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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|
|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.|
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: 33 lbs
|Wheelbase||114 cm||45.0 in|
|Chainstay Length||44.8 cm||17.638 in|
|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 email@example.com.
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.