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    Anyone know about Nakamura?

    Hi! I just saw a Nakamura Royal in my local sport store. It is a hybrid bike that cost 499$CDN. I use to ride a very old moutain bike (dated 1992!) and decided I would like to upgrade to come to work by bike. I don't look for performance; I just want something nicier and smoother to ride.

    I tried to look for information on this brand on the internet and nada. Does anyone know about Nakamura? Is it worth? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

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    It is Sports Expert store brand name. It is a generic far east made bike no better or worse than any other make for that price. A real bicycle shop will have similar priced and quality bikes, but will give you better fitting and after sales adjustment of the brakes and gear shifters.

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    Nakamura review

    I purchased this bike about 1.5 months ago. I was in the shop a month later b/c the gears were skipping every time I went over a bump or uphill, which was not only aggravating but dangerous. So they "fixed" it at no cost. Recently I had to apply the brakes to avoid a car that wasn't looking where they were going, and the front brake collapse onto itself. I got it home ok and had to disassemble said front brake and discovered the metal spring broke a piece off (I imagine this metal spring puts tension on the brake mechanism so your brake pads don't rub), so now I have a pretty new bike with no front brake. I think this bike is economical, yet you get what you pay for. Lesson learned. It is made with low grade materials....



    Quote Originally Posted by Jozephine View Post
    Hi! I just saw a Nakamura Royal in my local sport store. It is a hybrid bike that cost 499$CDN. I use to ride a very old moutain bike (dated 1992!) and decided I would like to upgrade to come to work by bike. I don't look for performance; I just want something nicier and smoother to ride.

    I tried to look for information on this brand on the internet and nada. Does anyone know about Nakamura? Is it worth? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Pretty low end for a bike and overpriced at the store you visited

    If you google on the name, this comes up with a price of $233.99 US$. It is very low end. Nakamura Royal - Equipment - Bike - Hybrid bikes | Sports Experts If you add currency conversion and VAT, I would be surprised if it added up to $500 CDN$. One thing that comes to mind is what does it weigh? When you buy a bike in this price range it often has virtually useless suspension that adds weight to what you have to pedal. You are much better off looking for a similarly priced bike with NO suspension so the manufacturer can put a little more money into better components for the drive train and maybe lighter wheels. The brakes and drive train on this bike are the lowest of the low. Here's a Canadian seller with a price of $223.99 which I assume is in CDN because the site is located in your country.

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    here is a clearance sale on the Nakamura Royal mens bike.
    https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...ml#description

    you see these 6061 aluminum frames selling for $200 to $300 dollars by themselves.
    Last edited by elmore leonard; 08-12-15 at 09:51 PM.

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