Just recently our Partner Ibex Bikes sent us the flat bar road bike, Corrida LT to review.
After a quick assembly job, I took the Corrida out for a short 8-mile spin. The best way to describe the experience is this…
Do you remember when you were a kid and the excitement you felt about riding your bike anywhere you wanted? Remember the exhilarating feeling you had when you would pump on your pedals to go as fast as you can…how about feeling the wind hit your face and hair?
Well, that’s the best way to describe my first impression of the Corrida. This is a beautiful road bike, but not just a regular roadie, its a FLAT BAR road bike. The flat bar concept has been widely accepted in the road bike scene by other bike companies such as Cannondale, Giant and etc.
The Corrida performs like no other bike I’ve ever been on. I use to race road bikes when I was a kid, and getting on the Corrida reminded me of how much fun a person could have on a road bike.
Here are the Specs:
Frame: Double-Butted 6061 aluminum tubing with sloping top-tube and aero downtube. The geometry is engineered to deliver a stable ride without sacrificing quick acceleration. The Corrida frame is compliant enough for long club rides and all-day touring. S-bend seatstays allow for wider tires and add power to the rear brake.
Fork: – EVO Carbon Fiber – Beautifully shaped carbon fork gives excellent feedback while smoothing rough pavement. Featuring brake post bosses for cantilever & V-brakes as well as 1 & 1/8″ steerer tube for threadless headset (integrated).
Drivetrain: The 27-speed drivetrain of the Corrida LT begins with Shimano’s R440 Rapidfire shifters (specially designed for flat-bar roadbikes) controlling proven Shimano 105 rear derailleur, R443 front derailleur and KMC Z9200 chain for slick shifts every time. The perfect gear ratio for any situation is available with the TruVativ Elita triple crankset (with ISIS splined bottom-bracket) and 12-25 tooth Shimano HG-50 9-speed cassette.
Brakes: Tektro’s new RX 3 mini V-brakes are specifically engineered for 700c road bikes and provide exceptional stopping power with fine modulation through RX 1.0 brake levers.
Wheelset: Sun CR18 double-wall aero rims are laced to high quality Formula cartridge bearing hubs (135mm O.L.D. MTB type w/ quick release, of course). Black stainless steel spokes are laced with radial pattern on the front and asymmetrical cross in the rear. 700c x 28 Kenda Kwest tires offer good all-weather traction, low rolling resistance and an admirable load capacity.
Cockpit: Handlebar, stem and seatpost are provided by Ritchey. The stem is their innovative Pro Adjustable trekking stem that allows you to set handlebar height by changing the stem angle, but locks in place with fully seated splined interface for a foolproof connection. Wellgo’s M17 trekking pedals are SPD clipless on one side and have platforms on the other. Interestingly, the platform cages are removable, yet both the SPD binders and platform pads remain usable. A comfortable Velo Road Sport saddle and Kraton/gel grips round out the picture.
Weight: 22 lbs.*
You get all that for a bike that the MSRP is $950 but since you’re buying direct from Ibex, its only $669.