Java is an International Bicycle brand with a wide range of MTBs, Hybrid and Road Bicycles. This brand forayed into India a 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 Vesuvio Disc 105 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 10 Kgs
The Java Vesuvio is built on a lightweight full Carbon frame. The geometry is aggressive and this is needed for fast and compact rides. This frame has a tapered head tube, smoothly welded frame and an integrated seat post clamp. The aerodynamic tube profiles aid 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 cutting edge and futuristic with smooth welding of the tubes. The Road Bicycle I test rode came in a Black gloss finish frame with Red as the secondary colour for graphics and text. The flat aero tube profiles along with the bladed Carbon fork and an integrated seat tube clamp immensely enhanced the aesthetics of this Road Bike.
The Vesuvio Disc 105 is equipped with a full Shimano 105 R7000 road drivetrain. 105 is Shimano’s entry into a full performance drivetrain. It sits beneath Dura-Ace, Ultegra and Di2 in the Shimano road hierarchy. During the test ride both at the front and rear, the gears shift cleanly, smoothly and quietly. I never missed a gear or felt the shifter being unresponsive when I needed to change gears quickly. The 2x11-Speed integrated Shimano 105 shifters were easy to use with feather light pushes to change the gears.
The Deca Disc brakes handle the braking power on the Vesuvio. These brakes were lightweight components and powerful on flat tarmacs and balanced even on wet roads.
The Deca Alloy drop handlebar was of perfect length for optimum control over the Cycle on steep turns and also gives a compact riding posture.
The Continental Ultra Sport 700x25C slick tires on the Vesuvio are race specific tires built to be lightweight and reliable. These tires make sure it gives maximum traction on both dry and wet tarmac. They tires are well supported by lightweight Deep-Dish Decaf rims.
The Deca 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 also shaped aerodynamically.
This Road Bicycle comes with a full Shimano 105 drivetrain and Disc brakes. The lightweight Carbon frame with a carbon fork kept the overall weight less at just 10kgs. The design and graphics were aesthetic and the gloss finish was smooth and of top notch quality. Priced at Rs.1,55,000(as on 16th June 2022) the Java Vesuvio Disc 105 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a race focused Road Bicycle with an aerodynamic profile.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.