Cycling Plus magazine’s review of the Genesis Volare 40 road bike has heaped praise on the steel mile muncher.
The Volare 40 is a production model of the stainless frame raced by team Madison-Genesis, who put steel back in the pro peloton and silenced critics by racking up plenty of race wins along the way.
The 40 swaps stainless steel tubing for an 853 tubeset from legendary British manufacturer Reynolds, with the frame complemented by a full carbon fork providing the basis for a stiff, fast and classy crit/sportive race package.
And there’s good news for Campagnolo fans as for 2015 the 40 has dropped Shimano kit for a full Campag groupset.
Both Cycling Plus & Road.cc pinned 4-star badges on the Volare 40, with Cycling Plus noting how the combination of steel frame and Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels made light work of taming the notoriously choppy tarmac of UK roads.
Said Cycling Plus: ‘Out on the road you’d be forgiven for expecting the 40 to deliver a tough, stiff ride, when almost the opposite is true. The Volare feels like it floats over rough tarmac, with enough compliance to take the hard edges off potholes.’
Descending is a breeze, too according to Volare 40 reviewer. ‘When we threw ourselves into the fast, twisty downhills on our test loop the 40 proved to be an assured descender,’ they wrote.
And Road.cc concluded: ‘The Volare is a demon through the corners, feeling secure and planted whilst at the same time encouraging the rider to push just a little bit further. Overall, the Volare 40 is not so much a bike which exhibits the classic qualities associated with steel, but a bike which feels every bit as responsive and exciting as the best modern carbon race machines.’
Drover Cycles is an official Genesis test centre, meaning we have access to the Volare 40 for you to demo before you buy.
The bike retails at £1999.99 – get in touch if you’re interested in trying one for size!
Read the full Genesis Volare 40 review on Bike Radar here.
Check out the road.cc review here.