UK-designed, high-spec hardtail
UK-designed trail bruiser
Pace and agility with added big-hit performance
Sweetly sprung singletracker
A well put together steel framed rig with a fantastic fork
Very well equipped UK-designed machine with adjustable fork
When Ridgebackbrand developers/ distributors Madison Cycles decided to launch Genesis as aseparate entity, it was a wise move. For a start, it's a great name for a brand.
Genesis is a new brand from the same UK designers who've been producing the excellent Ridgeback Urban MTB range for years. Their experience shows in some neat features and ride characteristics.
Plush frame and sorted kit amplify plus-sized playfulness
Great trail taming long-forked steel hardtail
Focused 650b hardtail with neat features for the price
UK-designed trail hardtail
Silky smooth trail cruiser
Long-forked, low-slung trail hardtail
Burly but adaptable rider’s friend
Well designed all-rounder
Like a Rohloff hardtail, but on a budget
Big wheels and big potential
Ridgeback was one of the first brands to launch a UK mountain bike brand 25 years ago, but over time they've gradually shifted to more urban-based bikes. That's all changing now though, as they've launched an entirely new premium bike brand: Genesis.
The Genesis range is the 'Tesco finest' premium bike brand of Shimano distributor Madison, just as the Carrera range is for Halfords. Price-wise, the two companies' bikes only just overlap: the Fury is the top-end Carrera hardtail, while the Core 1.0 is the entry-level Genesis.
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