“When I first stumbled onto Vintage Electric, I had fond memories of the bikes we rode as kids and they also reminded me of cool old surf cars and I immediately wanted one.”
– Jeff Clark
in Street Mode
in Race Mode
We’re proud to offer this 20-piece limited edition series and invite you to become part of our family.
The Cruz makes use of its classic beach-inspired lines to house some of the best detail work in the industry. From the maple wood inlay to the built in LED lighting, the Cruz is an enduring design that will last a lifetime.
Designed by the best hands at our factory in Santa Clara, California, the Cruz uses quality trusted materials like: a Chromoly frame, Brooks leather accessories, and the some of the finest components in the bike industry to assure a comfortable and unforgettable riding experience.
The 52v, 702wh battery packs a punch, while the completely silent direct-drive hub motor does the work, making even the steepest hills back from the beach no match for the Cruz.
The heart and soul of the Signature CRUZ, our sand cast aluminum battery box is beautifully designed and locally cast in Santa Clara, CA. This special housing protects crucial electrical components, including the 702 watt hour lithium battery. It also disperses heat, allowing our high performance system to run at lower temperatures, significantly increasing efficiency, and providing a range of 35 miles.
The Signature CRUZ’s hand crafted Maple Wood tank inlay is the final note on a singular design – and truly sets the bike apart.
The saddle, grips, and frame guards are made entirely of Brooks premium leather. Durable yet supple and smooth to the touch, the full grain Brooks leather trim is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Race Mode is included with the Signature Cruz, which utilizes a 3,000 watt rear hub motor that rapidly accelerates the rider to 36 Miles/Hour (58 Km/Hour). The battery outputs a steady 60 amps at 52 volts. Between the motor power and confidence-inspiring frame design, the Signature Cruz packs a punch. Welcome to the ride of your life.
*Race Mode is intended for off road use only. Simply remove the Race Mode key to switch back into street legal mode to comply with local regulations including USA and EU standards.
The Signature CRUZ’s tires come in midnight black. Equipped with Schwalbe Black Jack’s, these tires provide a confidence-inspiring ride experience. Woven with KevlarGuard, a bullet-stopping impenetrable material that protects against flats.
In 1975, seventeen-year-old Jeff Clark paddled his board off the coast of Half Moon Bay, into a navigational hazard. That day, an oceanic anomaly called Mavericks became one of the most iconic big wave surf spots in the world. Jeff pioneered a new genre of surfing and carved out a legacy. He simultaneously bowed in honor and stood in defiance of Mother Nature. To call Jeff a consummate waterman would be a soggy injustice. Jeff is a water god of mythical proportions. A dragon slayer. He personifies everything that Vintage Electric aspires to be, and we’re humbled to call him not just a friend, but also a collaborator.
We invited Jeff to raid our workshop and help us create the ultimate wave chaser. We are honored to present the Vintage Electric Jeff Clark Signature Cruz. Jeff’s signature Cruz is inspired by the unrelenting power and perpetual grace of the Mavericks break. It is built to the same quality standards of all VE bikes and it is embellished with tasteful personalization and Pillar Point-ready accessories.
Our 702-watt hour lithium battery delivers power to a throttle controlled direct drive rear hub motor, topping out at an impressive 36 mph in race mode (private property riding only). A robust set of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, paired with a regenerative function slow it back down while replenishing power back into the battery. The Brooks saddle and grips provide comfort, control, and style that complement the relaxed Chromoly cruiser frame. And then things get Maverick-y.
With the Cruz as a base, Jeff went all-in with proper session-worthy accessories. The removable surf rack is wrapped in Brooks leather. A custom rear rack is mounted with removable Blackburn panniers providing ample storage (and a convenient bottle opener) for any mission. The insulated panniers double as a cooler, keeping things frosty for pre or post-ride potables. The hand-finished and laser-etched wooden “tank” wears a custom Jeff Clark inspired livery and the signature of the man himself. Integrated front and rear LED lights make it dawn patrol-ready and a resounding Spurcycle bell keeps your coast clear.