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Quintana Roo?

Old 06-14-22, 05:10 PM
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Quintana Roo?

I've heard of these but today was the first one Ive seen.
Fairly cool bike, quite lite and snappy.
What is something like this worth?







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Old 06-14-22, 06:05 PM
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This is a triathlon bike, Quintana Roo Aerial that has an titanium frame and I believe that they were produced from 1999 to 2001. After reading a comment, they might have been sold retail for $1000 USD.
@sheddle was selling 2000 Aeriel for $750 in Seattle back in 12-10-20. Although he dropped his price all the way from $890, so I imagine the price is between $600-$800?

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Old 06-14-22, 07:35 PM
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I had one, except mine was all Dura Ace 7700. It's a niche bike, very limited market locally. Because the frame is made by Merlin, it gets a better response on ebay and similar.

With it's odd design, market value is less than similar road oriented Ti frame bikes on the market.
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Old 06-14-22, 08:31 PM
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I think the $500-$600 range mentioned above is about right. Have seen quite a few QRs listed in that range.
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Old 06-15-22, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
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Here was something similar, in Canadian coin.

Its' Classified - "Are you looking for one of these?" - Canadian Edition!
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Originally Posted by Frenzen View Post
This is a triathlon bike, .html

While Quintana Roo is known for their tri bikes, this one appears to have more relaxed head and seat tube angles than a tri bike. QR did make a few road bikes too
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Not that my appraisal would be appropriate for the OP's bike of interest, but I have a Quintanna Roo but not nearly as nice as the one he is interested in. Mine is aircraft alloy and needs cosmetic attention. Mine is an eight speed Brifter bike and I would sell it for a hundred dollars. Perhaps I will put it for sale in the For Sale forum. Why only a hundred dollars - cause I have run out of room to store my bikes and need to find new homes for this and that. As for the value of the OP's bike, I would pay up to $300 US to buy it but want closer to $700 US if I were to offer it for sale.

My Quintanna Roo and don't be fooled by appearance and the apparently long head tube. The wheels are 650c units making the bike look bigger than it actually is. I ride a 56cm machine and my Roo is a good fit for me. I might add that it is the lightest bike I have and pretty darn fast, even with me on it...


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Aerial is a triathlon bike, titanium frame with a CarbonAero fork. Slack head angles and frames to accommodate 650c wheels if memory serves. One example:

https://bikeindex.org/bikes/100050

I've owned a couple of QR tri bikes - a Private Reserve (alu) and a Ty-Phoon (titanium). The Ty-Phoon was a smoother ride, but the Reserve was no slouch; I only sold it to make room for the Ty-Phoon.

Even the older QR's are still nice rides today. I would value the Aerial higher, $700-800, and play up the ti frame. This frame was made in the days when QR was part of American Bicycle Group which included Litespeed, and they were all cranking out some very nice frames for the era.
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Originally Posted by bargainguy View Post
Aerial is a triathlon bike, titanium frame with a CarbonAero fork. Slack head angles and frames to accommodate 650c wheels if memory serves. One example:

https://bikeindex.org/bikes/100050

I've owned a couple of QR tri bikes - a Private Reserve (alu) and a Ty-Phoon (titanium). The Ty-Phoon was a smoother ride, but the Reserve was no slouch; I only sold it to make room for the Ty-Phoon.

Even the older QR's are still nice rides today. I would value the Aerial higher, $700-800, and play up the ti frame. This frame was made in the days when QR was part of American Bicycle Group which included Litespeed, and they were all cranking out some very nice frames for the era.

didn’t notice the wheels were 26”

I remember 26” being pretty darn effective— usually when specked out with a 54 to 56 tooth big ring too
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Yes, the 650C wheelset would acccount for much of the "snappy" ride. The downside is the tyre availability, which is far more limited than 700C.
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
didn’t notice the wheels were 26”

I remember 26” being pretty darn effective— usually when specked out with a 54 to 56 tooth big ring too

The ring count it a good point. My QR, the ugly purple one, came with a 55 tooth big ring. That said, I had no problem pushing the big ring at all. My QR was pretty darn quick even with Mr. Notquick riding it.

Another good point is the lack or availability of tires. They can be found on Ebay, now and again, but to the best of my search, few other places. Local bike shops? Forget it!
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