The ultimate fast touring bike, the Cruzbike Silvio S30 is for the cyclist who wants it all: speed, style, comfort, and high-end road bike components.

Buying Options

US customers may order the S30 complete as featured. Price includes freight and custom fit build. The S30 may also be purchased as a frameset which includes the main frame with integrated seat, seat cushions, headrest, air-suspended front triangle, suspended rear triangle and custom handlebars.

Custom Fitting

We’ll build your complete S30 to your measurements. Once you’ve placed your order, head on over to the Bike Fit page and send in your measurements. We’ll send you an email to remind you after your purchase.

Model Evolution

The 2015 Silvio S30 (Silvio Version 2.2) delivers the following improvements to Version 2.0:

Larger boom and slider for even better power delivery
Accommodates 11-speed systems
Improved front derailleur cable management for easier set-up and adjustment
Press-fit RD hanger to keep everything in order on front wheel changes
3 mm additional tire clearance on the fork
Accommodates up to a 28c tire
Improved headrest attachment for adjustability
Additional cable adjuster position on slider clamp
Front light attachment point


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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 frame that is very smooth on the road.


The S30’s seat is made of lightweight carbon fiber and fits the frame contour delivering maximum power transfer efficiency. The recline angle is 28 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 recumbents during long rides. The washable cushions and adjustable headrest make the S30 very comfortable to relax on.


The S30's front and rear suspension smoothes out small bumps on roughroads and takes the edge off chip seal roads. The front suspension is via an air-shock built into the fork, and the rear suspension is via a rubber elastomer. Carbon fiber chainstays allow for movement of the suspension system while maintaining lateral stiffness.


The adjustable front boom is stiff and light, allowing for customized positioning of your feet and handlebars. This also allows the S30 to accommodate riders of varying heights. Performance oriented riders can position their feet higher and handlebars lower by adding our unique chainstay extenders in 100 mm or 150 mm lengths to make the bike faster and more aerodynamic.


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


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



Cruzbike combines the best features of traditional frame road bikes with the aerodynamics and comfort of fixed boom recumbent bikes. This technology puts performance and ergonomics in the same bicycle. The core of the drive system is Cruzbike's unique dynamic Boom Front Wheel Drive. The advantage of Dynamic Boom Front Wheel Drive is the linkage of the upper and lower body across the drivetrain as it rotates around the axis of the head tube.

This linkage allows you to boost power when climbing or sprinting by engaging the upper body in much the same way as standard diamond frame riders do when they climb or sprint. Every other production recumbent bicycle in the world has a fixed-boom. Cruzbike has learned through many years of research the best implementation of Dynamic Boom Front Wheel Drive technology.


  • Frame:Silvio S30 hydroformed aluminum frame with internal rear brake cabling and dual suspension
  • Cranks:FSA Energy 34/50
  • Brakes:FSA Energy Caliperss
  • Shifters:SRAM Apex Shifters
  • Cassette:SRAM 11-32
  • Front Derailleur:SRAM Rival
  • Rear Derailleur:SRAM GX Type 2.1
  • Wheels:Aero 67 700c
  • Tires:Panaracer Type D 25c
  • 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


  • Stock X-seam range:915 mm (36 in) to 1245 mm (49 in)
  • Chainstay Extension X-seam range: 965 mm (38 in) to 1295 mm (51 in)


  • Complete:12.1 kg (26.7 lbs)
  • 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) 31.7 mm 1.2 in
Head tube angle (steering axis) 70.8 degrees
Trail 84.9 mm 3.3 in
Backrest Angle 28.7 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) 575.1 mm 22.6 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 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.


Silvio Chainstay Extension

Performance oriented S30 riders can position their feet higher and handlebars lower by adding our unique 100 mm chainstay extension to make the bike more aerodynamic (and faster). Most riders will be happy with the standard chainstay length initially, but taller riders may want to position their feet higher for better aerodynamics as they become more comfortable on the S30.

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.

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.

NorBack Frame Pack

The NorBack Frame 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 very water resistant with zippered pockets inside to keep small items from rolling around. An interior strap holds your small air pump in place. Outside, high-friction material on the straps holds the bag firmly in place without swaying.

Zefal Bottle Cage

We have selected lightweight and highly functional bottle cages at great prices. The Zefal Spring bottle cage is a great looking and functional one piece black thermoplastic resin cage. It weighs only 46 grams. This is the bottle cage Maria used on her 12-hour world record. We supply the exact bolts and nuts that you need to smoothly mount either of these cages on your Cruzbike backrest. We suggest you purchase 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.

Zefal Spy Mirror

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

The S30 frameset includes the main frame with integrated seat, seat cushions, headrest, air-suspended 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. 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)

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)

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