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Wild-looking Ryuger Eidolon Covid eBike is a full suspension carbon… commuter?

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Dear me, there’s a lot to unpack here. Australian brand Ryuger have announced that their latest wild-looking creation is about to go into production. Meet the Ryuger Eidolon BR-RTS, a full carbon, full suspension, aero commuter ebike. We’ve never seen anything quite like it…

Why do they call it their Covid eBike? Simply because they developed it over the lockdown period, during the Covid pandemic.

Ryuger Eidolon BR-RTS

ryuger eidolon carbon aero ebike full suspension carbon frame

I feel the Ryuger Eidolon ebike bears some resemblance to a full suspension mountain bike, aero time trial bike, and a MotoGP bike, all at the same time. On paper, it is in fact a commuter ebike, but that classification does this creation something of a disservice.

For starters, it fails to consider the carbon frame and fork with aero shaped tubes and blades, and the Cane Creek coil shock-damped front and rear suspension. We don’t yet know how much front and rear wheel travel this thing has, but we’ll update you as soon as we’ve heard back from Ryuger.

ryuger eidolon covid ebike road aero mtb rear shock
The complete bike weighs a claimed 19kg

The few pictures shared with us show very little of the finer detail. We don’t have many angles on this thing so much of this will be speculation.

ryuger eidolon commuter ebike cockpit view frame only
The top tube, which looks more like a motorcycle fuel tank, offers a 3 liter waterproof storage area

So… it looks like the Ryuger Eidolon runs a single-pivot suspension platform, directly driving a Cane Creek DB Coil shock with a 650 lbs spring. On the front end, Ryuger’s own-design monocoque carbon Girder 29″ bladed fork mediates front wheel travel via a second centrally-located Cane Creek DB Coil shock with a 400 lbs spring.

ryuger carbon aero bladed fork suspension coil shock braced stiffness

Ryuger’s Instagram tells us that one of the problems the brand faced when developing this fork was that it flexed too much when cornering the bike hard. Thus, they decided to brace the fork legs with two bridges.

ryugur eidolon fork dual front brakeBoth fork lowers get a brake mount, allowing the Eidolon to run not one but two hydraulic disc brakes with 203mm rotors.

While the Ryuger Eidolon sure is interesting to gawp at, the brand say the coolest thing about it is the way in which the carbon frame is made. “Whereas conventional carbon construction includes bladder bags and pre-formers to expand the carbon frame, Ryuger has developed a unique process eliminating the bags, using less carbon while increasing strength and agility on the road” – Ryuger. No more detail than that, sorry.

ryuger eidolon carbon ebike commuter full suspension

While this ebike is designed around a 29″ wheelset, it can also take 27.5″ or 26″ wheels with wider rims to fit chunkier tires more suited to riding off-road. No specific tire clearance claims are made, though it does come spec’d with 2.5″ Maxxis Hookworm tires.

What about the motor?

Of course, there’s so much going on here that you might well forget the Ryuger Eidolon is in fact a commuter ebike. It runs a Shimano Steps E8000 motor with a Shimano 504Wh downtube-integrated battery. 

ryuger eidolon avocado frame carbon full suspension commuter ebike

Ryuger Eidolon Full Suspension Commuter eBike Specs

Seat Post: Ryuger Carbon Aero Adjustable
Cable Routing: Internal Cable 
Front Forks: Ryuger Monocoque Carbon Girder 29″ Cane Creek DB Coil 190/50 400LBS
Rear Shock: Cane Creek DB Coil 190/50 650 LBS
Front and Rear Tires: Maxxis Hookworm 29″ x 2.5″
Battery: Shimano BT-E8035 504Wh Integrated 
Display: Shimano SC-E6100
Motor Shimano: Steps E8000
Crankset Shimano Steps: FC-E8000
Rims: Ryuger Carbon 5 spoke 29″
Saddle: Prologo T Gale TT CPC Rail Nack Carbon with U Cage
Handle Bars: Ryuger Carbon Drop aero bars
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Di2 XT
Brakes: Front Tektro Twin system, Rear Shimano XT 
Brake Levers: Shimano XT 
Discs: Shimano Front Rotors 203mm x 2 /Rear 1 x 203mm 
Stem: Ryuger
Pedals: Shimano XTR 
Chainring: Digirit Carbon 48T 

Pricing & Availability

We don’t have any pricing information for the Ryuger Eidolon BR-RTS just yet but, we can tell you it will be available in Acid Avocado and Spacing Racing colorways.

