I might just do that dude, thanks.
I had a little play on one this evening, Green Rabbit picked me up in littlehampton and we wandered over to the most amazing bike shop in the world
Barreg in Fishbourne...just amazing. crazy amounts of bikes, everywhere, stuffed in to this tiny little space. Every time you turn around you're scared of starting some kind of domino wave off, it was like nothing I've ever seen before. Every kind of bike from the very bottom to the uber top of the range, fantastic...but i digress.
The bike felt good. I'm a little concerned that it's a shade on the small side, but there was a short stem on it, and the seat wasn't set quite right, and aside from all that, i'm used to a mtb position, not road. TGR did say it looked a bit small under me however...
The problem is not having a 54cm to compare it to, unlike the Boardman, of which i tried both. The geometry of the two bikes are fairly similar, so i know that whilst the 54 felt good, the 52 felt better, so I've kind of got my fingers crossed that this is the same deal for the Genesis..the difference in the geometry is in the single digit mm's
Overall, i was impressed with the ride, it felt much more forgiving than my Alu SS commuter (that'd be the 725 steel then..) the position felt tight when on the drops, perfectly stretched on the hoods and nicely upright on the top of the bars, and it was fast...hehe, really fast.
I got them to right up a quote for me, so hopefully i should be taking delivery within three weeks.
convert? not yet, but i doubt it will be long