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Cruzbike Q45

Cruzbike Q45
  • Color: NEON ORANGE, MATTE FINISH
$2,900.00
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The Q45 is the bike that has been featured twice in Adventure Cyclist magazine and became an instant bestseller in our lineup. It is designed to take you and your gear wherever you want to go, as far as you want to ride.

The Q45 features our patented dynamic boom front wheel drive powertrain so you can climb fast in a perfectly comfortable seated riding position. It has super smooth suspension, a robust packable aluminum frame with the ability to use wider tires. Options for rack systems allow you to carry everything you need for wherever the road (or path) takes you.

The Cruzbike Q45 adventure touring recumbent bicycle is built to take you and your gear wherever you want to go, as far as you want to ride.

The Q45 features our patented dynamic boom front wheel drive powertrain so you can climb fast in a perfectly comfortable seated riding position. It has super smooth suspension, a robust packable aluminum frame with the ability to use wider tires. Options for rack systems allow you to carry everything you need for wherever the road (or path) takes you.

For the new Q45 we upgraded to thru-axles, which improve stiffness in the drivetrain, handling, cornering, and power transfer, flat mount brakes, dual 650b wheels and more. We are the first recumbent company to release a bike with dual 650b wheels and thru axles.

Fit: The 2021 Q45's seat has been moved back slightly and it features new a custom-designed handlebar that expands its fit range over previous iterations. It fits riders with an X-seam between approximately 34" and 47" (approximately 5'1" to 6'4"). Check out the fit graph in the blog post here to see where you land. If you are close to the outside of the fit range, please contact us at support@cruzbike.com.

The Q45 is a road bike designed for the road less traveled. Its robust packable, aluminum frame, super-smooth-suspension, easy-to-maintain 1x system, 650b wheels, bosses, available racks and crazy-powerful patented drive system make it the best steed for knocking those big tours off your bucket list.

Everything we do here at Cruzbike begins and ends with having a great time on two wheels. This newest iteration of the Q45 amps up the comfort factor so your map is wide open: we've upgraded the rear shock, added stock 650b wheels and redesigned the handlebar for epic comfort and fun day after day and mile after mile.



Cruzbike Q45 2021 Tech Specs and Fit
Frame
Unique swing arm design allows the Q45's robust aluminum frame to run a super smooth suspension system and pack down for travel.
Front Triangle
Cruzbike's patented race-proven dynamic boom drivetrain is the engine of the Q45 recumbent touring bike. The same system that powers our performance bikes to records and wins powers the Q45 so you'll be able to take on whatever mountain range is on your bucket list, while hauling all your gear.
Suspension System
The Q45 boasts a full-size (165 mm) shock. And this round we’ve upgraded it to an external coil shock that rides smoother than its predecessor and better accommodates a heavily-loaded bike, blowing open the terrain upon which the Q45 thrives. Mixed surfaces on that trip you're dreaming of doing? No problem.
Adjustable Seat
The Q45's two-piece aluminum seat is ergonomically designed for comfort for riders of all shapes and sizes. The cushion is a one-piece dream that cradles its rider from shoulders to derriere. The seat back angle is also adjustable so you can get your backrest dialed in just the way you like it.
Racks and Bosses
The Q45 is designed for hauling gear and mounting accessories. It boasts 8 threaded mount points on each side and one in the middle under the down tube plus a dedicated fender mount. Load up panniers, mount lights, install fenders - anything you need for your adventure - this bike can handle it.
Dual 650b Wheels and Thru-Axles
We are the first recumbent bicycle company to offer dual 650b wheels and thru-axles. Thru-axles improve stiffness in the drivetrain, handling, cornering, and power transfer. We made these massive upgrades to the Q45’s spec to deliver even better performance and an even smoother ride. 650b wheels open up options to customize your Q45 with a huge variety of performance wheels and tires.This bike ships with 1.65 inch tires we chose for performance (even in wet weather), durability and value. And you'll still have plenty of space for fenders.
Newly-designed Handlebar
The awesome new Q45 handlebar features road styling but is sized for mountain shifters and levers. This opens a whole world of component options and also creates more space in the cockpit for better rider fit.
Q45 Complete Components
For the new Q45 we upgraded to thru-axles, flat mount brakes and more. We chose 1x11 MTB components that balance performance, durability and value. This setup is designed to thrive even with a fully loaded Q45.

