Author Topic: Genesis Equilibrium 20  (Read 13171 times)

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2014, 06:21:29 pm »
Turned up today.

Lovely bike, I am waiting for my clipless pedals, bottle cages and mudguards to arrive tomorrow, but put on the provided flat pedals just to get a feel for it. Only went on a spin up and down the street, but can already tell this is a lovely bike.

I'm glad I went for the 54. The reach is perfect and would have been too long on the 56.

I can't stop looking at it though, it is a thing of beauty.


Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 08:18:57 pm »
Finally able to ride on it. I had to get the wheel trued under warranty as it came completely out of true.

It is the first bike I have owned where on the first ride I have been amazed and in awe of the machine between my legs. Ironically it is the least expensive bike I've ever bought at £699, but it is comfortable, fast and so compliant. Surprisingly stiff out of the saddle.

Glad I went for the 54, literally perfect for me, need to make minor saddle adjustments, but then I will be there.

Only negatives, the saddle is a bit meh and it is slow uphill, but it is about 2kg heavier than my middleweight bike.

Pic of completed bike with mudguards: -


menthel

  • Jim is my real, actual name
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2014, 09:53:25 am »
The alexrims wheels they supply are as heavy as hell and not all that great quality (I kept snapping spokes on the ones that came with my 00) so I have ended up with some handbuilt archetypes on miche hubs for £275- ride is improved and the bike feels more nimble. I would also ditch the dairylea tyres it is supplied with. Agreed with regards the saddle as well- shape is a bit meh and I found the material very slippery. I like to shuffle around but I just slipped all over the place on the supplied genesis one!

I do love my 00 though, great bike for commuting on and it is quite good fun. The only problem for me is that the frame is a bit too compliant- I prefer my Italia that is both more comfy, stiffer and gives better feedback. Then again, perhaps I am a bit of a funny one.

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2014, 08:47:55 pm »
Yeah, the wheels look like they may well be made of cheese.

Plan ultimately is to run in this guise until the rims wear out and then upgrade the wheels to open pros on 105 hubs and upgrade fully to 105 11 speed silver.

The frame on the 10 is the same as the 20 but in a better colour  :P so happy with my plan.

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2015, 04:26:05 pm »
Hi guys. Sorry to bump this one but I'm looking into sizing for one of those. I've tried my friends 58 but I think the 56 might suit me better as the 58 is a bit longer than my current giant defy m/l.  My saddle height is 80cm from centre bb to top of the saddle. Would this look odd on a 56?
The 58 might be ok but it's hard to know and might mean a smaller stem.  I'm 5 11. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dibdib

  • Fat'n'slow
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2015, 04:50:15 pm »
I'm 5'11 and ride a 56, if that helps. Maybe slightly-shorter-than-average legs for my height.

If you're near Swindon you're welcome to take mine for a spin.

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2015, 08:43:28 pm »
I've got long legs but a short reach.  The 56 would probably be ok but will have a fair bit of seatpost out.

Thanks for the offer. I'm on the south coast so a little far away.

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2015, 11:51:09 pm »
Seriously thinking about the Equilibrium 20 disc as my Audax, winter, go anywhere bike. But I just spotted this on eby shortly after admiring one in the flesh during the National 400. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181826077723?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2015, 09:53:35 pm »
Does anybody have the Ti Equilibrium?  Is it worth the extra?

velosam

  • '.....you used to be an apple on a stick.'
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2015, 10:55:23 am »
Does anybody have the Ti Equilibrium?  Is it worth the extra?
from my vague recollection of a road.cc review they did not think it was worth it.

You may want to message ratfletcher as I think he has a genesis disc

Saftlad

  • I don't do hills...
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2015, 12:47:05 pm »
Hi guys. Sorry to bump this one but I'm looking into sizing for one of those. I've tried my friends 58 but I think the 56 might suit me better as the 58 is a bit longer than my current giant defy m/l.  My saddle height is 80cm from centre bb to top of the saddle. Would this look odd on a 56?
The 58 might be ok but it's hard to know and might mean a smaller stem.  I'm 5 11. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I'm 6'2" and ride a 58 with a 110 stem, which seems just about perfect for me.  I'm in Somerset if you need a testride

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2015, 09:24:05 pm »
I went for the 58 in the end. If i could work out how to post a photo i would. Ive only got out a few times so far, so hard to know but seems to fit well. Rides very nicely and is very quiet compaired to my giant. 

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2015, 11:19:31 am »
Does anybody have the Ti Equilibrium?  Is it worth the extra?
from my vague recollection of a road.cc review they did not think it was worth it.

You may want to message ratfletcher as I think he has a genesis disc

Am test riding a ti disc tomorrow...

PM also sent, many thanks (I'll stop hijacking this thread now:))

Bobby

  • Previously called "Can't Climb"
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2015, 04:10:10 pm »
Bought the ti disc, will review in another thread once I've done a few miles :)

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2016, 04:06:11 pm »

My current road bike is a Giant SCR3 triple 2008. I am fairly happy with it but Edinburgh Coop have Equilibrium 20's going for £750.

I am not bothered about weight and like the idea of a smoother ride from a steel frame. This bike would be used for all day rides so comfort is important.

Would this bike be far superior to the Giant?

Dibdib

  • Fat'n'slow
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2016, 04:29:50 pm »
Interesting that they seem to have gone back to Reynolds steel for some of the Equilibrium frames. I know it's partly because I'm a born'n'bred black country lad but that was part of what drew me to buy mine.

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2016, 04:57:50 pm »
I'd noticed them, they look very nice and and I'm sort of in the market for a new Audax bike.

Wondering whether I want a Campag equipped bike though, which would mean it can't share many spares/tools with my shimano ones. Also considering whether 34x29 is a low enough bottom gear (it should be, but I'm used to triples with a lower bail out gear than that). :-\
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2016, 05:46:19 pm »
There's always the cheaper (£599) 10: http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m16b185s6p15246/GENESIS_Equilibrium_10_Road_Bike_2015/

Still not a triple, but should be able to take a 32 on the back.

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Genesis Equilibrium 20
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2016, 06:40:11 pm »
There's always the cheaper (£599) 10: http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m16b185s6p15246/GENESIS_Equilibrium_10_Road_Bike_2015/

Still not a triple, but should be able to take a 32 on the back.

That's a good find. Thanks :)
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!