Cruzbike Vendetta V20c

The Fastest Recumbent Road Bike Ever

Cruzbike Vendetta V20c
Cruzbike Vendetta V20c
Cruzbike Vendetta V20c
Cruzbike Vendetta V20c
Cruzbike Vendetta V20c
Cruzbike Vendetta V20c

Cruzbike Vendetta V20c

Regular price $5,900.00

The V20c is NOW SHIPPING. Speed fiends rejoice.

Climb mountains, carve corners and smash records on the fastest recumbent bicycle ever. The Vendetta V20c is our flagship model.

Years of racing, research and development have brought us to the perfect carbon fiber-aluminum concept. The V20c is our lightest, stiffest, smoothest, fastest Vendetta ever, joining a carbon fiber front end with an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame.

The proof that this is indeed the fastest recumbent bike is in the records set and held by Cruzbike Vendetta racers. Make no mistake, this bike will make you faster. In fact, we guarantee it.

Click here for full details on the My Fastest Bike Guarantee program.

  • The V20c limited release sold out in less than 24 hours. The next shipment will open for pre-orders 5/24 at 11 a.m. EDT and includes complete bikes and framesets.
  • To learn more about the Complete and Frameset options, click here.
  • Fit: The V20c fits riders with an X-seam between 35 inches and 48 inches (about 5'2" to 6'5" body height). Check out our blog post on how to measure x-seam here. If you are at either end of the fit range and have questions, contact us at hello@cruzbike.com. We'd love to get you fit.

Cruzbike V20c Specs and Fit

Front Triangle

Our patented front triangle design is formed by the fork, chainstay, boom and slider. It is a compact tetrahedron that links 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. It also means you'll run a standard length chain and have access to the cutting edge in performance component technology.

The new V20c boom utilizes a T47 85mm wide BB shell and an aero profile tube for the greatest blend of aerodynamics and stiffness possible. This shell capitalizes on stiffness where it matters most - right where your wattage is being generated.

This larger diameter shell is matched to the new chainstay, which is light, aero in profile and stiff laterally. It uses a broad new clamp design at the boom to maximize stiffness at the BB and chainstay interface.

The chainstay leads down to our new carbon fiber fork, which is light without being flimsy and utilizes an oversize tapered steerer with wider bearings for increased strength at the crown.

A 12mm through axle connects the wheel, fork, and stay together as a solid unit. The result is a strong and unparalleled power connection from the crank to the cassette with nearly zero deflection. The flat mount disc brakes are tucked in behind the blades for maximum aero. No other recumbent can claim a transmission with this little power loss, where deflections in booms, frames, and stays are all too common.

Tying the fork and boom together is our new slider, which uses a new internal connection as opposed to a boom clamp. The precisely designed pivot clamp is designed to spread the clamping forces on the slider tube and fork steerer without damage, slipping, or deflection under the types of torsional forces a Cruzbike front end can be subjected to. The fork portion of the pivot clamp replaces the headset top cap to reduce the number of pieces needed to set bearing tension.

All of these ingredients come together for the best power transfer possible with zero flex - while still feeling silky smooth. The ideal blend.

Add some clean internal cable routing in the fork for the front brake and derailleur, and in the boom/slider for the front derailleur and you have the cleanest, smoothest, most gorgeous Cruzbike front end to date.

    Frame

    The V20c recumbent road bike’s lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame smooths the road, slicing through the air so you can focus on putting every watt of power into the record-smashing top speeds this bike is made to achieve.

    The V20c headtube is now tapered with wider bearings to accommodate the new fork, and the geometry just slightly tweaked from its V20 predecessor for even smoother handling.

    The main connection of the rear lower stays at the hydroformed tube now weld into a CNC machined yoke. The result is an increased torsional stiffness - an important thing on the twisty downhills especially for heavier riders - and has cleaned up the welds at that joint significantly while also being lighter.

    The rear dropouts have been completely redesigned to accommodate a 12mm through axle which threads into a replaceable lightweight cap and accommodates standard flat mount disc brakes. They are CNC machined specifically to create the perfect blend of light weight, stiffness, and precision.

      Seat-to-Frame-to-Drive Connection

      The V20c's carbon fiber seat fits the curve of the frame so that no watt is wasted. As you press your back into the frame, you engage your whole body through the handlebar and cranks. Energy surges through the drive system and powers the bike forward, leaping up hills or accelerating into a sprint.

        V20c Complete Components

        We are still in the midst of severe shortages and backlogs for bicycle components. This has impacted every aspect of the industry. Most of the gear we have used in the past has simply not been available to us and until that returns to normal we work very hard to equip our bikes with the best quality we can access.

        With that said, we believe that the Vendetta V20c Complete component package we have sourced will allow you to get started smashing those PRs, CRs and maybe even WRs - as fast as possible.

        Brifter Microshift Arsis 11
        RD Microshift Arsis 11
        FD Microshift Arsis 11
        Crankset Driveline 165mm 50/34 CK-OS
        Bottom Bracket Token T47VGPX - Inboard Bearing
        Casette Microshift Arsis 11-28
        Chain YBN 11 speed
        Brakes TRP Rever Dual Piston
        Wheels and Tires KinLin XC-279 rims and Chosen hubs, 32 spoke front and rear with Maxxis 700c x 28c High Road
        Thru-Axles The latest in high-end cycling axles attach the wheels more securely, are stiffer and flex less than their quick release predecessors, resulting in better power transfer and more resilience.

        Compatibility Notes

        BB shell: English Thread T47 
        Front derailleur: Braze-on mount
        Brakes: Flat Mount Disc Only

        Rear dropout: 100 mm
        Front dropout: 142 mm.
        Our front through axle is longer than a standard through axle for a 142 mm dropout because it has to accommodate the width of the fork and front chainstay. 

        Weight

        Main Frame: 1.6 kg ( 3.7lbs)
        Complete: Complete weight varies depending upon component choice.

        Vendetta V20c Geometry

        Wheelbase 1149 mm 45.3 in
        Chainstay length - standard 496.9mm 19.6 in
        Backrest angle 20 degrees
        Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 1803 - 2032 mm 71 - 80 in
        Seat Height (low point) 521.2mm 20.5 in
        BB Height (varies by adjustment and chainstay length) 584 - 846mm 23 - 34 in

        Fit

        The V20c fits riders with an X-seam between 35 inches and 48 inches (about 5'2" to 6'5" body height). This article includes a helpful fitment chart. Check out our blog post on how to measure x-seam here. If you are at either end of the fit range and have questions, contact us at hello@cruzbike.com. We'd love to get you fit.

        Options

        V20c FRAMESET: Available Fall 2022. Ships worldwide.

        V20c COMPLETE: Available Fall 2022. Ships worldwide.

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        The next shipment including Cruzbike Vendetta V20c framesets and complete bikes opens for orders Tuessday 5/24 at 11 a.m. EDT

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