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 Post subject: My 2009 Genesis Core 20
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:36 am 
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2009 Genesis Core 20

I picked this up a couple of months ago off eBay as a cheap "do it all" bike. I fancied a hardtail again to keep maintenance down and also fancied something with 120mm forks to take everything I could throw at the bike.

So this is how it arrived:



I had a couple of rides on it and then decided to change the forks and wheels for something a little lighter.


The Marzocchi 44 RLO forks were really nice, but still a little heavy. Plus they were only adjustable from 80 to 100mm of travel and I fancied 120mm.

A friend was selling an Orange Evo 8 for a reasonable price and it had quite a nice spec. So it was purchased and the majority of parts swopped across to the Genesis. This got the weight down to 27lbs.





Frame - 2009 Genesis Core 20
Forks - 2009 Rock Shox Reba SL Solo Air
Headset - FSA
Bars - Raceface Ride
Stem - Raceface Ride
Brakes - Shimano Deore
Gear Levers - Shimano SLX
Front Mech - Shimano SLX
Rear Mech - Shimano XT
Chainset - Raceface Evolve XC
Seatpost - Raceface Ride XC
Seat - SDG Bel Air
Wheels - Shimano XT hubs on Mavic XC717 rims
Tyres - Continental Mountain King 2.2"

Next step will be to strip the forks and remove the internal spacer to up the travel to 115mm.

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