Genesis Overkill?

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Genesis Overkill?

Postby Cobra29svt » Sun May 03, 2015 8:00 pm

Hello all,
Been a lurker for a few weeks now, decided to go ahead and register. Let me start by saying I don't know much at all about bikes. I'm 33 & probably haven't been on a bike since I was 15. A couple of weeks ago I went to Walmart and bought bikes for my son, fiancé, and myself. Teaching my son how to ride a bike, and I could sure use the exercise.

Purchased a Genesis Overkill. Anyone familiar with it?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/27.5-Men-s-Ge ... ethod=p13n

I've upgraded the tubes, tires, grips, pedals, handlebars, seat, and stem. Would like to upgrade the seat post and forks next. Looking for some advice and guidance.

Is this a worthy upgrade? Will I notice any difference?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221639135998?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT


How about these? What size BB do I need? Is it worth upgrading?
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... _502057_-1

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... _175234_-1
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Re: Genesis Overkill?

Postby 6sharky9 » Sun May 03, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

In my honest opinion if you are just riding with the family you wont notice much difference in changing the fork...Even the stock fork as low end as they are work just fine for what ill call "family outings"....Make it comfortable for you and just replace what seems to maybe fall apart on you in time..Learn to maintain and repair the bike before anything.

If youre having issues with your derailleur and crank already its probably just adjustment issues.

Things like forks and brakes and cranks and wheels make more of a difference riding in a more aggressive manner...Not saying you may not progress in time with wanting to ride harder but for now save your money untill you know its what you want to do.

Alot of good folks here...if you need anything just ask.
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