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 now 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 frame accommodates a full-size (165 mm) shock. This delivers excellent ride quality with the stock coil shock, and also allows riders the option of upgrading to an air shock. The stock shock is fantastic and blows 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.
Q45 Complete Components
We chose 1x11 MTB components that balance performance, durability and value. This setup is designed to thrive even with a fully loaded Q45. Choosing gearing is an art and a science. Learn more about the Q45 2019's gearing here.
||SRAM NX 11-speed X-ACTUATION Grip Shift
||Driveline DX-38AG 38T*155mm with bash guard
||Square Taper 68mm*113mm
||SRAM PowerGlide 11-42T 11-Speed Cassette
||SRAM PC-1130 11-Speed (114 links - just one standard chain length)
||SRAM Mechanical Disc
|Wheels and Tires
||Jetset 26"*32H Double Wall Alloy rims, Maxxis Overdrive Excel 26x1.75" 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.
Hub spacing: The front fork is compatible with standard 130 mm or 135 mm hubs. The rear dropout is compatible with standard 100 mm hubs.
Maximum tire size: The Q45 ships with 1.75" tires but can accommodate up to 2" tires.
Q45 Complete: 15.4 kg ( 34 lbs). Final weight may vary depending upon component choice. Note that the stock wheels (with tires, tubes, etc.) weigh nearly 9 lbs, so there are ripe opportunities for weight weenies to lighten up.
|Chainstay length - standard
|Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
|BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
The Q45 fits riders with an X-seam between 34" and 46" (approximately 5'1" to 6'3"). The cockpit of the Q45 is a little tighter than the T50 or the S40, so if you are taller than 6'3" or weigh more than 200 lbs, it may not work for you. If you are close to the outside of the fit range, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q45 COMPLETE: The Q45 complete ships by FedEx 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.