The Cruzbike was designed to place the rider eye-to-eye with car drivers, maximizing visibility.
We moved the center-of-gravity slightly lower than on a standard bike to make the Cruzbike more stable in a sudden stop or turn. Sometimes the best safety move is to simply plant your feet on the ground. On a Cruzbike, it is very easy and quick to get your feet from the pedals to the ground because you are not perched up high on a saddle.
The Cruzbike allows the rider to maintain an excellent view of traffic and road hazards without neck fatigue. Many accidents on standard bikes are caused by neck fatigue, which leads to dropping the head down and temporary loss of view of road hazards and traffic
If you’ve spent any time on a standard racing touring bike, then you’ve experienced staring at the pavement next to the front tire because no one can maintain full neck extension indefinitely. As just one example of the dangers of neck fatigue on road bikes, the world lost 16 year-old champion cyclist Grant Davis, who died of a massive head injury despite wearing a helmet when he rode head down into a trailer parked on the side of the road.