Ooltewah, Tennessee – Quintana Roo’s CD01 triathlon-specific frame won a Gold Design Award this week at Eurobike’s annual competition. The iF Design EUROBIKE AWARD is given for particularly innovative design and outstanding product quality.
With competition coming from over 400 entries from 25 different countries and with more than 70 companies collecting general awards, Quintana Roo was only one of 8 companies to win a prestigious Gold Award.
“Quintana Roo is the only brand in the world that exclusively manufactures dedicated triathlon bikes. This award recognizes the design, development, rigorous testing, and product evaluation procedure that went into developing the CD01 frame,” said Peter Hurley, CEO of American Bicycle Group.
The innovative design concept of the Quintana Roo CD01’s frame reduces drag created from the drivetrain.
The non-drive side of the downtube is offset by 18mm towards the drive side. This moves airflow away from the “dirty” side of the bike to the “clean,” or non-drive, side of the bike. By minimizing the explosion of air into the downtube via routing it to the non-drive side, the drivetrain becomes virtually invisible to the wind. The rear brake is placed behind the bottom bracket of the frame to remove it from the airflow that travels around the seat tube.
The Cd01 frameset will retail for $3000 USD and will also be available built up into two complete bikes for the 2010 season. The Cd01 Dura Ace equipped bike and the Cd01 Ultegra bike retail respectively for $4300 USD and $3000 USD. The bikes and frames will be available for sale via Quintana Roo’s International distributor and retailer network from January 2010.