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The Bacchetta Corsa

The Bacchetta Corsa Recumbent Bike


The dual 650c wheel Bacchetta Corsa got a new aluminum frame in 2005. It lost almost 2 lb bringing the bike’s weight down to 24 lb on our digital scale. Although the component quality dropped some from the 2004 ultegra spec it is fine for a bike intended to be a “more bang for your buck” go fast hi-racer. At $2200 with the Euro mesh seat and $2400 with the hard-shell seat it is one of the overall fastest bike in its price range. I find the $2700 Lightning P-38 will keep up on hill climbs but isn’t as fast on the flats. The Lightning has a more traditional seat for riders like to sit up more. Try both before you buy if you can.


The Corsa frame is well made by Kenisis. I find the Bacchetta Euro mesh seat to be the most comfy Euro style seat. It is not quite as light as the carbon seats but the padding fits and stays put better and it breathes better also, so I don’t get as sweaty. The Euro mesh seat also has mounts on the back for two water bottle cages, a nice feature lacking on the carbon seats. As with all dual 26” high-racers, shorter riders may find it hard to start and stop due to the higher seats. Like on many high racers the Corsa's dual 650C wheels will fit a variety of go fast tires but I’m not aware of a significantly wider or more durable tire that will fit. If you are looking for a versatile, comfy, relaxing, bombproof bike this may not be it. For that look at the Giro 26 or RANS Force 5 Enduro. The Corsa favors speed over relaxation and tire durability, making it great for riding with your buddies on their diamond frame wedgie bikes or doing fast century rides.


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