cruzbike q45

Adventure Touring Bike

Climb like a mountain goat

A bike built to take you and your gear wherever you want to go must climb powerfully and descend smoothly in all conditions. Cruzbike's patented race-proven dynamic boom drivetrain is now the engine of the Q. The same system that powers the V20 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.

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Haul everything you need, wherever you're going.

Whether your adventure is a day trip or a multi month long tour, the Q45 is ready. It boasts 8 threaded mount points on each side and one in the middle under the down tube. Add our custom-designed Q Touring and Commuting rack, load up panniers, mount lights, install fenders - anything you need for your adventure - this bike can handle it.

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High maintenance bikes live in garages.

The Q45 thrives on the road.

The Cruzbike product team had dependability in mind when they designed and spec'd the sure-footed, low maintenance Q45 adventure bike. This bike's aluminum frame is built tough and ready to haul your cargo and handle whatever the road throws at you. The Q45 is outfitted with a 1x11 system. That means no left shifter, no front derailleur and one less cable to worry about on the road. The Q45 chainring is also fitted with a bash guard for extra protection. This bike fits 1.75" tires and ships with tires we chose for performance (even in wet weather), durability and value. And you'll still have plenty of space for fenders.

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Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45

Cruzbike Q45

Regular price $2,300.00

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.

  • To learn more about the Complete and Complete Unassembled options, click here.
  • Fit: The Q45 fits riders with an X-seam between 34" and 46" (approximately 5'1" to 6'5"). Riders over 6' with an x-seam longer than 42" may need a longer slider.  If you need a longer slider add a note to your order that your x-seam is over 42" and we'll put the long slider in the box for you. If you are shorter than 5'4" contact us at support@cruzbike.com. Depending on your leg length, you may want slightly smaller wheels so that you can stand over the seat easily.

Adventure Touring Bicycle Accessories

Cruzbike Q45 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 now the engine of the Q. 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.

      Suspension System

      The Q45 frame got a redesign to accommodate a full-size (165 mm) shock. This simple change dramatically improves the 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.

        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 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. 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's gearing here.

            Shifter SRAM NX 11-speed X-ACTUATION ™ Grip Shift
            Chain Wheel Driveline DX-38AG 38T*155mm with bash guard
            Bottom Bracket Square Taper 68mm*113mm
            Cassette SRAM PowerGlide 11-36T 11-Speed Cassette
            Chain SRAM PC-1130 11-Speed (114 links - just one standard chain length)
            Brakes SRAM Mechanical Disc
            Wheels and Tires Jetset 26"*32H Double Wall Alloy rims, Maxxis Overdrive Excel 26x1.75" 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.
            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.

            Weight

            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.

            Q45 Geometry

            Wheelbase 113 cm 44.5 in
            Chainstay length - standard 44.8 cm 17.638 in
            Backrest angle 30-53 degrees
            Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 179 cm 70.5 in
            Seat Height 63.5 cm 25 in
            BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 68.58 cm 27 in

            Fit

            The Q45 fits riders with an X-seam between 34" and 46" (approximately 5'1" to 6'5"). Riders over 6' with an x-seam longer than 42" may need a longer slider. Head over here to learn how to measure your x-seam. 

            If you need a longer slider reply to your order confirmation email with a note that your x-seam is over 42" and we'll put the long slider in the box for you. If you are shorter than 5'4" contact us at support@cruzbike.com. Depending on your leg length, you may want slightly smaller wheels so that you can stand over the seat easily. 

            Options

            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. USA-only.

            Q45 COMPLETE UNASSEMBLED: The Q45 Complete Unassembled includes a completely unassembled frameset and our Q45 component set. We recommend an experienced bicycle mechanic assemble your Q45 Complete Unassembled. Ships worldwide.

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