Switching to a Recumbent Racing Bike – UPDATED

This morning, a very limited number of Cruzbike’s newest flagship model, the Vendetta V20c, went on sale. According to their website, “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.”

I successfully purchased one to replace my upright time trial bike. With delivery expected in May, I will get the bike assembled and fitted shortly after arrival and be ready to start racing with it for the second half of the season.

UPDATED (05/14/22): Received my new bike on Thursday, May 12, without incident. UPS delivery left it outside my apartment door. I immediately took it to my local bike shop for assembly. Fitting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. I will begin the “learning to ride” tutorial as soon as I bring it home.