Genesis is a relatively young brand. But while it might not have the deepest laurels to rest on, its stainless Volare frame has picked up an impressive trophy haul in the last three years.

  • Highs: Very smooth and surefooted ride quality, great value for stainless tubes and Di2
  • Lows: Wheel and component choices dull responsiveness
  • Buy if: You want a sublimely smooth, Di2-equipped package rather than a pick and mix charger

The bike you’re looking at isn’t exactly the same as the Reynolds 953-tubed Volare frame evolved and still regularly raced by the Madison Genesis pro team. The American-developed KVA stainless tubeset is created using the same cold drawn, homogenous welded seam methods though, and tensile strength is high compared with other Reynolds or Columbus options.

Genesis has also decreased tube sizes slightly to keep weight down, relying on the thicker tube walls for similar stiffness. Stout chainstays and press-fit BB86

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