Genesis Day One 10 [2020] Review: Internal Hub Gear Gravel Bike

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Genesis Day One 10/20 Gravel-Commuter Bike for 2022 – A Review

From single-speed to Alfine internal gear. Specs, geometry, weight, price, tire clearance

Genesis Day One in a Nutshell

  • Frame Material: Alloy
  • Fork: Chromoly Steel
  • Wheel Size: 700c / 29″
  • Number of Spokes: 32
  • Number of Gears: 8
  • Max Tire Clearance: 48mm
  • Drive Train: 42T x Shimano Nexus 8-spd hub
  • Weight: 11.7 kg

The Genesis Day One is really worth a review! A cheap gravel bike that is comfortable, reliable, low maintenance and looks great – Let’s see more in details.

Ok, this could make someone’s nose turn up, where are the gears? Is this a single-speed?

Well, that’s how Genesis launched the Day One, and although the bike raised some interest, it was still too niche.

With the 2021 version Genesis gave a completely new look and added a Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub, to keep the bike low-maintenance but give the owners some more options to tackle hilly routes.

Since most gravel bikes have very similar characteristics, we thought of adding a few different options among our bike reviews, maybe we could give you some ideas you haven’t thought of.

With their efficiency and low-maintenance requirements, single-cog drivetrains are already a popular option for commuting, but more and more cyclists are starting to use gear hubs bikes for adventure rides on bikepacking bikes.

If you are not planning on extreme rides, considering a hub gear gravel bike like the Genesis Day One 10 is far from foolish.

The steel frame and fork are high-quality Genesis stuff, with ample room for full-length mudguards for year-round, dry bottom commuting and off-road rides, while the Promax DSK-300 disc brakes ensure adequate stopping power.

The Genesis Day One 2022 is a great buy for those looking for a maintenance-free commuter that could double as a light adventure/gravel bike.

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Genesis Day One 10 2022 – Specs

ForkCr-Mo Unicrown Disc
DrivetrainSamox AF13 – 42T / Shimano SM-GEAR 20T freewheel
Tire ClearanceMax 700x38c
BrakesPromax DSK-300 disc brake w/ 160mm rotor
HandlebarsGenesis alloy / compact drop / XS, 400mm / S-M, 420mm / L-XL, 440mm
RimsJalco XCD22 / 32h
HubsKT K-88F: front / Shimano Nexus SG-C6001-8d 8spd: rear
TyresWTB All Terrain 700 x 37c
Genesis Day One 10
the 2019 version of the Genesis Day One 10 was a single-speed gravel bike

Genesis Day One Geometry Chart

Frame Seat Tube530mm
Frame Top Tube561mm
Frame Reach385mm
Frame Stack593mm
Frame Head Tube155mm
Frame Head Angle71.5°
Frame Seat Angle73.5°
Frame BB Drop73mm
Frame Wheel Base1035mm
Fork Offset50mm
Stem Length100mm
Handle Bar Width420mm
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