Legnano 590 Corsa Road Bike
Body: (4.4)
Brakes: (4.1)
Tyres: (3.7)
Ride: (4.1)
Overall Rating: (4.1)

Introduction

The Legnano 590 Corsa road bike has a nice look to it. It comes in an attractive light green colour and has an interesting spoke design.

Body

The Legnano 590 Corsa road bike has a 28″ aluminium frame with aluminium fork. The bike frame weighs a total of 14.9kgs so is slightly above the average road bike’s weight of 14kgs but not by much. The road bike is presented in a light green colour which is very nice and not many other road bikes come in green so if you’re looking for a green road bike this is one of the few you’ve got to choose from. The Legnano 590 Corsa road bike has a Shimano 27 speed gear package with Sora Shimano RD3500 shifters that offer the rider a comfortable and easy way to shift gears while on the bike. The handlebars the Shimano shifters are mounted on is a flat bar model in black. The bikes comes with a drinks holder attached to the frame as standard. The Legnano 590 Corsa’s wheels are Running 28″ Aluminium 700c x 25c. The bike comes with black and silver plastic pedals as standard. The saddle included on the Legnano 590 Corsa is an ‘Road Running Saddle’, it is adjustable in terms of height and angle and comes in white. It sits at the top of a 300mm aluminium seat post coloured in black to match the handlebars and gear mechanism.

Brakes

The brakes provided on the Legnano 590 Corsa road bike are Shimano HG50 9 V cassette 12/25T running brakes. In terms of performance they respond well to the levers and are more than capable of stopping the bike in a timely manner. The brake levers aren’t overly sensitive which is good for the rider as the last thing you need is brakes that react too quickly and send the bike out of control. Gradual speed reduction is easy with these brakes and that is simply down to the sensitivity of the brakes being well balanced.

Tyres

The Legnano 590 Corsa road bike comes with generic road tyres. Details on these tyres are hard to come by. The tyres look thin by design in order to keep friction and drag to a minimum, the tread is light and would further support the suggestion that less drag is the main aim of these tyres. Perhaps the more serious riders would look to replace these tyres for some better known ones however they seem to do the trick and wouldn’t need to be changed at all.

Ride

The bike is comfortable to sit on and offers an enjoyable ride on flat smooth surfaces. It’s difficult to condemn a road bike for it’s lack of suspension or inability to deal with uneven terrain so all in all for general road conditions this bike is more than acceptable when it comes to ride quality and comfort.

Summary

The Legnano 590 Corsa road bike is a very interesting bike. It’s colour is a huge positive as it’s different to the normal colour schemes of most road bikes, bright colours or blacks and whites. The pale lime green offers a subtle alternative to the very ‘in your face’ reds and blues available on the market. The ride comfort is very high despite the tyres being of an unknown brand. Overall this bike is a great investment and a pleasing option currently at less than £500.

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