X-PR or V-PR, which is best for you?
So it's time. Time to step up on speed and performance. You've got Quintana Roo's newest, fastest rides—the V-PR and X-PR on your radar. You're already well on your way.
But... which one? Both models are a marked improvement over their predecessor: the iconic PRseries. Yet while the PRseries has won races world over, both the V-PR and X-PR have lifted the game in performance, weight savings and aerodynamic advantage. Both are lighter than and handle better than any PRseries model across a wider range of wind yaw angles than ever—in and of themselves massive advances. And both have all the practical advantage, from cleanly-integrated nutritional and tool storage to integrated hydration, you need in a race bike.
Which means we're back to the first question: which one?
As you consider the pros and cons which one is right for you, we break down the options with six key considerations.
1. Weight Savings and Performance: V-PR
The tagline "Accelerate your Performance," designated to the V-PR isn't without good reason. The lightest carbon frame, plus the lightest integrated full-carbon cockpit makes the V-PR one of the lightest tri bikes available. The V-PR is the crème de la crème in performance, and the massive weight savings coming from the frame and cockpit are a big part of that.
The V-PR enjoys application of the lightest, most modern carbon fiber materials available and is of monocoque construction. That makes for a lighter bike that is incredibly stable, and truly accelerates with greater ease than any other bike out there—period. When navigating roundabouts, getting up to speed out of T1 or accelerating out of corners, the V-PR performs better the X-PR and every tri bike on the market today.
2. Price per Watt: X-PR
All the aero, at a lower cost? Hands down, there’s no better bang for buck than the X-PR. Since the X-PR and V-PR frames are each designed with the same aero features (including the new Shift + non-driveside chainstay). The X-PR earns most of the aero advantage that the V-PR represents, it slices through the wind with the same ease as its higher-priced relative. But to make the X-PR a bit more attainable, we incorporate a less-expensive carbon material throughout the frame; a construct that's not as light or accelerates as well as the V-PR, but still many grams lighter than most of our competitors existing in the same price point. Want all the aero, but need to keep it under budget? Trickle-down technology is showcased at its best in the X-PR.
3. Aero Advantage: V-PR
The V-PR is the result of hours of wind-tunnel testing, as well as collaboration with our component partners to make the fastest tri bike on any race course. A perfect blend of aero tube sections and advances like our Shift + chainstay, paired with the seamlessly-integrated Vision Metron TFE Pro cockpit make for a construct that's one of the most aero available today. You'll know the difference, but with airflow moving uninterrupted across the cockpit and frame, the wind won't ever see it.
4. Premium Components: V-PR
To keep performance paired with the best aero frameset we make, we outfit the V-PR with only the best. That means you’ll only find Shimano’s top-tier groupsets—Dura-Ace and Ultegra Di2—on the V-PR.
5. Fit: X-PR
While the Vision Metron TFE Pro cockpit featured on the V-PR has a fantastic fit window that accommodates most athletes, the X-PR’s fit variance is even greater. Featuring choice of Profile Design’s alloy Wing 10a/35a or carbon Wing 20C+/Ergo+35SLC cockpits attached to QR’s aero stem, the cockpit’s stack capability is greater than those found on the Vision cockpit that is specified on the V-PR and on competitors bikes.
The X-PR also has the option of a riser Profile Design 1/Seventeen stem, for those that need even more stem-achieved stack. Require a bit more of an upright position? The X-PR is the bike for you.
6. Component Value: X-PR
Keeping costs down on the X-PR (and making it one of the best buys in triathlon) doesn’t mean dropping performance. To that end, we pair the X-PR with appropriate value-forward components from Shimano. From Ultegra mechanical shifting to the new 105 Di2 electronic component group, you’ll have trustworthy shifting performance that’s as precise as the spendier options—without having to pay the difference for titanium bolts, carbon fiber jockey wheel plates, etc found on more expensive component groups.
(And also worth noting; all our groupsets, including those on the X-PR are complete Shimano groupsets; we don’t cut corners with cheaper, off-brand cranks, chains or cassettes.)
Still not sure which bike is right for you? You can always contact us, whether on the phone with a call or livechat with our team; we’re here to help as you consider your options!
View our size charts to see what size is best for you. After purchasing a new QR bicycle, our team will reach out to you to confirm your order and sizing information to be sure you have selected the optimum size.
V-PR | X-PR
PRsix2 | PRsix | PRfive2 | PRfive | PRfour
SRsix | SRfive