With the PRsix, Quintana Roo introduced their take on the modern superbike – a bike that we said was “was easy to fall in love with. With its simple, no-frills design and responsive handling, we’d have no issue recommending this bike to anyone on the market for a new race steed.” Then came the PRfive. It took the basics of the PRsix, but lost the integrated fork and stem, resulting in a bike with a much reduced price without a much reduced feature set. But what about those on a budget that still want the technology that comes with bikes like the PRsix and PRfive, but at a price that’s easier to swallow. For them, let us introduce the PRthree.
The Quintana Roo PRthree
The PRthree is Quintana Roo’s new “elite” level bike. Like all of QR’s PR line, the PRthree incorporates their “Shift” technology, QR’s well regarded asymmetric design. The PRthree also is built using the same concepts from the Five and Six, which resulted in some of the lightest tri bikes on the market.
Boat tail cross sections and a fixed aero downtube help to keep your speed up, and a multi-system brake mount that allows compatibility with most brakes helps to slow you down.
At the back of the PRthree is the QBox – a size-specific storage system that makes the bike more aerodynamic, equipped with a safety beacon that can be turned on or off without leaving the saddle. This will come standard on all models.
Like the PRsix and PRfive, the PRthree can be built with just two hex wrenches, which makes traveling with the bike a breeze.
And for those that like to tinker with their position, QR has gone with a highly adjustable Profile Design cockpit that provides a wide range of fit capabilities.
The component set will be Shimano 105 and will be available in two versions. The Race version includes 50mm deep Novatec R5 Carbon aero clinchers and will retail for $3,600. Or for those that will be purchasing race wheels on their own, check out the non-Race PRthree priced at $2,500. Both will be available in 5 sizes – 48cm to 56cm.
“We are always looking for ways to help the age group triathlete,” said American Bike Group president and CEO, Peter Hurley. “With the PRthree, we have accomplished this. It shares some of the performance characteristics of our award-winning PRsix and PRfive. It’s flexible to their performance needs, highly competitive and has an aggressive price point.”
We have always been fans of Quintana Roo. After all, our first test bike was a CD0.1, and our most recent PRsix test left us looking for a reason to keep the bike longer. With the PRthree offered at such a competitive price point, we can’t help but be excited about the continued “trickle down” effect of technologies originating more expensive bikes. Stay tuned for our coverage of Interbike in September where we will be sure to get plenty of time with the PRthree and will see how it really stacks up against its pricier siblings.