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

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


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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