Cruzbike Q45

Adventure Touring Recumbent Bike

Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45
Cruzbike Q45

Cruzbike Q45

Regular price $2,900.00

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.

For the new Q45 we upgraded to thru-axles, which improve stiffness in the drivetrain, handling, cornering, and power transfer, flat mount brakes, dual 650b wheels and more. We are the first recumbent company to release a bike with dual 650b wheels and thru axles.

  • Fit: 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 support@cruzbike.com.

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. This newest iteration of the Q45 amps up the comfort factor so your map is wide open: we've upgraded the rear shock, added stock 650b wheels and redesigned the handlebar for epic comfort and fun day after day and mile after mile.

Adventure Touring Bicycle Accessories

Cruzbike Q45 2021 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 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) 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.

        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 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.

              Newly-designed Handlebar

              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.

                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 SRAM NX 1x11 Trigger (MTB)
                Derailleur SRAM NX Long Cage 11-speed
                Chain Wheel Driveline 155 42T with black anodized chain guard
                Cranks Driveline 155
                Bottom Bracket Square Taper 68mm*113mm
                Cassette SRAM 11-42T
                Chain 114 links - just one standard chain length
                Brakes HD-C550 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 Overdrive 650b x 1.65 inch 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.
                Maximum tire sizeWith the stock 1.65 inch 650b tires, you'll have 12 mm of clearance. Different tire choices will yield different clearances.

                Weight

                Q45 Complete: 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kg), including pedals, kickstand, and seat cushion.

                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

                Fit

                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 support@cruzbike.com.

                Options

                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. Click here for assembly guide and video.

                Cruzbike Q45 Owner Resources

                Ooh-La-La

                Three limited edition
                neon frame colors.