Genesis Equilibrium Stainless

£1,999.99

Overview

We've taken everything we've learned about the ever popular Equilibrium over the years, added some key modern features like wider rims and tyres for outstanding comfort, grip and faster rolling characteristics and built it around KVA's excellent MS3 double butted tubeset to produce what is comfortably one of the classiest looking, best performing road bikes in the whole 2015 line-up.

Description

Upon first glance you might be forgiven for thinking that not much has changed with the Equilibrium (“if it ain’t broke”…) but a number of small, but key tweaks have paved the way for some bold new spec, further emphasising the supreme comfort and confidence-inspiring qualities of the Equilibrium. With the UK’s road surfaces showing no signs of improving anytime soon, we took it upon ourselves to ring through some changes to our best-selling, road all-rounder…

Up front you’ll find a new fork that’s slightly longer in the leg and wider in the crown than reviosu years’, whilst out back we’ve added +3mm chainstay length, which, together make room for 28c tyres on wide 22/23mm rims, yet still leave clearance for mudguards too. The result is a sublime riding, fast yet comfortable modern classic.

We know it’s an awful lot of money to laying down for a bike so with this in mind, should you wish to treat yourself to an upgrade of the electronic persuasion a little further down the line, you’ll find we’ve handily future-proofed the Equilibrium Stainless, including full Di2 internal compatibility, allowing for a hassle-free, clean looking swap to electronic shifting.

A true modern classic.

KVA MS3

New kid on the block for us, still stainless, still awesome, MS3 was introduced early in 2014, building on their award-winning MS2 Martensitic Air-Hardened stainless steel tubeset, bringing vastly improved corrosion resistance and toughness to the table (developed originally for aerospace landing gear applications). Every part a ‘super steel’, MS3 sits right alongside XCR, 931, etc. with a tensile strength of 1400MpA - the easiest way to visualise it would be to think of it as a stainless equivalent of Reynolds 853.

BB86 Press-Fit BB

BB86 Press-Fit Bottom Bracket provides the basis for a stiffer, more efficient pedalling platform and wider spaced bearings which helps spreads the load increasing longevity to help you keep spinning smoothly mile after mile

28c rubber & wide rims

New-school wide (22/17mm) Alex AT-470 rims combined with 28c Conti Grand Sport Race tyres give a vastly improved tyre profile and an increased interior volume, allowing lower pressures and increased comfort without a loss of speed. We've also upgraded to Sapim Race butted spokes help to offset the weight gain of the larger tyres. Try them at 80PSI and see for yourself!

Rack & guard ready

Looking to turn the Equilibrium into a daily commuter? No problem - the built-in rear rack mounts, long-drop 57mm brakes and mudgaurd eyelets allow simple and easy fitting

Technical Information

  • Frame : KVA MS3 Double-Butted Stainless Steel
  • Fork : Carbon Road w/ Alloy Steerer
  • Headset : FSA Orbit Equipe Sealed Cartridge
  • Shifters : Shimano 105 ST-5800
  • Rear derailleur : Shimano 105 RD-5800
  • Front derailleur : Shimano 105 FD-5800
  • Chainset : FSA Gossamer Pro Megaexo 52/36T
  • Bottom Bracket : FSA BB-CF86 BB86 Press-Fit
  • Chain : KMC X11
  • Cassette / Freewheel : Shimano CS-5800 11-28T
  • Rims : Alex Rims CX26, 32H
  • Hubs : Shimano 105 HB/FH-5800
  • Spokes : Sapim Race Butted w/ Brass Nipples
  • Tyres : Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x28c
  • Brakes : Tektro R539 57mm Long-Drop
  • Brake Levers : w/ Shifters
  • Handlebars : Genesis Road Compact (D125/R70mm)
  • Grips / Tape : Microfiber Anti-Slip w/ VexGel
  • Stem : Genesis Road (+/-7
  • Saddle : Genesis Road
  • Seatpost : Genesis, 27.2x350mm
  • Pedals : N/A
  • Weight : 9.69kg (56cm w/o pedals)

Sizes and Geometry


Frame Sizes 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm) 529 539 547 560 576 589
2 - Seat Angle (°) 74 74 74 73.5 73 73
3 - Headtube Length (mm) 120 135 145 155 175 190
4 - Head Angle (°) 72 72 72 72 72.5 72.5
5 - Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 470 490 510 530 550 570
6 - BB Drop (mm) 72 72 72 72 72 72
7 - Chanstay Length (mm) 415 415 415 415 415 415
8 - Fork Offset (mm) 45 45 45 45 45 45
9 - Trail (mm) 64 64 64 64 61 61
10 - Wheelbase Length (mm) 983 994 1002 1010 1018 1028
11 - Standover (mm) 750 767 780 794 814 830
12 - Stack (mm) 544 558 567 577 598 612
13 - Reach (mm) 374 380 385 390 396 404
Stem (mm) 90 100 100 110 120 120
Handlebar (mm) 400 400 420 420 440 440
Crankarm (mm) 170 170 172.5 172.5 175 175

Stage 1 Cycle Benefits

We go that bit further and test build all specialist bikes. With our attention to detail you will always get the right bike first time.