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Tennessee-based Quintana Roo has always existed at the heart of tri—producing only tri bikes, now making tri wetsuits (again), and giving off a community-focused vibe that few brands can boast. Now QR has taken their already lightweight and popular PRsix Disc, put it on a diet, and stiffened it up. Features aside, Quintana Roo’s new PRsix2 Disc is basically ready-to-race within an hour or so of arriving at your home with its direct-to-consumer model, an easy-to-build bike, and a complete tri-ready package.
Check out our video below for the full unboxing, or scroll down for some quick takeaways. Also: We’re giving one away! Enter at Triathlete.com/winthisbike.
Quintana Roo PRsix2 Disc: Starting at $8,500 for a complete build, Quintanarootri.com
What I Like About Quintana Roo’s PRsix2 Disc
- Lighter (10%) and stiffer (11%) than the PRsix Disc is great, but the addition of an aero-optimized and included front hydration system that’s not proprietary is a fantastic detail.
- Hand-painted in Tennessee, this is a very fun and customizable bike with 11 included color options to choose from.
- Building this thing is ridiculously easy (watch the video). QR’s prebuild makes other direct-to-consumer bikes look shamefully difficult to assemble.
What Makes Me Worried With Quintana Roo’s PRsix2 Disc
- I do wish they’d sell this frameset with a less expensive build—$8,500 is not that bad for Ultegra Di2, but if this bike had an option near $5k, it’d probably fly off the shelves.
- Pay super close attention to the sizing on this bike. Though these frames fit a wide range of people, I was shocked to find that I needed 54cm (I’m 6’1″).
- There is so much I love about this bike: from the paint options to the mechanic-free build to the fact that it’s basically ready to race the day you get it—with included storage and hydration.
- For whatever reason, QR sometimes gets overlooked compared to other big brands, but I’m hoping that their commitment to tri and focus on community/customers finally gets them the notice they deserve.