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Populo Quest 16 Speed Gravel Bike


  • Urban streets and gravel roads are what the Populo Quest was designed to conquer. The Quest is a bike that can have multiple personalities and be ready for whatever roads you want to take it on. Its frame and fork are made out of 4130 Chromoly steel, so it’s strong, yet comfortable, on or off road. Quest is equipped with disc brakes, so no matter what trail or type of weather you’re riding in, you can stop on a dime. Shimano's proven Claris groupset means you have reliable shifting and braking every time and the wide range of gearing that comes standard on the Quest means you can pack this mule with as many bags and storage options as you’ll need for your next adventure ride. Let the Populo Quest expand the roads you ride.

    Quest ships to you with 700x32 tires suitable for rough roads, but the frame and fork can even accommodate wider tires with knobby tread, should you choose to venture onto dirt roads, gravel, cyclocross, etc.

    • Perfect for Urban and Gravel roads
    • 16-speed cassette and crank
    • Sealed cartridge bottom bracket
    • 4130 Chromoly steel frame
    • Disc brakes
  • SPECIFICATIONS

    FRAME
    4130 Double Butted Chromoly steel
    FORK
    4130 Double Butted Chromoly with Disc Brake Mounts

    HEADSET 
    1 1/8 Black Alloy Threadless Headset

    STEM
    Forged Alloy 27.2x350mm
    HANDLEBARS
    Populo Forged Alloy Drop Bar 31.8mm

    HANDLEBAR TAPE
    Eva Foam Bar Tape

    SEAT POST
    27.2mm Forged Alloy
    SADDLE
    Velo Adventure Saddle
    PEDALS
    Alloy Fitness Platform
    BOTTOM BRACKET
    Neco Square Taper Sealed Cartridge Bearings
    CRANKSET
    170mm Prowheel compact gearing (50/34T)
    CHAIN
    KMC Z72
    FRONT/REAR DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Claris 
    CASSETTE
    Sunrace CP (12-34T)
    RIMS
    700c Double Wall Aluminium 
    HUBS
    Novatec Disc Hubs
    TIRES
    CST C1466 700X32C, 30TPI

    TUBES 
    700X32C 45mm 

    SPOKES
    14G Stainless Steel w/ Brass Nipples
    BRAKES
    Mechanical Disc 160mm
    SHIFTERS
    Shimano Claris STI-2400(2x8)
    WEIGHT 
    27.5 LBS (55CM)
  • GEOMETRY

     


    vFRAME SIZE
    HEIGHT
    XTRA SMALL
    5'2" - 5'6"

    SMALL
    5'6" - 5'9"

    MEDIUM 
    5'9 - 6'0"

    LARGE
    6"0"-6'2"

    XTRA LARGE
    6'2" +
    A | Head Tube Angle 72° 73° 73° 73.5° 74°
    B | Seat Tube Angle 75° 74° 74° 74° 73.5°
    C | Effective (Horizontal) Top Tube 535mm 560mm 570mm 580mm 587.9mm
    D | Seat Tube C-T 490mm 520mm 550mm 580mm 610mm
    E | Head Tube Length 100mm 130mm 155mm 160mm 185mm
    F | B.B. Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
    G | Chain Stay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
    H | Front Center 600mm 606mm 610mm 615mm 625mm
    I | Wheelbase 1015mm 1021mm 1025mm 1030mm 1040mm
    J | Reach 397mm 403mm 407mm 408mm 415.9mm
    K | Stack 541mm 573mm 597mm 603.6mm 629.3mm
    L | Stand Over 740mm 768mm 799mm 821mm 849.8mm

Customer Reviews

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M
M.A.
5/5

Populo Quest 16 Speed Gravel Bike

C
C.
Great Start

I purchased this as my first "road" type bike, but liked the gravel style for a bit more stability, I have some pounds to lose. Just got it back from my LBS where they assembled it, and they were impressed at the quality of the bike at the price point. Rode it home and it was great. Breaks on mine are the tektro and work great. Not a sound either. I did buy the x small even though I'm 5'7 as the standover height suited me better. The saddle is actually really nice as I'm someone who suffers from sore ass pretty easily. It's still early though so time will tell. I highly recommend this bike for someone starting out. The components are great for the price point. Thanks Populo!

D
D.C.
5/5

Populo Quest 16 Speed Gravel Bike

D
D.G.
Great buy!!!

I am super happy with this bike. At the discounted price of $300, this is a superb value. Also, in response to other reviews about the brakes, the ones I received are Tektro and seem good. A little squeaky on stops but I suspect that might go away with some use. Anyway, a great looking and riding bike and at the price it can't be beat. It even had the snobs at my local bike shop looking up the brand on their phones.

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R.M.
Not bad...except the brakes.

PROS - Lighter than I expected. Sizing was just as described. For those who care, the 58cm comes with a 44cm wide bar and 110mm length stem which seemed quite appropriate. I am 5'11" and it fits well. The stem appeared to be a +/- 7 degree rise and was not really much heavier than my Titec Hellbent stem. I immediately swapped out the handlebar for my Salsa Cowchipper 2 bar and the stock cables seemed just long enough to accommodate the wider bar. Shifting of the Claris group is decent. Although my shipping box was roughed-up, nothing was broken, missing or installed poorly. CONS - The description of the frame and fork says "4130 Double Butted Chromoly Steel" and it may be just that. However, after riding the bike for 10 minutes on my street, I gotta say it's definitely NOT a springy/peppy steel machine. It could just be the fork (seems a little front heavy) but I just don't get that smooth "steel is real" riding experience. Your mileage may vary. A future fork upgrade may be in order. The "Specifications" data very clearly lists "Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes" but mine came with crappy (and I mean CUH-RAPP-EEE!) "Z-Star Road" mechanical disc brakes that maybe, just maybe, will allow a rider to stop their bike somewhere within a mile or two of the intended location. These brakes will absolutely have to be upgraded. And (before you say it) it's not just how they're adjusted...I spent a good hour messing with them and no matter how I set them, I just can't stop well. Also, the cable for the rear brake runs directly down the underside of the downtube. This required disconnecting the cable and inserting rubber discs onto the cable to keep them from slapping the DT. I only gave 4 stars because of the brakes. I don't have much to say about the tires, handlebar, pedals or saddle since I won't be using them. Overall, the bike is not bad. I just hope I can find some aftermarket brakes for the bike...cuz stopping can be kinda important. - RM