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……
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.
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.
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.
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.