling, I was not tired at all. When I do the same track on my Rocky Mountain Vertex 70 (alu with Fox fork), I'm shaked more.

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Nice orange!!!isn't it? My wife admires the color more than ....... Between all the black, grey and white bikes around they have a spot to focus on.

The only thing: after my second ride a big branch came in my wheel. And the wheel is 6 spokes lighter and the dérailleur is broken in peaces. So what almost everything what can be broken on the bike was broken :(

Richard


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:45 am 
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Ooh, didn't know these were out. Saw the prototype at Ice Bike last year and was quite taken with it.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Great looking bike. I'm thinking of getting one but I'm leaning towards the ss version though I prefer this colour!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Lovely looking bike that.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:42 pm 
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:D agreed, looks great and bet it rides nice?


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Got a lot of love for genesis bikes, I'm really smitten with mine.

what a way to christen it though, well done for breaking just about everything you could break :lol:

hopefully it won't be too long before it's fixed and you're back out on it


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 am 
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Looking good.

I have the Adventure version that I built up from a frame only.

Agree its a compliant frame :-)

The only "thing" I would change is the rear tyre clearance. With the 2.1 WTB tyre fitted there isn't a whole heap of room for mud.

Not found this a problem though.

Mine:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:56 pm 
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after a year with my Fortitude Race i can say i total love it.


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