Genesis IO ss 26er

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  • Just acquired this fantastic little bike courtesy of @sacredhart, previously owned by @platypus

    Spec from original sale thread:
    Frame - Genesis IO ID, Medium-Large size.
    Fork - Rockshox Recon Gold RL. Recently serviced, plush as anything.
    Rear Wheel - Surly Singlespeed x Mavic XM819 (handbuilt), Conti Mountain King 2.2
    Front Wheel - DMR Revolver x Mavic XM819 (handbuilt), Conti Mountain King 2.2
    Brakes - Shimano Deore M596
    Crankset - Raceface
    Freewheel - White Industries "Blue"
    Dropper - RSP

    To do:
    Pedals - black V8’s on their way.
    Brakes - full bleed and pads need doing.
    Find a rear mudguard worth fitting.

    Tyres are set up tubeless, glad to have another 26er as Liz has several so we’ve got a good range of tyre options.


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  • @edmundro nice to see you my friend. I think one wheel is currently tubeless and one is tubed but could be set up tubeless? @platypus

  • Ah ok, good to know. Tubeless is witchcraft to me anyway...

  • I think the front is tubeless looking at the valves in the pic... but yeah it’s all voodoo to me too.

  • You’re correct. So, do I make the rear tubeless or put a tube in the front? Having 2 things going on will irk me...

  • yeeeboiiiiii, happy it went to a rad forumer
    make the rear tubeless, yeah
    and I was going to fit a trigger style dropper remote for the RSP post, it would make it much easier

  • Yeah I did wonder about the dropper lever. I’ve never had one so no idea how it’s supposed to feel but a bit stiff at the mo. Might strip and regrease the post if I fit a trigger remote.
    I took it for a quick blast to the shops today, I’m no mtber at all but it’s instant hooligan fun for hopping curbs.

  • How good are these RSP posts?

  • I couldn’t possibly comment as never had a dropper before. Lever is stiff but it goes up and down happily enough..

  • glad you digging it
    the stock lever for RSP posts is just awkward and stiff, the post itself is good

  • P.S. let's go for a ride in Epping once you're happy with it

  • Deffo, it’s just a brake job and good to go.
    Is there a hive mind choice for going tubeless? Also, we have a fuckton of non-tubeless 26 tyres, can they magically be made tubeless compatible?

  • You can ghetto tubeless most things

  • Cool well the rims are tubeless compatible at least.
    Just thinking ahead for summer I’ll prob be wanting small block 8’s or something similar for hardpack fun.

  • Brakes topped up and fresh pads are in. V8s are on too. Vast improvement.

    Will give it a shakedown after work tomorrow and hopefully be crashing into the trees of Epping by Saturday

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Genesis IO ss 26er

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