Silvio is a front wheel drive moving bottom bracket recumbent, fully compatible with road bike components. If you currently have a road bike you will be able to swap your favorite components over onto the Silvio frame. You will be able to run the latest Shimano Durace or Ultegra 10 speed systems, etc, without modification and with all components working as they were designed to.
Silvio is sold as a frame set which includes front triangle, main frame with integrated seat and rear triangle.
Silvio is dual suspension bike, with a carbon fiber, elastomer dampened suspension system in the rear and a fusion suspension system in the front, integrating an adjustable compressed air suspension fork, with a carbon fiber chainstay suspension yoke in a patent pending new front triangle assembly. The frame is aluminum 7005 T6 and integrates the seat shells into the structure for added strength and weight savings.
This is the bike that carried Maria Parker to a UMCA world record for any woman on any unfaired bike for distance covered in 12 hours in October 2009, covering 241 miles for an average of 20.08mph.