Lightweight, road-smoothing hydroformed aluminum frame. The S40's wheelbase, trail, and head-tube angle deliver smooth handling, natural cornering and a responsive ride whether you are descending at top speed or navigating twisting backroads.
The Cruzbike S40 leverages the same famously-stiff, patented drive triangle that powers the V20 to records and wins. We call this system Dynamic Boom Front Wheel Drive and it's what sets us apart from other recumbents and what makes us similar to performance road bikes. Our drive system links the upper and lower body across the drivetrain as it rotates around the axis of the head tube. This linkage allows you to increase power when climbing or sprinting. You will engage your upper body in much the same way professional cyclists do when they climb or sprint on traditional road bikes
The S40'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.
The 2020 fork is designed to accommodate a range of setups from fast endurance road on 700c wheels to plush Roubaix-style adventure-ready with 650b wheels. The product team chose the tough, versatile Kenda Kriterium Endurance 700x30c tire for the S40 Complete 2020 for its versatility and performance so you can ride whatever road is calling your name, day after day.
Racks and Bosses
The S40 is the machine for fast commuting, multi-day rides, brevets and tours. Possibilities abound when your bike is fast, light, comfortable and ready to be outfitted for the demands of your cycling ambitions. The frame boasts threaded mount points for racks, panniers, lights, fenders and hydration.
S40 Complete Components
The 2020 S40 Complete is outfitted with a SRAM Apex 1x11 system we chose for performance. It hits the sweet spot for power on the flats and gearing for the climbs. Plus you get all the benefits of a 1 x system: plenty of gearing with lower maintenance and less to go wrong.
||SRAM Apex 1 DoubleTap Right 11-Speed Lever for Cable Actuated Brakes
||SRAM Apex 1 GXP Crankset 165mm with 42T 110mm Asymmetric BCD X-Sync Chainring
||Truvativ/SRAM Team GXP English
||SRAM PowerGlide 11-42T 11-Speed Cassette
||KMC X11-1 EPT Anti-Rust 1/2"x11/128" EPT
||160mm TRP Spyre Mechanical Disc Brakes
|Wheels and Tires
||32 spoke 3 cross black aluminum rims, aero profile, tubeless compatible, 25 mm wide rim, approx 28 mm depth non-machined sidewalls, Kenda Kriterium Endurance 700x30c tires
BB shell: English Thread 68mm
Front derailleur: Braze-on mount
Brakes: International Standard mount
Brake adapters: 160/200 size front and rear for 160mm rotors (this will be brand dependent).
Hub spacing: the front fork is compatible with standard 130 mm or 135 mm hubs. The rear dropout is compatible with standard 100 mm hubs.
Hydraulic disc brakes: The S40 2020 can be outfitted with hydraulic disc brakes using readily available long brake line kits. The exact proper length will be different for each bike/owner due to handlebar fit variations.
Fenders: the S40 Complete 2020 works well with a Raceblade style front fender attached to the fork. If you run a 25c tire, a traditional fender will fit. If you go for a 650b setup with a wider tire, a traditional fender will also work well. Check out this blog post for our favorite fender set and more tips for the Cruzbike S40.
S40 Complete 2020: 27 lbs. Final weight of a custom-built Frameset will vary depending upon your component choice.
|Chainstay length - standard
|Rake (front fork offset)
|Head tube angle (steering axis)
|Length of Bike (varies by adjustment and chainstay length)
|Seat Height (low point)
|BB Height (varies by adjustment)
The S40 fits riders with an X-seam between 35 inches and 48 inches (about 5'2" to 6'5" body height). Head over
S40 FRAMESET: The S40 Frameset includes the frame, front triangle, optional front derailleur holder stalk, carbon fiber seat and cushion, headrest and cushion, custom-designed handlebar and grip tape. Work with your local bike mechanic to craft the perfect build using our detailed drawings and instructions. These can be downloaded from the S40 Owner's Resources on this page. The S40 Frameset ships worldwide.
S40 COMPLETE: The S40 complete ships by FedEx with components pre-installed. Plan for 2-3 hours for assembly if you are a novice. Experienced mechanics will be able to complete the assembly in about 30 minutes. Step-by-step assembly guide is here. Note: the S40 Complete does not include the optional front derailleur holder stalk because it is configured as a 1x11 system. If you need the stalk, add it to your order notes or reach out to email@example.com. The S40 Complete ships worldwide.