Sofrider

This is the 16-speed Sofrider, version 3.0. Dollar-for-dollar you can't find a more comfortable, all-around commuter for road and trail.  This bike has been used to cross towns AND continents.  These photos show the color of the currently shipping Sofrider.

A robust rear shock absorber soak up the bumps. Put on a rack and fenders if you like and put this bike to work. The Sofrider has the same basic structure as the record breaking Vendetta and Silvio.

On the V3 Cruzbike Sofrider we have kept the concept of a bike designed for anyone who wants to banish the pain of cycling, but we have made some nice improvements to the specification, such as a 16-speed gear range, high pressure 100psi tires and improved stiffness in the front structure.

The Sofrider has high performance rear suspension and high pressure tires that give a great gliding -- smooth ride -- on any surface. The length of the front tube adjusts instantly for riders short and tall and the seat is fully adjustable so you can find the sweet spot that suits you.

Think of a long ride and double it. That’s how far you’ll be going in your first week on a Sofrider. You will be amazed by what you can do on your Cruzbike: the bike that does not give you pain.

Specifications

Specification

Description

Front Triangle

Custom designed power triangle with telescoping calibrated inner tube giving a huge 12” adjustment; plus oversize 34.9mm outer tube for additional stiffness, and constructed from quality 7005 T6 aluminum alloy.

Frame

26" x 12” Custom design Suspension Y-type, 7005 T6 aluminum alloy. The frame is designed specifically for the Sofrider, to give optimum riding height with full suspension and full seat adjustment.

Seat

Custom Cruzbike Seat, 2 piece, The seat base and seat back are independently adjustable. Pressed alloy, matt silver anodised with protective rubber edge trim. The unique seat design locates the rider in position on the bike to allow you to clearly feel and enjoy the handling.

Cushions, machine washable! Dual layer reticulated polyester open cell foam on top of EVA closed cell foam enclosed in a sportswear polyester cover.

Fork

26” Custom design FWD Steerer with 135mm wheel dropouts, engineered exclusively for Cruzbike.

Rear Suspension

Kind Shock Kspeed 258 in a unitary rear triangle, delivering a pogo-free ride.

Vital Stats

Wheelbase 1110 mm (43 3/4"); Total Length 1746; Seat Height 645mm (25"); Crank Height 620mm +125 (shortest x-seam) -175 (longest x-seam); Shortest fitting xseam 925; Longest fitting xseam 1230.

Components

Component

Description

Brakes

Tektro Brakelever alloy bracket, silver alloy lever; Tektro Alloy V-brake arm:102mm,shoes:55mm

Bearings

Bottom Bracket Bearing: sealed bearing cartridge type; Head Bearings: steel, 1-1/8"*34*30mm

Gearing

2 x 8 speed; 34 / 48 teeth on the front, and 11 to 32 teeth on the rear sprocket cluster (11,13,15,18,21,24,28,32) driven by 160 mm cranks. Gear-inch range: 26 to 107. Gain ratio: 2.1 to 8.5.

SRAM SX4 2 speed left shifter mated to a SRAM front derailleur.

SRAM SX4 8 speed right shifter mated to a SRAM X-5 rear derailleur unit.

Wheels

DUAL 26"; Novatec alloy hubs with sealed bearings; Spokes 14g stainless steel+16mm brass nipples; Rims: 30mm deep ALEXRIMS SUB alloy double wall ETRO 559x17;

Maxxis Detonator 100 psi road tread tires, 26" x 1.5" (40-559). Tubes have Presta valves.

Handlebars

600mm wide; 65mm drag; 43° down swept, Alloy anodised black; Grips, PVC soft

Accessories

Bell, Kickstand, wheel reflectors, front and rear reflectors.

Weight

14.6kg, 32.12 lbs weighed with pedals and above accessories.

Testimonials

And now, I have my new Sofrider: wonderful! THAT is a bike! Thank You very much.
- Giorgio (Novoli, Italy)
After 8,000+ miles on my Sofrider Cruzbike, I've been completely convinced on the concept of SWB FWD recumbency.
- John (Spencerport, United States)
Oh my gosh...just bought a Sofrider V2 (used)..I knew the design made good sense, and sitting on the bike felt right, so I took the gamble and am very glad I did. At 58 I am like a kid with a new bike...wait a minute...it is a new bike (to me), and a ride like this makes me feel like a kid at heart...that's why I love to ride.
- David (Orange, United States)
For a gravel road or rails to trails, this a great bike to take. Sturdy and the handling is exemplary. In the right hands, can drift corners, see http://cruzbike.com/keating-road
- John (Perth, Australia)