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The Corsa SS is a race spec’d version of our popular Corsa recumbent, making it one the best equipped and best priced performance recumbents on the market. Upgrade to the Bacchetta Carbon seat and you’ll have a bike that few other manufacturers can match.

A word about the Bacchetta line of performance recumbents- Bellwether. Merriam-Webster’s definition is as follows: One that takes the lead or initiative. When we introduced our Strada and Aero models in 2001, we changed the perception of recumbents. When we introduced the aluminum Corsa in 2005, we shredded the misconception that high performance equals high cost. We weren’t the first to introduce the dual big wheel format, we were the company who made it work! And while our designs have spawned an entire market of Bacchetta wanna-be’s, none of them match the track record of Bacchetta performance recumbents through real world riding. We go to the races. We have the most renowned recumbent racing team on the planet in Team Bacchetta. While others companies spend a lot of time talking about how fast their bikes are, we’re out there proving it. If you want real world performance and are ready to walk the walk, you start at the top. You start with Bacchetta, the bellwether of performance recumbents!

Frame: Bacchetta Custom Ovalized Aluminum
Fork: Bacchetta Carbon Johnson, Aluminum Steer
Seat: Bacchetta EuroMesh or *Carbon
Handlebar: Bacchetta AERO "Tweener" bars
Stem: Bacchetta  “Stiffy” Riser w/BFT
Rear Derail: SRAM X.0
Front Derail: Microshift R439 SS
Shifters: SRAM X.0
Crankset: FSA SLK Carbon 52/39/30
Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo, Integrated 
Headset: FSA Orbit-X, 1" Threadless
Cassette: SRAM PG970 11-32t 9spd
Front Brake: Bacchetta Dual Pivot Road
Rear Brake: Bacchetta Dual Pivot Road
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
Front Wheel: ALEX 320DX-Tri, 650c
Rear Wheel: ALEX 320DX-Tri, 650c
Front Tire: Kenda Kaliente L3R Pro Iron Cloak, 571x23c
Rear Tire: Kenda Kaliente L3R Pro Iron Cloak, 571x23c
Chain: KMC X9
Pedals: Wellgo LU 897 Platform 
BB Height: 32"
Seat Height: 24.5" mid range
Wheelbase: 46"
Weight: 24.5 lbs.* w/EuroMesh and w/out Pedals
Weight Limit: 230 lbs.**
Gear Range: 32-119"
Color: Mango
Frame Size: Standard, Large
X-Seam: Medium: 37"-46", Large: 41"-50"
MSRP: $2,799.00
Accessories:

Universal Rear Rack, OFA Bag, Brainbox bag, X-Eyed Top Tube Bag, Planet Bike Speed EZ Fenders, Zefal Spy mirror

Prices are subject to change and do not include shipping and handling or sales tax. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

*Carbon Seat is a $250 Cost Upgrade and Lowers Bike Weight by 1lb.
**Rider and Gear Makes Up Weight Limit Total

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So comfortable vs a diamond frame bike
From: Bryce Hale, Inverness Florida

Good Stuff: comfort & speed
Bad Stuff: low speed stearing
How I Ride: on the 50 mile withlacoochee bike trail

Coming from a Specialized carbon diamond frame bike the long distance comfort is remarkable. I called the factory at Bacchetta 3 times before I ordered and they are very professional. I put carbon wheels on mine and get lots of complements.
 

Corsa SS Owner in CO
From: Doug Smith, Falcon, CO

Good Stuff: The smoothness of shifting
Bad Stuff: Handle bars needed stretching.
How I Ride: When weather permits about 100 mi a week

This is my second recumbent high racer. Started with a RANS F5 Enduro. Switched to the Corsa SS because it is lighter and shifts like a knife cutting through butter. It climbs better and wants to go airborne on the downhills. When your going from point A to point B. you can either go in a VW bug or a Jaguar XK. The Corsa SS is my Jag. If you have to do any climbing you'll want a Corsa. If you want to go with the top of the line you'll go Corsa SS. That is unless you can afford the Carbon Aero. That's in a different price range though.
 

Awesome
From: Gil Caro, Powder Springs

Good Stuff: Speed with comfort
Bad Stuff: nothing
How I Ride: speed or comfort on paved bike trail

From Giro 20 to Corsa SS. Added speed, a more efficient ride. The most important thing was setting up the bike for me correctly. Once I got it right...wow...awesome ride. It brings a smile to my face after every ride.
 

Corsa ss new owner of 2 weeks now3
From: andy jackson, australia east coast

Good Stuff: looks better in 3d actuality than flat view on net, and is very comfortable to ride.
Bad Stuff: Seat seems to slip back with pressure climbing up hills and needs suspention on the back , as a bit rough down hills l find.
How I Ride: Still with adjustable seat at 45% [like in armchair watching television with 2 drinks in either hand.

I rode it first try easy enough ,although some find it hard compared to a diamond frame bike. It uses different muscles and takes a bit of getting used to, especially up hills, but l must say , it's exciting and really good for my lower back problem [ex marathon runner troubles] where as the old DF Bike was a no go for me. It causes a stir where ever you go. L can see how it will be as quick or quicker than a normal bike when my muscles develop in the right places. I rode around Australia on a Tandem in 92 days cycling [14,300 kms] but wish now l took one of these, as it makes more sense to be comfortable and no more crutch ach which l suffered from before. . If you have back trouble like me,these bikes are a god send. Regards from Andybow
 

wow
From: kim , dade city

Good Stuff: speed
Bad Stuff: need more handle barr options
How I Ride: all out

5 months old 5500 miles. i started with an average speed of 18,19 and now i can hold over 23 or more.climbs really well. it is very comfortable so i ride more and further. my favorite saying " wind what wind" "hill, what hill"
 

Easy Purchase Option*: You can purchase a complete bicycle directly from Bacchetta if you do not have an authorized Bacchetta recumbent dealer in your area. All Bacchetta short wheel base recumbents are shipped completely built up and ready to ride. All Bacchetta long wheel base recumbents require minimum assembly which is usually limited to putting the front wheel on.

*Applies to customers in the contiguous 48 states. Any customers outside of this area, including foreign customers, please contact us for other available options.

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