I'm right at 6 foot tall. My Silvio 2.0 is perfect. It has excellent balance. There is a slight learning curve to the cruzbike due to the front wheel drive, but I've had a number of different recumbents (Vision R40, Optima Lynx, Bacchetta Strada and TI Aero) and I can honestly say the Cruzbike is the fastest, best handling, best climbing and most comfortable bike I've ever ridden.
Robert (Oklahoma city, United States)
The ride went on and I gained confidence, not expecting much because I think after about 250km on Silvio 2.0, I was still slightly slower than on my DF (Cervelo S2). As my ride progressed I was shocked to see my average speed increasing. I felt the most confident and powerful on Silvio than I have ever been. I ended the ride with my FASTEST time ever to ride home. With traffic and lights I usually ride at 27-28kph on my Cervelo S2 (7kg carbon aero-framed and same wheelset as on Silvio). While still new on Silvio, and my first month of owning a recumbent I was shocked that my average speed was 30.3kph upon arriving home. Not a computer error! I never had such fast 5km laps and times on my DF, and I wasn't trying at full throttle on Silvio either. I hit 52kph (short rolling hills only, not steep) and felt good. I really like 53/39 and 11-32 gearing. I am topping out with 53 and 11 several times - something which I hardly ever do on my DF. So I am very glad I didn't go for the compact crankset. I am pleasantly surprised at my recent jump in speed, and how I am already faster on Silvio than on my Cervelo. This comparison of my most familiar commute route floors me. The potential in Silvio 2.0 is astounding. I don't have my 'bent legs yet and I can beat my old DF times! Silvio is gonna eat up the miles. I can't wait for the next century, and am itching for a multi-day tour in my neighbouring country...
Cruzbike Sivio: This is an aggressive bike. It’s not just your average; you’ve not seen the like. It’s beauty is more than the curve and the line There’s so much to this bike; it could blow your mind Put power to pedal and soon you will see. It’s nimble and quick; it’s as fast as can be It carves through the corners and speeds up the hill. It eats up the miles; you won’t get your fill. Your friends will be jealous; though you’ll not hear a word I doubt they can to stay close enough to be heard. As the ravenous beauty speeds away and afar, They’ll still be out pedaling as you wait at the car. Read a whole bunch more fun like this from the forum at http://cruzbike.com/dark-beer
Mark (Redlands, United States)
I've never felt more comfortable, nor enjoyed my riding as much.
Dan (Prescott, United States)
I just purchased a Silvio (the 2008 that was listed on your site). Cannot describe how happy I am with it already. Like it was made for me. Very fast, Very well engineered, Very comfortable. The suspension is completely underrated..
Chuck (Waukesha, United States)
I've been riding conventional roadbikes for a few years. Three years ago I developed a shoulder rotator cuff problem that made riding very painful. I ran across the Silvio on the Cruzbike site, I thought maybe a recumbent would solve my problem ... The Silvio is deceptively fast. I am elated! No shoulder pain ... and yes I got the 'looks', not many 'bents around here. No, my legs are not ready for the long climbs, but I didn't do too bad considering it's my first real test. So for only 38 miles on my computer, I think soon I will conquer the hills, and pickup speed. So if there are other riders out there "on the fence", give cruzbike another look, I think you won't be sorry. The comfort, the total body workout ... the cruzbike quality, make so much sense.
Randy (Piermont, United States)
This bike combines the best of everything. It's fast (see my UMCA records), it is comfortable and it's just plain fun to ride. I like the seat angle; I have a terrific view of the road, but it is reclined enough to be comfortable and aerodynamic. I can easily reach my water bottles, and recently I found I can carry a pack and do multi-day events on it. When I ride it in groups, I am accepted by my road bike friends as one of them. When I ride it alone, I'm grateful for the comfort
Maria (Lumberton, United States)