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Genesis 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome

Take a relaxing bike ride around the neighborhood with the 29" Genesis Bike. This men's beach cruiser bike is equipped with a handcrafted aluminum frame and a genuine Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur, so you get long-lasting durability. This Genesis Astra Bike rolls on large 29-inch wheels with alloy rims, so you can enjoy a smooth ride on the beach, at the park or just on a quick trip to the corner market. A Vitesse cruiser saddle, aluminum hub and steel beach cruiser handle bars make the men's beach cruiser bike the ultimate beach cruiser. Designed specifically for taller riders, the 29" Genesis Bike allows you to ride in style and comfort. Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your Genesis Beach Cruiser, 29" will not be assembled upon pickup.
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Questions & Answers for Genesis 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome

Question

Is the shifting of gears operated by a thumb shifter or a twist grip shifter or other?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Guter
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
twist grip
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
1003465878754
answer 2
twist grip......7 gears
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
reddfish
answer 3
twist
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
kj002
answer 4
twist grip shifter
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
1Fallen1
answer 5
Grip shifter
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BeachM
answer 6
twist grip
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ABARE
 - SOUTH LOUISIANA
answer 7
It is a twist grip shifter on the right hand side of the handle bar
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Craigrrr
 - Arizona
answer 8
twist grip
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
boodog1
 - Port Orange, FL
Question

Where is this bike made?

asked 1 year ago
By
Rosemary
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
China.
answered 5 months ago
By
Tex65
answer 2
Shanghai China
answered 7 months ago
By
fatkidwithanewbike
answer 3
Not sure of the location but the factory makes the bikes exclusively for Walmart. www.genesisbikes.com
answered 8 months ago
By
Surfnow
answer 4
China, you’re buying it from Wal-Mart remember?
answered 11 months ago
By
RolandMiami
answer 5
Like almost all bikes up to $1000, China.
Like your laptop, like your TV, like almost everything else you buy.
answered 1 year ago
By
z1ny
answer 6
Like everything these days... China
answered 1 year ago
By
mprenfro
Question

17" frame for tall rider?

I'm 6'5, 34" inseam. I have always been recommended a 22.5" frame. I don't understand how this bike can be for tall riders if it has a small 17" frame. Also, another posted questions answerer claimed they had to get a longer seat post and they were only 6'2?! Please explain how this bike is for a tall rider
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Grymph
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think the frame is higher off the ground because of the 29" wheels. I'm 6'2" and straddling the frame I have about 1" of clearance. I changed the crank arms to 180mm (from 170) and changed the seat post to 400mm (from 250) to obtain fuller knee extension. The pedals are still 4.5" above the ground so no cornering problems.

I don't think the bike is ideal for "tall" riders out of the box but it is certainly a good base from which to start. A lot of quality features for the money which make modifications justifiable.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
BibBoxBikeBob
 - Bethel, OH
answer 2
The combination of the 29" wheels with that frame makes it suitable for tall riders.

My husband has it and is 6'8", 36" inseam...and he has not had to replace the seat post.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mamatut2
 - Burnaby, BC, CANADA
answer 3
This bike is not for tall riders, in my opinion. I am 5'8" with a 30" inseam and I had to raise the seat most of the post length. This is due to the short crank length and low seat position. Longer cranks may help.
answered 2 years ago
By
Utahn1
 - South Jordan, Utah
answer 4
You might want to find a different bike with different handlebars. Your knees might hit the handlebars. They are very close to your body when you ride. You sit straight up not bent over due to the lenght os the handlebars.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
FrankieBklyn
 - Brooklyn, New York
answer 5
I'm 6'2" around 250lbs with a 32" inseam. My friend allowed me to test ride the bike and it felt very tall. The frame might be 17 unches, but it sits on 29 inch tires, which will keep taller riders going without a lot of knee bend. The frame, rims and tires are thick and seem built for a larger rider. At worst, a longer seat post would help really tall riders, but I did not feel like the seat was too low for me.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Arthy77
 - PA
answer 6
I'm 6' and this bike fits me. Just move the seat post to the correct position as to "tippietoe" when you are sitting on the seat. When pedaling, you want you knee to just almost fully extend on the down pedal.

