Genesis Day 01 Single Speed Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike Gets Real

2012 Genesis Day One single speed disc brake cyclocross bike

Genesis has been an early adopter of disc brakes on cyclocross and touring bikes, showing us some beautiful steel examples across the price spectrum.

Now, they’ve added a singlespeed model called Day 01. Posted on their blog on a lark, it generated enough interest to make it onto the production roster for 2012. Essentially, it’s their Day 01 spec’d without the Alfine internal gear hub. Not a stretch to see this coming, really. It’ll be available this spring for £799. Frame is Reynolds 520 Steel and it’s spec’d with Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, Alex rims and hubs, Shimano pedals and a mostly house-brand cockpit.


IvanMTB - 02/02/12 - 2:55pm


Day 1 with BB7s was available whole last year. In orange paintjob. Cangratulations with your backfire guys 😀


seann - 02/02/12 - 4:07pm

^^ yea im assuming thats the “Day 01 spec’d *with* the Alfine internal gear hub” mentioned in the article

Gillis - 02/02/12 - 4:29pm

I would be more interested in this as a belt-drive.

Mike - 02/02/12 - 4:36pm

Ivan, are you talking about the orange Day 01 disc bike that is built with an Alfine 8 speed rear hub? If so I would say your comment is a backfire because bike rumor is talking about a single speed. Even if you are correct, you still sound like a jerk.

Chunky - 02/02/12 - 4:44pm

Yup, backfire is on Ivan!

Day 1 with BB7’s in orange had an Alfine.

This is the first singlespeed version.

Bikerumor 1 – Ivan 0

meta - 02/02/12 - 5:33pm

A Very silly bike!

What I need is a commuter with Rohloff rear hub, Schlumpf cranks, disc brakes and Gates belt drive.

dimples - 02/02/12 - 6:18pm

Suck it Ivan!

Christophercules - 02/02/12 - 6:29pm


Robin - 02/02/12 - 8:10pm

That’s a nice lookin’ scooter, and it is the bike that story is about, not IvanMTB.

IvanMTB - 02/05/12 - 5:47am

The pleasure is mine Gentlemen :p

What differance is in frame? Not a single one. Only change is SS rear wheel and lack of gears for hub.


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