Unique swing arm design allows the Q45's robust aluminum frame to run a super smooth suspension system and pack down for travel.
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.
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.
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 from 30-degrees to 53-degrees 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.
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.
||Crane Creek ViscoSet® Headset (This premium headset leverages viscous damping to inhibit exaggerated movement of the front end for easier on and off bike handling.)
||SRAM NX 1x11 Trigger (MTB)
||SRAM NX Long Cage 11-speed
||Driveline 155 42T with black anodized chain guard
||Square Taper 68mm*113mm
||114 links - just one standard chain length
||HD-C550 Mechanical Disc
||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
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.
Q45 Complete: 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kg), including pedals, kickstand, and seat cushion.
Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
Seat Height (measured at the low point of the seat pan, not including the cushion.)
BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
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 email@example.com.
Q45 COMPLETE: The Q45 complete ships with components pre-installed. Plan for 2-3 hours for assembly if you are a novice. Experienced mechanics will be able to complete the assembly in about 30 minutes. Step-by-step assembly guide is here.