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Quintana Roo Illicito - missing something...in a good way

We at Blacksmith Cycle continue to be thrilled with the high-end tri bikes coming from Quintana Roo.  Next up is the new, and quite unbelievable, Illicito. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="597" caption="Something's missing..."][/caption] Does the name sound like a Mexican wrestler? Maybe. Is it also the first ever tri bike MISSING A FREAKING SEAT-STAY? Definitely. You get QR's hidden brake technology, and their SHIFT aerodynamic technology, whereupon air-flow is relocated to the cleaner (non-drive) side of the bike, which is now made even sleeker with the amazing seat-stay removal.  Higher-modulus carbon construction compared to the already impressive CD0.1 means the Illicito is lighter to boot. [caption id="attachment_1038" align="alignnone" width="308" caption="Shift technology (as seen on the CD0.1) on a whole new level"][/caption] Check out the tech info on the Illicito at QR's website and check the youtube video below to hear Chris from QR explain the technology live from Interbike 2010. Pricing is $3,200 for the frame / fork / brakes / headset and seatpost and can be pre-ordered for December delivery.

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