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Populo Quest Disc Gravel Bike

Bought this in May 2018 well below MSRP. Heckuva deal. Swapped out several parts, most of which I already had.

Frame:
58cm 4130 DB Chromoly Steel, TIG welded, disc only

Fork/Headset:
Straight blade Chromoly, Threadless Headset, disc

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 170mm 110 BCD crankset, cartridge style BB

Pedals:
MKS with clips/straps. I don't do clipless.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Currently a 1x8; Mix of Shimano/KMC/Sunrace parts. 42t USA Made narrow/wide chainring (very pleased! Awesome product for $28!), 11-34t cassette. I might go to a 11-40t in the future.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano STX-RC 8 speed shifter with its 22.2mm bracket bored out to 23.8mm with a dremel tool; Deore XT rear derailleur.

Handlebars/Stem:
Super wide Salsa Cowchipper 2 handlebar. OEM stem. Serfas black silicone bar tape.

Saddle/Seatpost:
OEM alloy 27.2 post with Serfas saddle

Brakes:
Tektro 160mm rotors with Avid BB5R disc; Tektro aero levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Joytech hi-flange hub; 700x35c Bontrager commuter tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Joytech hi-flange hub; 700x35c Bontrager commuter tire

Accessories:
Tools and water bottle cage.

More Info:
It's a decent bike for the price. Other similar bikes out there are going for big bucks ($800+). For considerably less, I have a decent gravel bike or commuter. It's not the lightest but I can replace some heavy parts over time.

Added by analogkid71. Last updated 5 months ago.

3 Comments

Deez1

Deez1 says:

Love the paint job man! Planning to strip mine and clear coating it.

Posted 8 months ago

Deez1

Deez1 says:

However, I think some black bar tape would look even better!

Posted 8 months ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

Not a bad frame for a cheapie. I bought one for next to nothing and built it up as a very capable grocery getter. Mines got a 27.2 post though..

Posted 9 months ago