Everyone knows that Scott Quiring is the man when it comes to building kick-butt custom rigs, right? Well, every once in a while we have to show off one of his greatest gifts to the cycling world. . .The Q-Ball!
Awesome! How fitting, right? A white Q-ball, just like, well, a CUE BALL! The Q-Ball from Quiring is a great way to get into an awesome singlespeed or geared bike without breaking the bank. Frames start at $500, and we can do singlespeed complete Q-Ball starting at $1500. Perhaps even a little less, but it is such a great frame it kills me to put low end parts on it.
This Q-Ball is done right though, with a little bit of bling, some lightweight practical parts, and a little bit of gucci-ness added in for good measure. Check it out from some different angles:
This ride is whited out with some sweet NoTubes white rims, Pauls hubs, and bladed spokes. That is an awesome wheelset!
How do you turn an awesome wheelset? With a totally trick White Industries freewheel, right?
Wrap those babies in Kenda Karmas hooked up tubelessly too!
When you are ready to lay down the power to your White Industries freewheel, what better match than the White Industries ENO crankset?
*beep*! That is sexxxxy!
Keep that baby rolling smooth on a White Industries stainless bottom bracket. YUM!
To take the edge off of riding, we hooked this snow-white beast up with a DT Swiss XRR470 carbon fork.
This fork tips the scales at an even 600 grams. A Niner carbon weighed 583 grams on our scale. This fork does have a slightly taller axle to crown than the Niner though, and rides MUCH smoother than the Niner. I love the Niner forks, they are just VERY stiff. This fork from DT has little rubber inserts that do an awesome job of taking vibrations out of the trail. I've ridden the Niner forks, and loved them, but my current ride has the DT on it, because I like the element of smoothness that it adds.
Oh, I also like the red anodized bits on the DT fork too!
For the other parts, we are rolling with Salsa goodies, because they just work well.
Check this seatpost out:
I love their independent adjustment system that lets you adjust fore/aft independently of the angle of your saddle. It's pretty trick and VERY easy to use.
Allrighty then! I'll leave you with some frame detail shots before I part:
That's a lot of hardware!
Can't even see the welds can you? Scott Qurirings welds on steel are so fine that the paint really just covers them up. A big reason why he can have such tight welds is because of the amount of work he puts into getting his tube fittings just perfect.
He needs some new stickers that say "Handmade in Free Soil, MI," right? Still made right here in Michigan!
You ready for your Q-Ball? Or are you ready for your full on custom Quiring? Give us a call at 734-266-8203 to talk Quiring at Cycle to Fitness. Q-Ball frames start at $500. For $500, you'll get your choice of colours: red, white, blue, or black. For $100 more you can have your choice of the rainbow including: orange, yellow, green, or pink. Q-Balls rock, and are a great choice for the most versatile bike around. Geared or singlespeed, Q-Ball is ready for you!
When you are ready for your custom ride, give the custom bike building pro's at Cycle to Fitness a call, or stop by our shop in Livonia at 10960 Farmington Rd. to talk custom bikes!Remember, People that ride shop at Cycle to Fitness!!!