The road-dominating legacy of the Cruzbike Vendetta recumbent bike series is utterly undeniable. Its aerodynamics, ergonomics and biomechanics make it unbeatable on the open road. The all-new V20c is even lighter, stiffer, smoother and faster. It boasts a lightweight carbon fiber front triangle connecting to its aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame at a completely re-designed tapered head tube for added stiffness and improved handling. Behold: the perfect road record-smashing weapon.PRE-ORDERS OPEN 5/24 AT 11 A.M. EDT
Cruzbike V20c Specs and Fit
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.
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.
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.|
BB shell: English Thread T47
Front derailleur: Braze-on mount
Brakes: Flat Mount Disc Only
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|
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 email@example.com. We'd love to get you fit.
V20c FRAMESET: Available Fall 2022. Ships worldwide.
V20c COMPLETE: Available Fall 2022. Ships worldwide.
Cruzbike V20c Owner Resources
- Mechanic's Quick Tips View Resource
- V20c Torque Specs View Resource
- Learning to ride: It's like falling in love View or Download PDF
- V20 Complete 2019 Assembly Guide View Resource
- Cruzbike Owner's Manual View Resource
- Version 1.0 Assembly Notes View or Download PDF
- Version 2.0 Assembly Notes View or Download PDF
- Version 2.2 Assembly Notes View or Download PDF