LG Gennix A1-1

Louis Garneau called us to be sure to come by and check out their new soft-goods, but what they didn’t tell us was that they have been working on a new aero road bike (purposely placed off the side of their booth). The Gennix A1 takes a lot of features from the Gennix TR1 triathlon bike and puts them into a more practical package for the road.

Take a look past the break at what Louis Garneau has had up their sleeves……

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The Gennix A1’s downtube was designed to hide a waterbottle from the wind since there will likely always be one there. The Gennix uses a RTCC 2 carbon composite blend to prevent torsional flex on airfoil-shaped tubing combined with the over-sized 386 EVO bottom bracket to ensure the frame has plenty of stiffness for maximum power transfer. If you peak between the crank arm and outer chainring, you can see the frame extend as far as possible to increase lateral stiffness.

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The hourglass shaped head tube allows the use of a full size tapered fork steerer while keeping it as aero as possible. The rear stays have a nice aero profile and LG decided a seatstay mounted brake was best since it is easier to access and more functionally sound with little to no effect on aerodynamics.

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Clean lines and internal cable routing keeps everything tidy and out of the wind’s way. Like the rest of the Gennix line, the A1 is available as a part of their Dream Factory Custom Paint program, where you can have the bike custom painted to match your kit or anything else you like.

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Topping it off, the bike’s seatpost and frame are designed using their clean wedge type binder, and the seat rail system has plenty of room for adjustment allowing for the the occasional triathlete to emerge if a set of aerobars find their way up front.

LouisGarneau.com

17 comments

  1. Velociraptor on

    > The Louis Garneau Giant Propel.

    Wrong… it doesn’t have proprietary brakes. It has normal brakes in a normal mounting position! Too bad it doesn’t have a standard seatpost. Other than that and the questionable graphics, I like what I see.

    > don’t display it with the chain crossed up in small/small.

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  2. David on

    Nothing like a Propel. If you were to look for similarities Canyon Aeroad and Velocite Syn share some of the design elements.

    3 Bosses is so you can choose to mount it low if you’re running single bottle (good for aero bottles)

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  3. pr on

    Thats allways how you should park a bike that are in use or not for that matter to get the most out of overtime/wire/gears/tension… not all agree.

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  4. Ditto 2 on

    I applaud them for trying to enter what is already a competitive market, but that’s exactly why I’m having a hard time personally seeing this bike be more of a draw than any other options from more established bike builders.

    Am I missing something that is uniquely proprietary to them?

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  5. Ditto 2 on

    For all the crap people say about proprietary brakes, if I’m concerned enough about Aero to get a bike like this, why not go all in and get a bike like a propel with proprietary brakes, or are they such a small additional advantage that it’s not worth it?

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  6. parkcyc on

    Ditto 2

    They are doing it as an option to the brands that offer only one or two stock colors. Hence the Dream Paint thing.
    Other than that, what’s the point?
    It’s an asian made from with custom paint. Why not go to a handbuilt US or Canadian frame like a English, Speedvagen, Vanilla, Mosaic, Guru or something like that that can be custom and custom paint for a few bucks more.

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  7. Ethan on

    It would cost loads more to get a custom frame built by a custom frame builder. The point is, just another brand.

    All the bikes now are getting tighter and tighter with how aero, or stiff, or light they all are. So, aesthetics comes in to play at some point. Some people may like the look of this bike. Some may like a Propel or a S5. You could probably get a faster bike. But it really doesnt matter. I’ve lost to and beaten plenty of guys on aero bikes. I do not ride an aero bike.

    It’s just a personal thing really.

    FYI, all aero road bikes look a lot alike. To say this looks like a Propel is like saying a Propel looks like a older S3.

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