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Ninety One Genio 27.5T: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review

Price: 26,999
Vishnu Sharma
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Ninety One Genio 27.5T Review


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Ninety One Genio 27.5T: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Review

91 or Ninety One’s parent company Alpha Vector are driven by their goal of reconnecting you with the outdoors through products that appeal to the lifestyle and fitness aspirations of India's youth. We got the opportunity to test ride Ninety One’s Genio 27.5T MTB and here is what we thought.

Weight: 15.9 kgs

Category: Fitness/Commuting/Leisure

Ninety One Genio 27.5T: ChooseMyBicycle.com Expert Review The Ninety One Genio 27.5T is a well spec’d hardtail MTB with a 27-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.
Overall Product
Value for Money

Things We Like

  • Smooth functioning front suspension fork with lock-out
  • Powerful Hydraulic Disc brakes
  • 27-Speed drivetrain providing a longer gear shifting range

Things We Don't Like

  • The Alloy frame was a bit on the heavier side
Ninety One Genio 27.5T Frame

The Ninety One Genio 27.5T is built on a performance focused hardtail Alloy frame. This frame has a bulky outlook to it with a triangular top tube with the flat side on top. This frame is built using 6061 Alloy and the first thing which stands out during the ride is that it does feel a bit heavy. But the weight is equally distributed on the frame which makes it easy to climb inclines and also lift it and carry it up the staircase. The riding posture was comfortable thanks to its frame geometry.

The stock front suspension fork comes with a smoothly working 80mm travel and a suspension lock-out feature to help ride faster on flatter terrains.

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Frame The Ninety One Genio 27.5T comes in a standard frame size
Ninety One Genio 27.5T Design

The Ninety One Genio 27.5T is a sturdy looking hardtail MTB. The frame design is unique and eye catchy along with bold graphics which makes the Genio stand out. The internal cable routing on the frame is a great addition to a Bicycle at this price. The ‘91’ logo on the head tube seems to be a thick sticker rather than it being embossed or heat printed on the frame. The bicycle which I test rode came in a full Blue primary colour with Gold as the secondary colour for graphics and text. The matte finish paint job was smooth in quality.

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Design The Genio 27.5T comes in 3 colour variants; Black/Gold, Blue/Gold and Black/Blue
Ninety One Genio 27.5T Gearing

The 27-Speed drivetrain on the Genio 27.5T is a combination of a 3-Speed Ltwo in the front and an 9-speed Ltwo as the rear derailleur along with a Hyperglide 9-Speed Cassette. Shifting was good with hardly any lags felt during the test ride. The drivetrain is controlled by Ltwo trigger shifters, which were positioned well and easy to use. The performance of this Ltwo drivetrain is very similar to the performance of a Shimano entry-level drivetrain.

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Gearing Ltwo’s 27-Speed drivetrain was smooth in shifting
Ninety One Genio 27.5T Brakes and Steering

The Genio comes with SN Simaers branded Hydraulic Disc brakes. These brakes were solid in stopping power and felt balanced to use even when jamming the brakes. The levers were also lengthy and had an easy spring action which made it possible to operate using just 2 or 3 fingers.

The Alloy handlebar on this MTB had a slight raise from the middle which gave the rider a comfortable riding posture.

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Brakes and Steering The Hydraulic Disc brakes were balanced and powerful to use on both rough and smooth roads
Ninety One Genio 27.5T Wheels and Saddle

The Ninety One Genio rolls on a pair of 27.5” x 2.2” DSI tires which are attached to Double Walled Alloy rims. The treading and size of the tires were ideal for moderate trail riding and for rough urban roads as well. The rolling resistance was fast and the tread pattern provided enough traction on wet roads as well. The stock saddle looks and feels well cushioned to give the rider sore free and comfortable ride even on the roughest of rides.

Ninety One Genio 27.5T Wheels and Saddle The 27.5” x 2.2” DSI tires were fast rolling and heavily treaded

This is a hardtail MTB built on an Alloy frame which has the perfect combination of strength and a comfortable riding geometry. The 27-Speed Ltwo drivetrain is entry to mid-level in comparison to Shimano and provided decent gear shifting performance. The entry-level Hydraulic Disc brakes along with the 27.5” x 2.2” DSI tires made this Bicycle roll over roughest of surfaces and stop quickly and in a balanced manner. Priced at Rs.26,999(as on 30th June 2021) the Ninety One Genio 27.5T is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy an MTB for flat trail rides and to tackle rough urban roads.

Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.

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