The expansion of the bicycle market in the country has led to the entry of many international brands, offering top-notch bicycles at competitive price points. Java is one such brand that has gained popularity in the market. The Java Corsa is a road bicycle with a Shimano Sora-Claris drivetrain. We had the opportunity to review this bicycle, read on to find out more.
Weight: 11.5 kgs
The Java Corsa is made using a cromoly steel frame. Cromoly steel is a kind of low alloy steel whose name is derived from a combination of the words “Chromium” and “Molybdenum” – two of the major alloying elements. Cromoly Steel frames have an excellent strength to weight ratio and are considerably stronger, sturdier and more durable than standard steel frames. Additionally, they also weigh lesser than tradional steel frames. The design of the tube ensures supreme performance on all kinds of terrain – tested on cobblestones, rough urban roads and smooth city roads. The performance across all terrains was impeccable.
This bicycle comes equipped with a Carbon fork. The combination of a Carbon and Cromoly steel frame offers an ideal collaboration between the frame and fork. The fork absorbs shock felt from riding on cobblestones, and/or bumpy, rough terrain efficiently.
The Java Corsa is a well-designed bicycle. It’s designed keeping simplicity in mind. The bicycle has thin rounded tubing keeping it’s overall look sleek and classical. The bicycle we test rode came in a primary colour of black with simple bold branding in white. The branding on the frame of this bicycle is significant while not being overpowering. This bicycle is available in three colour options – Black, Yellow and Titanium.
The Java Corsa comes equipped with a Shimano Sora Rear Derailleur and a Shimano Claris Front Derailleur. This 18-Speed bicycle is a mean machine when on the road, tackling climbs and flat roads with ease. The shifting was lag-free, it should be considering it is after all Shimano Sora enabled – which at this price point is impressive. The 18-Speed shifting is controlled by Shimano Sora Shifters which require the slightest click to shift.
The Java Corsa comes equipped Mechanical Disc brakes. When tested, both feathered and abrupt braking was powerful while remaining stable and in control. The braking was as responsive and effective on both dry and wet terrain during the test ride.
The steering was smooth, and the length of the handlebar ensured stability throughout the test ride. The drop positioning was comfortable, with no evident strain on the back or arms. The steering was responsive and quick, allowing for stable and controlled manoeuvring.
The Java Corsa comes equipped with fast rolling and sleek 700x23C tires. The tires offered a smooth and fast ride. Cornering felt stable, allowing for crisp sharp turns while being stable.
This bicycle comes equipped with a Deca Saddle. The saddle offered a level of support and cushioning that is well suited to a rider on faster, short-distance rides just as much as those riding a century. A wider saddle would have helped, especially for longer-distance rides, however, this does not affect the overall performance of this bicycle.
The Java Corsa 2018 priced at Rs.55,900 (as on 14th January 2019) is a sturdy Roadie which is ideal for those looking for a strong and durable bicycle for long distance riding on higways and paved roads. This bicycle is the perfect blend of performance and comfort.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.