Genesis Flyer 2015

Dan87

Formerly fixieplugrider
Location
Coventry
I was wondering if anybody has ever owned the Genesis Flyer in the past few years.

I will be looking at getting a new bike after the new year with the cycle to work and ive found the 2015 model in red and i've taken a liking to it.

Are they well built and reliable bikes? i havent heard or read anything bad about them really but wanted to know what others thought who may have owned one.

thanks guys
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ror3h

Active Member
I have an older one, 2011 I think, the blue frame. Mine's great, solid frame and decent kit, used it for a couple of years as the commuter. Only negatives for me are the tight tyre clearance, and a rather uncomfortable front end (straight steel fork). As far as I'm aware though, they changed the frame/geometry last year to allow for proper mudguard clearances etc, which can only be a good thing if you're getting it for riding to work. Totally reliable though, I must've done towards 10,000 miles on mine.
 

GGJ

Veteran
Location
Scotland
I have a 2008-2009Genesis Skyline which is the original version of the Flyer with carbon seatpost and carbon forks, these parts were changed to cheaper parts when the Flyer was introduced and it's good to see that they are once again fitted as standard.

A vey capable bike which is well built and does everything you ask of it. Highly recommended
 

jdtate101

Ex-Fatman
I have a 2015 one (just got it). Not had any issues with mine. I've modded it from default by putting Conti 4seasons 25c's on, running 46x17 fixed, Fizik Arione Saddle, 3T Ergonova bars.

I changed the saddle as I couldn't get on with the Genesis stock one, and the bars were too thin for my liking (I know I like the Ergonova one's as I use them on my CX bike), Fitted cromoplastic guards to make it a full winter bike too. Love riding it as it's super comfortable and so far I've done about 400miles on it, so can't talk to the longevity of the parts. However my club mates have a few Genesis bikes between them and really rate them.
 

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potsy

Birder
Location
My Armchair
I have a 2015 one (just got it). Not had any issues with mine. I've modded it from default by putting Conti 4seasons 25c's on, running 46x17 fixed, Fizik Arione Saddle, 3T Ergonova bars.

I changed the saddle as I couldn't get on with the Genesis stock one, and the bars were too thin for my liking (I know I like the Ergonova one's as I use them on my CX bike), Fitted cromoplastic guards to make it a full winter bike too. Love riding it as it's super comfortable and so far I've done about 400miles on it, so can't talk to the longevity of the parts. However my club mates have a few Genesis bikes between them and really rate them.
Definitely my 1st choice now for my C2W bike in a couple of months, what sort of clearance is there for guards?
Would you get 28's plus guards or are 25's about the limit?
 

jdtate101

Ex-Fatman
Definitely my 1st choice now for my C2W bike in a couple of months, what sort of clearance is there for guards?
Would you get 28's plus guards or are 25's about the limit?
You can get 28's in, but I opted for 25's for a little more clearance for potential rubbing. The frame comes with full mount points for guards as well as panniers, so fitting was extremely easy. the Chromoplastics were recommended to me as they fit the best and, if done correctly, are pretty much silent. I can't stand a rattly bike, so this was a must for me.

one thing to note with the guards is that if you flat on the rear you can't drop the wheel out, but if you undo the alan key frame bolts (not the stay nuts) you can get the wheel out by just moving the guard to one side. i've only done it once but it's easy to do if you turn the bike upside down.
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
You can get 28's in, but I opted for 25's for a little more clearance for potential rubbing. The frame comes with full mount points for guards as well as panniers, so fitting was extremely easy. the Chromoplastics were recommended to me as they fit the best and, if done correctly, are pretty much silent. I can't stand a rattly bike, so this was a must for me.

one thing to note with the guards is that if you flat on the rear you can't drop the wheel out, but if you undo the alan key frame bolts (not the stay nuts) you can get the wheel out by just moving the guard to one side. i've only done it once but it's easy to do if you turn the bike upside down.
The solution is to fit Secu clips, these allow you to just pull the stays out, I have these on my Pearson

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sks-secu-clips-for-front-mudguard-stays-per-pair-prod666/

The other trick is to allow enough clearance to slide the wheel out when you fit the mudguards.
I've been looking at replacing my Pearson and the Genesis is on the shopping list.
 

GGJ

Veteran
Location
Scotland
When I fitted my rear mudguard left enough space at the rear to allow the wheel to slip out. No it doesn't look great but it means I don't have to faff around if I have to mend a puncture in the middle of nowhere on a wet cold winter ride.

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potsy

Birder
Location
My Armchair
The solution is to fit Secu clips, these allow you to just pull the stays out, I have these on my Pearson

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sks-secu-clips-for-front-mudguard-stays-per-pair-prod666/

The other trick is to allow enough clearance to slide the wheel out when you fit the mudguards.
I've been looking at replacing my Pearson and the Genesis is on the shopping list.
How easy is it to remove and re-fit the rear wheel on a fixed/ss bike?

Have ordered full guards for my Flyer but am now thinking maybe a full guard front/Raceblade rear might be better?
 

4F

Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby
Location
Suffolk.
How easy is it to remove and re-fit the rear wheel on a fixed/ss bike?

Have ordered full guards for my Flyer but am now thinking maybe a full guard front/Raceblade rear might be better?
I use race blades for that very reason
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
How easy is it to remove and re-fit the rear wheel on a fixed/ss bike?

Have ordered full guards for my Flyer but am now thinking maybe a full guard front/Raceblade rear might be better?
No problem, just leave a gap at the back between the wheel and mudguard big enough to slide the wheel out, and if you can get a mudguard set where the stays each side are in one piece you can use secu clips and then the stays will just pull out and clip back in making it even easier.

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Location
Glasgow
Mine's a 2014 model, but I have the guards (mine are Vavert) set up with enough clearance to remove the wheel - I haven't needed to put secu-clips on the back. I've only had to remove the wheel out on the road once, but it was easy enough. My previous fixed wheel bike needed the secu-clips, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which I could remove the wheel on the Flyer.
 
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