I am lovin' this bike.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
NeilTheWheel
 - New Orleans/Destin/Panama Beach
Question

I am 5" 9' and would like know if this bike would be too tall for me?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
KansasDad
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
i have a 14 year son that 5t 8 in and can ride it. im 6 6 ilove all the leg rm
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
oldgk
answer 2
im 5,10 just put seat down all the way youll like riding a big bike
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
70bug
answer 3
I'm 5'4" after I get on it's not to big
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
rsolsun
answer 4
The 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike seat is adjustable to accommodate your height.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
It will be close, I am 5'11" and it fits me.
answered 5 months ago
By
Tex65
answer 6
I'm 5'11" and it works fine for me, I even had to put the seat up about 2in, so it should work for you with the seat all the way down.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Bolt5926
Question

Colors

Does the 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike come in any other colors than just chrome?
asked 8 months ago
By
Fatbilly
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no but its cousin the onyx is the same bike black with one gear , coaster brakes nice also , you could paint it
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
70bug
answer 2
It comes in Black, but nor multiple speeds and a pedal brake.
Its called Genesis Onex.
answered 5 months ago
By
Tex65
answer 3
Just crome
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Bolt5926
answer 4
No.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Landseer18
answer 5
The Genesis comes in only the silver finish but is a very beautiful bicycle
answered 7 months ago
By
WARGAMER7
answer 6
I've only seen it in Chrome..
answered 8 months ago
By
Surfnow
Question

Is it available in any other colors?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
obmikee
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I THINK NOT
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
LOSGZZ
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ABARE
 - SOUTH LOUISIANA
answer 3
Walmart has a similar model in black. Search 29" bikes at walmart.com and it will come up.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
FrankieBklyn
 - Brooklyn, New York
answer 4
No, but single speed comes in black.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
snivlem
answer 5
Hi obmikee....

The Astra 29 inch 7 speed beach cruiser only comes in the aluminum clearcoat color. Take a look at my review and pics. You'll like the looks.

PS... Buy one. Worth. Every. Single. Penny.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
NeilTheWheel
 - New Orleans/Destin/Panama Beach
Question

How difficult is the assembly ?? What exactly will I have to assemble ?

Is the back wheel mounted already ??--and the gear change, all the cables and brakes ???
Are there any tools included for assembly ?
THANKS for answering !
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Topolino
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
worth the money to have it assembled at store.
answered 8 months ago
By
Surfnow
answer 2
No tools. Main thing to assembly is to mount the wheels, handlebars, and seat. Those are removed to save space in the box. The cables are all hooked up. However, but since the bike is not assembled, no testing has been potentially done to make sure the gears and brakes are adjusted correctly, so expect to do some of that yourself. Same goes for handlebar height and seat height.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
hebroots
answer 3
back wheel , gear change and cables are assembled. You need to put the seat and seat post , handle bars front wheel, together. Some adjustments will also need to be done ( brakes and shifting)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
1003465878754
answer 4
front wheel/brakes, handle bars, seat, front fender need assembly. instructions are clear. you'll need allen wrenches, small adjustable wrench. cant hurt to have a phillips screw driver and rubber mallet for light movement if you aren't strong enough. thats what worked for me. i am somewhat mechanically inclined (light around the house fixes and light auto repairs). can assist skilled mechanics. never assembled a bike. its easy. take your time and an hour or 2. go for it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
mike1074
answer 5
The back wheel is mounted. You have to put on the pedals, handlebars and stem and will likely have to adjust the brakes and gears. You will need Allen wrenches screw drivers and an adjustable wrench. It took me a full evening to put the bike together and get everything adjusted.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
61yearsyoung
Question

i'm 5'11. am i to short for this bike?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
mike
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, Im 5'11 and truly enjoy it. Very comfortable!
answered 8 months ago
By
Surfnow
answer 2
I'm 5'11, I find myself raising the seat.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
WallyCriticizer
answer 3
I am 5' 9" and find this bike a good fit.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
1003465878754
answer 4
It depends on the height of your crouch. Measure your actual inseam. I would say that it should be at least 31 ".
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
61yearsyoung
answer 5
no!.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
bulldog6
Question

what is the wheel width? What is the tire width?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ed
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
2 1/4 inches
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
1003465878754
answer 2
I'm not sure of the wheel width, but the tire width is 2.125".
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
nonamerIII
answer 3
I've seen two different tire models, and they're both about 50-52mm (or approx. 29x 2.125)
700c is the same tire size as 29. The bike allows for wider tires than a normal 700c touring bike though.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
z1ny
answer 4
Standard Tire = 2.125"(53.97 mm), you can use 1.9 to 2.25 " inch tires on the this wheel.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
YaTuSabes
Question

Are 7 speeds ok for riding up hilly roads?

asked 10 months ago
By
Jack
on 29" Genesis Astra Cruiser Men's Bike, Chrome
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
of course
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
70bug
answer 2
I have several small hills and the bike is very capable of handling
almost anything.
answered 8 months ago
By
Surfnow
answer 3
You wanna be in the lowest gear when riding uphill. Then when it levels off you can shift up to a higher gear, say 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th. You can shift to 7th gear going downhill. So yeah, it's ok.
answered 9 months ago
By
Tirejockey
answer 4
I rode this bike up hills and never had to go out of 1st. gear! Awesome bike!
answered 9 months ago
By
crafte
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