Designed for the toughest races on Britain’s notoriously unforgiving roads, Genesis supply the carbon Zero and steel Volare to the team.
From the narrow, tortuous terrain of the Tour de Yorkshire, to city centre criteriums, the Zero has been proven at the highest level.
Made from 30/40-ton high-modulus uni-directional carbon fibre, the Zero frame comfortably breaks the 1kg-barrier, with enough comfort to handle the dirt secteurs of the notorious CiCLE Classic.
Manufactured exclusively for the team from Reynolds 953, the Volare is the ultimate steel race bike and the go-to choice for Taylor Gunman.
Working in close collaboration with the team of designers at Genesis Bikes, team riders have helped developed not only the Zero and Volare, but bikes across the range including the recently released carbon cyclo-cross Vapour.
BUILDING THE DREAM
Each Madison Genesis bike is expertly built by team mechanic Chuck – from the first step of cutting the steerer, to the finishing touch of crimping the cables.
Assembled using a chest of Park Tools, the Zero is adorned with with Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2 9150 groupset which ensures faultless shifting and braking.
Riders choose from Shimano’s four tubular carbon wheelsets – the C24, C40, and C60. The C40 is the default choice for most races thanks to its stiffness, lightweight, fast rolling and aerodynamic characteristics.
Revered team-edition only Continental Competition Pro Ltd. tubular tyres are glued by hand to each wheelset – that’s at least 40 before the season gets underway. Riders typically run pressures between 80-100psi.
Each bike is finished with limited edition stealth bar, stem and seatpost from PRO’s Vibe range – along with saddle, seat collar, headset bearing race cover, top cap and bar end plugs.
PRO also provide the team-only bar wrap, made famous in the how-to video.
Extras include K-Edge's chain catcher and out front mount, which holds a Garmin 1030. Elite Vico carbon bottle cages complete the build.
Typical weight for the Zero full build is 7.2kg in size medium.
Limited numbers of team edition Genesis Zero framesets are available to buy, priced at £1099.99. For full details, visit our friends at Genesis Bikes.
|Frame||Zero: 30/40T Monocoque Carbon Road Race w/ tapered headtube and fully internal cable routing
Volare: Reynolds 953 steel tubing, w/tapered headtube and Di2 routing
|Fork||Zero: Genesis Carbon SL Road Race w/ 1.5" - 1-1/8" tapered steerer
Volare: ADK Full Carbon Road Race Disc w/ 1.5" - 1-1/8" tapered steerer
|Headset||Zero: FSA Orbit C-40, NO.42, PRO bearing cover, expander
Volare: Prestine F-17-A 1-1/8" - 1.5" tapered
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Chainset||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150, 53/39T|
|Bottom Bracket||BB86 Press-fit|
|Chain||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 11-speed, 11-28|
|Wheelset||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 C40 tubular|
|Tyres||Continental Competition Pro Ltd. tubular 25mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150|
|Levers||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150|
|Handlebars||PRO Vibe Stealth Ltd.|
|Bar tape||PRO team edition w/expander plugs|
|Stem||PRO Vibe Stealth Ltd. carbon|
|Saddle||PRO Falcon carbon|
|Seatpost||PRO Vibe Stealth Ltd. carbon|
|Pedals||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|
|Weight (kg)||Zero: 7.2KG|