Genesis Volant 00 review

Genesis Volant 00, £600 bike test
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Ultimately though, the effect of all this is that the Volant 00 is just an intriguing taster of what may lie further up the Volant range. For a wannabe racer on a budget it's a really decent way to start, rather than compromising with a more sportive or endurance-orientated machine. For the same reason, it won't be to everyone's taste but clearly Genesis has got the fundamentals right on this new design right out the factory.

Reasons to buy
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    Tasteful 'modern retro' styling

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    Smooth ride

Reasons to avoid
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    Inevitably at this price, some component compromises

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Genesis had originally been set to release the most budget model of its all-new budget road range for £649.99, but at the last second managed to trim it to £599.99, edging it into the ultra-competitive entry-level £600 price point.

This makes it a direct competitor with road machines from Stateside big-hitters like Giant, Specialized, Trek and of course our GT tested on the next page.

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