Genesis Zero Disc review

The Genesis Zero won a national title back in 2018, so will the slightly detuned and disc brake version offer the racing winning performance too?

Genesis Zero Disc
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Where it’s most at home is on the rolling terrain that typifies much of the riding in Britain. Banging along in a pack or slicing through the lumps and bumps of Hampshire this was a tremendous bike to ride. It’s charms were subtle, they sneak up on you and that’s enough to, on its day, put some clear air between it and the rest of the pack, much like its former owner.

Reasons to buy
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    Great balanced handling

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    Surprisingly plush ride

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    Good value

Reasons to avoid
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    Uninspiring wheels

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    Not the lightest

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When Connor Swift popped out of the lead pack at the National Championship road race in 2018 it took everyone by surprise. Looks were exchanged between the bigger name riders, and before they could think too long the Yorkshireman was up off the road never to be seen again.

It’s not that Swift was a total unknown he’d been around for a while racking up results on the British racing scene for a couple of years. He was just the best on the day, maybe even a little underestimated.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.