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.
"The things you own, end up owning you."