American Bicycle Group (ABG), manufacturer of Quintana Roo (QR), Litespeed (LS) and Ocoee, has today announced the debut of the Quintana Roo SR series of road bikes. The new model SRfive aero road bike has been designed, engineered and manufactured under the Tennessee-based QR brand.
ABG notes that the SRfive is UCI legal, making for legal use in draft-legal triathlons and sanctioned road races.
A release from the company adds that ‘The SRfive benefits from Quintana Roo’s long history in aerodynamics-focused performance, resulting in an aero road bike that meets ABG’s high benchmarks in aerodynamics and stiffness, while also delivering practical advances, including room for tyres up to 32mm in width and a fully-adjustable cockpit.’
“Engineering a new race bike is not new territory for us,” said ABG President Peter Hurley. “The SRfive is a case-in-point. Our engineers have worked toward a goal of creating a bike that solved many aero road bike problems. We’re proud to debut not just a proven fast aero road bike, but one that, starting at US$3,100 complete, represents incredible value. You can’t find a better dollar-for-speed aero road bike.”
Features of the SRfive include:
- Aero carbon frame design: wind tunnel testing has yielded claimed drag numbers 20-40g faster than a standard round-tubed bike.
- Wide tyre ready: capacity to run tyre sizes up to 32mm
- Invisible cable routing: with the use of FSA’s fully adjustable ACR cockpit, all cables are contained completely inside the cockpit, frame and fork making for a clean aero presentation, free of cables.
- Performance specifications: a threaded T47 bottom bracket shell features ‘no squeaks, creaks or rattles’, as well as direct-mount hydraulic brakes, with 12mm thru-axles.
- Fit capable: the QR system allows a fitter to choose stem length, bar width and saddle setback.
- Full colour and upgrade options: riders can customize their bike with up to 24 different paint and graphic combinations, as well as selecting component options to fit their budget.
- Trickle up technology: the SRfive debuts ‘not at a halo pricing, but with a complete range of builds, beginning with a cost-conscious Shimano 105 build.’
The SRfive is available in 11 base colours including Black/Stealth, Matte Green, Electric Blue, Rosso Corsa, Neutron, Cool Mint, White, Jet, Matte Red, Matte Blue and Matte Violet.
Four component kit options include Shimano 105, Ultegra mechanical, Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace Di2. Six wheelset options include Shimano RS370, DT Swiss E1800 Disc, HED Vanquish RC4 Performance, HED Vanquish RC6 Performance, ENVE SES 7.8 with ENVE Hubs and Zipp 404 NSW.
Customers can build their SRfive online with QR’s Bike Builder functionality. As options are selected – colour, graphics, components, wheels and accessories – the SRfive image is automatically updated and customers can see what they are building, option-by-option, in real-time online.
The final bike image goes into the customer’s online shopping cart along with the purchase details. Once a purchase is made, the customer can download the finished image and print it out, if required. QR notes that the customized bike will arrive on the customer’s doorstep in approximately 14 days.
When shipped, the bike comes 90% assembled and takes just a few minutes to assemble. All a rider needs is a basic knowledge of bike mechanics and two sizes of Allen wrenches. At the bottom of the SRfive webpage, there is a shipping and FAQ guide.
The SRfive is painted and assembled at ABG’s 48,000 sq ft facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The fully customizable SRfive starts at US$3,099.