The Cruzbike Silvio S30 is for the cyclist who wants it all: speed, style, comfort, and high-end road bike components all on a beautiful recumbent bike.

NEW: The latest iteration of the S30 recumbent bike features an awesome new set of graphics and inherits performance technology from the V20's front end. It is now faster, lighter and more aerodynamic, not to mention more beautiful. The S30's elastomer dampening system in the rear is retained for the smooth, comfortable riding you expect from your Silvio.

HYDROFORMED MAIN FRAME: The S30's mainframe is a light, strong and beautifully curved hydroformed (HF) aluminum tube. The hydroforming process delivers a frame that has a high stiffness to weight ratio. The result is a stiff aerodynamic recumbent bike frame that is very smooth on the road.

INTEGRATED CARBON FIBER SEAT AND ADJUSTABLE HEADREST: The S30's seat is made of lightweight carbon fiber and fits the frame contour delivering maximum power transfer efficiency. The recline angle is 33 degrees, which distributes your weight across a large area of your back rather than just your buttocks, reducing the risk of "recumbent butt" that can occur on more upright recumbent bikes during long rides. The washable cushions and adjustable headrest make the S30 a very comfortable recumbent bike to relax on.

SHORT WHEELBASE: The S30's short wheelbase is comparable to a standard diamond frame, making it an easy to transport recumbent bike and the perfect commuter. You can easily rack your S30 on the bus or other standard rack right alongside traditional bike frames.

ADJUSTABLE FRONT BOOM: The adjustable front boom is stiff and light, allowing for customized positioning of your feet and handlebars. This also allows the S30 to accommodate recumbent bike riders of varying heights.


The S30 complete is equipped with a component set chosen to deliver the best performance to weight ratio.

  • Frame:Silvio S30 hydroformed aluminum frame with internal rear brake cabling and rear suspension
  • Cranks:FSA 34/50
  • Brake Calipers:FSA or SRAM
  • Shifters:SRAM Apex Shifters
  • Cassette:SRAM 11-36
  • Front Derailleur:SRAM
  • Rear Derailleur:SRAM GX Long Cage
  • Wheels:700c
  • Tires:700x25c
  • Handlebar:Custom designed for the Silvio, the bars are a slightly wider, flared version of the usual road drop bar and are designed for road bike brake and gear levers.
  • Seat:One-piece custom carbon fiber
  • Note:Components of equal value may be substituted subject to component availability


  • S30 X-seam range:915 mm (36 in) to 1245 mm (47 in)


  • Complete: Approximately 12.25 kg (27 lbs). Complete weight varies depending upon component choice.
  • Main Frame:2.6 kg (5.7 lbs)


Wheelbase 1054 mm 41.5 in
Chainstay Length 442.6 mm 17.4 in
Fork Spacing 132.5 mm 5.2 in
Rake (front fork offset) 30.4 mm 1.2 in
Head tube angle (steering axis) 70.8 degrees
Trail 84.9 mm 3.3 in
Backrest Angle 33 degrees
Length of Bike (varies by adjustment) 1749.1 mm 68.9 in
Handlebar Height (varies by adjustment) 1078.2 mm 42.4 in
Seat Height (low point) 546.1 mm 21.5 in
BB Height (varies by adjustment) 687 mm 27.0 in
BB Above Seat Low Point (varies by adjustment) 112 mm 4.4 in
Seat backrest lowpoint to front axle distance 615.3 mm 24.2 in


The complete option includes all main components installed in the frame, including shifters, brakes, main cable housing and grip tape. The drive wheel includes the cassette pre-installed. Required assembly can be accomplished at home and only takes about 20 -30 minutes and you are on the road!

You'll clip the rear derraileur into place, attach the wheels, slide the headrest into place, bolt on the seat, adjust and tighten the boom and slider to your specific provided fit, and attach the handlebars. The required tools are a 3mm, 4mm, 5mm allen, and an 8mm wrench. We include easy-to-follow instructions, too!

We recommend that if you have any questions about the final tuning of your bicycle, you take it to your local bike mechanic.

The Complete S30 ships via freight in a specifically designed fully reusable and curbside recyclable EcorrCrate. Our shipping crates are rated at 300 lbs stackable weight - this is not your ordinary cardboard box full of packing material that will take you weeks to dispose of. Once you unpack your new S30, the crate can be broken down and stored flat or simply recycled.


Carbon Fiber Race Case

It's wind tunnel and race-tested. Any storage container that makes you and your bike MORE aerodynamic is worth its weight in... carbon fiber.

The Carbon Fiber Race Case is designed to be beautiful, aero, and practical. It ships with all parts needed to run it with two easily reachable bottles or with a bladder (up to two liters, plus enough room for your tube change kit) and it's quick and easy to install. The rear of the case includes a utility pole for affixing your rear light.

Ventisit for V20 and S30

The Ventisit seat pad has an open structure with a layer of air between you and the seat, nearly eliminating a sweaty back. It is 3 oz, (85 grams) lighter than the standard Cruzbike cushion and provides noticeable suspension, but it's not too soft. The material does not absorb moisture and you only need to shake it after a rain shower. It is shaped to fit the unique Cruzbike carbon fiber seat. The Ventisit does not damage clothing, but can feel a little rough on bare skin. Ventisit pad fits the Silvio 2.0, Vendetta, S30, and V20.

Suspension Adjustable Headrest

Finding a good fit for your head is crucial for a comfortable ride. This adjustable headrest is designed to add more options for finding a good fit as an alternate to the stock headrest. The clamps onto the stock tubes and can be adjusted for height and distance to the rider. It also adds suspension for a little extra comfort.

