American Bicycle Group (ABG), manufacturer of Quintana Roo and Litespeed, and its relaunched brand of QR wetsuits, has launched its latest offering in the PRseries of carbon triathlon bikes: the QR PRfour Disc.
Considered by ABG to be ‘the most budget-friendly disc brake bike on the market’ – starting at US$2,999 – the PRfour Disc has a number of features. These include:
- QR’s asymmetric SHIFT+ technology;
- An enlarged non-driveside chain stay that in disc applications helps to hide the brake disc from the air;
- A mix of Shimano 105 11-speed components with TRP Spyre disc brakes;
- QR’s QBox storage and top tube storage;
- An ISM saddle and the cockpit is Profile Design.
QR also offers the PRfour Disc in a carbon aero race wheel version for US$3,999.
“After a year of development, we are very excited to release the PRfour Disc,” said ABG CEO Peter Hurley. We designed this bike to give athletes the benefits of disc brakes and high-performance aero technology at an affordable price.
“Disc brakes add to the stopping power and consistency of braking in any condition, and they increase the lateral stiffness and stability of the bike with the addition of oversized thru-axles. Bringing the PRfour Disc to market tops off the disc-brake triathlon bike offerings for athletes, and the price point on the PRfour Disc is unmatched.”
Buyers can purchase the PRfour Disc through QR’s online direct program. All bikes shipped in the continental United States are sent fully assembled, directly to the buyer’s door in the QR ProBox. Bike assembly on arrival is an estimated five-minute job.
Like its predecessors, the PRfour Disc is ‘nearly a do-it-yourself bike’ when it comes to mechanical fixes and shipping. ‘Easy to disassemble, ship and reassemble’, ABG adds that there is no need to pay for specialized services when only two sizes of Allen wrenches and a basic knowledge of bike mechanics are needed.
The PRfour Disc is painted and assembled at ABG’s 40,000 sq ft facility in Chattanooga, TN. Buyers can custom order a preferred colour with options that include: electric blue, neon pink, gloss white or neon fire decals on a matte black finish.