STEEL SPECIFIC GEOMETRY
For a greater range of handlebar and rider positions, weve fitted the Quest series frames with taller head tubes. Coupled with a slightly longer wheelbase and relaxed head tube angle, the result is more confident steering & handling and a more comfortable position for longer rides whether competitive or recreational.
Taking advantage of the high tensile strength of steel without having to worry about strength degradation due to welding is incredibly liberating. Welding steel often results in a 40% strength loss, requiring thick tubing walls as an offset. Not so with the air-hardened Reynolds 631 steel alloys used on our Quest Elite frames. This material actually gets stronger at the weld zones, allowing Reynolds to draw the tubing thinner for a lighter, stronger frame.
REINFORCED HEAD TUBE
Reinforcing rings are brazed on the head tube to prevent the headset and fork movement from deforming the thin-walled chrome-moly head tube.
GENDER SPECIFIC GEOMETRY
Our Quest Femme versions offer womens specific frame sizing & geometry and component selection, including anatomically adjusted top tube lengths, head & seat tube angles, fork rakes & womens specific saddles, with handlebar, stem and crank lengths all dimensioned to optimally fit women for greater comfort & efficiency.
SST MEANS â€œCUSTOM
We construct our 48, 51, & 54cm frames with 10% smaller outer diameter top and down tubes than on our 56, 58 & 61cm frames. The result is a more consistent ride quality across all frame sizes.
CLASSIC LOST WAX CASTING
Lost wax casting (aka investment casting) is an expensive process used mainly for the complicated shapes of high quality lugs and fork crowns. The dropouts of the Quest Elite are lost wax molded, as are the classically shaped seat collars of all our steel road bikes.
FULL CARBON MONOCOQUE FORKS
Manufactured by the same team that produces our Xenith Endura frames, the carbon forks on our Quest series models are formed as true monocoque forks, in one continuous unit (steerer/crown/blades) for optimal strength and performance.
Frame Reynolds 631 seamless air-hardened chromoly main tubes, SST tubing diameters, sloping top tube design, double-tapered heat-treated stays, reinforced head tube collars, lost wax dropouts and fender/rack mount eyelets
Fork Jamis Road carbon composite with forged alloy dropouts with fender mount eyelets
Headset Ritchey LB AheadSet, 1 1/8"?
Wheels Ritchey Comp Zeta wheelset, 20/24H, 24mm rim profile, cold forged hubs with cup and cone bearings and DT Competition spokes
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25c, folding
Derailleurs Shimano 105 RD-5800 rear and Shimano 105 FD-5800 front with 28.6mm alloy clamp
Shiftlevers Shimano 105 ST-5800 Dual Control STI, 22-Speed
Chain Shimano HG600-11-Speed
Cassette Shimano 11-Speed 11-28T
Crankset Shimano 105 FC-5800 compact double, 50/34T, 170mm (48/51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61)
BB Set Shimano BB4600 external
Brakeset Shimano BR451 Super SLR long reach dual pivot calipers with adjustable pads and Shimano 105 ST-5800 STI brake levers
Handlebar Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 400mm (48/51), 420mm (54/65) 440mm (58/61)
Stem Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6Âº x 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56) 120mm (58/61).
Tape Fizik Superlight Microsoft Touch with Fizik logo and end plug
Seat Post Ritchey Road, 27.2 x 300mm with cromo seatpin
Saddle Selle Royal Seta S1 with Integrated Clip System, embossed cover and steel rails
Sizes 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Color Silver Mist
Weight 19.50 lbs
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