October 9, 2015/ Maria Parker
My love affair with the Q (see my Summer on a Quest post) continues with the latest addition to the series. I’m excited that the comfort and fun of the Q is now available in a more affordable option with our QX100.
We put together the head-to-head comparison below to help customers understand what differentiates the QX100 from the Q559. The biggest difference is gearing. The Q559 has an internally geared hub with a range that will take on just about anything you might run into, while the QX100 has 18 gears in the more traditional 2 by 9 set-up. The internal gearing also makes the Q559 incredibly low maintenance and great for touring and long-distance travel.
|Gearing||SRAM 3×9 internally geared hub equivalent to 54/42/26 crankset paired with 11-28 derailleur system giving 27 gears.||SRAM 2×9, (2 chainrings and a 9 ring 11x 28 cassette)|
|Gear inch range||26 to 125||26 to 107|
|Gain ratio||2.15 to 10.2||2.0 to 8.2|
|Can you change gears at a stop?||Yes||No|
|Adjustability of Boom||Front boom easily adjustable for all ranges||changing front boom length may require adjustment of front derailleur at extremes|
|Tires||Maxis 26 x 1||Innova 26 x 1.5|
|Color Options||Sunrise Orange||Glossy Black, Alpine Blue or Adventure Green|
|Carrying Capacity||Light duty integrated rack included, optional touring rack and heavy duty rack available||optional touring rack and heavy duty rack available.|
|Elliptical chainring for smoother more efficient pedaling||Yes||No|
|Weight||32 pounds||31 pounds|
|Can you use it on a trainer?||No||Yes|