With a long aerodynamic history building triathlon bikes, Quintana Roo is sticking to the tarmac for a new range of aero road bikes led the new SRfive. Designed as a UCI-friendly bike for road racing and draft-legal triathlons, the SRfive doesn’t look so different from many other aero road bikes on the market, but packs in a few nice details and it comes in at a surprisingly affordable price for a carbon race bike…
Quintana Roo SRfive affordable carbon aero road race bike
A part of the greater American Bicycle Group, Quintana Roo has plenty of road-ready designers & engineers to pull from the titanium of Litespeed and off-road adventure of Ocoee for their first mass-start, draft-ready family of road racing bikes. But their background in triathlon aerodynamics certainly doesn’t hurt either. Bringing that all together, the resulting aero road SRfive sets itself apart with affordability, mega road tire clearance, and the integrated cockpit adjustability of the FSA ACR internal routing setup.
QR SRfive – Tech details
The new SRfive road bike was designed to be fast out on the road and claims wind tunnel drag reductions of 20-40W saved over a standard road bike. But ABG says they didn’t want to just make an aero bike, but one that solved problems they found on other aero bikes. So the SRfive gets bigger clearance than most aero bikes do – fitting up to 700c x32mm tires.
Light weight was also a key metric for the carbon frame with truncated aero tube shaping. And at a claimed 1175g for a medium with all its factory spec items (like derailleur hanger, cable routing inserts & even water bottle bolts, but not the rear axle), it probably lighter than most of the disc brake, aero road competition.
The new aero road bike features fully internal cable routing, and uses the modular FSA ACR headset, stem & bar system to allow full flexibility in cockpit type and fit positioning. It also works with both electronic & mechanical shifting, like the affordable drivetrain options available on the SRfive. QR says the bike is “fit capable”. And while the standard bike builds come with size-proportional stem, bar & crank sizing, a bike fitter will be able to fine tune setup to the individual rider.
It gets disc brakes too, flat mount calipers and 12mm thru-axles. And while it uses a proprietary aero seatpost with setback (0 offset available on request) with a hidden seatpost clamp, the frame gets a modern T47 threaded bottom bracket to ensure smooth & quiet operation.
Since ABG assembles the bike in their Chattanooga, TN facility where they also have their own paint shop, the SRfive finish is more customizable than most. Buyers can pick from eleven standard colors, plus four decal options to get a unique look for their bike.
QR SRfive – Pricing, geometry & availability
Quintana Roo set out to make an affordable aero race bike with the SRfive, and starting at just $3100 with a complete Shimano 105 groupset will be hard to beat. Beyond affordable 105, QR will also offer the SRfive as a $2400 frameset for you to build up however you choose. There are also Ultegra mechanical, Ultegra Di2 & Dura-Ace Di2 complete build kits, and buyers will be able to choose between six wheelset options: Shimano RS370, DT Swiss E1800 Disc, HED Vanquish RC4 Performance, HED Vanquish RC6 Performance, ENVE SES 7.8 & Zipp 404 NSW to satisfy any budget.
The bike comes in five stock sizes (XS-XL) with UCI-approved, road race-ready geometry. ABG president Peter Hurley says, “You can’t find a better dollar-for-speed aero road bike.”
The new SRfive is live on Quintana Roo’s US-based website now, where you can customize with their online Bike Builder tool. Officially the bike is available from today, and is expected to deliver to the first buyers at the end of May. From that point, turnaround from Bike Builder to the consumer’s door should be about two weeks.