Scarab Bag for V20 and S30

Lightweight,weather resistant, high volume carry all designed for the Cruzbike Vendetta V20 and Silvio S30. This bag fits underneath the seat and wraps the frame for an ideal weight placement. The Scarab takes less than a minute to install. Easily fits your tools, a change of clothes plus a small laptop or your tablet for a commute or longer ride. Its placement does not distract from the aerodynamics and even when loaded does not affect the handling. Add to cart to choose V20 or S30 version.

Curved Slider for V20 or S30

The curved slider is designed to lower the handlebars for better visibility, or to raise the handlebars for more clearance by 40mm up or down. It is a direct replacement for the current model S30 (White), and Black/Hand Painted V20, and Red V20 only. This slider also features bottle cage mounts, just like the stock slider.

Sling Pack

The Cruzbike Sling Pack works perfectly to carry your tools and tubes, a cell phone, a small air pump, snacks, keys and even a light jacket or arm warmers. It is water resistant with zippered pockets inside to keep small items from rolling around.

Cruzbike Bottle Cage

Light weight, anodized alloy side and top-pull cage that works for either left or right. It weighs only 47 grams. Pick up two for each of your Cruzbikes.

Headrest Cage Mount Kit

This twin bottle cage kit is a modification of an existing performance cage kit made for traditional frame bicycles. It has been modified for the Vendetta and Silvio headrest by one of our customers. It holds two bottle cages in an aerodynamic, easy-to-reach position behind the Vendetta or Silvio headrest.

Utility Post Add-on for Cage Mount Kit

Mount your rear light, camera, or other lightweight accessories.

Light Mount Kit

This light mount clamps to the lower cross bar on the S30's front fork.

Zefal Spy Mirror

A versatile, lightweight mirror that mounts with no tools required. Universal mounting. This mirror works with all our bicycles.

TiGr Mini Lock

TiGr Locks are secure, simple, lightweight, easy to use, easy on the eyes and hand crafted in the USA. This lock is simply the best lock we've found for use with all Cruzbike models.

The S30 frameset includes the main frame with integrated seat, seat cushions, headrest,front triangle, suspended rear triangle and custom handlebars. Assemble the frameset or have your local bike shop assemble it using our detailed drawings and instructions, downloadable from S30 Resources on this page. This option is for our international customers and for those who prefer to source and purchase their own components.

Silvio S30 Frameset ONLY


Lief's Cruzbike Silvio Rider Story

Lief Zimmerman

Arne's Cruzbike Silvio Rider Story

Arne Toman



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...

Ivan (Singapore)

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

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.

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)

A few people ask if they could take pictures of the Silvio. After 4 hours and 14 minutes I completed the longest ride I had ever ridden in the fastest time in my nearly 40 years on a bike. The last 20 miles was into a headwind and with the Silvio I was passing riders half my age. The Silvio is an incredible bike.

John (Baltimore, United States)

This is proof for me that the Silvio is definitely faster and a better climber, at least for me, than my Corsa. There is no way I could have caught up with them and then stayed with them in the hills on the Corsa - and I just have regular pedals right now ... wasn't "clipped in"! I'm LUVing it ! Don't expect to ever by another, except maybe a Vendetta on which to do RAAM ... either solo or as part of a team - gotta dream BIG! Like John Barrymore says, "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." I ain't never gettin' old!

Ted (Pineville, United States)

I noticed when I got home my butt, back, neck and wrists weren't sore, just some tired legs. John you did a fantastic job in designing this bike, and I will highly recommend this to all my riding buddies, thank you again for such a great bike.

Brian (Meridian, United States)

Thanks again for your work, because of you and your bike, I'll be riding in the Death Valley Double Century in a week, and I haven't even thought about trying a ride of that distance in 15 years. You've turned back the clock for me!

Julius (Redland, United States)

I love this bike for the elegant frame design, the sophisticated suspension and the efficiency. Unlike a DF or conventional RWD recumbent the design gives some upper body exercise. The Silvio is a true alternative to diamond frame road bikes.

Paul (Portland, Australia)

The Silvio has gotten me back into cycling. I love it. I want to thank everyone at Cruzbike, including Doug Burton, Jim Parker, & Maria Parker, for putting together and executing the sale, delivery, and support of a well thought-out and beautiful bike. It was fun to assemble and any kinks I had during the process were solved in a quick and efficient manner by the Cruzbike team. This bike is enabling me to ride again after I gave up my DF road bike several years ago due to bulging discs in my neck & back. I am quickly getting used to its unique handling characteristics and enjoying being on a bike again. I passed many club riders on my second ride out. One tried to keep up with me but I dropped him. Other than weight training in the gym the last couple of months, I have virtually no fitness. I haven't ridden a bike in over seven years. That is a testament to the Silvio. ... I was very comfortable on the bike. I rode up steep (but short) hills ... In short - I LOVE THIS BIKE!

Rick (Manhattan Beach, United States)

I took one out and back ride on the Silver Comet Trail, and one 50 mile loop ride with a racer friend of mine. I seem to be adapting quickly to the bike ... the Silvio seems to climb more efficiently than my previous "performance" bents (Reynolds T-Bone & Bacchetta Corsa). The racer friend who was riding with me, though a stronger rider than I, was not having to softpedal up hills as I was right there with him during the loop ride. I'm looking forward to getting out on the Silvio again this Sunday morning for another loop ride on middle Georgia's rolling hills. Also I am about to sign up for the Brag BikeFest, Oct 14-16 in Columbus, GA. My 26yo son William is planning to ride with me on his road bike. The Silvio has me stoked about riding again!

Alan (Jonesboro, United States)