Java is an International Bicycle brand with a wide range of MTB’s, Hybrids and Road Bicycles. This brand forayed into India few years back and has had a consistent release of new Bicycle models every year. Java is known for its stylish design and value for money components on its Bicycles. We got the opportunity to test ride the Java Siluro 3 V-Brake and here is what we thought.
Weight: 11 Kgs
The Java Siluro 3 V-Brakes is built on a lightweight butted Aluminium frame. The geometry is a bit aggressive and this is needed for fast and compact rides. This frame has a tapered head tube, smoothly welded frame and an integrated seat clamp. The aero dynamic tube profiles help in the smooth reintegration of air. The Aero flattened carbon fork was bladed and helped with keeping the front of the Bicycle light.
Java’s designs are always futuristic with smooth welding of the tubes. The Bicycle I test rode came in a full Black frame with Fluorescent Yellow and Grey as the secondary colours for graphics and text. The flat aero tube profiles along with bladed carbon fork and an integrated seat tube clamp immensely enhanced the aesthetics of this Bicycle.
The Siluro 3 V-Brakes comes with a Sora/Deca combo drivetrain. This means that the front derailleur is a Deca 2-Speed, and the rear derailleur is a Shimano Sora 9-Speed. These are controlled by Decaf 2x9-Speed paddle shifters. The combination of the Sora/Deca drivetrain translates to smooth shifting with quick acceleration capabilities.
The Radius Caliper brakes handle the braking power on the Siluro 3. These brakes were performance focused braking components and powerful on flat tarmacs and balanced on wet roads.
The stock drop handlebars was of perfect length for optimum control over the cycle on steep turns and also gives a compact riding posture.
The 700x25C slick tires on the Siluro 3 V-Brakes are race specific tires built to be lightweight and reliable. The rubber compound on these tires makes sure it gives maximum traction on dry and wet tarmacs.
The Stock Java saddle was not only stylish, but has a level of support and cushioning that suits the rider on faster rides just as much as long distance rides. The integrated seat post clamp was shaped aero and made adjustment easier.
This Road Bicycle comes with a Shimano Sora/Deca drivetrain and Radius caliper brakes. The lightweight Alloy frame with a carbon fork kept the overall weight at just 11 kgs. The design and graphics were aesthetic and the paint job was of top notch quality. Priced at Rs.64,900(as on 24th December 2021) the Java Siluro 3 V-Brakes is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Race Road Bicycle with aero-dynamic profiling.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.