Cruzbike Q45

Adventure Touring Recumbent Bike

The best recumbent touring bike ever.

Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45

Cruzbike Q45

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Love it or get a full refund & free return shipping

We're confident you'll love your bike! After you've ridden it for 100 miles, if you don't love it, we'll be happy to give you a full refund on the bike and send you a prepaid return label for return shipping. For a full refund, your Cruzbike must be very carefully packaged in its original box and packing materials to ensure that it arrives at our warehouse without damage. Accessories are not included in the 100 Mile Trial. Available for the 48 contiguous US-only.

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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.

    Pack your panniers.

    Resilient and backroads ready.

    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.

    The map is wide open.

    Ride far, smile wide.

    Everything we do here at Cruzbike begins and ends with having a great time on two wheels. The Q45 amps up the comfort factor so your map is wide open: enjoy cushy rear suspension, 650b wheels and a custom-designed handlebar for epic comfort and fun day after day and mile after mile.

    Adventure Touring Bicycle Accessories

    Cruzbike Q45 Recumbent Touring Bike Tech Specs and Fit


    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) external coil shock that rides super smoothly, accommodating a heavily-loaded bike and blowing open the terrain upon which the Q45 thrives. Mixed surfaces on that trip you're dreaming of doing? No problem.

          Adjustable Seat

          The 2022 Q45 features a new resin seat that has a great compliant feel on the road, making this Q45 the most comfortable yet and it is half a pound lighter than its aluminum predecessor. It 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.

                Custom-designed Handlebar

                The awesome custom-designed 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 Recumbent Touring Bike Components

                  For the new Q45 recumbent touring bike 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 Microshift XLE 1x11 Trigger (MTB)
                  Derailleur Microshift RD-M665M 11-speed
                  Chain Wheel Driveline 155 42T with black anodized chain guard
                  Cranks Driveline DX-42 155
                  Bottom Bracket Square Taper 68mm*113mm
                  Cassette Microshift 11-42T
                  Chain YBN 116 links
                  Brakes Rever MC-X 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 Driveline 650b x 1.65 inch tires
                  Kickstand The Q45 ships with a robust, pre-installed kickstand.

                  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 sizeWith the stock 1.65 inch 650b tires, you'll have 12 mm of clearance. Different tire choices will yield different clearances.


                  Q45 Complete: 33 lbs

                  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

                  Recumbent Touring Bike Fit

                  The Q45 fits riders approximately 5'1" to 6'4".
                  Maximum X-Seam: 48-49 inches (Click here to learn how to measure x-seam)

                  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


                  Q45 COMPLETE: The Q45 complete ships with components pre-installed. Experienced mechanics will be able to complete the assembly in about 30 minutes. For those of us who don't work on bike regularly, plan for 2-3 hours for assembly. We also recommend a professional pre-ride tune-up if you don't work on bikes regularly.

                  Cruzbike Q45 Owner Resources