Ryuger.com

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Raul D.
Raul D.
1 year ago

How long until 25% of new BR posts are about eBike specific shoes?

nightfend
nightfend
1 year ago

Come on, at this point just buy a motorcycle.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
1 year ago
Reply to  nightfend

Seriously, I picked up a SV650 for $1900 bucks which is probably 1/4 of what this monstrosity will cost.

ben
ben
1 year ago

alrighty then…

thesteve4761
thesteve4761
1 year ago

Can we rename this “The Homer” please?

The New Traditionalist
The New Traditionalist
1 year ago

Still cooler than a Segway…

Atakua
Atakua
1 year ago

The whole news is a perfect 1st April entry. Except that it is several days too early, maybe

Raoul
1 year ago

So where do you put the stuff you commute this, ground up design and they couldn’t integrate luggage on a commuting bike?

mechaNICK
1 year ago
Reply to  Raoul

From the article, “The top tube, which looks more like a motorcycle fuel tank, offers a 3 liter waterproof storage area”

To be honest though, nowhere close to my preferred commuter set up…

Damon
Damon
1 year ago

Looks incredible! It’s great to see people experimenting with what a bike is. Diversity nurtures innovation, innovation makes the future

mtbinavl
mtbinavl
1 year ago
Reply to  Damon

This right here! I’m done with people hating on bikes because it doesn’t look like every other bike from every major brand. This v small brand none of us have heard of is doing something different and a bit crazy. LET THEM. I hope that bikes in 20 years look more like this with real innovation anyways.

LesMcLuffAlot
LesMcLuffAlot
1 year ago

What most bikes would look like today if it wasn’t for the UCI and IOC.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
1 year ago

Dual front calipers and rotors, why (I guess you could ask that about this whole endeavor)?

EATRIDEGROW
EATRIDEGROW
1 year ago

So which way round does it go?

Max Velo
Max Velo
1 year ago

Batman has one of these.

nooner
nooner
1 year ago

Take it off some sweet jumps!

VazzedUp
VazzedUp
1 year ago

Steering may be interesting with the bars behind the headset pivot point, that will take some getting used to, but maybe necessary to keep your weight behind those duel front stoppers.

Jon
Jon
1 year ago
Reply to  VazzedUp

Quite normal though. Have a look at the Flying Pigeon and any other Chinese or Indian utility bike – that grip / steerer arrangement’s possibly the norm in terms of numbers of bikes out there

Eugene Papers
Eugene Papers
1 year ago

Evolved from the mechanical bull, this is *Salvador Dali’s Mechanical Wildebeest, Sparky the Gnu*.
I can’t wait to see the next model though.
In fact you can see that the placement of the hands is forward of the stem. Similar to a Syncros Fraser iC SL
but maybe it allows you to tuck in as well like tri-bars? Need to see more photos or video.
I wonder about the front suspension though? Like I said next model please?

Tony Pepperoni
Tony Pepperoni
1 year ago

I bet the brakes are really easy to adjust

NC
NC
1 year ago

Aside from this thing probably costing almost $20K USD, I’m super curious to see some real reviews and specs. I fell in love with the linkage fork design and aesthetic from the old Girvin Proflex bikes back when I was switching from BMX to MTB. I’d love to see more work on these with modern materials and shock tech.

nooner
nooner
1 year ago
Reply to  NC

Wait, are you Bob Roll?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 year ago

A Commuter bike eh?

How shall I carry things on it?

Fenders?

We seem to be stretching the word “commuter” here a bit….

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Imagine making an aero bike with the upright position of a beach cruiser. very big brain engineering. This has got to be the stupidest combination of technologies I’ve seen in a while. Seeking some of the smallest marginal gains for maximal cost and minimum benefit? Those fork blades with the that tire selection make zero sense. The only way spending 10k+ on a bike makes any sense is if you’re maxing out some type of performance. This bike contradicts itself at every turn and negates some of its most expensive cost allocations.

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