genesis tarn

Genesis are going BIG for 2016, staking their claim on the new 27.5+ trail platform with the Tarn hardtail.

27.5+ is the all-new wheel size which pairs quick-accelerating 27.5 rims with grippy, wide profile tyres.

To get the full low-down on the science behind plus-size, you can check out this insanely number-heavy piece over on Bike Radar.

Of you can just read their summary of the concept, thus: ‘The beauty of 27.5+ is its compatibility. It works in bikes people already have. It also rides really well, it spins up to speed quickly, doesn’t feel lethargic to get moving, yet allows you to run lower pressure and gain uncanny traction.’

Sold?

Well, Genesis have gone all out to give you the full uncanny traction experience with their new-for-2016 Tarn mountain bike.

We got a sneak peak of the new steed at yesterday’s Sportline trade show. It’s a long and low ride fitted with a boosted 120mm Rockshox Reba fork, Shimano 11-speed XT drivetrain and KS Dropzone seatpost.

The Genesis Tarn comes in four sizes, RRP £1899.99.