Originally Posted by Paul L.
I own a Mercier Corvus which I have used as an all round Commuter/Road bike as it had rack dropouts. I have put 8100 miles on it in the last 16 months (most of those with a 20-30 pound Pannier on a rack). It has been a solid bike and I haven't had any problems with it other than the wheels (which I replaced with Mavic Open Pros, if I had properly tensioned the spokes before riding it the wheels would have probably been fine). The frame on my bike is Cro Moly but it is a solid frame that has held up to a lot of abuse as I am in no way a light person and have a tendency to ride dirt roads on it occasionally (hey their still roads!). I have not had any complaints so far. This bike has been a very good deal for me thus far. I don't know about they Aquila in particular but I am at least one satisfied customer of one of their models.
Thanks for the reply Paul. Reading the conponent list it comes with and your experience with Mercier
I am confident that for the money it is a good solid entry level bike.
Warranties don't mean much to me with anything - except my home!
Heck, even then you might still have to show up in a court to get it enforced.
I am of the mind set, that if it breaks, I can fix it, or someone I know can help
me fix it. If it is catasrophic, then it most likely it couldn't have been around very long
without falling into an unknown void. Hard lesson learned, but I believe that is of a rare occassion.
At entry level prices, there is a built in risk with almost any brand I would guess.
The old addage - you get what you pay for. I completely understand that concept.
I do not have any illusions about having a high performance road/racing machine.
I simply want a decent bike that can offer me some decent performance.
Medicro is ok with me for now. Heck, the bike will be better than me for a good while.
The day I can out perform the bike, is the day I move up, and that day will be
a long, long, long way off if at all. Thanks again for your feedback!