Headset Cane Creek ViscoSet® Headset (This premium headset leverages viscous damping to inhibit exaggerated movement of the front end for easier learning and off bike handling.)
Shifter SRAM NX 1x11 Trigger (MTB)
Derailleur SRAM NX Long Cage 11-speed
Chain Wheel Driveline 155 42T with black anodized chain guard
Cranks Driveline 155
Bottom Bracket Square Taper 68mm*113mm
Cassette SRAM 11-42T
Chain 114 links - just one standard chain length
Brakes HD-C550 Mechanical Disc
Rear Shock KS EXA Form 290 165 mm with external spring rated at 1200 lbs/inch
Wheels and Tires 650b Jet Set rims, Chosen hubs, with Maxxis Overdrive 650b x 1.65 inch tires
Compatibility Notes
Maximum cassette width: The Q45 can accommodate up to 11-42 cassette with its 1x chainring. Learn more about the Q45's gearing here.
Front derailleur: If you choose, the Q45 can accommodate a braze-on style front derailleur.
Maximum tire size: With the stock 1.65 inch 650b tires, you'll have 12 mm of clearance. Different tire choices will yield different clearances.

Weight
Q45 Complete: 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kg), including pedals, kickstand, and seat cushion.

Q45 Geometry
Wheelbase 114 cm 45.0 in
Chainstay Length 44.8 cm 17.638 in
Backrest angle
Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 179 cm 70.5 in
Seat Height (measured at the low point of the seat pan, not including the cushion.) 63.5 cm 25 in
BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 68.58 cm 27 in
Fit
The 2021 Q45's seat has been moved back slightly and it features new a custom-designed handlebar that expands its fit range over previous iterations. It fits riders with an X-seam between approximately 34" and 47" (approximately 5'1" to 6'4"). Check out the fit graph in the blog post here to see where you land. If you are close to the outside of the fit range, please contact us at support@cruzbike.com.

Specs

Frame Lightweight, road-smoothing hydroformed aluminum frame. The S40's wheelbase, trail, and head-tube angle deliver smooth handling, natural cornering and a responsive ride whether you are descending at top speed or navigating twisting backroads.
Fork The 2019 fork is designed to accommodate a Roubaix-style set-up with up to 38 mm tires on 700 c wheels and wider if you choose to equip your frameset with a 26-inch wheels. The product team chose the tough, versatile Kenda Kriterium Endurance 700x30c tire for the S40 Complete 2019 so you can ride whatever road is calling your name, day after day.
Chainwheel The Cruzbike S40 leverages the same famously-stiff, patented drive triangle that powers the V20 to records and wins. We call this system Dynamic Boom Front Wheel Drive and it's what sets us apart from other recumbents and what makes us similar to performance road bikes. Our drive system links the upper and lower body across the drivetrain as it rotates around the axis of the head tube. This linkage allows you to increase power when climbing or sprinting. You will engage your upper body in much the same way professional cyclists do when they climb or sprint on traditional road bikes
Saddle The S40's carbon fiber seat fits the curve of the frame so that no watt is wasted. As you press your back into the frame, you engage your whole body through the handlebar and cranks. Energy surges through the drive system and powers the bike forward, leaping up hills or accelerating into a sprint.
Accessories & Extras The S40 is the machine for fast commuting, multi-day rides, brevets and tours. Possibilities abound when your bike is fast, light, comfortable and ready to be outfitted for the demands of your cycling ambitions. The frame boasts threaded mount points for racks, panniers, lights, fenders and hydration.
Color(s) Orange, Green, and Grey
Sizes Wheelbase 1130.3 44.5 in Chainstay length - standard 450 mm 17.75 in Rake (front fork offset) 30 mm 1.2 in Head tube angle (steering axis) 71 degrees Trail 91.44 mm 3.6 in Backrest angle 40 degrees Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) Seat Height (low point) 609.6mm 24 in BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
Weight S40 2019 Complete:27 lbs. Final weight of a custom-built frameset will vary depending upon your component choice.

* Subject to change without notice.

Videos

S40 COMPLETE 2019 ASSEMBLY

Watch Robert assemble a 2019 Cruzbike S40.

S40 Fit and Ergonomic Adjustment

S40 Fit and Ergonomic Adjustment

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