One of our first 953 frames was sent across the Atlantic to Seattle. Here she is all built up with a fantastic spec: Campy Record Campy Shamal Millie wheels Chris King headset Thompson seat post collar Lizard Skins tape Enve fork, seatpost and bars. What a beauty. A big thank you to Mark for the photos. I'd love to get this one on the scales as with the quality of the finishing kit it could be sub-7kg! "I want to thank you very much. I received the frame today, and it is perfect. I will be sending you progress pictures over the next few months until the bike is all built up. Definitely in love with this frame." -- Mark, Seattle.
Genesis Updates Volare Steel Frame Genesis has updated its Volare steel race-ready bike with a new Reynolds tubeset. The Madison Genesis team are racing a Reynolds 953 version of the frameset at the moment, but the tubing design changes will also be replicated down the range into the Reynolds 931 and 853 for the upcoming 2016 season. The steel tubes are made by Reynolds in Birmingham and put together by Ora Engineering in Taiwan - a great partnership... who knows where else such a combination exists? "The new Volare has had a few changes for 2015, most notably the graphics that we hope will continue to stand out from the competition in the peloton. By using the pop of the MGT colour palette and a matt black paint to cover the forequarter, we can allow the steel to do what it does best and look beautiful without compromising on weight." Genesis Equilibrium Frameset The Genesis Equiplibrium is another great bike in their range. This one is made from KVA MS3 tubing, a material which will be adding to our range here soon with the Airlight Stainless Road Frame in a geometry featuring a classic horizontal top tube. MS3 builds on KVA's award-winning MS2 Martensitic Air-Hardened stainless steel, bringing improved corrosion resistance and a steeper stress-strain curve to the table. Developed originally for aerospace landing gear applications) MS3 is every part a "super steel", sitting right alongside XCR and Reynolds 931.
After the success of our 931 and 953 launch frames, we're pleased to add our third steel road bike frame model to the range - coming in August 2015. The Airlight Stainless road frame offers another classic racing geometry, similar to our Reynolds 931 Road Frame, but this time taking on board a common customer request by featuring a horizontal top tube. Keep an eye on the blog and on twitter for more updates.